Hi. After opening an email from the deliver company, my Kyocera has been locked up by a FBI warning, saying I have to pay a fine within 48 hours because I viewed illegal pornography which I didn’t. I thought it was real until I read your blog. Please help removing FBI virus off my Kyocera.
FBI virus is classified as a piece of dangerous ransomware. It is probably the most widely-spread virus from Reveton family of malware. In fact, there are already several variants of it like Cyber Police, AFP, U.K. Metropolitan Police, U.S. Department of Justice, ICSPA, CSIS virus, etc. They all pretend to be the authority to threaten users for ransom. In those years, the cyber criminals keep changing the layout of ransomware so as to swindle money out of innocent users. If you receive any message from the police or other law enforcement department like FBI, do not trust it. It has nothing to do with the law enforcement department. It is just a scam virus created by the cyber criminals to steal your money in the name of FBI. You ought to note that the police will not collect fine by blocking your mobile device and displaying warning to inform you. If you did violate the law, the police would send you an official document. Commonly, they would just break in your house and arrest you if they had enough evidence. Victims of this scam virus say that they did not do anything that mentioned by the fake message. This is the bug of this scam. It just takes a screenshot of the law items to scare you. Do not pay fine to the criminals because it will not help your blocked device. In order to unblock your device, you need to remove the FBI virus completely.
As soon as the FBI scam virus sneaks into your device, it shows fake police threat to scare you into paying non-exited penalty. On Android devices, it can lock up the whole screen completely or only lock your Internet browser. On IOS devices, it only blocks your internet browser. When the fake FBI threat takes over your screen, it does not allow you to access your apps or home screen. No matter you shut it down or restart it, the virus will appear soon once your device is turned on. If your iPhone/iPad/Mac is infected, it blocks your Safari or Google Chrome. The scam virus hijacks the browser and does not allow you to access the Internet every time you open Safari or Google Chrome. The fake police threat says that your device is blocked due to being involved in viewing, storing and spreading child porn. To make the police threat look authentic, it displays logos of related departments, photos of political leaders, specific laws that you “violated”. Sometimes, it also has your location, IP address, device model and even a small part of your contacts which make you believe that the police are spying on you. It asks you pay via prepaid card like paysafecard, vanilla card, Amazon/iTune gift card, Moneypak or Ukash within 48 or 72 hours. Why does the criminal demand this kind of payment? The reason is that it is very difficult to track the money after you pay via prepaid card. It lies that the police will arrest you and interrogate your friends if you don’t send money in time. Do not be panic when seeing such a police threat. It is fake. To get rid of the fake police threat, you only need to remove the scam virus which is installed on your device.
What’s The Best Way to Remove FBI Virus off Kyocera?
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.
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. For Kyocera device, restart the device and hold down vol down key to start your device into 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 virus is very dangerous and aggressive. We understand how upsetting it would be while dealing with this virus. We suggest you calm down when seeing any message which asks for money. No police will inform you something via a pop-up message. They will not punish criminals by locking their devices. They would rather break in your house and take you away. The cyber criminals spare no effort to steal money from Internet users every say. You must be careful. Never trust the white screen virus and pay ransom. It will not help your blocked device though you paid. You can ignore the warning and remove the FBI virus immediately. We don’t know if the white screen virus will install more malware for your credit card detail. Therefore, take action right now. Do not give it any chance to access your precious information or damage your device!
Suggestion: How to remove FBI virus off your Kyocera? 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 on August 23, 2017 7:12 am and last modified on December 23, 2017 5:16 am.