Last night, I used my Galaxy S6 to go online to watch some funny video, I clicked a link on the screen accidently and I realized that the phone was downloading something on the background automatically. A few minutes later, a pop-up appeared on my screen saying that my phone is blocked up for safety reason, and it claims that there is a fine for me to pay, otherwise I can’t use my phone and the police will come after me. I can’t get out from the pop-up, I was scared. Is it real? I got that darn cyber police virus and it says “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up”. Please help. The one where they want me to pay $100. I’ve never had a virus before. I’ve pinpointed it to a video that tried to automatically download. I’ve tried to remove this video and it won’t let me force stop nor uninstall it. What should I do now?
Brief Introduction to This Pop-up On Mobile Device
If you can see “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up” on your mobile device, which means your device has been infected with a malicious scam virus. Nowadays, cyber criminals have transferred their targets from computer users to mobile users as mobile devices have become a very important part in people’s daily life. People can use mobile devices to manage their E-mails, go online for entertainment and many other things. The system from Apple Company and the Android from Google Company have become the most 2 famous mobile systems that cover almost 90% of market shares. So, in this case, cyber hackers create many malicious apps and websites to attack the users all over the world on the Internet. So when innocent users get attacked by those viruses on their devices, they can hardly distinguish if they are real or not as they are newly-released by cyber criminals.
Similar Scam Viruses Screenshots on Phone
When you get the pop up saying “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up”, even it tells your location and IP address on the page, it doesn’t mean it does really come from the police or other authorities. We have categorized that the kind of infection can forge itself with different names from different countries. Users will live in America can be targeted by the virus which forged as coming from FBI, and the people in UK can be attacked by the virus with the name of Cheshire Police. Those are fake at all. Cyber hackers use the police to threaten the innocent users to believe that it comes from the real police so that they can force people to pay the fine.
In order to unlock the devices, the pop-up will ask people to pay a large scale of fine to the police. However, under no circumstance, should people pay the so-called fine. If you pay the fine, your device will never be unlocked. The money can be gone to the pockets of cyber hackers directly, and your device can still be locked. This situation has been reported by many users who have fallen into the trap of this virus. If this virus cannot be removed, the device can be locked forever. Users will not able to bypass the pop-ups, any key on the device can be useless. People will not able to use the blocked device as once they turn on the devices, this pop-up can occupy the whole system immediately.
The Traits of the Infection
-Can lock the device and won’t let you do anything on it
-Tells you that you must pay for the violation of law by using MoneyPak or some other ways.
-You are charged for doing something illegal, but actually you didn’t.
-Tells you that your activities in this phone have been recorded and your files have been encrypted.
-Your IP address and some basic information are listed on the page.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your android device, sorry to say that your device is infected by “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up” virus. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Android Phone from Fake Police Warning (For Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the safe mode on the infected device.
What is safe mode on an android device? Just like the safe mode on Windows computers, the safe mode on android device is a diagnostic mode. It is intended to fix the issues that happen on the problematic device. In safe mode, the phone will reduce functionality. Typically, the safe mode loads as few executable modules as possible and disable all the non-core components to run. In one word, safe mode only runs the system without the third-party software.
How to get the safe mode on an android device?
There are too many brands of android devices in the world, so the way to get the safe mode can be various. We will only take a group of them as examples, if you can’t follow the tips to get the same mode on your device, please go online to find the right way to access the safe mode as the safe mode is premise to remove this infection from your device.
For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your device is in safe mode already, please contact our expert for further removal instruction.
When you see the message “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up” on your device, sorry to tell you that your device has been targeted by a new virus created by cyber criminals. It claims that it comes to police but actually it is not. The main purpose of this infection is to scare people that they break the law and if they want to escape from punishment, they should pay the fine. People who get this infection on their devices must not pay the fine in any case as it is totally fake. What users need to do is to remove this virus from their device as quick as possible to get the device unlocked and avoid more problems.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of “Your Device Has Been Blocked Up” virus that mentioned above, a quite level of knowledge is needed. Otherwise, the wrong operating on the safe mode can make the situation even worse. Please make sure you are capable of dealing with this. If not, please Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on March 14, 2016 7:56 am