Your android phone or tablet screen is locked suddenly by a warning page from NSA showing that your illegal behaviors are detected and you need to pay a fine? You do not know why you are accused of illegal online activities? You never do anything wrong as it claims! Will you be involved in a criminal case? In fact, you do not need to worry because it is a hoax. All it says are to defraud you of money. What you should do is to learn how to get rid of NSA Virus from the android phone or tablet.
An Overall Description about NSA Virus on Android Phone/Tablet:
NSA Virus which blocks your android phone or tablet can be classified as a malicious ransomware. In today’s modern world, various kinds of electronic devices become the common items in our daily life, most of which are equipped with android system, so the virus targets not only computers but also android phone or tablet now in order to expand the infection scale. More and more scam viruses are created by network criminals with the purpose of accumulating as much money as possible. NSA Virus is the most rampant one. The warning messages of those scam viruses that block the phone or tablet displays some common articles of law in different languages on the basis of the user’s position. US Residents are the main targets of NSA Virus. First of all, it prevents you from accessing anything on the infected device. You do not know where it comes from because it just pops up suddenly when you are surfing the Internet. Secondly, according to the warning, you have violated the articles of law listed below. The most important part is that it wants money from you to unlock the phone or tablet. Inexperienced users will be scared to see such a warning screen.
Words in red indicate that your phone or tablet is locked. All normal functions of the device are suspended because you have done something that violates the laws of the USA. You cannot access anything in your phone or tablet. To make NSA Virus look more real, cyber criminals even display your IP address, record your position and open the camera. It is so terrible to see your own photos and details in the locked page. If you cannot calm down, you may choose to pay the fine for no one wants to face legal troubles. However, it is a huge scam! What the cyber criminals want is to collect as much money as possible. If you submit the so-called fine, you will lose your money because the money is acquired by the cyber criminals instead of any government institution and your phone or tablet is still in danger. There is no way to get your money back since the cyber criminals hide in an unknown place and they surely will transfer your money as soon as possible. Some of the victims said the locked screen may temporarily disappear after the payment of the “fine”, but the NSA Virus will pop-up again. The virus is still in the phone or tablet. Therefore, you should remove this virus in time.
Since paying the fake fine does not help you to eliminate the virus, manual removal is the most effective solution. Processing manual removal should have certain technical skills. If you are not sure how to get started and fear of doing anything wrong that results in critical errors damaging the phone, please live chat with YooCare experts.
Dangerous Factors besides Blocking Your Phone/Tablet:
NSA Virus can disable all the functions of the android phone/tablet such as calling and surfing the Internet.
It can create security vulnerabilities so that other viruses and malicious software can damage your phone/tablet.
It can avoid the detection of legal antivirus programs.
It can play as a remote host for the virus makers to collect your valuable information so that they can obtain illegal interests.
How did the virus know your IP address?
NSA Virus can display a fake message supposedly claiming from National Security Agency that locks a cell phone or a computer and asks for a fine of $300. That is a crazy thing because the message says you did something that is against the law such as distributing prohibited contents online and spreading copyright materials, despite the truth that you have never done these before. Undoubtedly when the first time people saw it, they must be frightened because the virus shows NSA logo, IP address, location and even user name on its blocked page. It looks so real; therefore millions of users have fallen into this scam and paid for the non-existent fine mistakenly. They consider the government can really keep an eye on their activities without realizing this is just a hoax designed by hackers to extort money. And the most frightening part of this virus is it has the ability to display one’s IP address. In this way, most people would consider this could make them into big troubles as the police may come to their house to arrest them by tracing from the IP address. But actually to get one’s IP address is not so difficult. There are publicly available tools online that can check a computer’s IP address. The virus is good at using scare tactic to fool Smartphone or computer users, even though it shows your IP, you still need to ignore it because NSA Virus is complete fake.
Steps to Manually Remove NSA Virus:
Why is your android phone or tablet still locked by the NSA Virus even though you never do anything it lists on the lock screen? In fact, all it says are not reliable. You are not a law breaker. You won’t be arrested by the police if you don’t pay the fine. In addition, there is no a perfect antivirus app which can handle this virus. Cyber criminals who are familiar with tech skills specially designed this ransomware to gather money as well as valuable information. Once the user is not careful when surfing Internet, the virus will take the chance to get in the phone or tablet furtively. What can you do to get rid of the NSA Virus? As noted above, most antivirus apps cannot catch up with the ransomware. In order to unlock your device from the malicious fraud successfully, manual removal is regarded as the most effective method. Here are some basic steps on how to remove the NSA Virus to save your android phone or tablet.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android Phone/Tablet into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from NSA Virus
(1). For various android devices (LG, HTC, etc.): 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 devices 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 NSA Virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
It is not a rare phenomenon that the android phone or tablet is locked by the NSA Virus. It is a changeable virus with various versions. The main purpose of the virus makers is to accumulate wealth from innocent users. Once being infected with this ransomware, you phone or tablet will be blocked completely. Most of users have no way to access anything on the infected device. NSA Virus claims that you have violated the laws of the USA. If you want to unlock your phone or tablet, you need to pay a fine within a period of time. However, the payment does not help to unlock the infected device at all! You need to try your best to manually remove the NSA Virus when the antivirus app is disabled.
Tips: The manual removal is complex which needs adequate professional skills. Therefore, only the user who is proficient in tech knowledge is recommended to process the removal manually, because any error will crash your android phone/tablet. If you do not know how to handle the manual removal, please contact the expert from YooCare online technical support for further help.