Hey, there. I was watching a video on YouTube on my Samsung android phone. All of a sudden, I got a pop up of “Cyber Police American National Security Agency” malware. This is a 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam. This scam virus said that if I didn’t pay for the fine within 72 hours, I will be sent to the court and my phone will be blocked forever. Now I can’t use my phone any more. I can’t do anything on the infected phone. Is this 72 hours phone virus real? Do I really need to pay for the fine? I am screw up by all this information now. What should I do now? Please help!
72 Hours Phone Virus Scam is classified as a malicious ransomware virus. Nowadays, this scam not only aims its eyes to the computer system market, but also turns its eyes towards android phone or tablet markets in order to collect much more fake fines from unwary users. With the rapid development of IT, people tend to use android phone to do their daily enjoyment, such as listen to music, download apps, browse the Internet, watch videos online, do online shopping, etc. Lots of activities you could do on the computer before. But now, you can do them 0n your android phone as well. You may think that android phone is free of virus hacking. However, cyber criminals may try every means to destroy the security system on your android phone and then dive into your phone out of your attention. When you notice this scam virus, it indicates that it dives into your phone successfully. Cyber scammers may attach the scam with a third party application, such as spam email as well as its attachments, suspicious links/websites/ads/pop-ups, freeware downloads and so on. Once 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam gets into your android phone, it will block your whole phone immediately.
“Yeah, this is a kind of awkward thing in my life. But anyways, I was at a porn site earlier called xnxx and I saw a video on there on my LG phone. All of a sudden, I got two pop ups saying the Cyber Police American National Security Agency is audio and video recording me and that I was on an illegal site with child pornography which is INSANE! I did a research on it. It is a 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam. Hence, I am sure I’m not a creep. But this 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam said if I don’t pay a fine, I will be screwed. What can I do to prevent these people from looking in my personal information? How do I get rid of this scam virus from my infected android phone completely? Please help!”
72 Hours Phone Virus Scam used to associate with the legitimate government departments. As soon as you get this virus pop-up on your android phone, it no any expectation that it will tell you that it is legit company which is sent to you due to your illegal online activities. This 72 hours scam virus may pretend to be the real Cyber Police American National Security Agency, FBI and NSA Agency and so on. All you see on the phone screen is fake Internet warning “Attention! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below….” or “Attention! Your mobile device has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below….” It will display the count time on your phone screen. You will also see the scare information on the listed activities this scam virus stated. This fake scam virus may accuse you that you are viewing/storing banned pornography or violate related rights law (downloading of pirated music, videos and apps). In order to unblock your android phone, you have to pay for a certain fine via Ukash within three days. If you don’t pay for the fine, you will be sent to the jail for about 5 to 11 years. Is this information real? Oh, no! Please don’t trust any of what it states, because all the information is fake message which is used to scare you to pay for the non-existent fine so that the cyber criminals can earn money easily. In a word, once you get a 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam pop-up on your phone screen, please calm down and ignore all its information and then find a way to get rid of this information as soon as you can.
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 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam 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 72 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.
72 Hours Phone Virus Scam is a malicious and dangerous scam virus. Once your android phone gets infected by this ransomware, the first thing it will do is to lock your phone screen immediately to stop you from using the infected phone. Later after that, this virus will disguise to be a legal institution to send you a list of scary illegal online activities of yours on your phone screen. It said that to unlock your phone, and save your information, you have to pay for a fine within 72 hours. In order to scare you, this virus will create to time counter to count the rest payment time. It may also list your country, city you are living. At the head of the pop-up, you may also see one of your country’s law enforcement names, such as Cyber Police American National Security Agency. All of the information looks like it is real. As a matter of fact, 72 Hours Phone Virus Scam is only a scam virus, it is a fake scam virus. Once it infected your phone, only step-by-step manual removal method can remove this malicious virus completely and permanently.
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 June 9, 2016 5:05 pm