Remove fbi police virus from your Android. The virus also known as (AFP Ukash, Australian Federal Police, Metropolitan Police, U.S. Department of Justice) virus that affected many people, if not thousands of users, is back again, but this time not only affects Windows computers, and now affects smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system.
Tablet /Mobile Device infected with FBI virus is completely blocked by a window does not close seeing a “ATTENTION! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons” notification asking you to pay a fine via GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash or Paysafecard code to unlock your Android device
How to remove FBI police virus from Android Phone (Removal Guide).
If your mobile is Android, FBI Police virus will be installed on an application under the name ‘BaDoink’
Remove FBI virus in safe mode
- Check if your device includes the option to restart in safe mode because not all have it, depends on the manufacturer and version of Android installed.
- Power down your Android device.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.If you have managed to select Safe Mode, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.To do this, with the screen unlocked hold the power button until the menu on / off the phone appears.
- When you start this way, in safe mode, you should be able to uninstall the application that is causing problems, showing the false message from the police. Typically, it is the last app installed. To do this, go to go to the Settings menu, then click on Apps or Application manager (this may differ depending on your device).
- This will bring up a list of installed apps, including the malicious app that is responsible for the Police or FBI lock screen.
At this moment the malicious app that is locking Android phones goes by the name of “BaDoink”, however cyber criminals will most likely change the name of the app in the future (other known names: Video Player, Network Driver System, Video Render and other names). Search in the list of apps for any unknown or suspicious apps. In our case the malicious app is “BaDoink“.
If Safe Mode doesn’t work or if the malicious app is “Adobe Flash Player“, then your Android phone is infected with the latest version ofScarePakage ransomware. This app will most likely will not allow you to uninstall it.
To remove it, some variants of ScarePakage (fake Adobe Flash Player app) will uninstall themselves if you enter a random, long-enough number to satisfy the MoneyPak (15-digits) demand.
If this will not work, than you will have to follow restore the factory settings of your phone.
Note: a factory reset A factory reset will clear all personal data and applications that installed in your mobile phone, so that if you did not have backup Please remember to backup any important data before performing a Hard Reset.
How to reset Android phone or tablet to factory defaults?
The most common way is as explained below, but might not work for any device.
Make sure the battery is charged and off the device.
- Simply turn off your device. Then press some certain buttons combined, like “Power” + “Volume –”, or “Home” + “Back”, to enter Recovery Mode.
- Select “Wipe date/factory reset” in the option menu thus your Android is in the factory reset process.
- Now, just select “reboot system now” to boot into normal mode.
If after following the above steps doesn’t get rid the fbi police virus problem persists, please contact the manufacturer of your device model to let you know how to restore a “factory mode”.