Danger level 6

Ransomware Detected

If you are introduced to a page informing you about Ransomware Detected on your operating system, there are two things you need to do before anything else. First, close the browser. Second, install a trustworthy malware scanner to inspect your operating system thoroughly. Although it is highly unlikely that ransomware exists, you want to be sure about that. The notification representing the warning is likely to be part of a scam created to trick gullible Windows users into calling a bogus helpline number. Schemers need you to call them so that they could fool you further, which, unfortunately, could lead to security problems, as well as the loss of money. Our research team warns that there are many malicious parties out there trying to scheme vulnerable users with the help of misleading security warnings. Whether you face “Rdntrojanhacking File Detected,” “Critical Security Warning!,” “Hard Drive Is Not Accepted,” and other fake notifications, you could be in trouble. Please continue reading to learn if you should remove Ransomware Detected scam-related infections.

According to our research team, there have been at least two different pages representing the misleading Ransomware Detected scam already. They include http://pokerrobot1234.tk/au/?a=41245&s1=68475 and http://moscow111.tk/dm/indexx.php. At the moment, these pages are not introducing users to the scam, but it is likely that different pages could be set up in the future. Both pages were found to represent bogus information along with a red warning suggesting that Facebook logins, credit card information, and email account logins are threatened by a malicious ransomware. It is suspicious that a specific name of the threat is not revealed, which is something that might help you recognize a scam. Besides that, both pages showcased a pop-up message suggesting that the computer was blocked, which, of course, was not the case. If you come across an alert suggesting that your PC was blocked or locked, you need to check if you can close this alert. Since the Ransomware Detected scam is represented via a web page, it might be shown in full-screen, which you should be able to exist by pressing the F11 key. If you are capable of doing that, it should not be hard to realize that you are dealing with a scam.

Here in excerpt from the bogus alert representing the Ransomware Detected scam.

Please call us immediately at +45 32-725-473
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.

+45 32-725-473 is not the only phone number linked to the malicious scam. It was also found that schemers can trick victims into calling 61-(08) 9677 5482 as well. Regardless of which one of these numbers you call, you are likely to get into trouble. Schemers could make you pay for bogus services, or they could trick you into downloading programs that, in reality, are malicious and might even allow malicious parties to access your operating system remotely. Have you downloaded malware when interacting with the schemers behind the fictitious Ransomware Detected alert? If you are not sure, it is high time you installed a malware scanner to check if malicious infections exist. This is a very important step because you also need to check if the Ransomware Detected alert is shown by a malicious threat. That is not necessarily the case, and the scam could be activated when you click a malicious link or a bogus pop-up alert found when visiting malicious sites, but you need to scan your PC to be cautious.

Can you reset your web browser? If you have not done this before, you can follow the instructions below. As you reset the browser, you will clear the cookies and all browsing-related data, which will ensure that all traces of the Ransomware Detected scam are eliminated. Of course, you should rely on this only if the scam is not linked to malware. If you need to delete Ransomware Detected scam-related infections, that is what you need to focus on. Do not worry if you are incapable of cleaning your operating system manually because alternative removal methods exist as well. Our research team recommends installing anti-malware software. While it is designed to keep malicious infections away so that you would not need to worry about removal at all, it can also successfully get rid of threats that are active on the system.

Ransomware Detected Removal

Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+F keys.
  2. Select Settings and then click Advanced at the bottom of the menu to expand it.
  3. Navigate to the Reset menu at the bottom and click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+H keys.
  2. In the Help menu select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button at the top-right corner of the menu.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and tap Alt+T keys.
  2. In the Tools menu select Internet options and then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset, mark Delete personal settings, and then click Reset again.
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