Okay. Well, I decided to contact you this evening to see if you could assist me with FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus. It’s sort of an emergency and it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. My Samsung Galaxy tablet has been hacked and I cannot do anything on my tablet. I cannot surf the Internet, listen to my music, check my email, or anything. I believe that I have been hacked by cyber criminals, because some weird site called “FBI Cyber Crime Division” came up on my tablet when I was trying to get on there earlier today. It’s been like this all throughout the day. I’ve tried closing it out and also tried going back to my home page, but it wouldn’t allow me to go anywhere. Literally, it stays on one page. I also tried restarting my device. Once I restarted it, I typed on my password, and the same FBI Cyber Crime Division page appeared again, taking over my whole device. Can you help me remove it please?
FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus is a type of ransomware which is trying to swindle money out of you. It holds your mobile device hostage and demands a certain amount of fine. This is why it is classified as ransomware. It claims that it is from the FBI Cyber Crime Division, telling you that you have been violating copyright laws or illegally using or distributing copyright content. To punish you, it blocks your mobile device. You are required to pay $100 to get your device back and avoid further punishment within 48 hours. It scares you that you will be taken to the court and spend 6-8 years in jail. Do not fall for this trap. Its owner is not the FBI Cyber Crime Division but the cyber criminals. The real police will not punish you and collect fine in this way. In other word, you are not in trouble with the police. There is no need to pay the non-existed fine. At the same time, you need to note that FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus is particularly dangerous due to its effectiveness and its harm. No one knows what the remote cyber criminals can do on your device with the help of this nasty virus. Hence, we strongly suggest you remove it out of your device as early as possible.
Nowadays, Internet is widely used throughout the world. It brings many conveniences to our life. More and more programs have been created to use online. However, people also suffer from unknown programs from the Internet like FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus and other harmful malware. The cyber criminals make use of the Internet to spread viruses widely. They bundle scam virus with third party program which looks like normal one apparently. When you download and install this kind of infected program, virus can sneak into your system and lock your screen immediately. Also, many people picked up viruses when they are visiting malicious website or viewing corrupted content. It is necessary to note that viruses tend to hide on malicious websites. When you click on link or picture on suspicious website, you will be redirected to a website to download virus. In addition, virus can hide in email attachment. The criminals embed virus program in a spam and dispatch it to thousands of users every day. Most of the users would download and open the attachment to see what it is about on earth thus bringing virus. We do not suggest you open attachment that is from unknown sender. Just ignore spam and remove them without hesitation.
Once FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus is installed on your device, it blocks your device and display bogus warning immediately. It can block your Internet. When you open Internet app, it redirects you to the intrusive virus page and only shows you one page. It will not go away though you quit the browser or turn off your device. Sometimes, this virus can totally lock you out of your device. It blocks everything on your device. You can’t access your home screen or any app. Every time you start your device, the virus appears and locks your screen quickly before you can do anything on it. On the virus page, it displays the logo of FBI, picture of President Obama or other leaders. It claims that your device has been blocked for safety reason. Suspicious legal activities like storing and spreading children porn, viewing pornography, etc. have been detected on your device. It demands $100, $200 or $500 via prepaid card like paysafecard, voucher and itune card to unblock your device. It may give you 24 to 72 hours to pay the fine. To scare you, it says you will be thrown into jail for several years and all your important data on device will be deleted if you do not pay the money in time. In this case, many people choose to pay money to avoid other punishment. However, you need to know that you are sending the money to the criminals instead of the police. Do not be panic when seeing the warning message because it is fake. It is only a scam virus created by the cyber criminals. You don’t have the obligation to pay the bogus fine. You need to calm down and remove FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus to unblock your device.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from the powerful scam virus
(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode
(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device—-turn on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly
(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up
You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Step 2: Search and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
In a word, never trust any message that suddenly pops up on your device and asks for a fine. As FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus is very tricky and good at disguising itself, lots of people have been scammed. What’s worse, their devices still are blocked even though they paid the money as the virus demands. The criminals just take your money away and leave the virus there. They only want money from you and do not care about your device at all. You need to keep in mind that the FBI Cyber Crime Division will not inform you the crime by sending you a pop-up message. If you are not sure whether it is true, you can google around and see what people say about it. As we all know, this virus is strong and powerful enough to take over your whole screen. You must stop it to avoid further damage. Take action right now! Locate and remove the FBI Cyber Crime Division scam virus programs completely and manually to take your device back!
Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 8:45 am