Your phone screen is locked suddenly by a warning page saying “your phone has been blocked” from AFP Crime Commission? You are accused of illegal online activities? But you never do anything wrong! Will you be drawn into a criminal case? Actually, it is a hoax. You don’t need to believe all it claims. How to remove AFP Crime Commission Virus from android phone?
AFP Crime Commission Virus can be classified as a ransomware. In the modern world of today, phone industry is developing rapidly, so does phone viruses. Phone users from many different areas have been threatened by some viruses designed by cyber criminals with the purpose of accumulating money in better explanations. The warning message blocking the android phone shows several common rules in different languages based on the locations. AFP Crime Commission Virus mainly targets users in Australia. First of all, it prevents you from accessing the phone. You don’t know where it comes from. Secondly, you are reported for lawbreaking. Some possible articles are listed on the warning page. The most important part is that it wants money from you to unlock the phone. Inexperienced users will be very scared to see the warning message and be taken in easily.
Letters in red indicate that your phone has been blocked. All your phone’s normal functions are suspended by reason of violating the law of Australia. You cannot access anything on your android phone except the warning page. To make it more real, cyber criminals even display your IP address, record your location and turn on the camera. It is fearsome to see your own photo and details in the locked page. So you may need to pay the fine in order to bypass the screen. However, it is a huge scam! What the cyber criminals want is to collect as much money as possible. But if you submit the “fine”, you will lose the money and your phone is still in danger. There is no way to get your money back for the cyber criminals who hide in an unknown place will transfer the money as quickly as possible. Some victims said that the locked screen may disappear temporarily after the payment but the cyber criminal are able to pop up the screen to lock the phone again because it is still infected. Hence, what you should do now is to remove AFP Crime Commission Virus from android phone timely.
Why is your phone still locked by AFP Crime Commission Virus although you never do anything listed on the lock screen? In fact, everything the virus releases is not reliable. You are not a law breaker. You will not be arrested by the police even if you do not pay the fake fine as it requests. Moreover, there is no a perfect antivirus program that can handle everything. Cyber criminals who are familiar with tech skills use this ransomware to gather valuable information and data. The virus is designed to have the ability to bypass antivirus protection to infect the system without letting you know. Once the user does something wrong accidentally online, the virus will take the opportunity to get in the android phone. What to do to remove AFP Crime Commission Virus from android phone? As mentioned above, most antivirus programs fail to catch the ransomware. In order to unlock your phone from the scam successfully, manual removal is considered to be the most effective way. Here are some basic steps on how to get rid of the virus that blocks your android phone.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from xx
(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—-turn 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 apps or files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
It is not a rare phenomenon that an android phone is locked by AFP Crime Commission Virus. It is a changeable virus with various versions. It is created by the cyber criminals with a main purpose of accumulate wealth by an illicit way. The virus facilitates the cyber criminals to invade the fragile system. Once your phone is infected with this ransomware, you will be blocked and have no way to access anything on the phone. It claims that you have violated the laws of Australia. To unlock your android phone, you need to pay a fine within a period of time. However, the payment does not help to unlock your phone! To remove AFP Crime Commission Virus from android phone, you may need to try manual removal when the antivirus program in the phone is disabled. And be prudent when surfing online will help you stay away from the scam virus.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only the users with rich tech knowledge are recommended to implement the processes because any errors will crash your phone. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by Deb Mirren & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:17 am