Have you got your Android Phone, Tablet or IPad blocked by the USA Cyber Crime Center Virus for something you never looked up? One of the victims Michael said:”I got the virus while I was on safari. I opened an email and it downloaded a video and when I went to look at it it locked my phone and said that i violated something for watching child porn, I would never look at that but an email put it on my phone and its blocked. It is my Samsung galaxy S5 that has been hacked by the government it said and i had to pay 300 dollars by using money pak within the next 24 hours. I was just doing some research on a project and this virus scam of porn came up and its asking for paypal cash, how can I get rid of it?
Brief Introduction to This Virus
When you get a warning from USA Cyber Crime Center saying your phone has been locked due to some safety reasons and all the actions performed on the phone can be recorded, what’s more, the page even claims that your contacts can be recorded and those people can be called by the police and your illegal activities will be known by your friends. Don’t be taken in! It is not real at all. It is totally a scam virus that has been reported by many victims in the USA. Now the virus hacks Iphone, tablet and IPad. People who encounter this warning should not be worried about if they will go to the jail for some illegal activities.
The Screenshot of This Scam Virus on Phone
When this USA Cyber Crime Center Virus was firstly invented, it is used to attack computers with Windows operating systems and Mac machines. From the name of it, we can easily figure out it is a kind of ransomware that targets on innocent people who live in the USA. With the time goes, cyber hackers not only exploit this virus to attack computers nowadays, smart phones with Android system can be the targets as well. Being one of the most famous systems in the world, Android system is capable to install many apps to fulfill different purposes for phone users. Under this circumstance, cyber criminals can design many malicious apps which contain this scam virus for people to download. It is not easy for phone users to recognize whether the applications they download into their phones are useful or not before they start to run and use the apps. Usually, if people don’t want an application on their phones, they can simply come to the setting and uninstall the one that they don’t like. However, if people download programs which contain this virus, they will never get a chance to uninstall the program as the phone can be completely blocked by this virus!
People are not able to bypass or close the block page to do anything else on the infected phone. In this case, the infected phone can be totally useless, no matter how many times phone users restart the infected phones, the block screen can occupy the whole screen in a rapid way. People will not be able to use the infected phone to call, and the buttons on the phone can be unresponsive, which means people cannot turn off the infected phone by pressing the power button. In order to unlock the phone and avoid jail punishment, this virus announces that to pay a so called penalty can make the people be free. To make the warning be more authentic, cyber hackers can put a logo of a police department into the block page. It is only a trick to threaten victims who don’t want to get into trouble with the police. Just need to remember, police won’t do such thing on your phone, it has nothing to do with the police. The only purpose of this virus is to dupe unsuspecting people to transfer money to the makers of this virus. As many victims reported, even though the payment has been made, their phones are still locked. If this virus cannot be removed, the block page can appear all the time.
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.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your android phone, sorry to say that your phone is infected by USA Cyber Crime Center Virus. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Android Phone, Tablet or IPad 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, tablet or Ipad?
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.
USA Cyber Crime Center Virus is a kind of scam virus that aims on smart phones, tablets or Ipad with Android systems now. Innocent phone users can be attacked by this virus if they come to visit some malicious links on the Internet. And this virus can get into the target phone, tablet or IPad when people download the malicious apps on their mobile devices. Once this scam virus is activated on the affected phone, tablet or Ipad, the user will not be able to use it any more. It is not worthy for those users who get this virus on their mobile devices to pay the fine as requested, and even though the so called fine has been made, the money will come to the criminals directly without the phone being unlocked. To follow removal guide to get out of USA Cyber Crime Center 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.
Suggestion: Have tried many ways to unlock your phone, tablet or ipad from this ransomware but failed? To save your device and data, please Contact YooSecurity online experts for tech support now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 27, 2015 9:05 am