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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

If you have been introduced to a notification presented via, you should NOT follow the instructions. If you call the number presented by this scam, it is likely that you will lose a lot of money. Unfortunately, many users follow the instructions, because the fictitious notification manages to block their web browsers. Our researchers have found a way to remove notifications from your browser. Please continue reading to learn how to delete this malware.

The clandestine browser locker is operated using a Java exploit. If you visit a corrupted website, the malicious notification will be automatically loaded, and you will not be able to close the fake warning or your browser. Unfortunately, many users do not even realize that they need to remove notification from their browsers, because the information presented via this notification is quite intimidating. Of course, Trojan.FakeAV-Download, Spyware.BANKER.ID, and other threats that supposedly require removal are bogus, and you do not actually need to delete them!

An excerpt from the fictitious notification

Apple Identify Theft & Intrusion Possibilities.
Contact emergency Virus/Malware support now.
The system has found ([number]) possible viruses that pose a serious threat: […]
Your personal and financial information might be at risk call +1-844-482-4909 for security check.
Do not try to remove the virus manually, contact with toll-free no. +1-844-482-4909

Even though the notification is identified as a critical security warning, we can assure that you need to delete it without any hesitation. If you suspect that malware has infiltrated your operating system, we suggest inspecting your PC and removing malware (if it exists) after you delete notifications. Luckily, you do not need to remove computer infections. As long as you do not go back to the infected websites and protect your operating system with a reliable security system, it is unlikely that you will need to worry about the removal of notifications in the future.

In order to delete notifications, you need to kill your browsers. If you follow our manual removal guide below, you will terminate the process of a browser representing the fake notification. Once you re-launch your browser, the notification will be gone, and you will be able to go back to using your operating system and browsers in a regular manner. It is most likely that you will need to follow these removal instructions even if you call the provided number and give up your savings.

Remove alert

  1. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc (or Ctrl+Alt+Del) to launch Task Manager.
  2. Click the Applications tab and select the blocked browser.
  3. Click the End Task button and exit Task Manager.
  4. Launch your browser and install a reliable security tool to block access to malicious websites in the future.

N.B. Your virtual security will remain vulnerable until you install a reliable security tool. This tool will patch all security vulnerabilities and will block access to malicious or corrupted websites. Moreover, this tool will also help you remove already existing malware.

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