It is no doubt that Android devices such as cell phones and tablets of Samsung, LG, Motorola have brought us a lot of convenience and played a very important part in our daily life and work. But unfortunately, the system is not so strong as to be able to protect your phones or tablets from any viruses developed by cyber criminals to attack the devices. The FBI Prism Virus is one of the violent scam viruses programmed by hackers to compromise your android devices.
Well, it is a kind of pornography he watched. I know he was just kidding, but my tablet is now with a FBI warning demanding $500 payment. It seems my information has been stolen and we are accused of watching child porn. I try to delete the warning screen but fail. I am not allowed to even switch off the tablet. It is totally locked up. Is the warning real? How can I get it off my tablet without paying $500?
It is so embarrassed. I know I should not have accessed this website. I know it may contain malware or other threats and damage my Samsung phone……Anyway, can you help me fix this problem? It is an alert saying my phone is locked because of watching porn video and I have to pay a $500 penalty to unlock it. Is it real? Should I pay the $500 penalty? This is the only phone I have, I need to get it fixed now. Please help me! Thanks a lot!
The FBI Prism ransomware blocks victims form using the infected phones or tablets as normal. An nasty alert pops up repeatedly to accuse the user of violating law and require to pay a penalty to fix the problem within a designated period of time. If not paid, the victims are threatened to be put into justice and sentenced to years in prison. This is horrible and some victims really pay the unreal penalty in order to avoid any possible lawsuit. After all, it is an embarrassed issue if it known by any acquaintances. However, what the FBI Prism Virus states in the warning popup is completely fake and false. It is just a trick played by cybercriminals to rib money of the victims. It pretends to be an agency of the law enforcement department to drive the victims into panic and thus make payments as its requirement as fast as they can. The FBI Prism Virus is essentially a ransomware that hacks and locks your Android phones or tablets to make illegal money. Whenever you find it on your devices, it is a wise decision to delete it completely as fast as you can.
It is a serious problem to have such a scam virus on your phones or tablets. The FBI Prism Virus works to stop you from using any features of the infected devices. Why can’t the FBI Prism Virus be detected and killed by your antivirus tools? You may think that your antivirus program is strong and it works 24/7 to protect your phones or tablets. How can the FBI Prism Virus sneak into your system? First of all, it is fact that no antivirus program is powerful enough to detect and kill any viruses or ransomware. New viruses are being produced every day. It is impossible for a particular antivirus to cover all the new viruses within a short period of time. And the cyber criminals usually pay hackers who may be expert in fooling antivirus to develop the ransomware. So there is no wonder why the FBI Prism Virus can sneak into your system and corrupt your device.
Screenshots of Variants of the Ransomware
It will take control of your mobile phone or tablet rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It will not allow you to call, text or even access your home screen on the infected device.
It will not let you power off the device or do anything else except for inputting the demand Ukash/Moneypak code.
Once your phone or tablet is blocked by the FBI prism scam, you will have no access to its home screen. Thus, you need to bypass this FBI prism scam block and then you have the chance to locate the scam on your Android device. Here are some instructions on bypassing this FBI prism scam on your phone or tablet.
Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected phone or tablet.
For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
Note: “Safe Mode” on Phone and tablet starts up without loading any third-party add-ons and different devices have different ways to access safe mode.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode successfully, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen. As the picture shows below:
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your phone or tablet is in safe mode already, then you can contact an expert for further ransomware removal instruction.
Note: The ransomware removal guide is so complicated, and it requires sufficent skills. If you are not an Android device repair expert, do not try by yourself. In case you lose your confidential data and photos, an expert is needed during the process of manual removal. Yoocare experts can provide you with the most professional service of the ransomware removal.
FBI Prism Virus is a ransomware with a fake warning popping up on and on. In the warning message, the victim is accused of watching illegal pornography and required to pay an amount of penalty to fix the problem. If not being paid, it threatens to put the victims into justice and sentence in prison. All this is fake and false. It is a trick played by the cyber criminals to steal money from the victims. All the cell phones or tablets with an Android system can be infected by the FBI Prism Virus. And the virus has developed into different kinds of variants according to which countries the users are living in. It is usually the case that people feel panic when being informed of being involved in illegal activity. This explains why some people just hurry to pay the unreal fine when the FBI Prism Virus is found on their devices. While what is more unfortunate is, any payments can’t help fix the problem. So you are strongly advised to turn to an expert to get rid of the FBI Prism Virus off your Android phones or tablets as fast as you can when it is found on your system. Either antivirus tools or payments made as the ransomware requests can’t solve the problem. Manual removal is by now the most effective way to deal with this virus. To completely get the warning message off phones or tablets, you can contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 5, 2017 4:25 pm