I got a samsung galaxy j3 prime. I have that FBI malware in my phone. I can put in safe mode but it still asks for a 4 digit pin. I have never set any PIN on my phone, and then I try to enter all possible passwords, but it won’t be recognized. So I can’t do anything to get rid of the virus and unlock my phone, please help me out of this annoying problem.
What is FBI Virus? How dangerous is it?
FBI Virus is classified to be a kind of ransomeware which created by cyber criminals. It 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. Under no circumstance, should people trust this message. It is a trick made by cyber hackers who want to gain illegal benefits from innocent people. Once your device is infected with this fake FBI message, don’t be fooled by it and pay the fine, it won’t help you solve this problem at all.
It is an extremely vicious virus that is able to lock all your phone or tablet and make you have no ability to use your phone or tablet normally. In some case, the victims can turn off their phones. But in some case, the victims even can’t turn their phone off. To make the FBI virus more genuine, it displays your IP address, contacts, country, location, even your image screenshot. This entire 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 malware is to extort money from phone/android users. You should notice that your android device 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 Virus Warning Page
How can you detect the infection in your Samsung phone?
You can prevent viruses from damaging your phones. You can also try to avert them if you will take note of the following points:
1. Be careful in what you are downloading. Downloading the cracked applications can lead you to be required for payment. For example, when you avail torrent so that you can have an application usually paid for such as angry birds for free, chances are you are falling into the trap. If you don’t have an anti-virus or it is not updated, your android phone is then exposed to risks.
2. Beware of the data you consumed. There are viruses which can send information about you without your knowledge. You can figure this out by checking or auditing the data you are sending and receiving. If the transmitted data unknown to you exceeds 10 MB, you must be vigilant already. If applications necessitate less connection or none at all, then they could be malicious.
Some specialties of this fake police Scam
1. Lock you out of your phone/tablet, and you just can turn your device off and turn it on.
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. It can remotely access to your phone/tablet and get your personal information.
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 United Kingdom Police virus scam, 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 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.
Manual Removal Guide On Samsung Device
I have been locked out of my android tablet with a security page, basically saying I have downloaded stuff I haven’t and have to pay ￡100 or €100 in 48 hours to have access to my tablet again. I’m just wondering is paysafe a virus or this is Interpol virus as it has popped up on my android phone and said I have been watching weird pornography and downloading copyright music, but in all honesty I was trying too watch a movie. How to remove pop up asking for money to remove porn?
Too many infected samsung device and can’t do anything on it and even cannot turn it off. To unlock your phone from Interpol 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.
FBI department of justice scam virus has been distributed on the Internet for a long time and many people were locked by it. In order to get your trust, this virus would tell you that you have watched some porn video and have violated some laws. It even tells you the case number. Generally, it will ask you to pay a fine by safe card or something else to unlock your phone. Some victims may be so worried about that so they did what the virus says but finally they all realized that they were all scammed. The virus has not been removed at all. So please don’t be panic! Once you see this FBI department of justice scam virus on your phone, please calm down first. You need to know that real FBI won’t ask for money in this way. It is actually a malicious scam virus! Removing it immediately from your phone is really needed. If you don’t remove it, not only can’t you use your phone but also the virus may install some malicious programs to your phone to get your personal data. What you can do in this case? You should remove it completely and manually. We mainly focus on virus removal, if you need help, you can contact our online expert for help. They are all ready.
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Published by James B. Gonzalez & last updated on October 20, 2017 1:57 am