Hey, there. I did not know why. After I clicked on a link asking me to update my player then my Sumsung note2 was blocked by a police government. The blocked message asked me to pay for a fine to unblock my phone. What should I do now? I have no any idea about this. Could I use antivirus program to get rid of this malicious Trojan off my phone? How can I unblock my phone? I get no idea now. Please help!
Android.Fakemrat is a type of malware designed by cyber criminals in order to attack all the android users around the world. This scam virus is a Trojan horse for Android devices which opens a back door and steals information from the compromised device. So as you see, nowadays, this Trojan virus aims at not only computers around the global but also android phone or tablet. Once this virus blocked your android phone or tablets, you will not do anything thing on your infected android device. Cyber criminals used to create the ransomware from time to time so as to get as much money as possible from the ransomware victims’ pocket. No matter how early ransomware had been created over past few years, once the scam blocked your android phone/tablet, it still can set you into a great panic situation. And then you fall into the silly trap.
Android.Fakemrat is just as malicious as the ransomware such as FBI Virus, AFP Virus, ICSPA Trojan. It has the ability to take the whole control of your infected device’s hostage until they pay a ransom. How do you get this malicious ransomware into your android device? This ransomware used to get into your android phone/tablet while you are some websites such as pornography site. In other cases, you may get this scam virus because you download some fakes apps which masquerade as popular services such as System Update or Security Update. You may also get this ransomware while you are clicking on malicious links or pop-ups, visiting hacked websites or opening risky downloads such as MP3 or MP4 files.
Usually, Android.Fakemrat ransomware pretends to be legal police governments and then utilizes their names to send you the fake information. The authorities may be the FBI, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, and Cheshire Police Authority. This fake government will state that you must a large sum of money due to law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc. It said that if you want unblock your infected android device, you must pay for the money. If you don’t pay for the fine, you will be sent to court and then set into jail. The fake message also states that all data on your infected device will be delete completely if you don’t pay for fine via Moneypak, Ukash, Paysafecard or Paypal. The fake warning will be displayed on your screen as soon as you start your device, with the title of “Attention! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons” on the top, along with your’s IP address and location. It is so scared, isn’t it? Anyway, you must clam down and then find a way to remove this virus immediately if your android phone/tablet is blocked by Android.Fakemrat.
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 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 Android.Fakemrat from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of Android.Fakemrat 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 a 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.
Android.Fakemrat may get into your android phone/tablet as a package. Once it installed, this fake application will display as a red icon with the text “PDF FOTOSEARCH” in white. This ransomware is associated with malicious ransomware that can infect most Android devices with the brands like Samsung, LG, HTC, ZTE, Huawei or Sony. It dives into your android phone/tablet by different security loopholes, or from spam email attachments and comes bundled in some downloads and fake software and suspicious websites and links. Once your device was blocked by Android.Fakemrat, you must take manual removal to remove this virus from your android device as soon as you can. Please note that it is useless for unblock your infected device if you paid the scam fine on your device. Antivirus application can not get rid of this malicious ransomware from your device. If you want to protect your data and your money, you must remove this virus step by step immediately once it comes.
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 February 2, 2016 2:32 am