Hi,there? I got a FBI thing message on my Samsung phone. My phone is totally locked and I can power it off only by taking out the battery. It says I watched illegal porn and asks to pay $500 dollars to fix the problem. Is it real police? How can I delete it without paying $500 bucks? Please help! Thanks a lot!
It has been years since the FBI warning message was developed by hackers to attack all kinds of devices. The FBI alert, in which the victims are accused of watching pornography, is a nasty ransomware programed by cyber criminals to pretend to be real law enforcement authorities. It has been confirmed by now, this virus can corrupt such devices including various android phones/tablets of all types of brands like Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei and so on, Iphone, Ipad, computers of all versions of Windows systems like Windows XP, Windows 7 etc. As soon as infected, the device will be locked up immediately and completely. The victims can’t use their android phones/tablets to do anything as before until the virus is totally removed. They are not allowed even to turn off the devices, regardless of running a security tool to scan and kill it. For Iphone/Ipad users, the situation is better, but they are not able to use Safari to surf the Internet without thoroughly getting rid of the FBI ransomware. Actually, although the FBI virus is violent, you can get it off your devices completely at rather lower cost than the unreal fine it demands you pay to unlock the device by turning to an expert in this field to deal with it manually.
Many victims may want to ask whether watching porn videos are legal or not. As a matter of fact, in many countries, it is legal for adults to visit legal porn content on the Internet. If you are at the age of below 18, it is better not watch any porn things. Watching porn is an act of immorality in most countries, slightly violating law in many nations or strictly banned in few territories. However, it is not as serious as to be put into justice and serve 5-10 years’ prison sentence as the FBI message states. It is just a trick to threaten the victims to hurry to pay the unreal fine as fast as they can. In a lot of cases, the victims report that their devices get infected with the FBI ransomware when they are visiting porn websites. This is not a surprise since the FBI scam virus is usually distributed by attaching to risky websites like gambling sites, websites with porn content like porn video, pictures and texts. So, if you use your devices like phones, tablets or computers to visit a porn website, it will be easy for you to be attacked by the FBI scam virus suddenly. There are also users reporting that they are attacked by the FBI ransomware by clicking on suspicious commercials or popups while visiting reliable sites or downloading freeware on unknown websites. Therefore, to keep your devices away from the FBI scam virus, apart from staying away from risky websites, you should make yourself a careful internet user and avoid downloading any freeware or shareware from unknown sources, clicking on any suspicious advertisements, popups or links. In total, you should use your devices to reach the Internet in a safe and secure way.
Screenshots of Variants of the Ransomware
It will take control of your mobile phone or tablet rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It will not allow you to call, text or even access your home screen on the infected device.
It will not let you power off the device or do anything else except for inputting the demand Ukash/Moneypak code.
Once your phone or tablet is blocked by the FBI prism scam, you will have no access to its home screen. Thus, you need to bypass this FBI prism scam block and then you have the chance to locate the scam on your Android device. Here are some instructions on bypassing this FBI prism scam on your phone or tablet.
Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected phone or tablet.
For Samsung Galaxy 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 and tablet 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 phone or tablet is in safe mode already, then you can contact an expert for further ransomware removal instruction.
Note: The ransomware removal guide is so complicated, and it requires sufficent skills. If you are not an Android device 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 experts can provide you with the most professional service of the ransomware removal.
The FBI message is undoubtedly a ransomware programmed by hackers to cheat money of the victims whose devices like phones/tablets of Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola etc., computers of various OS, Iphones and Ipads. The ransomware disguises to be law enforcement agencies and locks up the victims’ devices or web browsers by accusing them of watching illegal pornography on the Internet. It offers a way to settle the issue, that is, the victims are required to pay an unreal fine ranging from 100-500 USD/Euros. If not, it threatens that the victims will be put into justices and will be sentenced about 5-10 in prison. This is really frightening. But you don’t need to feel so panic as to hurry to pay the unreal penalty as it says, because all of this is fake and false. And for the moment, manual removal proves to be the most effective and efficient way to delete this ransomware. So, you should stay calm all the time and turn to an expert in this field to get rid of it quickly and manually as soon as you find the FBI scam virus on your devices.
To completely get the warning message off phones or tablets, you can contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on June 25, 2017 9:21 am
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