Hi there, I have received Australian Federal Police warning on phone saying I need to pay AUD $200 as fine to unlock my android phone because I watched porn which is against law somehow. I did not watch it and I don’t know how to use my phone as it’s been blocked and I can’t access it. It also says I only have 48 hrs until I will be investigated and further crime investigation will be carried out. Please help! I need your help to save my phone and what should I do?
Description of AFP Virus Ukash Scam on Android Phone
AFP (Australian Federal Police) Virus Ukash Scam has been distributed by cyber criminals for a long time and always troubling PC users, but in order to defraud of more fake fine, currently it also takes smart phone as the target, so more and more phone users are frustrated by this scam virus. It performs evil activities on your phone as it did on the computer to cheat you out of money. It is spreading through the network and tries to scare you under the title of Australian Federal Police. Once it enters your phone, it will display a large alert window which occupies the whole screen of your phone to claim that your device has been blocked due to the violation of Criminal Code of Australia, and also tell you in detail that your activities are involved with the following situation: Visiting websites containing pornography, viewing pornographic content, spreading spam, illegally using or distributing copyrighted content and so on. And it completely locks your phone and doesn’t allow you to do anything on your phone. In the alert window, it claims that you have to finish the fine through Ukash of $200 or more in order to unlock your phone. If you pay the fine in time, your phone will be released within 24 or 72 hours. But if you don’t, a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically after 24 or 72 hours. Many people may believe that is true and pay the fine, but finally their phone are still locked and they cannot do anything on the phone. You may be very angry and regret, because you find that you are cheated and lose money but the scam virus is still on your phone. Therefore, please don’t be such a fool to trust this scam malware and you should search methods to get it removed from your phone without any delay.
Many users may wonder how they get Australian Federal Police AFP Virus (Ukash Scam) on their phone, because they think phone is safe to use and not easy to be infected with virus. Most people get infected with the AFP virus by browsing malicious websites. Cyber hackers can upload this virus to websites that they have already hacked into. Those websites include some famous websites, porn web pages and so on. When people click on the malicious links to open the infected websites on their phones, this virus can be downloaded immediately. Once this AFP virus gets downloaded, it can be automatically activated right away. This fake police virus can get into your phone and make some changes in the system settings. Next it will pop up a warning that occupies the whole phone screen which can’t be close or minimize. Phone users can’t even use the power button to shut down the infected phone. This fake warning can appear as soon as the phone is turned on. Besides, it also comes through bundling into your downloading freeware, application. And other data you download from doubtful links can bring Australian Federal Police Malware Virus as well as most of the malware infections. Therefore, you should be cautious when you surf online on your phone.
How to get rid of AFP Ukash virus fromyour Android phone? As the AFP Ukash virus locks up your Android smartphone and blocks your access to the screen, you won’t be able to download any security apps to deal with the FBI malware, but actually there is not a perfect security app that can help you delete the AFP virus to unlock your device properly and further protect your phone from being invaded by this malware and other similar ransomware like DOJ virus, FBI virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc. In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for phone users to completely kick it off from android phone.
Main Traits of AFP Virus Ukash Scam Virus on Android Device
1. The AFP Virus Ukash Scam is designed to lock your Android phone asking that you need to pay for a fine from $100 to $500 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
2. It locks your Android, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. Soon as the APF virus targets your phone, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows remote access to your Android device for your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your Android phone, then your phone must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be FBI virus, Australian Federal Police virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your Android. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for Android phone literate.
A Screenshot of AFP Virus Ukash Scam Blocked Android Phone
APF Virus Manual Removal Guide on Android Phone
1. Since your Android device is blocked by this APF virus, you will need to restart your phone to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your Android. Here are two examples for you to put your Android phone to safe mode.
a. For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1) Power down your Android phone. 2) Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
b. For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, 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).
Note: If you have put your Android phone to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your phone in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps you’re your Android phone. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with the APF virus and other dangerous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
Now Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash virus not only attacks windows computer but also invades android phone or Mac OS X to defraud more fake fine. It displays a fake notification from the Australian police and states that your phone has been blocked due to your being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. It also claims you to pay a fake fine of AUD $ 100, or AUD $200, etc via Ukash within a limited time. And this message window occupies the whole phone screen which can’t be close or minimize. Therefore, to minimize the damage it may cause to the data and system of your phone, it is important to remove this scam virus as soon as you find your computer has been infected.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 4, 2015 11:56 am