I got the onevanilla ransomware on my samsung galaxy s8 and dont know how to get rid of it even after turning it off, my phone has been locked and I can’t do anything on it. How do I get rid of it? Please help.
Description of Onevanilla Ransomware
Onevanilla Ransomware is an infection likely initiated by malicious advertisements. The virus is used to lock or restrict access to a Android system or internet browser using a full screen window or webpage that claims to contain a message from local government departments and other lawful authorities, similar to the FBI virus which is discovered in 2012. The message is always fraudulent and is never sent by any legitimate authority. It always tells victims that they have violate some laws because of watching some porn videos and their device have been lock. If they want to unlock their device, they will need to pay a big fine using inactivated vanilla or other ways like paysafecard. The victims will be told that if they don’t pay the fine, the police would come to their home and they will be accused. In addition, generally this virus will ask victims to pay in 24 hours or XXX days. If the victims don’t pay in time, they will also be accused. Thus if your phone or tablet gets infected by this virus, please keep your mind clear that it is just a scam virus that want to get money from you, just don’t believe it and don’t pay to it. What you need to do is to remove it from your device without delay.
There are different variations of the virus claiming to be the police complete with nasty allegations, and all meant to scare you into forking over your cash. If you get a message from the so-called cyber crime department, your Android device was probably infected with a “Ransomware” virus likely from clicking on an unfamiliar e-mail, malicious links or unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. But it does not mean that you are absolutely safe, the virus will be dangerous for your data and no one knows if the malware can install other threats to the phone in order to get your personal information.
Screenshots of this Ransomware
The Characteristics of Vanilla Onevanilla Ransomware on Android
1. Lock you out of your phone/tablet, you can’t do anything even power it off.
2. Saying that you have visited some illegal websites or watched porn or something like that, but you never did before.
3. Asking for payment to unlock your device in a limited amount of time. And says if you don’t pay, you might get police trouble.
4. The virus will stay in your phone and block your Internet until you get it removed. It will be dangerous for your data and no one knows if the malware can install other threats to the phone in order to get your personal information.
Why do Onevanilla Ransomware use Ukash? I’ve paid on it, can I get my money back?
Ukash is known to be the most common way to pay for this cyber police. When you pay for something online through legit processors, it is possible that the payment can still be canceled. But it is impossible when you are paying via this Ukash. Just like the famous FBI Moneypak virus, many victims still look for a way to get their money back. All I can suggest is that you should try to contact with the bank to see if there’s any chance to cancel this payment. Otherwise, you should renew the information of your credit card and any cards that you use to pay so that you won’t be suffering from more damages. Then please try to get rid of this Onevanilla Ransomware Scam as soon as possible. In order to do that, manual removal is the most appropriate way to completely uninstall this program from your devicec. There isn’t a perfect program to deal with it successfully. And with manual removal process, you don’t have to reinstall Windows which takes much longer time and may even cause damages to hard disks due to frequently reinstalling.
Manual Removal Guide From Android
Too many infected samsung device and can’t do anything on it and even cannot turn it off. To unlock your phone from this virus first please restart your phone to safe mode to unlock your cell phone from the blocked virus warning screen. You can live chat with online experts to assist you if you don’t know how to do that.
Note: “Safe Mode” on Phone starts up without loading any third-party add-ons and different devices have different ways to access safe mode.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 Note 2: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One, ZTE and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
For Samsung tablet: Power it off, and then power it on. During startup and when you see the Samsung Logo screen, press and hold the Volume Down key until you can see safe mode writing below the screen at the left hand angle of the screen.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Please calm down when you get Onevanilla Ransomware and then find an effective way to get rid of it. Once your device gets infected by this virus, your device will be locked and you may even have no ability to turn your device off. You could only take out the battery to power it down. This virus has been distributed on the Internet for a long time. It is common that device gets infected by this virus. And the virus may install some malicious programs to the infected device to get personal data. Once the remote hacker gets the personal data, they may sell them out then get money. Thus it will be a big trouble for you. So it is important for you to get this virus off your device.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of virus that mentioned above, a quite level of 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 August 17, 2017 8:42 am