My Samsung tablet and my LG phone have been blocked by RCMP Virus. I was browsing the Internet. I didn’t know how I get this virus hoax. One thing is clear that after I clicked on a link on Facebook instead of viewing porn sites. Then it redirected me to the virus page. After That I couldn’t use my phone any more. I was asked to pay for a fine of 250 CAD thru Ukash or Paysafecard in next 24 hours. If not, I will be sent to the court to jail. I am so scared. What should I do? I don’t want to be in jail. Please help!
RCMP Virus is short for Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus. It is a ransomware which is made by cyber criminals with the purpose of tricking innocent android phone users to pay for a fine. Is massage from this virus real? What should you do if your phone has been blocked? Scared? Remove this virus immediately if your phone or tablet is blocked! From the very beginning, the virus mainly hacked computer users in North America, mainly in Canada. But now, with rapid development of android phone/tablet, this virus launches into the android system market. Nowadays, you may see lots of people use the android phone/tablet to browse the Internet instead of computer. Android phone/tablet users can’t free of virus hacking any more. Once you got the warning from the virus, with massage asking you to pay for a fine to unblock your phone, you should be cautious that your phone/tablet has been infected by a scam virus.
“My son has an android and he is blocked for safety reasons and we have to pay a fine to pay pal. he did not know what he did. It said he is accused of viewibg / storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography. he only plays games and does not know how he got into this. He does not know anything about computers (a android tablet).”
RCMP virus ransomware can sneak into your android phone/tablet usually with the help of spam emails, suspicious links, hacked pop-ups & ads and unsafe freeware downloads from unauthorized web and so on. Once your android phone/tablet is infected, you should keep clam down. You may get a warning stating that it has been sent from Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This virus accused you that you may do something illegal online which violated the law of Canada. It may tell you that if you don’t want to be sent to court, you have to pay a fine from 100 to 250 CAD Ukash or Paysafecard or through paypal so as to get a voucher pin/code to unblock your phone/tablet. Please don’t do that as this ransomware is really a scam virus hacking users’ android phone/tablet to earn an extra profit. Once your android phone/tablet has been blocked, don’t be scared. Please ignore the horrible massage on the virus page. 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. Therefore, once you see this virus warning on your android phone, please find a way to remove the virus completely so that you can unblock and use your phone safely.
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 tablet/phone is infected by this malicious virus, you should delete it immediately. Since if you leave it in your tablet/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 tablet/phone from being ruined by the Virus and in case of losing money, measures should be taken to get rid of RCMP Virus from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of RCMP 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 48 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 device.
For Samsung tablet: Power it off, and then power it on. During startup and when you see the Samsung Logo screen, press and hold the Volume Down key until you can see safe mode writing below the screen at the left hand angle of the screen.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 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 tablet/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.
To sum up, you should realize that the RCMP Virus is a risky ransomware which pretends to be the embodiment of the local police. However, there is something that you should bear in mind that the real police will not block your phone and watch you do everything. RCMP virus works as similar as DOJ virus, FBI MoneyGram virus etc. Both of them have the same goal – swindle your money. 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. Step by step manual removal will be the most effective and affordable way to remove this 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 December 19, 2015 5:41 am