Your android phone is locked by a warning screen saying it is from “Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization)”? What is this locked screen and why can it stop you from accessing anything on the phone? Actually, it is a scam virus. According to the contents on the page of the Interpol Virus Scam, you are defined as a law breaker, though you never have those unlawful acts it lists. Will there be a policeman come to you? The only way to unlock the phone and turn the phone back to normal is to pay the fine as it request? No! There is a way to remove Interpol Virus Scam on android phone.
An Overall Description about Interpol Virus Scam on Android Phone/Tablet:
The warning message of the Interpol Virus Scam may seem to be very legitimate, so many phone users feel scared to see it and cannot calm down. No one is willing to face legal issues. But the fact is that it is just a ransomware designed by cyber criminals to collect as much money as possible from android phone users from all over the world. Thus, you do not have to believe what it says. Paying the fake “fine” will not help you to unlock your phone! Then where does the Interpol Virus Scam come from and how can it lock up your android phone suddenly? Is that because you really have done something illegal online? To expand the infection, cyber criminals put it in some free apps, links, web site plug-ins and email attachments and then release them on the Internet. They all look quite common and interesting in order to attract more users to click on or download them into the phone. Therefore, your phone is locked even if you never do anything that violates the law. That is a malicious virus issue. We also should avoid accessing suspicious online resources so as to stay away from the scam infection.
As mentioned above, Interpol Virus Scam has nothing to do with the real International Criminal Police Organization. It has the ability to enter the phone quickly once it is activated. But some users who have an antivirus app installed on the android phone still want to know why the antivirus app is unable to stop its attack and remove it completely? Because the stubborn virus is specially created by cyber criminals who are highly skilled with the purpose of collecting money through threatening innocent users, it is able to bypass the protection of most antivirus apps to slip into the phone smoothly. Hence, in order to get rid of this false police alarm – Interpol Virus Scam, you should try manual removal.
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:
Interpol Virus Scam 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.
Steps to Manually Remove Interpol Virus Scam:
Interpol Virus Scam is pretty hateful, isn’t it? Your antivirus app cannot block it and delete it from your android phone. The only way to unlock the phone, according to its statement on the warning screen, is to pay the “fine”. But if you pay, the money is acquired by the virus makers. Your money is gone while the phone is still infected for the virus files are on the phone. Do not benefit the cyber criminals! In addition to lock your phone and ask for money from you, this cyber fraud can also bring in more viruses and malicious apps to further destroy the infected system. Data and files can be screwed up. If you cannot manage to delete it, it is also able to facilitate the virus makers to remote into the phone. Thus, you need to have the scam infection removed timely. The following steps are for you to manually remove Interpol Virus Scam on android phone. If you are not confident enough, please backup your important data before any change is made.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android Phone/Tablet into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from Interpol Virus Scam
(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 virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
Android phone is locked by Interpol Virus Scam? The rampant network fraud looks quite legitimate and real at first glance for inexperienced users. Your IP address is listed on the statement and the front-facing camera is automatically opened to shoot you if there is one on your phone. Payment methods as well as limited time duration are also given on the warning screen. Many people feel fearful of the pop-up warning and cannot calm down at all. But are you really in violation of the laws? Although you may have viewed some pornography works, no government organization or any other legal institutions will lock your phone suddenly in that way. It is a virus! Nothing it says is true! In order to maintain a clean android phone, we should be cautious when performing online activities. You should try your best to avoid suspicious web sites and apps. If your phone is infected, you had better manually remove Interpol Virus Scam on android phone as soon as possible.
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.