Hello, please help me! It’s embarrassing. I’m under age and was watching pornography, and that FBI Criminal Investigation TextView warning Virus popped up and locked whole screen of my Samsung Galaxy S4 tab. It said my device is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America. To unlock my device, I was asked to pay $500. I was so scared, it was like my heart went up to my neck and I felt it beating there! Is it real? Was I really noticed by FBI police for watching illegal porn video? If my mom knows that, I would be killed! I am really freaked out to death. I power off my tab then power it on, but this FBI criminal warning is still blocking there. What can I do to get rid of it?
FBI Criminal Investigation TextView Virus on Android Phone/Tablet
FBI Criminal Investigation TextView virus is not a new virus but a variant of FBI virus, FBI moneypak virus or FBI scam virus which comes in a variety of flavors and has been around for many years. FBI Criminal Investigation TextView warning alert is not real from FBI agency but a kind of malware or ransomware which is mainly used by cyber criminals to scare and trick victims into paying money. At the beginning, this kind of ransomware just targets Windows computer and Mac device, and now in most case, it attacks android phone/tablet as smartphone or tablet is necessity in everyone’s life. This virus usually pops up to block your internet access and whole system of android phone/tablet while you’re viewing or watch porn contents, opening spam email attachment or popup from hacked website and so on. FBI Criminal Investigation TextView virus warns the device is locked due to violation of federal laws of United States of America because your device was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia, child abuse or bulk-spamming. And then the victim is told to pay 500 USD in order to unlock the device – this is supposedly the fine demanded by the Federal Bureau of Investigation so that the person evades legal prosecution. It threatens that you will be taken to the court, bear some legal consequence or put into jail for 5-8years if you don’t pay the fine of $500 within 24/72 hours.
FBI Criminal Investigation TextView virus or other ransomware often masquerades to be from law enforcement, police agency, and government department in order to attempt to dupe users into thing their gadgets are locked due to some serious violation of the U.S. Federal laws. FBI Criminal Investigation TextView warning message is usually displayed in web browser like Internet, Chrome and Safari on android phone/tablet. It falsely accuses android phone or tablet user that he has committed a crime because of some illegal activities like viewing, storing and disseminating adult content as well as child abuse images and videos even though you didn’t do anything related with pornography. For this safety reason, your android phone/tablet is locked. You’re asked to pay a penalty of $300, $500 even $1000 within 24/72 hours via prepaid card system like moneypak, iTunes gift card, vanilla card or PAypal cash card. If you let 24/72 hours go without paying the fine, you will be prosecuted or taken into jail. To make the FBI Criminal Investigation TextView virus more genuine, it displays your IP address, contacts, country, location, even your image screenshot. All these message is very horrible when inexperienced users saw it. However, that is just a tricking tactic using to scare people and convince victims into paying money. The final goal of ransomware like FBI Criminal Investigation TextView malware is to extort money from phone/android users. You should notice that your android phone/tablet may be still locked even though you pay that crap fine within limited time. Eventually you will get nothing fixed by money loss.
Screenshot of FBI Criminal Investigation TextView Virus Warning Message
Dad Activities Created by FBI Criminal Investigation TextView Virus
2. You’re fined to pay for a penalty ranging from $200 to $500 USD through such payment system as Moneypak, iTune gifts card, Paypal, Vanilla card, PaySafeCard or Ukash to unlock your device. You’re accused of violating the federal law due to violation activities like visiting, watching or distributing illegal adult porn contents, child porn or child abuse.
3. Soon as the FBI Criminal Investigation TextView Virus targets your phone or tablet, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there. You even are not allowed to Turn off (shut down) your android phone/tablet or restart your device.
4. FBI Criminal Investigation TextView ransomware is sort of Trojan virus which can put other malware or virus into target device even allow cyber hackers to remotely access your android phone/tablet for your important personal data and other sensitive privacy details.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your cellphone or tablet, then your device must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be Cyber Police Virus, FBI scam virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus, FBI Moneypak virus, Prism virus, U.S.A Cyber Security virus, AFP Crime Commission virus and GVU Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your android smartphone or tablet. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for phone and tablet literate.
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FBI Criminal Investigation TextView Virus Manual Removal Guide for Android Phone/Tablet
If you see FBI Criminal Investigation TextView warning alert on your android phone/tablet, it will be hard for you to remove it with security tool completely, because there is no perfect antivirus to kill threats on android phone or tablet and also this FBI virus is very tricky and can escape from security apps. And how to unlock your android phone or tablets from FBI Criminal Investigation TextView malware? In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for tablet users to completely eliminate it from android phone or tablet.
1. Since your phone or tablet is blocked by this FBI Criminal Investigation TextView virus warning notification, you will need to restart your phone or tablet 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 device. Here are two examples for you to put the android phone and tablet to safe mode. The method mentioned below is also applied to most android phone. Take Dell Tablet as an example:
For Dell tablet: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down key till you access to safe mode.
Note: Samsung, Sony, HP and other brands’ tablet users can also try the same way as Dell’s to put your tablet to safe mode. If you have put your tablet to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your tablet in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps of your tablet. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with this kind of ransomware and other hazardous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
When your android phone or tablet is locked by FBI Criminal Investigation TextView ransowmare and it also says your android is blocked for it is involved with the distribution of pornographic material, spam and copyrighted content that you have never done before, you should be cautious. That scaring message is a ransom message caused by a virus. It is not with real government department or police agency as it mentioned on message screen. So when FBI Virus asks you to pay a non-existent fine of $250-$500 via Moneypak, Paypal My Cash card, Vanilla card, Ukash or PaySafeCard payment method or asks you to buy $100 iTune gift card for a code, you don’t do that. FBI Cyber Police ransomware just aims at extorting more money from innocent people via different tricking tactics. When you see this kind of FBI Criminal Investigation TextView warning blocking the web browser on android phone or tablet or even locking the whole device, you must first figure out the way to remove this fake FBI cyber police warning manually. Sending non-existed fine as it requires will not help to unlock your android phone and tablet.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 20, 2016 10:33 am