Hello, there. I need help. I don’t know why: while I was browsing Internet on my Safari, I visited a shopping website which I used to buy my clothes on it, all of a sudden, a pop-up came onto my screen and I wanted to end it, but, I was redirected to an unknown website. After that, my Safari screen got locked by “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus Warning Screen. Each time I booted my Safari, I got redirected to the virus screen. I couldn’t use my Safari any more. What should I do? Please help!
“Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus Warning Screen may lock your safari and keep you away from using Safari normally on the infected device. With the rapid growth in living standard, most of you would like to use apple products like iPad, iPhone, Mac computer to show yours living standard. Safari is a default browser for apple device. Lots of you use Safari on their iPad, iPhone to browse the Internet. Many people who are using iPad, iPod, iPhone may think that apple products are free from virus attack. They are greatly immune to viruses and malware. However, with development of IT technology, not only device users can find ways to protect their devices, but also cyber criminals find ways to distribute virus to the Internet, even though apple devices. Since this version of virus is improved to attack iPhone/iPad, this scam virus will easily spread online and hits Apple iOS device. Cyber criminals used to associate scam virus with third party applications throughout the Internet. This scam infection will pop up and lock your iPhone/iPad while you are visiting a phishing site, opening a junk e-mail attachment, clicking on an unknown link or downloading an application from an unsafe source.
“I have a bogus virus on my iPhone. The messaging is saying about…”Your device has been locked for illegal pornography. Send email to [email protected] for unlocking”. Along with a screen that is showing kinds of nasty bestiality pictures. I did the research on Google. I knew that it is unreal. How do I delete this virus? My safari is blocked. Please help!”
Attention! As soon as you see this kind of information mentions about the law and government, you should ring an alarm in your mind. You should do more research about this reality of the information. Actually, “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus Warning Screen is fraudulent information. This rogue scam pop-up blocked your access to your Internet from Safari on your iPhone with something regarding pornography. It asks you to pay for a fine of $ 500, if you want to unlock your Safari. It threats you that it will delete all your data on your iPhone if you don’t pay for the fine with 24/48/72 hours. The police will come to your house and take you to the court. You will be sent into jail for years. Well, even if you do that payment, it does nothing help on unlocking your Safari. You’d better find a way to remove the virus from your iPhone or iPad or iPod immediately once you see this scam virus showing on your device.
We used to think that Apple IOS system can get away from ransomware virus hacking safely. However, cyber criminals create malicious virus: “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus message aiming to hack Apple device users. To distribute this scam virus, there are plenty of opportunities, strategies and methods are available for its distributors. The most common and popular method which works is bundling of software. So, you may get this virus while you are downloading or installing the free and infected applications. SPAM email attachments are also used for the distribution of this precarious virus. Sometimes, your online activities may give the virus to hack your Apple device, such as visiting pornographic or gambling website, clicking links on untrusted websites and advertisements, downloading items from unreliable sources, etc. From the previous analysis, you may know why we are saying the distribution channels of the virus are various.
It will block your Internet access once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legitimate warning to lock you out of Safari or Chrome browser.
It will not let you exit the blocked page even you have restarted the device a million times.
It can block all types of antivirus apps.
1. This message can run on iPhone, iPad, iPod or other Apple devices.
2. Don’t pay for anything or provide your personal information to this hoax, it won’t help unlock Safari/Chrome, but just waste your money.
3. Currently antivirus apps are unable to detect or remove this malware.
4. There is no anti-malware software that can detect 100% of the malware out there.
Since viruses are quite inevitable, there are some tips you can avoid being fallen into “Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus message in the future:
1. Be careful of downloading applications in the internet because many of them are just cloned applications. Visit legitimate app stores like Apple Store because it filters out the reliable application from what’s not reliable. Most viruses are from gaming and anti-virus applications which are forged. Before downloading an application, try to read some customer reviews so that you will be assured that it is truly a trusted app. Stick with apps from App Store and don’t jailbreak your device and install apps from third-parties.
2. Be cautious at opening attachments thru MMS, SMS messages and e-mails because you might open an unknown attachment from unknown sender. Never open any attachments which are suspicious to you.
3. Don’t open your Bluetooth connection when not in need. It would be easy for the virus to go inside the phone’s application and destroy the phone’s performance.
4. Read the permissions. Every app you install has to declare its permissions, meaning the app lists what it will have access to on your phone. Don’t just click OK without reading what the app will do.
“Your device has been locked for illegal pornography” Virus Warning Screen is completely a scam virus infection. The real police government will not do the thing like locking your Safari to stop you browsing normally if you did do the thing against the law of the country. This virus used to attack iPad, iPad, iPhone device users who are living in the USA. Once your Safari got locked, manual removal is the best way and most quickly way to remove the virus from your infected device completely. If you want to be away from being infected again and again, you should bear the following tips in mind: 1) be cautious when clicking links/pop-ups/ads. It can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious websites. 2) Do not download unknown “free” software. 3) Avoid opening unknown e-mail attachments. To sum up, if your safari got locked by this scam virus, you should close your device immediately and then contact YooCare Tech Support Company for further assistance if you don’t know how to remove the virus by manual.
Suggestion: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made during the removal process, you may damage your device immediately. If you are not sure how to start, please contact YooCare PC/Mobile experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on December 6, 2016 5:38 am