Your Samsung Tablet/Galaxy/Note is locked suddenly by a warning message calming that it is from United Kingdom Police? You have no idea why your device is locked because you never have illegal behaviors? Is that a real and lawful message? If you do not pay the fine as it requests, would you be involved in any legal issues? No! Don’t be tricked by the United Kingdom Police Virus!
An Overall Description about United Kingdom Police Virus on Android Phone/Tablet:
United Kingdom Police Virus is classified as a newly released ransomware by the cyber criminals to collect as much money as possible from innocent phone/tablet users worldwide. How can it achieve that? Through locking your android device in the name of the country and the government and threatening you with laws, it requires a certain amount of money as a fine (penalty) from you if you want to free from legal problems and unlock your device. And the fine should be paid through the given methods (Ukash is the most common) within a period of time. Otherwise, you will lose your android phone/tablet and even be put in prison. But no matter how legitimate this ransomware seems to be, it is not real! If you still feel doubtful, you can do some researches online or call the local police or relevant government agencies to confirm whether it is legitimate. Samsung android devices are very popular, so we mainly focus on how to remove United Kingdom Police Virus from Samsung Tablet/Galaxy/Note here.
The reasons for your phone/tablet to be locked totally do not match with the virus message. Normally, this kind of ransomware, such as United States Courts Virus and Cyber Command Virus, will claim that some of your online activities have violated certain articles of law. But no matter what it says, you know better than anyone else about what you have done. Even if you have accidentally opened some porn sites, you won’t be chased by the police through your IP address. The creators of the United Kingdom Police Virus know that everyone is afraid of laws, therefore, the probability of the payment is high. But once you pay the fine, what will happen? According to the lock screen, the virus promises that your Samsung Tablet/Galaxy/Note will be automatically unlocked after you process the payment of the fine. However, once the virus is installed into the device, it won’t go away unless you have all its components removed completely. Though some infected devices may be unlocked temporarily after paying the fine, it will pop up again to ask more because those devices are still infected. Thus, you should take measures as soon as possible to remove United Kingdom Police Virus from Samsung Tablet/Galaxy/Note.
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:
It 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 United Kingdom Police Virus:
Is there an antivirus app that is able to remove United Kingdom Police Virus? The answer is no. First of all, the hackers are familiar with how antivirus apps work. In order to collect money, they make this ranwomware bypass most antivirus apps. Secondly, antivirus apps need time to upgrade the virus database and make better solutions for new viruses that can be created every day. Thus, you need to manually remove the virus.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android Phone/Tablet into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily
(1). For various android devices: 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
According to the research and investigation, this type of network problems has been quite popular these days. Phone/Tablet users from any country can encounter one of them including the United Kingdom Police Virus. Though they may differ in the name, appearance and language, they all lock your device in the name of the government or police. In order to let you be willing to pay the “fine”, hackers try to make the virus message look as legitimate as possible. Some people are so panic that they rush to pay by Ukash. But then they will regret and do not know how to get the money back. They do not have any numbers to call or e-mail address to write e-mails to and they do not know where the guys who created the trick and collect the money are. If you really pay the “fine” by credit card or other personal bank card, you had better update your card information in case that you will lose more. And then you should take quick actions to remove United Kingdom Police Virus from Samsung Tablet/Galaxy/Note so that it cannot collect your personal information and pop up again to ask more!
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.