Please help me to get rid of this virus! This morning my smartphone is locked by Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection virus that asks me to pay 100 New Zealand dollars through Ukash within 24 hours. Otherwise, my phone will be locked forever and I will be arrested and put into the jail. I don’t do anything wrong. How would that happen? How can I unlock my phone from CCIP scam virus? Now I cannot do anything on my phone. Any help will be appreciated here.
Description of CCIP Virus Scam on Android Phone
Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection virus (also called New Zealand E-Crime Lab Virus or CCIP Virus) also has been spreading for a long time from network and many people heavily suffer from it and losing money. It attacks users mostly from the areas of New Zealand. Currently, it not only target computer but also android phone and Mac OS X. So now more and more phone users are troubled with it and don’t know how to get rid of it. CCIP virus is distributed on the Internet and can get itself installed in your mobile device without your knowledge. Once the infection is done, it will set itself as a part of the startup process of your phone setting and launch the scary block screen every time you turn on your phone. It will display a large alert window which occupies the whole screen of your phone to claim that your device has been blocked due to some law-breaking activities, and also tell you in detail that your activities are involved with the following situation: Visiting websites containing pornography, viewing pornographic content, spreading spam, illegally using or distributing copyrighted content and so on. Generally, more specific articles will be listed on the blocking page to specify your violations. And it completely locks your phone and doesn’t allow you to do anything on your phone. Then in order to get your phone unlocked, it claims that you have to send the fine through Ukash of NZD $100 or more within a limited time. If you pay the fine in time, your phone will be released within 24 or 72 hours. But If time has expired and you haven’t been able to enter the payment as required, criminals cases will be started automatically against you later on which might put you into more illegal troubles. Actually this virus has nothing to do with Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) or New Zealand E-Crime Lab. This is just a virus using scare tactic by blocking infected phone and displaying fake message in order to persuade you into paying the fine. You should never do that because paying the fine won’t help to get your phone unlocked. The only right thing that has to be done is to remove Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection virus immediately.
How can I get Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection virus on my phone? I just use my phone to make calls, send messages, send emails, make chatting, listen to the music and sometimes surf online. I don’t performs any complicated activities at all to mess up my phone. How can this virus sneak into my phone? In reality, most people get infected with the CCIP virus by browsing malicious websites. Cyber hackers can upload this virus to websites that th ey have already hacked into. Those websites include some famous websites, porn web pages and so on. When people click on the malicious links to open the infected websites on their phones, this virus can be downloaded immediately. Once this CCIP virus gets downloaded, it can be automatically activated right away. This fake police virus can get into your phone and make some changes in the system settings. Next it will pop up a warning that occupies the whole phone screen which can’t be close or minimize. Phone users can’t even use the power button to shut down the infected phone. This fake warning can appear as soon as the phone is turned on. Besides, it also comes through bundling into your downloading freeware, application. And other data you download from doubtful links can bring CCIP Virus as well as most of the malware infections. Therefore, you should pay attention to your online activities.
How to get rid of CCIP virus scam from your Android phone? As the CCIP virus locks up your Android smartphone and blocks your access to the screen, you won’t be able to download any security apps to deal with this malware, but actually there is not a perfect security app that can help you delete the CCIP virus to unlock your device properly and further protect your phone from being invaded by this malware and other similar ransomware like DOJ virus, FBI virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc. In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for phone users to completely kick it off from android phone.
Main Traits of CCIP Virus Scam on Android Device
1. The CCIP Scam virus is designed to lock your Android phone asking that you need to pay for a fine from $100 to $500 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
2. It locks your Android, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. Soon as the CCIP virus targets your phone, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows remote access to your Android device for your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your Android phone, then your phone must be suffered with a malware infection(which can be FBI virus, Australian Federal Police virus and RCMP Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your Android. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for Android phone literate.
A Screenshot of CCIP Virus Scam Blocked Android Phone
CCIP Virus Manual Removal Guide on Android Phone
1. Since your Android device is blocked by this CCIP virus, you will need to restart your phone 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 Android. Here are two examples for you to put your Android phone to safe mode.
a. For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1) Power down your Android phone. 2) Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
b. For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, 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).
Note: If you have put your Android phone to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your phone in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps you’re your Android phone. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with the CCIP virus and other dangerous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
Now Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) virus not only attacks windows computer but also invades android phone or Mac OS X to defraud more fake fine. It displays a fake notification from the New Zealand police and states that your phone has been blocked due to your being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. It also claims you to pay a fake fine of NZD $ 100, or NZD $200, etc via Ukash within a limited time. And this message window occupies the whole phone screen which can’t be close or minimize. Therefore, to minimize the damage it may cause to the data and system of your phone, it is important to remove this scam virus as soon as you find your computer has been infected.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 2:44 pm