Hello my name is alexis Lanzo, and I got a pop up on my phone saying I have to pay $500 or my phone will stay lock and I can go to jail. I did nothing wrong or illegal. What can I do? I use this phone for everything. Please help me remove FBI Vanilla virus from my android phone. Any assistance would be appreciated.
The FBI Vanilla virus is a piece of serious ransomware which blocks users’ mobile devices with a huge fake police warning. It takes your mobile hostage and demands a fine to unblock in the name of FBI. Pretending to be the law enforcement agency, it accuses you of illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, viewing or distributing pornographic content and spreading malware. For that, you have to pay a $ 500 fine and enter a Vanilla card code to end trouble and unblock the mobile device. Do not trust this kind of police waring. It is not related in any way to Federal Bureau of Investigation. In fact, it is a nasty virus created by cyber criminals to grab money from innocent users. We do not suggest you pay the fine to the so-called FBI because it is useless to pay this scam virus. The hackers would not unblock your mobile device though you paid as it demanded. They only want money, but do not care about your device. The virus will keep staying on and ruining your mobile until you get it removed. The FBI alert is a misleading one, but the threat is real. We don’t know if the virus is able to steal your precious data. After all, the virus is changing all the time and it becomes more and more aggrieve. Never give any chance to virus to access your money and sensitive information. Get rid of FBI Vanilla virus as soon as possible.
The FBI Vanilla virus has an immediate effect on its affected mobile device because it locks it down and disables the Internet connection once it gets inside the system. It blocks different programs in different cases. Sometimes, it only blocks Internet connection on the device. Your browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet app and Safari etc., is hijacked by the fake FBI threat. You can’t access the Internet. Sometimes, the FBI Vanilla virus can be more aggressive. It occupies the whole screen and blocks everything on the device. You only can see the FBI logo or President pointing at you. This aggressively-designed alert will not disappear like a normal notification though you restart the device many times. Even worse, you even can’t turn off the mobile to get away from this “horrible” police threat temporarily to take a break.
The FBI Vanilla virus locks down all your programs, including the security software. In this case, the security software is not able to block the malicious virus, leave alone removing it. Without the limitation of security software, the virus tries everything that the remote hackers want it to do. According to hackers, you should pay the fine through Vanilla, Ukash, Moneypak or PaySafeCard voucher or other pre-payment systems. You have been required to pay the fine within 24 or 72 hours. Otherwise, the police will go to your house and you will spend years in jail. Of course, you should never do that if you don’t want to support those scammers who are collecting these fines. Do not worry about the jail thing. You will not go to jail for this. The FBI will not inform you about criminal by locking your mobile and collecting fine in this way. What you need to do right now is to remove the FBI Vanilla virus from your mobile.
What’s The Best Way to Remove FBI Vanilla Virus?
The FBI Vanilla virus is believed to be from the Internet, spreading for illegal purpose. It is a ransomware created and controlled by cyber criminals who are qualified with certain levels of tech knowledge and skills. Since almost every single android device has an authentic virus protector, cyber criminals must make this virus quite smart in order to escape from the detection and auto removal by legitimate antivirus programs. That’s why smart device with antivirus protections still get infected by this FBI Vanilla virus. As the virus block the anti-virus programs, virus manual is the most effective way so far. That will make sure that the FBI Vanilla virus will not come back again.
Manual removal process, which requires advanced computer knowledge and abilities as well to deal with the virus manually, is suggested here as the most efficient way of unlocking android mobile from FBI Vanilla Virus. Due to the changeable characters of virus files and associated settings, we suggest you contact computer experts for help.
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 device 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 FBI Vanilla threat is a scam virus. The FBI will not punish someone who violated the law in this way. The real police will come to your house directly and explain the case to you clearly. You will not be wronged and fined for no reason. Do not send them the Vanilla card code. On one hand, they are not the FBI. On the other hand, paying the fine will help your blocked device. The virus will not go away until you remove it completely. Many users believed the FBI Vanilla warning was real because some of them did watch porn online when the virus popped up. They thought they have been caught for visiting pornographic websites, viewing files containing zoophilia, child pornography and similar. Do not be tricked by it. When seeing such a police threat, just calm down. You are allowed to ignore the alert temporarily. You are not obligated to pay the fine. You need to find out the real threat, the FBI Vanilla virus, and remove it completely. So far, manual virus removal is the most effective way. Remove the malicious files related to FBI ransomware one by one. Do not give it any chance to come back to attack your mobile. Do not wait any longer. Get FBI Vanilla virus off your mobile right now!
Suggestion: How Do I Remove FBI Vanilla Virus from Mobile? 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 December 23, 2017 5:27 am