We have recently informed you about the wide ransomware attack called CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus. That attack had been targeting Windows computers only.

However ransomware – the type of malware which locks your computer/device and usually asks you to pay for unlock, found it’s way also to get on the Android phones/tables.

Luckily AVAST developed a very simple and free application called avast! Ransomware Removal, which can remove the virus and unlocks your device without paying for anything.

For Free From Google Play

avast! Ransomware Removal specifically removes CryptoLocker and Simplocker viruses. But please note it only removes them. If you are looking for a prevention against them, you should get the avast! Free Mobile Security.

avast! Ransomware Removal – Don't Pay a Ransom, Unlock Your Device for Freeavast! Ransomware Removal – Don’t Pay a Ransom, Unlock Your Device for Free

How to Use/Install the avast! Ransomware Removal App

Since you are not able to use the infected device, you have to use any other device to install the avast! Ransomware Removal app. Here are the steps how to do that.

  1. Go to Google Play from any other non-infected device (computer, mobile, tablet)
  2. Login to the Google Play with the same account you are using on the infected device
  3. Search for the avast! Ransomware Removal application and install it by clicking on the ‘Install’ button
  4. Launch the app on your infected phone from the notification bar and follow the steps in it

Video of Simplocker in Action

This is what will happen if you got your Android device infected with Simplocker. It will become totally useless.

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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