The $500 fine vanilla card malware locked your phone? -Unlock guide

I need your help. The $500 fine vanilla card malware locked My HTC phone. This morning, I was checking my business emails. Suddenly, a message popped up and called itself the police attention message. I had been accused of keeping child pornography-which of course I do not have). It asked for $500 fine via vanilla card. I was scared in the beginning, but I calmed down and checked it on Google. It turned out to be a piece of malware. I tried everything to remove it, but no luck. Can you help?

Brief Description of the $500 Fine Vanilla Card Malware

The $500 fine vanilla card malware is a nasty mobile device threat released by the cyber criminals for illegal purpose. This virus is identified as the ransomware as it holds your device hostage asking for $500. It is a member of the Urausy vrius family. To make you pay the money flatly, it pretends to the cyber police, FBI, NSA or other law enforcement and claims that your online activities have violated related laws. It demands $500 fine via vanilla card to unlock the device screen. You may be scared by this police threat as it looks “real” in a way. But, do not worry. This message is not from the police or any other law enforcement. You may ask why your device is blocked if it is not the police. It is because your device is infected with a piece of serious malware. You can remove the $500 fine vanilla card malware to unlock your device. And, there is one thing you should keep in mind. Never send any money to the cyber criminals behind this malware. It will not help your infected device. In fact, this virus have been rampant through out the world. If your device is infected, kick it off your device completely. If you are not one of the victims, protect your device well.

What Should I Do to Protect My Device from the $500 Fine Vanilla Card Malware?

The $500 fine vanilla card malware infection is very common. It is necessary to pay more attention to your mobile device’s safety. Firstly, do not use apps from unsafe websites. The malware hides inside malicious apps that you download off the Internet will lock your device unexpectedly. Next, do not open anything in a spam. The criminals dispatch spam with malicious attachment or phishing link which will make you download malware. Last but not least, do not visit dangerous websites. Many porn and game websites have been compromised nowadays. Pictures and words there are turned into hyperlinks that will lead you to malware websites. In a word, be careful with unknown programs and suspicious links online.

How the $500 Fine Vanilla Card Malware Work?

As soon as the $500 fine vanilla card malware sneaks into your device, it takes over your screen immediately. It make use of scary warning to swindle money out of innocent people. This tricky malware displays bogus police threat saying that your device is blocked for safety reason due to being involved in viewing, storing and spreading child pornography. Your online activities have violated related laws and you have to pay a certain amount of money via vanilla card. If you don’t pay within the limited time, you will spend 5 to 7 years in jail. It also has your IP address, location, device model, your contacts list and other personal information as if it is able to monitor every move on your device. Hence, you might pay the so-called fine without hesitation. However, we have to tell you it is a terrible idea to do this. If you paid, the cyber criminal achieved their goal and would run away. Nothing would change on your infected device. Though it has your information, it can’t prove that the message is from the police. In fact, it is simple to code a web page that can query your IP address. You should know that there are public databases available that correlate IP addresses of Internet providers with physical location. Therefore, unmask and get rid of the $500 fine vanilla card malware to unlock your device. Fight back against the hackers.

Since paying the so-called fine won’t help you remove this scam virus, manual removal is an effective solution for this. Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of tech skill. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the cellphone, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Step-by-step Guide to Unlock Your Tablet/Phone from this scam virus

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.


According to the research, many people have been scammed by this $500 fine vanilla card malware. They said the logo and picture looked genuine. Obama also pointed at them. They believed that they police would go to arrest them if they didn’t follow the guide to pay. Besides, the warning would not go away easily. They restarted their devices many times. Every time they started the device, the fake police attention message appeared quickly. We have to tell you that it is normal. The malware will not go away until you remove it. No one knows whether it will download more malware to damage your device for more sensitive information. You have to locate every related file of the $500 fine vanilla card malware and remove them one by one. Though it is difficult for you to to handle with this malware, do not pay money via vanilla card to fix the problem because it will not help at all. Many people lost a large amount of money while their devices were still blocked. Hence, ignore the bogus police threat. Delete this nasty malware out of your device completely right now.

Can’t remove the virus and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging your mobile device? please contact YooCare Expert for further removal help.

Published by on September 10, 2016 3:43 am, last updated on September 10, 2016 3:58 am

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