I am facing a critical problem which is annoying me so much. I want to uninstall a video from my new Samsung tablet. Due to my clicked on a link reminding me to update my apps, then I got a warning from AFP. As soon as the pop-up appeared on my tablet screen, my tablet got locked with the warning message screen. I couldn’t do anything on my tablet. Is that warning real? I am so scared. I just got this pop-up all of a sudden. I did nothing wrong! It asked me to pay for 100 AUD via Ukash with 48 hours. My brain got blank for a while. Then I tried to keep myself calm down and did a research on this warning. From Google, lots of victims had reported that the message is not real, but is a malicious AFP Scam Virus. All the information is fake and non-existent statement. Now my problem is if I don’t pay for the fine, how I remove the virus from my tablet and unblock my screen? Please help!
“Hi, there. I need help! I got the AFP Scam Virus locked my Lenovo tablet yesterday. I knew that it was a scam virus from Google. How do I remove virus. I have followed the guide on your website and have turned tablet on in safe mode. My Norton is not available in safe mode. Now what is the next? Please help! Thank you!”
What is AFP Scam Virus? Have you ever heard about this malicious scam virus? One day, early in the morning, when you boot your android device and get into your home screen, you only can see a screen full of warning information and the amount of payment request. From the warning screen, you can see that your android device is locked by the Australian Federal Police department due to your illegal behaviors such as download unauthorized music or videos. Did you do anything wrong on your android device? What it states is real? You may remember that you just visited a porn site and watched porn videos before you fell asleep. Oh, gosh! That is the key why you get this warning pop-up! Cyber hackers used to attach this scam virus into third party programs, such spam emails, junk emails’ attachments, freeware downloads, suspicious websites (especially porn websites) as well as unfamiliar pop-ups/links/ads and so on. Any step by mistake will lead you into this scam trap which is made by the scammers with the purpose of tricking your money.
AFP scam virus (is short for Australian Federal Police scam virus) is designed by the evil hackers who want to rip off money from some innocent people. So far, this malicious virus may target not only computer system users but also aim to the high increasing use of android device market. AFP infection mainly attacks the computer and android device users who are living in the Australia. Once this virus comes into your android device, it will lock your android device screen immediately stopping you from doing anything on your device. This virus will disguise a legitimate government department just as its name of the Australian Federal Police. It will try to threat you by using government power. In order to makes it be more con-vincible, it also lists the main information of the victim under the title, such as IP address, the location and ISP. From the warning message, you will see that you are being accused by the government that you had violated the law by some illegal activities on the Internet, such as watching pornographic video or abusing copyrighted content. You will be put into jail for several years due to different charges unless you pay a fine through Ukash to avoid the jail punishment. It will also show you what kinds of rules of the government you break in details. With such “real” and details explanation, most of you may be fooled by this scam virus easily since one wants to be in prison. As a result, some of you choose to pay for the fine in order to unblock the device. However, things are not going well as you expected. Your screen is still being blocked even through you did pay for the fine and get the code to input on the virus page. Well, if your android device gets blocked by AFP scam virus, you’d better don’t trust it and take immediate action to get rid of this virus from your infected device 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 AFP Scam Virus from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of AFP Scam Virus 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.
AFP scam virus is totally a bad malicious ransomware, which is similar to other kinds of ransomware, such as Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus, ICSPA virus, NSA virus, CSIS virus, Homeland Security virus, PCEU virus and other similar ones that try to scam people with the names of authority departments. This virus can be distributed on the Internet via many resources or mediums including malicious web sites, links, freeware and spam attachments. Nowadays, no any antivirus tool can remove this scam virus from your infected android device and unblock your screen. Step-by-step manual removal guide is the only way to remove the virus completely and quickly. If you don’t know how to start, you are welcome to contact 24/7 YooCare Online Expert for further help!
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 July 7, 2016 5:10 pm