Hi, I have a file called android/trojanSlocker.CX on my Samsung Galaxy S6, it displays a message alerted me that I will be prosecuted from the FBI and criminalized if I don’t pay $500 through green dot moneypak within the next 24 hours and it had my address, city, and everything!!! It also says I am being recorded. Is this really able to record my audio visually? I’m pretty freaked out because I didn’t do anything!!! However, I searched this FBI attention notification thing online in order to know if there is someone met same situation as me. So I know that it is not from the real FBI. Anyway, my phone is now locked on their notification screen, and the only thing I can click on is a link to a site where I can purchase a $500 Green Dot card to pay them the “fine” How do I get rid of this and get my phone unlocked?
Description of Android/TrojanSlocker.cx Virus on Android Phone, Tablet or iPad
Android/trojanSlocker.CX is a kind of ransomware which is created by cyber criminals to display the ransom message to block the phone user from trying to recover normal use of the device. And this ransomware mainly displays ransom message titled with F.B.I., US Dept. of Homeland Security, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security, U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center or Police Central e-crime Unit of British and so on. It looks like a real one as it can get user’s address, IP, location and country even claims that it has all your phone contact information and you’re being recorded visually. However, this is just a scam virus not with authentic law enforcement or legitimate department. It displays scaring message as a tactic trick to threaten and convince victims and send money via moneypak, paypal or ukash. Android/trojanSlocker.CX malware now mainly attack such mobile device as android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad and ipod. On phone or tablet device, this infection malware will display message titled mainly with FBI to block the browser like Internet, Chrome and Safari to interrupt you and even blocks you out of the browser. Every time when you open the infected browser, the FBI attention notification page shows up immediately to block you access the Internet. And it won’t give you any other options to exit or minimize its page except for inputting a code. Android/trojanSlocker.CX infection even locks the whole phone and tablet with FBI attention alert page, even worse locks with PIN code which you don’t know.
Android/trojanSlocker.CX ransomware is actually combined with notorious FBI alert malware, PCeU virus or Australian Federal Police malware and so on. in different countries, this ransomware will show on and be titled with different corresponding law enforcement. Once Android/trojanSlocker.CX ransomware gets on your phone, it will pop up message as below to block you access your device or use your Internet. The scaring message usually says
ATTENTION! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below.
All the actions performed on this phone are fixed.
All your files are encrypted.
CONDUCTED AUDIO AND VIDEO.
This Android/TrojanSlocker.cx ransomware titiled with FBI attention alert message accuses you of breaking the law and involving such activities as distributing and sharing copyright material, sending spam email messages, and distributing pornographic material online, which are all listed to tell you why your device is locked. To confuse you to believe that you’ve done dad things to break the law, it meanwhile shows your real IP address, country even your own current picture on the message. In order to unlock your device, Android/TrojanSlocker.cx ransomware asks you to pay fake fine of $300 or $500 with Moneypak, paysafecard or Paypal within 24 or 72 hours. And it threats that it gets all contacts information on your device, if you don’t pay the fine, all your illegal activities will be sent to your contacts and you will undertake legal consequences or go to jail. You may be scared and worried about facing prosecution or being caught by police, and then you send them money. In fact, Android/TrojanSlocker.cx ransomware with FBI attention warning message only misleads you into thinking this is a real message from the law enforcement agencies or local authorities, agency and the police and it is far from real. That’s its trick tactic to scare you to pay the fine and hackers can collect more illegal money. What you should do is to remove this Android/trojanSlocker.CX file completely, and that scaring message will soon be gone and your device will also safe.
If your phone, tablet or iPad is infected with Android/TrojanSlocker.cx titled with FBI Attention Warning virus, it will be hard for you to remove it with antivirus completely, because there is no perfect antivirus to kill threats on phone, tablet or iPad and also this virus is very tricky and can escape from security apps. In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for phone, tablet or iPad users to completely eliminate it.
Main Traits of Android/TrojanSlocker.cx Virus on Phone, Tablet or iPad
1. It is designed to lock Phone, Tablet or iPad asking that you need to pay for a fine from $300 to $500 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
2. It locks your device, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. As soon as this virus targets your device, it blocks your access to your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows cyber criminals to remote access your device for stealing your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your Phone, Tablet or iPad, then your device must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be this Android/TrojanSlocker.cx FBI fine virus, Australian Federal Police virus and RCMP Ukash virus etc.) that blocks your access to your device. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for device literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this Android/TrojanSlocker.cx with FBI Attention Warning virus from Phone, Tablet or iPad? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts, we are here to help you:
Android/TrojanSlocker.cx Warning Virus Manual Removal Guide on Android Phone
1. Since your Android device is blocked by this Android/TrojanSlocker.cx with FBI warning 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 phone. 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 Android/TrojanSlocker.cx with FBI fine warning virus and other dangerous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
Net users who search for this Android/TrojanSlocker.cx virus scam on the web and will find that the block scam virus becomes a big threat to worldwide users. In fact, the Android/TrojanSlocker.cx ransomware can be changed into various variants with different names like FBI moneypak virus, PCEU virus, RCMP virus, APF virus, NSA virus and prism virus, etc. in order to collect fake fines from worldwide users’ as many as possible. The FBI case can either lock down your computer, iMac, Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad and kindle fire, etc. completely or just block the Internet browser like Internet, chrome and safari, etc. of your machine or device running with Windows OS, Mac OS X or Android OS. Whenever you suffer from this FBI attention scam, you should not send any money through its fake payment system to get a useless unblock code. Instead, you need to realize that this is a big virus scam and it should be removed from your Android phone, tablet and iPad immediately.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 17, 2015 5:04 pm