My son’s phone showed up this U.S. Department of Homeland Security website and I don’t know how to get off of the virus screen, he has a Samsung galaxy note 1 and it has been fully locked out waiting for payment to unlock. so there is no way to? what if i tell you i have 48 hours until the device stops functioning altogether, and the tablet belongs to my wife, she is letting me use it until the phone is fixed. With the great invention of android smart mobile phone, some evil viruses occur to bring troubles to damage the machine. Many android phones have been blocked by various warning pages requesting a fine to unlock. In fact, those messages are huge scams! We should know that they are not from any legal organization of the country. You won’t be in jail. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus that locks your android phone for safety reasons belongs to this type of virus.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus prevents you from accessing the phone with a fake warning message. Locking your phone screen and blaming you for violating copyright or some other laws, the virus requires you to pay a fine within a limited time. Otherwise, you will have to bear legal liability and face the possibility of being in prison. Of course, this really sounds terrible for everyone! Some people will pay the fine, because no one wants to be involved in illegal problems. But the warning message is a part of the cunning ransomware. It makes use of the government’s authority to make you feel scared and panic so that you will agree to pay. It helps the virus makers “earned” a lot of money in this ignominious way. What we should do is to remove the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus from android phone as soon as possible.
There is absolutely no fun when you see the fake police/government warning screen. It will prevent you from doing anything on your phone. Do you have any ideas that how the scam enters your phone system? Why does the antivirus program in the phone fail to catch it? As mentioned earlier, the virus makers release the scam virus as widely as possible in the Internet so as to gain more benefits from the innocent phone users. Therefore, to stay away from it, we ourselves should have good surfing habits. The first time you see the fake warning message, you may fell amazed for you think your phone is always well protected by the antivirus program and you haven’t done anything described in the lock screen. But you should note that it is just a virus and the message is fake. This scam virus is designed by the cyber criminals who are qualified with certain tech skills and knowledge, so most antivirus programs will not be able to eliminate the virus. Moreover, paying the so-called fine won’t help you get rid of it thoroughly. Instead, you will lose your money and your phone is still infected even if you pay to the virus makers. There are few cases that the lock screen disappears after the payment but recurs later. What you concern the most should be how to remove the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus from android phone so that you can use the phone safely as before. Here you can get the answer.
The virus warning message says that it is from the government. You can see the message lists some illegal activities you may have done (actually you did not) and request a penalty. In addition to locking your phone it will also help cyber criminals to gather information at the same time. Therefore, it is urgent to get rid of this virus from your phone soon. Knowing that the antivirus program cannot remove the virus, you should consider manual removal in order to access the phone again. If you do not want to lose important data due to unpredictable problems in the removal process and do not want to make it worse, you can do a backup beforehand.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from xx
(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode
(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device—-turn on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly
(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up
You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Step 2: Search and remove suspicious apps or files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus is a ransomware that locks your phone and displays a fake message to threaten users in the USA especially. There are other versions targeting users from different countries and regions. For example, Canadian Security Intelligence Service Virus (CSIS Virus) mainly aims at users in Canada. When it comes to law and legal issues, people tend to be afraid and distracted. You may lose the ability to judge without a calm mind, which helps the virus makers achieve the final aim – collecting as much as money from the users. Paying the non-existent penalty will not help you unlock the phone and drive away the virus. Thus, we should take actions to remove the scam virus from android phone as early as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only the users with rich tech knowledge are recommended to implement the processes because any errors will crash your phone. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on June 2, 2016 2:16 am