Can anyone tell me how to remove this New Zealand E-crime Lab virus from my Galaxy Note 3? I usually read some news from my phone every morning before I get up of bed, I believe most of the office workers nowadays will have the same habit like me. However, anything unexpected may happen, this morning, I got New Zealand E-crime Lab virus full of my phone screen while I was reading something political news, it freaks me out for a little bit, cause it didn’t seem like a hoax, my phone had completely locked, I can’t do anything except keep watching the “Attention” on my phone screen, all buttons are failure, I even plugged out my phone battery and put back in, but nothing change, I was almost frustrated. I have some important information and data in my phone, I’m afraid that would get leaked. Please help me!

Brief Introduction to New Zealand E-crime Lab Virus on Phone

New Zealand E-crime Lab Virus is a malicious smart phone threat which is new released by cyber hackers, it not only widely infects your computer, can also screw up you phone as well. It is rampant and getting worse nowadays. On the screen page, you’ll see “you are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography(child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of New Zealand criminal law”. I might say that’s only patially right,  you may watch porn online and download it which caused you to get this virus, but, the rest of it is not true. You may get this virus through several ways, just like computers, cell phones could also get infected with New Zealand E-crime Lab virus by malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been hacked, once you phone get this virus, you phone will be completely locked and you can do nothing about it. Another way you may get this is that you saw some Apps while you surfed the internet on you phone, you found it’s interesting, so you downloaded the Apps but not from the proper resource such as Android market. If you are familiar with FBI virus and GVU virus, then you’ll not be surprise by E-Crime Lab virus, they are  tricks designed to blackmail people by using fake information and the name of other fake department. After that, this ransomware will threat you to pay NZD $100 through recommended payment scheme, then it will randomly give you a so-called unlock code which will not help at all. Because your phone screen is still blocked up even if you have paid for the fine.

New Zealand E-Crime Lab Virus Blocked Android Phone Screenshot

New Zealand E-crime Virus

New Zealand E-crime Lab Virus may also use spam email messages to spread a copy of the malicious code. These email probably contain many malicious links which you don’t know that’s dangerous, and it also persuades innocent user to open and download it. Once you follow what it told you to do, it automatically runs a script that forces affected phone to download and execute malware from a remote server. Most of the users got this virus is because they can’t resist being curious as to what the email is referring to – and click on a link embedded inside the email. For example, after you click the link, the website will trick the users into install some disguised regular Apps, but they are actually bogus update for Adobe Flash Player or another piece of APP. And with that, your phone is infected with the  New Zealand E-crime Lab virus.

However, some people may consider virus nowadays could harm the computer only, they barely heard someone acquaints with had virus on his phone. It’s normal if you get your PC into local repair shop twice a year, maybe more, you’ll have your computer suffer from virus one day one way or another, what they don’t believe is that cell phone will be infected by the same issue like computer, at least will not get infected in large scale, with this idea, it’s totally safe for phones to download whatever Apps from the internet, and do whatever they want. Well, I can tell you for sure, if you still hold this conception for long, your phone is not far from infection, what’s worse, your phone will end up being taken advantage by cyber criminals.

All the virus will spread over the Internet as this is the most effective way and only way to let PCs and tablets get infection. Anyway, few people would understand how would their phones got infected by this scam virus. Where did the users get this in the first place? The inventor of this virus will hide this infection into many websites that have been hacked, and mostly phone will get this infection by illegal or edge ball websites, such as porn material, online poker game, unknown Apps. Yeah, guys who browse these kinds of website may know they are risk danger for doing it. They know it, but they can’t help themselves. You know what? even you are the one who behave yourself very strictly may also lead your computer to the same situation, because sometimes they thought they just read some news from some normal sites, but what they don’t know is that, this website is already hacked. They don’t believe their devices would have get virus, however, E-Crime Lab is right on their screen. At this point, I might say phone or computer just like human being, it’ll get sick, unless you don’t surf the internet at all.

The properties of Infected Phones

-Completely lock the phone screen, you can’t do anything about it.

-Provide you using Ukash or some other ways to avoid from any copyright disputes or being punishment for against the law by visiting illegal information online.

-You are charged by so-call illegal act in the internet which you didn’t.

-You have been warned by recording your phone activities and encrypting your files.

-You’ll see your IP address and basic information on this page.

Your phone will be infected by New Zealand E-crime Virus if you see those traits. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide.

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Manual Removal Guide of New Zealand E-crim Lab Virus 

Note: 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 phone.

What is safe mode on an android phone?

Just like the safe mode on Windows computers, the safe mode on android phone is a diagnostic mode. It is intended to fix the issues that happen on the problematic phone. 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 phone?

There are too many brands of android phones 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 phone, 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 phone.

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 phone is in safe mode already, please contact our expert for further removal instruction.



It’s not like the Windows computer, Mac machines, if your smart phones got this New Zealand E-Crime Lab virus, your whole phone is useless. We are living in a rapidly developing world, you can’t be too careful. Don’t download any App from unreliable resources and never open attachment from strangers, it could be a virus. Fortunately, at the moment, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of ransomware virus or other similar kind of virus from Android phone. If your phone gets infected, virus can lock the whole system you cannot even use anti-virus program. Do not get scared by this false warning, it is a clear scam and it is not even related to police. Pay attention to how it asks to make a payment. Police would never use systems like Ukash to get the fines paid. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the New Zealand E-crime virus Lab from Android phones.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of Android phone knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of this virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 2:43 pm

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