Hey, there. My Iphone 5 was blocked by a Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware with a statement of “Your phone has been blocked by safety reasons!” I can’t get into my Internet now. I was new in Mexico. What should I do? I rebooted my phone again and again. It was still there when I went to the Internet. How can I remove this virus? Please help!
Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware is a Ransomware virus which blocks your phone which is located in Mexico. This virus may block your phone and then hoax you that it is the real Mexico’s Federal Police. It states that due to your online activities go against the Law of Mexico. And It accused you that you may watch pornographic and spread porn information on the Internet and so on. Now it records your city and state as well as your IP address. You are demanded to pay for a fine of 500$ to unblock your phone within 40 hours. If not, it will put your in jail. If you are threatened this scam virus, then you believe in what it said and pay for the fine, you may find that you make a big mistake to pay for a scam. Once you paid, there is no way for you to get your money back. As a matter of fact, this is a scam virus which pretends to be the legit organization, Mexico Federal Police, with its malicious purpose of hacking innocent phone users’ hard eared money.
Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware is created by malicious cyber criminals to attack Windows computer users as well as Mac computer users at the very beginning. But now, with rapid development of high technology, now hacker is aiming at Android phone market. This Ransomware may infect phones such as LG, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, ZTE and Sony device, as well as Apple products. Some victims may think that Apple products like iphone will not being infected by this virus. However, it can infect all kinds of Android device including phones, tablets, iphones and ipads. How will your Android device being infected by this Ransomware? Commonly, this virus may get into your device from spam email attachments, suspicious websites like porn web, freeware downloaded. So, if you want to stay away from the virus, please go online safely. Once you get this virus on your phone or tablet, no matter what you are doing or where you are, please take immediately action to get rid of this virus without any delay.
1. Once infected, it will block the screen of your device 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 $500 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 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 Virus and in case of losing money, measures should be taken to get rid of Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware from your android phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware 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 device is to pay the $500 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 this Virus from your android device 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.
Policia Federal Mexico Ransomware disguises as the real Mexico Federal Police to block your phone due to the safety reason. Actually, it is not the real police, this is a scam virus. This virus mainly infect Android device which is located in Mexico. Once it get into your phone, sometimes it may block the whole phone keeping from doing anything on the phone; sometimes it just blocks you from browsing the Internet. Anyway, once you see this Ransomware pops up on your device, please remove it immediately. There one thing you should bear in mind that if you really do thing against the Law, the real police will come to your house directly. If the police blocks your device and asks for demanded money, then you should note it is a scam virus, which you should remove it without hesitation. The real police will not threat you to pay for a fine and record your information. Once infected, step by step removal guide can get rid of this virus completely, no matter you are using Sumsung, HTC, or Iphone and so on.
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 July 23, 2015 6:41 am