Reveton ransomware, as the name stands for, it is a ransomware which is widely used by illegal purposes. In this time, Reveton causes plenty troubles all around the world. One of the reasons why it can be so infectious is that Reveton ransomware takes advantage of the weakness of Android operating system, which is free for users to upload or download any applications they like. It results in a terrible situation that a large number of Android phone or tablet users become widely attacked victims. What those cyber criminals do is to make some quick profits although it is illegal and will make troubles with others. If one day there is a sudden locked screen and then a pop up information with some words mentioning that the device is blocked by security reasons, users should be conscious that the Android device may be infected by Reveton ransomware. The following step they should do is to remove Reveton ransomware on Android phone or tablet as soon as possible.
Usually, Reveton starts to work once the moment it enters targeted Android device. In the first step, it will block the screen which is so tricky that people can not get any settings any more. With a blocked screen, Reveton is successful to prevent from deleting by existing anti-virus application. Meanwhile, most of the victims are too frighten to know that why the screen is dead. From that pop up banner, Reveton, it makes up words and images with formal diction and tone to make victims believe that it is in the name of some official organization. In that notes, Reveton ransomware is likely to accuse those innocent users of a series of illegal actions, like sending spam email messages to unsolicited email addresses, downloading and sharing copyright files, distributing pornography involving children, and the use of software that is not properly licensed. Of course, those are all fake. They are just tricks to make people confused. One of the most effective measures to confront with it is to remove it clearly and quickly. If there is any question on removal, feel free to search help from our VilmaTech experts.
At present, Reveton ransomware is easy to be found where is not only unknown websites, some applications, email attachments but text messages. What’s worse, it is available to be installed on the targeted Android device without any permission and authorization if some click the infected links or apps accidentally. Then, finishing locking screen, Reveton will display a long list of violation, which is to calls for device users to pay an amount of fine if they want to get the Android device unlocked. Some of the innocent and inexperienced victims cannot wait but pay for it in case of over deadline. Beyond their expectation, there has little changed. To push people to believe, they emphasis that it is the only chance for people to save their devices. It usually works to some people, with a counting down deadline. In a word, to pay money for it is just to waste money and time. At the time Android device is blocked, Reveton ransomware may release nay other virus and Trojan into the phone, which is risky to that financial and private information in device.
It is advisable for victims to remove Reveton without any delay. Here are some technical guides.
Hold the power button until there is a pop-up menu.
Keep pressing “power off”several seconds until there is a confirmation to ask you if you want your device to reboot into “safe mode”.
Choose “OK” to continue.
In the main menu, find “settings”, then choose “manage applications”.
Uninstall the related application.
Find out files option in the main menu.
Select all the remaining files in the phone and then delete them.
Reboot the phone.
Reveton ransomware, actually, is a dangerous malware which is widely spread online. With its malicious characters, people can not prevent it effectively. It is not mean that there is nothing to do. What should be done in daily life is to develop good habit to surf the Internet and use the phone or other devices. Although Android operating system owns its self-limit, to decrease risk, people should not click any links unknown or get into some strange websites. In addition, they should not download app from unknown resource or strange attachment following email. But it is a pity to say that it is possible to be infected by Reveton ransomware unluckily even though people keep a good habit of using Android phone or tablet. Therefore, it is necessary to learn some easy but useful tips in case of some emergencies. If there is any trouble, VilmaTech experts are always here to help to deal with it.