I have a Samsung S6 phone, I gave it to my child for game last night. This morning, when I woke up, I got a Homeland Security Notice on my phone. I can’t close the notice or bypass it, all I can do is to shut down the phone to power it back on. But this notice can reappear after I get the homepage. I don’t know what to do now as I’m not smart on technology. The notice tells that I have broken the law and need to pay $500. Is that true?
Phone Blocked by Homeland Security Notice? How to Unlock it?
Homeland Security Notice is not a real message coming from the authority, instead, it is an evil product created by cyber hackers. It is classified to be a kind of scam virus which is same to FBI virus and Interpol virus. This virus has a specific target group. People who live in USA can be targeted by this ransomeware on their mobile devices or Android tablets. Once this virus sneaks into the devices, it will pop up this fake notice to block the devices. People cannot do anything else on the devices as they are completely locked by this virus. Restarting the infected devices cannot help users get out from this notice as it can always come up, what’s worse, some infected devices cannot be even shut down as this virus can disable all the keys on the devices.
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It is easy for cyber criminals to spread this Homeland Security Notice virus as they can hide it on many pages especially porn domains. People who go to those corrupted pages, their devices can be targeted by this virus instantly. Also, hackers can forge it as an app for people to install. Some people complain that they go to some pages and notice that something is downloaded on the background without being approved by them. A few minutes later, their devices get locked by it. Some careless people may download this fake app and install on their devices which can make their devices locked as well.
As soon as this Homeland Security Notice virus infiltrates target devices, it will keep popping up when those infected devices are on. People cannot close or exit this fake message. It is easy for victims to judge it as real as cyber hackers can decorate this message with real articles of laws and police logo. People are charged for doing illegal activities on the infected devices and locked out from safety reasons. The main point of this ransomeware is to threaten victims to pay a great amount of money to unlock the devices. However, it is useless to pay the fine as some people have already done that but still have their devices locked. If you want to unlock your infected device, you need to remove this virus from your device completely so that your device can back to normal.
The Traits of the Infection
-Can lock the device 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 device 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 device, sorry to say that your device is infected by Homeland Security Notice. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Android Phone from Police UK Warning (For Literate)
Phone Blocked by Police UK? 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 device.
What is safe mode on an android device? Just like the safe mode on Windows computers, the safe mode on android device is a diagnostic mode. It is intended to fix the issues that happen on the problematic device. 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 device?
There are too many brands of android devices 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 device, 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 device.
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 device is in safe mode already, please contact our expert for further removal instruction.
This Homeland Security Notice is not a real warning from the police. It is a bad thing that made by cyber hackers. It can lock your device from working. Once this virus invades your phone or tablet, you cannot be able to use it anymore as you always get this message which occupies the whole screen. This fake message asks you to pay a lot of money to unlock your device. Don’t be fooled by this message, it has nothing to do with the police. What it really wants to do is to rip off your money. Paying the so called fine will not help you fix the problem, the only way to solve this problem is to remove this virus from your device, otherwise, your device can always be locked by it.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of Homeland Security Notice 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 May 31, 2016 5:34 am