Oh, my dear! Is it the truth that my Android Phone was blocked by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? I was asked to pay a fine of $300 through Ukash to unblock my phone. The warning stated that my phone violated laws, etc. My phone is being recorded…”your phone is detained,” “your data is encrypted”. All these messages make me so scared. I don’t know what should I do. I was wondering whether I should pay for the fine to unblock my phone or not, since I need my phone to deal with my daily business. Thus, this problem should be solved immediately. To pay or not to pay, that is a question. When I calm down later, I confirm this message on the Google. From the Google, I got to know that this is a kind of newly created virus. It is so difficult to be removed since many samrtphone users said about this nasty virus. Anyway, how to get rid of it is a big problem which would drive me mad. I have tried many ways to delete it, but it didn’t work. What should I do then? Urgent! Any recommendation will be highly appreciated!
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus (also called RCMP Virus for short) is a ransomware that blocks the aimed computers or Mac and tries to trick money from the computers or Mac users as much as it can. At the beginning, this virus aims to attack the PC users in North America, mainly in Canada. It can infect any kinds of operating system, no matter a Windows computer or a Mac computer. Infecting and ruining the user’s PC system are just a piece of cake for the RCMP Virus. And now, with the highly development of the high-tech, more and more people use their Android Phones to surf the Internet and do on line shopping and make the payment on line as well. The smartphone users have become the victims of the virus as well. This malicious ransomware can sneak into the PC or phone usually with the help of a Trojan, then runs in the background by seeking for the unfounded weaknesses. There are lots of such ransomwares that target the innocent victims worldwide, such as Sacem virus from France, FBI Moneypak Virus from UAS and Buma Stemra from the Netherlands. All these annoying viruses are designed by the cyber criminals to hoax money from the innocent users who believed these ransomwares.
Once your phone is infected, you should keep a cool head. You do not be misled by the crafty and malicious warning from the virus. Once the RCMP Virus attacks your phone, there will be a fake notification which threats you to pay for a $300 fine by telling you that what you have done online violated the local laws. The malicious warning also states that this fine must be paid within 24 hours, or you will be sent to the court or be in prison. In order to make this fake notice more real, the nasty virus usually pretends to be the embodiment of the local police. However, there is something that you should bear in mind that the police will not block your phone and watch you do everything. This bogus notification is a 100% fake massage which is spread by the cyber criminals in order to defraud the innocent phone users to pay for the payment with the use of scare tactics. Actually, even though you pay for the payment, it does nothing to help to unblock your phone. If you really pay for the fine before, then you should keep the above knowledge in mind and pay more attention on the things you have done on line. You do not open SPAM email or download the porn video or click on the unwanted website. Once your smartphone is infected by the RCMP Virus, measures should be taken to remove the virus immediately. If you are not sure how to remove by yourself or afraid of the losing of important data, please open a live chat to turn to the Yoocare/Yoosecurity expert for help.
1. Once infected, it will block the screen of your phone immediately and make you do nothing with it.
2. Once infected, it will send you a fake notification which states that you violate the local laws and be required to pay for a $100 fine.
3. You are warned that your picture has been taken and will be sent to court if you don’t pay for the payment.
4. You are told that your IP address and basic information are recorded in the warning massage.
Note: Once your phone is infected by this malicious virus, you should delete it immediately. Since if you leave it in your phone with the passage of time, there will be a big threat to your financial security and the damaging of your android system. In order to protect the phone from being ruined by the RCMP Virus and in case of losing money, measures should be taken to get rid of RCMP virus from your android phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of the RCMP Virus seems to be real and legitimate. As a contrary, it is a 100% fake scam. It is designed by the cyber criminals to trick the innocent smartphone users and set them into a panic and then threaten them to pay for the ransom erroneously. If your phone gets infected, your camera may turn on automatically and then takes a picture of yours immediately. Then it will mislead you that your picture has been taken and will be sent to the police, or it will tell you that the police is monitoring all the things you are doing now. The fake warning will inform you that your phone will be locked forever and block you from doing anything as well, the only way to unblock your phone is to pay the $300 fine within 24 hours. How a nasty virus it is! It is skilled in using scare tactic to trick money from the innocent users. Thus, once your phone is infected, you must remove RCMP Virus from your android phone immediately.
Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected 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.
Note: “Safe Mode” on Phone starts up without loading any third-party add-ons and different devices have different ways to access safe mode.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode successfully, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen. As the picture shows below:
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your phone is in safe mode already, please contact an expert for further removal instruction.
Note: The above provided removal guide is so complicated. If you are not an Android Phone repair expert, do not try by yourself. In case you lose your confidential data and photos, an expert is needed during the process of manual removal. Yoocare/Yoosecurity experts can provide the most professional service for you for manual removal.
From the above passage, you should realize that the RCMP Virus is turning to be a risky ransomware nowadays, which attacks both the systems of the Android Phone and computer. Thus, all users of the Android Phone and computer should pay more attention to the behaviors when they surf the Internet. You do not open SPAM email or download the porn video or click on the unwanted website or visit the porn websites. The virus can sneak into your phone through the SPAM email, or the unwanted website or the porn websites without your knowledge. The main purpose of this virus is to trick the victim to pay for the money. It is designed by the cyber criminals to attack the victims’ phone system and hoax them to pay a $300 fine. Then it will threaten the victims if they don’t pay for it, they will be sent to the local court for the reason that they violate the local laws. Once your phone is infected, it can disable your Android system and your other applications and invite other viruses such as Metropolitan Police virus or Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus to attack your phone. Therefore, it is necessary to get rid of this fake police virus before it makes you lost money and damage your phone’s system. Manual removal will be the most effective and affordable way to remove RCMP Virus from Android Phone.
Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made during the removal process, you may damage your phone immediately. If you are not sure how to start, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 9:22 am