Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam
The appearance of a notification called Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam might mean your system could be infected with Trojans or there could be other unreliable programs installed on it. In other words, the fake alert might be a sign your system is in danger, and so we would advise you to get rid of any potential threats as soon as possible. Further, in the article, we will explain not just about the pop-up itself, but also talk about the suspicious software that could display the fake alert. Moreover, just slightly below the text, you will find manual deletion instructions, showing how to reset the browser affected by Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam and how to erase potentially dangerous software related with the annoying pop-up.
As usual with similar fake notifications, the user should be redirected to a fictitious Microsoft web page, claiming the computer’s operating system has detected a virus or some another harmful threat. Interacting with the Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam alert or the website that shows it might result in receiving more annoying pop-ups. What they should have in common is not just the warning saying something is wrong with the system, but also the same support telephone number (+61-1800-431-245). At this point, we should tell you the provided phone number does not belong to Microsoft and consequently cannot be a legitimate Windows support number. It means if the user would dial the mentioned phone number he could accidentally contact scammers only pretending to be from the Microsoft support team.
What could the Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam creators’ motives to distribute this fake alert? Since we did not try to call the mentioned number ourselves; we cannot know what they might want exactly, but given our experience with similar threats we can list a few possible variants. For example, the scammers may try to sell you overpriced software, obtain your personal information, gain access to the computer, and so on. Therefore, it is needless to say; it would be best not to give in under pressure and pay no attention to messages asking to call the fake technical support team. What the user should do instead is find out how the suspicious notification was displayed because even if the pop-up is closed, it might still show up later. The pop-up may say it will block the computer if the user does not call the support, but our researchers believe it is unlikely it could do so.
What’s more, according to our specialists Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam could travel with Trojans, adware applications, potentially unwanted programs, or other potentially dangerous software. Some threats can enter the system unnoticed, for example, the user can add one or even a couple unreliable applications unknowingly after launching a bundled software installer he downloaded from some unreliable file-sharing web page. Also, you could download threats without realizing it after clicking malicious pop-up ads or visiting and interacting with harmful web pages. The suspicious application showing Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam could be different to each user so if you wish to get rid of it manually, you would have to identify and remove it yourself.
To make it easier to eliminate the annoying notification we placed the deletion instructions available just below the article. First of all, the steps will show the user how to restart the browser affected by Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam. Then, it will explain how to delete suspicious programs via Control Panel. No doubt, identifying the application related to the fake alert might be a difficult task as you may have to look through a lot of software. This is why our researchers believe it might be best to employ a reliable antimalware tool. In which case, all you would have to do is start a full system scan, during which the software could identify all potential threats on its own, and all that would be left to do is erase them by clicking the removal button.
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