Dec 23, 2017

Paysafecard Virus Locked Android SamSung? Unlock Guide

Anyone here? Need help. There was popup on my phone sending me to a porn website, then blindly I clicked a video trying to take it off and it started playing. Then a Paysafecard pop up came on trying to make me pay $100. And it won’t let me do anything and it says if I don’t pay, I’ll be on a criminal list and I will lose all the stuff on my phone and I just don’t know what to do. Can the federal government lock your computer or mobile device? Please help. I am scared.

Brief Information of Paysafecard Virus

Paysafecard Virus is dangerous and aggressive virus which is created by hacker. In the first beginning, it mainly targeted computers. As mobile devices have become an important part of daily life, it starts to attack mobile devices with various systems, such as Android, ios and Windows etc. This virus usually warns victims that they have violated some laws because of watching some illegal porn videos. Therefore, the police lock their devices. In order to unlock their devices and avoid more punishment, they will need to pay a fine via prepaid card like Paysafecard. The size of fine is different on different devices which ranges from $ 100 to $ 500. The innocent victims are threatened by the nasty virus. It states that the police will come to their home and arrest them if they don’t pay the fine within the deadline. It commonly gives victims 24 to 72 hours to prepare the fine. It also states that your friends will get message about your crime and you will have to stay in jail for years. In fact, this Paysafecard police warning is made up by the cyber criminals and shown by the virus. Therefore, you have to remove the Paysafecard virus from your device without delay.

What Do You Do after Paysafecard Virus Locked Your Samsung?

What do you do after your Samsung is locked by police warning? You need to get the Paysafecard virus off your device immediately. Can the FBI or other police block your phone for illegal porn? If your phone or tablet is blocked by this warning screen labeled with FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI HEADQUARTERS, Department of Justice or other law enforcement agency which claims that your device is locked due to involving forbidden pornographic sites, you should notice that your phone or tablet is actually blocked by a kind of Trojan malware or ransomware. It has nothing to do with the real police. Paysafecard police warning message is actually another version of FBI Vanilla virus or cyber police virus. Paysafecard virus is designed by cyber hackers to scare you into paying non-existed fine. The virus is able to hijack internet browser like Internet, browser, chrome or safari, and then display this false scaring police warning. It shows up every time you open the browser app. Besides, this virus is aggressive enough to block the whole device. You even can’t access the home screen or turn off the device. Paysafecard malware also warns you in a threatening tone that information on your location and snapshots containing your face have been uploaded on the THE FBI CYBER CRIME DEPARTEMNT’S DATACENTER. You will believe that you did something wrong to violate laws of United States of America. You don’t want to make any trouble with FBI police, so you pay the fine as it demands to avoid lawsuits. We have to tell you that it is wrong to pay the fine. You are sending money to the hackers instead of the FBI. What you should do is to get rid of the virus as soon as possible.

What’s The Best Way to Remove Paysafecard Virus?
The Paysafecard 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 ransomware virus. As the virus block the anti-virus programs, virus manual is the most effective way so far. That will make sure that the ransomware 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 ransomware Virus. Due to the changeable characters of virus files and associated settings, we suggest you contact computer experts for help.

How to remove Paysafecard virus on Samsung Galaxy? 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. The police warning on your device is only a virus. Its owners are the hacker. As Paysafecard 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 their 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 real police will not inform you the crime by locking your device and displaying Paysafecard warning. If you did violate the laws, the police would come to your house and take you right away. If you still are not sure whether the warning 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 Paysafecard 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 deserve such a degrading conduct. Therefore, take action right now! Locate and remove the virus programs completely and manually to get rid of Paysafecard virus once for all.

Suggestion: How to remove Paysafecard virus on Samsung Galaxy? 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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