Dec 23, 2017

How to Get Rid of FBI Phone Lock?

I had been fined for watching porn. Please help me get rid of FBI phone lock. I am so scared!

What is FBI Phone Lock?

Do you have FBI phone lock when browsing the Internet, watching a video or downloading a piece of software? Your phone is blocked by the “FBI” for watching illegal pornography. You must be freaking out when facing such a FBI warning. Please calm down. In fact, this warning is not issued by the FBI or any other legit law enforcement agency. It is a harmful virus created by the hackers. Your phone has been attacked by a scam virus. The FBI phone lock takes over your screen saying that your phone is blocked due to involving in viewing, spreading and storing child porn and illegal pornography. You also may be accused of violating copyright. To unblock your phone, you must pay a penalty which ranges from $100 to $500. For this reason, people also name it ransomware.
This kind of scam virus has been spread widely all over the world. It steals the name of law enforcement agency and police to scare users into paying non-existed fine. The variants of FBI phone lock pretend to be different police and agencies in different countries and regions. In United State, it may claim that it is FBI, NSA, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Cyber Security Cyber Police. In United Kingdom, it pretends to be United Kingdom police/Cyber police, PCEU, ICSPA or Cheshire Police Authority. In addition, the scam virus also steals the names of AFP, CSIS, RCMP, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ and so on. Though the FBI phone lock virus may have different names, they share the same characters. They are aggressive powerful enough to attack all mobile devices with Android, Windows or ios systems. As we said, FBI phone lock is only a scam virus which helps cyber criminals swindle money out of innocent users. If you get the FBI threat asking for a fine on a phone, do not pay fine. Just remove the virus so as to get rid of fake FBI phone lock.

How FBI Phone Lock Virus Works?

As soon as FBI phone lock virus is installed, it blocks your screen and display a fake FBI warning. Some of you may wonder how the scam virus access your phone while you have installed a security program. It is because the FBI phone lock is able to disable the security program to avoid being detected and removed. The virus also changes the browser and phone settings to control the phone. No option is provided on the FBI screen to close the warning. You only can switch the warning page to the page where it asks you to enter code of prepaid card to send money. Some of you may be scared by this message and try to get rid of the FBI phone lock by turning the phone off. You may think that the FBI message will go away. However, the virus pops up and takes over the screen after about 3-4 seconds the phone is back on. It will not go away no matter how many times you restart your phone. Even worse, the FBI phone lock disable the power button to prevent you from shutting down the phone. It seems that the police are controlling your phone.
We have to admit that this FBI virus is pretty tricky and aggressive. It threatens that you will be taken to the court and spend 6-8 years in jail. The nasty virus also detects your IP address, location, time zone, your phone number etc. It lists your friends’ names and contacts saying that your friends will be interrogated for your illegal activities. The FBI phone lock also can use the camera to take a snap of your face without your permission, claiming that your profile has been uploaded to the FBI criminal database. Do not fall for this trap. Its owner is not the FBI but the cyber criminals. The real police will not punish you and collect fine in this way. In other word, you are not in trouble with the FBI. There is no need to pay the expensive fine via paysafecard, voucher and iTune gift card or Vanilla card. At the same time, you need to note that FBI phone lock is particularly dangerous due to its effectiveness and its harm. No one knows what the remote cyber criminals can do on your phone with the help of this nasty virus. Hence, we strongly suggest you get rid of the FBI phone lock as soon as you see it.

What’s The Best Way to Remove FBI Phone Lock?
The FBI 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 like Kyocera 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 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.

How to get rid of FBI phone lock? Since paying the so-called fine won’t help you remove this scam virus, manual removal is an effective solution for this. Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of tech skill. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the cellphone, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Screenshot of similar fake police Warning Virus

How Your Device Got Infected with police-theme Warning Ransomware?

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-by-step Guide to Unlock Your Android mobile phone from this scam virus

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.


In a word, never trust any message that suddenly pops up on your phone and asks for a fine. As FBI phone lock virus is very tricky and good at disguising itself, lots of people have been scammed. Their devices still are blocked even though they paid the money as the virus demands. The criminals just take your money away and leave the virus there. They only want money from you and do not care about your phone at all. In order to avoid being scammed, you need to keep in mind that the FBI will not inform you the crime by sending you a phone lock. If you are not sure whether it is true, you can google around and see what people say about it. As we all know, this virus is strong and powerful enough to take over your whole screen. What’s worse, the FBI phone lock virus is equipped to collect victims’ vital details and then reveal the information to Cybercriminals for illegal profits. Leak of privacy is a huge headache for people and no one can stand such a degrading conduct. Therefore, take action right now! Locate and remove the virus programs completely and manually to get rid of the FBI phone lock once for all.

Suggestion: How to get rid of FBI phone lock? 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.

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