I have been accused by Interpol on my smartphone? It says that I have violated some kind of law and I will be put into prison if I don’t pay the fine in time. I’m so scared now. And this thing blocks me out of my phone and I can’t do anything on it. I only use my phone for calls, short messages and some web searching. How could thing happen? I don’t think I have done something wrong. How can I get my phone back? I have many important contacts on my phone and I don’t want to lose them. What should I do now? Please help! Hi, so I got a notification on my phone from “the police” saying how I’ve been accessing illegal content, and is asking for ￡100 so I I downloaded a new browser to search what this is and I found out it’s a virus, how can I remove it?
Brief Introduction to This Virus
Interpol, the full name of this authority is International Criminal Police Organization, when you get a warning message from this organization on your phone, sorry to tell you that you have been hit by a kind of ramsonware. Just like the virus with the same name which targets on computer, this virus can lock your phone from using and ask you to pay to unlock the phone. With the development of mobile phone technology, many mobile systems have been invented nowadays, from Symbian to Mac and Android today, the mobile phones are smarter and smarter. From online research, the biggest scale of mobile system is Android, and there are a great amount people use smart phones with Android systems. Seeing this, cyber hackers switch the target from attacking computers to Android smart phones.
Similar Scam Viruses Screenshots on Phone
Interpol virus, just like FBI virus and DOJ virus, can be classified as a scam virus. Users can be attacked by this kind of virus via the Internet. This virus can be hidden by cyber criminals in some malicious links, when people use their phones to surf online, if they come to some unsafe websites, especially porn sites, they can be redirected to this virus page. Also this virus can be forged as a useful application that can be utilized on Android phones, when people get the corrupted app downloaded and installed on their phones, this virus can pop up immediately. So, we recommend that phone users must be cautious when click on some links that don’t have too much knowledge about them.
Once the fake warning pops up on the phone, the entire screen can be occupied by this Interpol virus. Phone user will not able to bypass the virus page or close it. The whole phone can get stuck as the page, even the power button can be useless. In this case, in order to shut down the phone, taking out the battery is necessary, but this way can damage the hardware of the phone if the method is taken too often. From the virus page, users are charged by some illegal activities have been made on the phones, like viewing underage pornography or zoophilia or distributing copyright contents. The punishment of such crimes can up to several years of deprivation of liberty. In order to avoid the jail penalty, people can pay amount of money through the locking page. However, people who get this thing on phones must not pay the fine as it is a scam that carried out by cyber hackers who want to gain illegal benefits from innocent people. Even though the payment has been made, many victims still get their phone blocked. So that’s the reason why we urge people must not pay to the virus.
The Traits of the Infection
-Can lock the phone 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.
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 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.
Interpol virus is a kind of scam which can block the whole phone from using. It has been reported by many Android phone users. It can cheat phone users that they have done something wrong which break the law. Phone users are not able to use the locked phones at all unless the fine is paid. However, many phone users still can be locked out after they pay to the virus. It is not easy to get the money back as the payment must be done via an anonymous way that can also increase the difficulty for police to chase the criminals.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of Interpol virus that mentioned above, a quite level of phone 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 June 2, 2016 3:02 am