Hi, there. Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing – How to remove? I was on the internet and a like popped up before I had a chance to get rid of it a message came up saying I was watching illegal pornography and that I had to pay a fine of €100 through Paysafecard. And it is blocking me from using the safari at all. My infected device is a iPhone 6. Now I can’t use my safari. Is the information real? I did nothing wrong online. I am a good citizen with good online habits and higher education. What should I do? Please advice!
“I’m just sending a message because a couple of days ago, I got some fake pop up blocker accusing me of watching illegal pornography. Multiple windows with porn ads popped up and then this blocker with all of these fake articles/laws telling me they’ve caught me viewing illegal pornography, which obviously, I was not doing. It demanded $500 or something, claimed it was US Marshal.”
Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing locked your mobile device, is the information real? From the information screen, you may see the police government’s badge, like FBI, US Homeland Security Cyber Police, UK POLICE, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center. To make it looks more real, cyber criminals may list your information in details on the warning message, such as the name of city you are living, country… “County: United Kingdom, Region, England, City: Golders Green, Your location 51.57631- 02003 Operation System: IOS” You may be freaked out as soon as you see this warning message popping up onto your mobile device screen. In order to make you to believe that this information is “real”, cyber criminals used to use the name of the legitimate Authority as listed above and then created the non-existent illegal activities you did online. To make it more horrible, it is saying that government accuses you doing illegal things of “viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography…”
Name: Jordan Middleton
Country: United Kingdom
Cellurar Network: Vodafone
Offender device: Samsung GT-I9300
Android Version: 4.3
Your device has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below.
All the actions performed on this Device are fixed.
All your files are encrypted.
AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING IN PROGRESS.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of the Kingdom of Great Britain criminal law.
Article 161 of the Kingdom of Great Britain criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years…”
Is the Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing legit? Will you be caught by the police? Of cause, no! This is a fake police warning. You will not be sent into jail. The real police will not come to your house. Commonly, ransomware viruses exploit the names of authorities including the FBI, USA Cyber Crime Investigations, and The ICE Cyber Crime Center – making fake claims that users must pay an amount of money (for supposed law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted files, etc.) in order to unblock their devices. The amount of fine can be 100-500 in Dollars, Pounds, Euros or other currencies. In most cases, cyber criminals employ the Green Dot MoneyPak, Ukash, or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services to collect fake fines from unsuspecting mobile device users. This ransomware virus can attack android devices (like android tablets and phones) as well as Apple devices (such as iPad, iPhone, iPod etc.). So, android device and Apple device users should be aware that paying these fines as ordered by Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing is equivalent to sending their money to cyber criminals. Even though you pay for the fine, your device can’t be unblocked. This virus is a hoax. You should note that neither the FBI, nor any other authority, use screen lockers to collect any fines. Hence, if your device got locked by Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing, you should take immediate action to remove the virus from it so as to unblock it.
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 Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
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.
Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing is a fake and malicious ransomware which can infect not only computers but also attack android devices and Apple devices. This virus can get into your device through the help of third party applications. So, you may get infected by this virus without knowing why sometimes. Generally speaking, Nasty Web sites warning of police offence viewing will pop up and lock your device at the time when you visit a phishing site, open a junk e-mail attachment, click on an unknown link or download an application from an unsafe source, especially after you jailbreak your device. This virus may attack all android device, Apple devices, and computer users around the whole world. As soon as this virus gets into your device, it will show you a scary message to trick you to pay the non-existent penalty. No matter what you see on the locking screen, you should ignore the message and then figure out a way to get rid of this malicious malware as soon as you can. So far, there is no any antivirus program can remove this virus from the infected android device or apple devices completely. If you want to remove the virus from the infected device quickly and completely, you should use manual removal guide which is the best and most effective way to remove the virus from your infected device.
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 October 12, 2016 5:52 am