Hi. I happened to be on my Android Kindle fire and I was watching a video when an ad popped up, saying I needed to update my media player. So I did. It turned out to be totally wrong. The screen went black and this thing about the FBI popped up suddenly. It said my tablet was and would always be locked by the FBI until I paid 500 dollars via OneVanilla card. I was accused of doing illegal things with the tablet, but I can say I never watched kid porn on there ever. Now I find out that it is a scam virus. Don’t know how to get rid of OneVanilla FBI scam on android Kindle fire. Please help!
Is your android device locked by a FBI warning? Can’t use your device because the police warning takes over the whole screen? Have been fined for watching illegal porn on android? Is it true that you are in trouble with the FBI for illegal activities or contents? No, it is a scam. The OneVanilla FBI scam is generated by a piece of ransomware. It is a risky and aggressive virus. Its owner is not the FBI or any other legit department. The cyber criminals are the real persons who are behind this scheme. They create and spread virus to attack mobile devices. By stealing the name of FBI, Cyber police, Department of Justice, it scares users into paying a non-existing fine via the OneVanilla card. If your device is locked by the OneVanilla FBI scam, do not pay the fine as it demands. According to the victims of FBI scam virus, they didn’t take their devices back and the virus was still there after 24 hours paying a fine of $ 500. It is useless to pay the so-called fine. We strongly suggest you remove the OneVanilla FBI scam virus manually to unlock your android device to avoid more loss and further damage.
Like its name, ransomware is a program which takes your android device hostage and demands a certain amount of money to unlock. As soon as the OneVanilla FBI scam virus is installed on your device, it blocks the antivirus completely and makes up fake FBI waning, posing as an official notice from a law enforcement agency. The name of the law enforcement agency can be FBI, American Federation of Police, Cyber police, Metropolitan Police and other famous ones. The warning says that your device is blocked due to involving in distribution of pornographic material, SPAM, copyrighted content and similar “crimes”. In other case, this OneVanilla FBI scam virus only blocks the Internet based on webpage code. The hackers use CCS and Java scripts to realize the OneVanilla FBI scam. The FBI warning occupies the browser and does not allow you to access the Internet even though you restart the device. It does not disappear like the normal browser notification. The fake police warning states that a penalty ranging from $ 100 to $ 500 must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach.
The FBI ransomware requires victims to pay via OneVanilla card. Usually, the hackers demand prepaid card because it is difficult to track where the money is going to when using prepaid card, such as OneVanilla, iTunes gift card, Green Dot MoneyPak, PaySafecard and Ukash vouchers etc. To make the warning more authentic, it displays the FBI logo and lists related law items. Sometimes, it even takes a picture of the user via the front-facing camera, threatening that user’s profile has been uploaded to the FBI cybercrime datacenter. You have to pay the fine within 72 hours to avoid more trouble. This FBI warning looks scary in a way for users who know little about computer and tech. Therefore, many users chose to pay the fine right away, being afraid that the FBI would come to them and throw them in jail. In this case, the hackers can grab lots of money from this FBI ransomware. At the same time, they can collect your sensitive information for future attack or commercial purpose. You should get rid of OneVanilla FBI scam virus as soon as possible to protect your android device and data from risk.
Screenshot of similar fake police Warning Virus
The criminals spread scam virus via various ways. Your device will be infected easily before you can react. Let’s talk some of the situations.
Situation 1: Viewing suspicious sites. Virus on malicious sites and legal sites that have been compromised can catch you and block the device immediately when you visit them.
Situation 2: Opening corrupted attachment or click on malicious links in a spam. The cyber criminals dispatch tons of spams with virus to worldwide users every day. Sometimes, virus is embedded in attachment. Sometimes, it hides on site that the malicious link redirects you to. Once you click on them, virus sneaks into your device quickly.
Situation 3: Downloading unknown software that includes malware. Sometimes, you may be convinced that a piece of certain software is useful and meet your needs very much. After you see description of the software, you may think that you will not lose anything after you install it even if it is not as useful as it says. You are totally wrong. Once you download software with virus, your device will be blocked. You are putting your device at risk.
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 first. Press power button to power it 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.
There is no doubt that the OneVanilla FBI warning on your android is a scam. The hackers use ransomware to lock your device, stating that you violated laws of United States of America. As a result, you need to pay the fine to unlock the device. Otherwise, criminal procedures will be initiated against you. Your family and friends will be interrogated. Most victims made the wrong decision to be jail free by paying the so-called fine. You must know that the hackers only care about money. The victims said that the virus still blocked the device even though they sent codes to the hackers. Do not ever trust the hackers. You can ignore the FBI warning for now. The most important task for you is to get rid of the OneVanilla FBI scam virus completely. As we all know, the FBI ransomware is very dangerous and evil. You can’t just leave it on your device, allowing it ruin your system and putting data at risk. Locate the malicious files of OneVanilla FBI scam virus and delete them once for all!
Suggestion: Don’t Know How to Get Rid Of OneVanilla FBI Scam on Android? 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 August 19, 2017 7:12 am