Interpol “Virus” Android Scam Removal

This page aims to help you remove Interpol “Virus” . These Interpol “Virus”  removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.

If you are interested in the following information, you have probably caught Interpol “Virus” . That’s why we are going to discuss what this type of malware really represents and in what way it usually works. Interpol “Virus” is among the scariest malware manifestations a user can catch nowadays. What’s more, we are going to give you some information about the ways of removal of Ransomware in general and Interpol “Virus” in particular. If this can make you feel better- surely, you are not the only one infected with the virus. The number of the infections is constantly growing.

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The Interpol “virus”

What we should know about Ransomware

Experts claim that Ransomware is among the most malicious types of software that have ever existed. This type of malware gets into your machine, scans your hard disks for the most commonly visited locations, encrypts the data there, and then requests a ransom to be paid for the recovering of your access to them. Ransomware gets installed into your android system together with a Trojan horse. In general, you can catch it via email- you may have clicked on an infected hyperlink or might have downloaded a contagious attachment. Whatever the case, you may be in a serious trouble- even if you pay the requested money, you may never access your lost data again.

As a result, the best advice about avoiding Ransomware can be just to never download anything suspicious from the Internet or follow any links from unknown sources/emails and unrecognizable senders. To prevent an infection is always a better idea than to try to deal with it when it has already spread.

Interpol “Virus” and how it actually functions

Generally, Interpol “Virus” works in the same way as any other Ransomware does. What it does first is to infiltrate your android system using a Trojan horse, and usually, via an email which contains it.

Please, make sure that you remove the Trojan horse as soon as you have successfully solved the Ransomware problem.

After that Interpol “Virus” usually checks your hard drives and flash drives for the locations (files) which are most commonly visited (used). The next action of this disturbing virus is to create a list with all such data and to start locking it up. Consequently, your most favorite files get encrypted and you find a message demanding a ransom for giving you back the access to them. Such an encryption process can take plenty of time and resources. That’s exactly when you may possibly notice the forthcoming threat in your Task Manager. Typically, this will be the unfamiliar program which is consuming the biggest amount of RAM. Nonetheless, in most of the cases, such an infection gets spotted only after it has become too late and the ransom notification has already been displayed.

As the total number of the infected machines grows, the different tricks the hackers use to further worsen the situation become more advanced as well. Interpol “Virus” may display a message warning you that you have become an object of investigation- it often impersonates the authorities. The program can also offer you to buy an anti-ransomware tool to help you crack the encryption. In most of the cases, such “helping” tools only make it harder for the user to get rid of the infection.

To pay or not to pay the requested ransom?

Honestly, this is among the most usually asked questions when it comes to dealing with Interpol “Virus” . The only helpful advice here is to take your time. Never should you rush into paying the hackers. Such a quick payment can only encourage them to go on with their dishonest practices and harass even a greater number of people. How can you trust a cyber criminal who has already hijacked your phone to give you back the access to it if you obey the given orders? You can’t and you shouldn’t. No matter what you do, no one can promise you that your data will be restored.

The guide below will show you the basic steps to the Interpol “Virus” removal. You should be cautious and well prepared when you eventually make a decision to do that in order to avoid any additional damage.

Interpol “Virus” Removal


Whether you use the default “Internet” App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to:
Settings/More/Application Manager/All

Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.


Now the method is effectively the same for users using both “Internet” and Chrome/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both:

For “Internet” Browser Users:

Tap the Force Stop button.

Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.

For Google Chrome Users:

Click on Force Stop.

Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.


Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case. Also, try doing the following?

Instructions on how to remove suspicious Apps

Normally you remove Android apps from the Settings menu -> Apps -> (Select the suspicious app)

Naturally, “Flashlight” is not suspicious, merely an example to show you how the menu should look like.

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In most cases you can click on the Uninstall button and be done with it. In rare occasions, however, the Malware may have managed to give itself administrator permissions and you’ll see that the Uninstall button is grayed out. In order to enable it you should leave the Apps folder and go to:

  • Settings -> Security -> Device Administrators

In there you will see a list of apps that have admin status within your android system. They’ll probably be listed under theAndroid DeviceManager. Remove the problematic App from this list. Now you should be able to remove it as normal.


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  • Saleh Zwai

    Thanks! You just saved my phone.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      You are most welcome Saleh! Keep us posted if you need ant help 🙂