Hi there. I need help removing this Department of Justice Ransomware. Back in April I got Department of Justice message saying I was accused of downloading of child porn on my HTC phone. The whole phone was blocked telling me I had to pay a $500 fine in 24 hours by way paysafecard at any cvs/Walmart. If ignored, charges would be brought against me and I would face 5-11years in prison. I suspect this was a malware scam. I believed that I was fine as three months have passed. However, I got a recorded message saying again I have to pay the $500 yesterday. How come the hackers keep targeting on me? Is there a way to get rid of it completely? Please help me. I feel so bad right now. Thank you in advance.
Department of Justice Ransomware is one of the most dangerous viruses among the Urausy family. It blocks your device and demands a certain fine which ranges from $100 to $500. You are supposed to send the money via Moneypak, paysafecard, itune gift card in 24 hours or 72 hours. To make it look authentic enough to scare you, it displays the logo of Department of Justice and picture of the leader. It tells you that your device has been blocked for safety reason. Suspicious activities like distribution of pornographic material, spam and copyrighted content. A bunch of related laws are listed with the copy of Department of Justice seal. Do not fall for it to pay ransom. It is only a well-designed virus program. This warning message is not from the cyber criminals instead of the authority department or law enforcement agency. Do not worry about the non-existed crime, fine or jail thing. The agent from the Department of Justice will not come to arrest you as it says. Right now, please take care of your blocked device. You must remove the Department of Justice Ransomware to get rid of the cyber criminals’ control.
In those days, Department of Justice Ransomware infection is very common. In the first place, it mainly targeted on people in the US. However, now it is a notorious virus which has been spread to attack unexpected users all over the world. Though you live in the UK, Canada, China, Australia or the rest of the world, your device can be infected with the US Department of Justice Ransomware. They use different languages to show the warning in different countries. However, it is the same virus which is trying to swindle money out of innocent people. To get away from the Ransomware and avoid being scammed, it is necessary to note how it spread. Commonly, Ransomware is bundled with the third party software, such as unknown free software, shareware from unsafe websites. Once you download suspicious software, virus can seize the opportunity to sneak into your device immediately. Hence, it will be a better idea to download software from official websites or app store. Also, the criminals spread virus via email. They embed viruses in email attachment and dispatch the spam to thousands of email users every day. In the email, it pretends to be from the famous company and invites you to click on to fill up information for gift or coupon. In fact, it is asking you to download virus. Do not reply the spam or click on the attachment to see what is going on. It is a trick of the virus. Ignore spam and remove them immediately. Besides, do not visit malicious websites. Criminals would like to hide virus on your malicious websites or legit websites that have been compromised. Many people did pick up viruses from those websites. Be cautious with those websites, you can keep your device away from viruses.
As soon as Department of Justice Ransomware is installed, it blocks your device and does not allow you access the system. The device screen is full of the warning. You only can switch the warning page to the page it asks you enter code to send money. Some of you may be scared by this message and try to get rid of it by turning the device off. When the device is back on, you may think it is fine before you unlock the screen. The device looks normal. However, the virus pop up and take over the screen after about 3-4 seconds you unlock the device. It will not dispear no matter how many times you restart your device. We have to admit that this virus is pretty tricky and aggressive. The virus says it is going to punish you and fine you in the tone of Department of Justice. It also detects your IP address, location, time zone, your phone number etc. It lists your friends’ names and contacts saying that your friends will be interrogated for your crime which will surely make you believe that someone is spying on you. In fact, it is very easy for the criminals to collect your generate data from your online activities. Besides, the police will not monitor what you do on your device. On the contrary, the cyber criminals would do that with the help of virus. No one knows whether the virus will download more malware to access more sensitive information, such as bank card detail, Amazon account and password etc. After all, the criminals will not stop trying to damage your device for important information until they grab all of your money. Therefore, get rid of Department of Justice Ransomware before it’s too late.
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
Many Department of Justice Ransomware victims ask our experts like this, “Are you sure that the Department of Justice is not legit? Are you sure that the message is fake? Are you sure that I will not go to jail for this? Are you sure that the police will not show up and throw me into prison?” We need to tell you that the Department of Justice itself is legit, but the warning you got on your device is not from the Department of Justice. The cyber criminals steal the name of authority to trick you into paying money. Do not be fooled by it. The police will not give you a warning before they come to your house. How can they continue the case if you destroy the evidence or just run away after receiving the warning? Additionally, the police will not accept ransom in the form of gift card. All those crime things are faked up for illegal money. Do not pay any money to the Department of Justice Ransomware. It will not help your blocked device. You have to remove the virus manually and completely. If you have the same infection on your device and are reading this article, it is the very right time to get rid of Department of Justice Ransomware.
Published by & last updated on August 26, 2016 9:03 am