Help! FBI OneVanilla virus locked screen? FBI wants payment of $500 by a inactivated “ONEVANILLA” is this real. I was browsing some porn sites and then my phone got hit with fake FBI virus. It says to pay with a unactivated ONEVANILLA card. How to unlock on Android phone? FBI Vanilla Reloadcard malware blocked android phone, The instructions say to restart y our phone in safe mode. However, I am unable to even power down my phone. No matter how long I hold the power button, nothing happens. Is there an alternative way to accomplish this? My phone has been hit with the fake FBI OneVanilla virus, i would like to know what to do because all the sites I go to say to power down my android phone, but I keep on trying and it wont turn off. I would like some assistance. I do not know if you will be able to reach me because I’m contacting you on a friends computer and my email is on my phone. My 86 years old neighbor was reading a storyline and all the sudden it locked his Android phone, saying it’s the FBI wanting $500 to unlock his phone. I know it’s a scam because these scammed are demanding that he used a one-time vanilla gift card that you purchase at retail stores which those are not traceable in the meantime. My poor neighbor cannot use his phone. Everything on phone is blocked. What can I do to help him? Any assistance will be appreciated.
What is FBI OneVanilla locked screen? Who created it to attack mobile devices? Is it dangerous? The nature of FBI OneVanilla locked screen is a piece of ransomware. Once the ransomware is installed, it locks your screen and issues bogus police threat. This malware pretends to be from the FBI and states that your phone is blocked for safety reason. You are accused of downloading, storing and spreading banned pornography, such as child pornography, zoophillia, rape and urolagnia etc. It demands $ 500 as penalty to unlock the phone and threatens that FBI will come to you and arrest you if you don’t pay within the limited time. In fact, this message is not from FBI or other government department. Its owner is the hacker. Just like the UK police, cyber police and DOJ scam virus. It demands innocent users to pay non-existed fine in the name of law enforcement agencies or officials. The real fact is that it has nothing to do with any legit organization. You are not in trouble with the police but the cyber criminals instead. Hence, there is no need to pay the fine. You only need to remove the ransomware to unlock your device.
As soon as the ransomware is downloaded and installed, the FBI OneVanilla locked screen takes over your device and does not allow you to access the Internet. Once you download the virus accidently, it will automatically be installed immediately. This is why people have no idea why their devices are locked suddenly after they clicked on a link, picture or app package. Everything happens so fast that you don’t have time to react. On one hand, the FBI OneVanilla locked screen can hijack your browser, such as Internet app, Google Chrome and Safari. Every time you open the browser app, you are redirected to the fake FBI warning page. There is no an option to close the tab. You can choose to quit browser while it will appear again after you reopen it. On the other hand, this malware also is capable of blocking everything on your device. You can’t access apps or files on device. Even the home screen can’t be seen. Only the FBI OneVanilla locked screen is there. It says that your device is blocked by FBI for suspicious illegal activities. On the locked screen, it lists your IP address, local time, location, version of Android and so on. Sometimes, it even grabs some of your Contacts or pictures of your friends or relatives to make you believe that the police are spying on you. In fact, it is easy for the cyber criminals to collect such kind of information on the Internet. Commonly, it demands fine payment with prepaid card so that people are not able to find any clue of their scams. Mostly, it asks you pay via OneVanilla, Ukash, PaySafecard, iTune gift card or MoneyPak within 24 hours to 72 hours. There even is a countdown which really makes people feel nervous about it. To make sure that you will send them money, it threatens you that your friends will be interrogated and you will have to spend about 5 to 11 years in jail for this if you do not pay within the given time. Many victims were so scared by thinking that their lives would be ruined if you didn’t pay. Hence, they chose to compromise with so-called FBI to avoid trouble. We are sorry to tell you that it is useless to pay fine. It is only a scam. Our customers said that their devices still were blocked after they paid as it required. After they entered the code of prepaid card, they saw a message on the FBI page saying, “Your request will be processed in 24 hours.” However, nothing changed after several days passed by. You ought to ignore this message temporarily. Calm down and figure out a way to remove this malicious virus thus getting rid of the FBI OneVanilla locked screen.
The criminals spread FBI OneVanilla locked screen 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.
Screenshot of FBI Scam Virus
FBI OneVanilla Virus Locked Screen? Unlock On Android Phone
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.
FBI OneVanilla virus Locked Screen? Unlock On Android Phone. FBI OneVanilla locked screen is totally s scam. It is released by the ransomware which is a tool that hackers use to swindle money out of users. According to the online research, they made huge amount of money from this kind of nasty malware for all those years. If you are a victim of the FBI OneVanilla locked screen, do not ever trust the bogus alert and try to get rid of trouble by paying them money. You must know that you are not faced with the FBI. You are sending money to support the criminals. That is definitely a wrong move. Next time when you see any message about police fine, you must be more careful. On one hand, the police do not collect a fine via locked screen or popup on website. On the other hand, the police will come to your house and talk to you face to face if something bad did happen to you. Though you are not able to get rid of the FBI OneVanilla locked screen no matter how many times you restarted the device, there is a piece of good news for you. You can get FBI OneVanilla virus off your device manually. Locate and delete related files one by one. You will be able to unlock your Android device.
Suggestion: 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 Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on February 26, 2019 8:44 am