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Nov 20, 2015

How to get rid of FBI Child Porn Virus in Phone/Tablet

I am freaking out. Earlier today my tablet has been hacked by someone because an FBI Child Porn message suddenly popped up on my screen saying where I lived and it said that I was in violation of the law because I was watching child porn and other illegal sites. It had all my Info like where I was located and everything. It said I could be going to prison for distributing child porn unless I pay a fine through Paypal or Moneypak. The pop up completely blocked my tablet so I cannot do anything on it. I was scared. Am I going to go to jail? Will the FBI show up at my door if I don’t pay $250 fine? Is the FBI pop-up real? How do I unlock my tablet without paying the fine?

FBI Child Porn Virus Scam Description:

FBI Child Porn Virus is a type of threat, known as ransomware, which presents itself as ‘The FBI Federal Bureau Investigation’ and displays fake alert that keep asking target users to send money to unlock their device. Many victims have lost their money because of this horrible virus. This virus not only targets computer users, it can attack tablet and cell phone as well no matter you are using an iPhone, iPad or any Android devices. Usually this malware will get bundled with a fake app like “Adobe Flash Player” “System Update” or “Software Update” etc. If you are not aware of that, you will download it mistakenly and get your device blocked immediately. On the other hand, the virus can be disguised as an mp4 file or other apk files which are often bundled with spam emails without any notice. According to the research, more than 15,000 spam emails containing malicious files has hit the inboxes of mobile device users in the last few days. Users should be more cautious and avoid such infection on the device.

FBI Child Porn Virus aims to block your access to the home screen. That means you can’t do anything on the target device but only receive this fake FBI Child Porn alert asking you to submit a fine ranging from $100 to $500 through fake and fraudulent payment systems within 24 or 48 hours. It falsely claims that your tablet or phone has been blocked due to your recent illegal activities including violating the copyrights law (Video, Music and Software) and related rights law. And then these scammers want you to go out and buy a “MoneyPak” or “Paypal” prepaid card, load it with several hundreds, then enter the card’s information onto your device. Once you did that, your phone/tablet will be still locked, the hackers will have your money and the worse is that the trail is virtually untraceable, unlike your personal bank transactions. Although FBI Child Porn page looks legitimate, you don’t need to pay for the fine at all. Instead you should seriously calm down and think about this. Do you really think the FBI is just going to ask you for money on the internet? Do you really think the fine would be that small if you really violated the laws? Obviously this FBI Child Porn Virus pop-up is a scam and it has nothing to do with the real law enforcement agencies, local authorities, agency or the police. If you don’t want to support those scammers who are collecting these fines, you should get rid of this virus from your device as soon as possible.

Please Contact YooCare 24/7 Online PC Expert now if you don’t know how to start FBI Child Porn Virus removal on your phone or tablet.

Possible Danger Caused By FBI Child Porn Virus Scam:

It will take control of your mobile phone or tablet rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It will not allow you to call, text or even access your home screen on the infected device.
It will not let you power off the device or do anything else except for inputting the demand Ukash/Moneypak code.

Important Things You Have To Know If Your Device Has Been Blocked by FBI Child Porn Virus:

1. “FBI Child Porn Virus” scam can attack mobile device running with Android or Mac OS X system.
2. Don’t pay for anything or provide your personal information to this hoax, it won’t help lock out of the fake FBI Virus warning but just waste your money.
3. Currently antivirus app is not able to detect or remove this malware, and there is not an app can prevent the virus from attacking mobile device again.

FBI Child Porn Virus Scam Removal:

Once your phone or tablet is blocked by the FBI Child Porn Virus, you will have no access to its home screen. Thus, you need to bypass this FBI child porn block and then you have the chance to locate the virus scam on your Android device or iOS device. Here are some instructions on bypassing this FBI child porn virus scam on your phone or tablet.

Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected phone or tablet.

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 and tablet 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:

Android Phone Safe Mode

Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your phone or tablet is in safe mode already, then you can contact an expert for further ransomware removal instruction.

Note: The ransomware removal guide is so complicated, and it requires sufficent skills. If you are not an Android device 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 you with the most professional service of the FBI Child Porn Virus.

Conclusion

We learn that this FBI Child Porn Virus becomes a big threat to net users using Android phone, tablet, iPad and other devices. It blocks your phone and tablet and further tricks you into paying a fine via its payment system to get your device unlocked. It seized your Android device or iOS device with your IP address and further information saying you have to submit a fine or all photos/videos would be deleted. Upon receiving this FBI child porn block on your device, you are so worried about being caught by the police that you may pay the fine without giving it a second thought. However, the FBI child porn pop-up message is not from any law enforcement agency. It is a tricky virus scam targeting Android devices and iOS devices of different brands. There is seldom security app that can deal with the ransomware or protect your phone and tablet against such a virus scam. Therefore, you need to get rid of the FBI child porn virus scam on your phone and tablet manually.

Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, any mistake will lead damage to your phone or tablet. If you are not sure how to delete this FBI Child Porn Virus, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.

Published by & last updated on November 20, 2015 12:25 pm

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