How to Remove AFP or FBI virus from Android phones
If your Android tablet or smartphone is locked up & you’re seeing an “ATTENTION! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons” notification from a Australian Federal Police (or similar) asking you to pay a fine via Paysafecard code, then your Android device is infected with a piece of malware known as Trojan Koler. It’
The Koler virus is distributed through hacked or malicious websites, which will say that you need to install a special update, app or software, and then offering it for download.
Koler has not made it to the Google Play Store, so you are only really at risk if you have the “Allow installation of apps from unknown sources” enabled in your Android security settings.
What is the Australian Federal Police Android ransomware?
The malicious ransomware app will lock you out of your Android phone or tablet so whenever you’ll try to unlock or use your smartphone it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine of $300 in the form of a Paysafecard voucher. The malware’s authors prefer these payment services because transactions made through them cannot be reversed and are hard to trace.
Furthermore, the malicious app will claim that all your file are encrypted, which is false. It just locks the phone.
Help removing Australian Federal Police Android ransomware
For assistance in removing this horrible little trojan, please turn the phone/tablet off and call us directly on 0414 899 254.