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FBI Virus Attacks Android Phones

Published on 24 July 14

What is Police or FBI virus from Android phone?

Police or FBI virus from Android phone, also known as Android-Trojan.Koler.A, is a ransomware program that attacks Android devices. The ransomware works in the same way as it does on computers. It locks your device and presents you with a message claiming you have committed a crime and therefore must pay a fine to unlock your phone and have charges against you dropped. You should not follow the instructions presented to you as you are not dealing with a real government facility. Cyber criminals use these scare tactics in order to make money off of Android users. You should not let them take advantage of you. Delete Police or FBI virus from Android phone and continue using your device without any disturbances.

How did I acquire Police or FBI virus?

Ransomware programs have been attacking computers for some time now. Nowadays they can also infect your mobile device. You could have infected your Android after installing fake software. You should always download software from reliable sources. If you see various ads that promote useful programs or updates make sure that the software is legitimate and download it from its official page. Another way you could have been infected is by entering a corrupted website. Since malware can easily attack mobile devices you should also be careful which webpages you visit.

How does Police or FBI virus from Android phone work?

Once Trojan Koler enters your device you will be prompted with the following message: "ATTENTION! You phone has been blocked up for safety reasons". The government facility this notification is supposed to be from may vary depending on your location. The message will also state that you need to pay a fine of 300$ for the crime you have committed. That usually has to do with copyright laws, so you will be accused of downloading and distributing files or software illegally. None of what is stated in the notification should be taken seriously as it is not true. Government facilities do not lock your phones and do not accept fines via online money transfer systems such as Ukash or Moneypak. Do not follow the instructions, because even if you pay the cyber criminals you will not regain access to your device. Remove Police or FBI virus from Android phone yourself.

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How to remove Police or FBI virus from Android phone?

It may be a bit more complicated to uninstall Police or FBI virus from Android phone. You have to remove the app called BaDoink as that is the Trojan. If you can access the Settings menu you should follow the removal guide steps below. If, however, you can not access your Android menu to eliminate Police or FBI virus from Android phone you will have to restart your device in Safe Mode. You are provided with the instructions on how to do that below or you can try to use this removal guide!

Police or FBI virus from Android phone removal

Restart in Safe Mode

Samsung Galaxy S4/S5

  1. Turn off your mobile phone
  2. Turn it back on and touch the soft button a few times
  3. Then you will be prompted with Safe Mode

Samsung Galaxy S3

  1. Turn off Samsung Galaxy S3
  2. Turn it on and hold Volume Down button
  3. Then you will access Safe Mode

Google devices/Android Open project/AOSP/CyanogenMod

  1. Press and hold the power button
  2. Select "Power off"
  3. If this does not work choose "Reboot"
  4. Press OK to reboot in Safe Mode

Uninstall Police or FBI virus from Android phone

  1. Open Settings and press Apps
  2. Locate BaDoink application
  3. Select the app and press Uninstall
  4. Press OK and restart your device
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