Do you know what Android Police Virus is?
Android Police Virus is a clandestine infection that you might recognize by the names BKA Trojan and Koler.A. The infection affects devices (smart phones and tablets) running the Android operating system. It is impossible to know how this infection will attack your device, because there are plenty of different methods that cyber criminals could use. According to our researchers, it is most likely that you will have to remove Android Police Virus after installing a corrupted app offered to you via an unreliable site. Needless to say, you would not install apps injected with the malicious code from the Play Store (play.google.com). Nonetheless, the developers of Android Police Virus could spread the apps containing the malicious code via unreliable file-sharing sites. Continue reading to learn how to avoid the removal of the threat, and how to delete the infection if it manages to slither in.
Users who find that they need to delete the clandestine Android Police Virus usually admit to trusting suspicious file-sharing portals as well as pornographic content sites. Our researchers have discovered that the porn sites associated with Android Police Virus could offer users to download a harmless looking media player which, in reality, camouflages the ransomware Trojan. Once executed, the malicious ransomware will display a screen-locking warning the next time you restart it, and this is usually the first sign for users that they need to remove Android Police Virus. Unfortunately, the GPS and wireless data on your Android device could help schemers to disclose your IP address and location. This data is meant to convince you that the following warning is authentic and should be taken seriously.
WARNUNG! Zugang von Ihrem Telefon wurde vorläufig aus den unten aufgelisteten Gründen gesperrt. Alle Tätigkeiten, die auf diesem Telefon durchgeführt werden, werden fixiert. Alle Ihre Dateien sind verschlüsselt.
This warning is supposedly sent by the GVU (Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen), an organization that works to stop copyright infringement. Note that due to the infection’s ability to disclose user’s location, the notification could be presented in a different language. Unfortunately, many users do not realize that they need to remove Android Police Virus, because they believe that the notification has truly been sent by GVU. Of course, this is just a scam used by schemers who are after your money. If cyber criminals manage to trick you into thinking that GVU will penalize you for cyber-criminal activity, you might pay the “fine” (or a ransom) without thinking about it twice, and you should, especially if you have not taken part in illegal activity.
You might have already noticed that you can switch to your Home screen from the screen-locking Android Police Virus notification for a short moment. If you are quick, you should be able to open the App Drawer and Uninstall the corrupted application. Of course, if you don’t know which app you need to remove to delete Android Police Virus, this removal method will not work for you. You can also restart your Android in safe mode. This will provide you with more time to check the apps and decide which ones are malicious and require removal. Follow the removal guide below to remove Android Police Virus from your device.
Delete Android Police Virus
- Press and hold the Power button on your device.
- Select and hold Power off.
- Select OK on the Reboot to safe mode alert.
- Uninstall the malicious apps.
In non-techie terms:
Android Police Virus has many faces and can slither in using different methods. Due to this, you need to take care of the security of your Android device. Reliable security software compatible with Android can keep your device protected at all times, and this is what you need if you do not want to encounter the attacks of other ransomware or devious infections. If reliable security software was installed, you would not have to worry about the removal of Android Police Virus, and we hope that this will be a mistake you don’t repeat.