Fake Error Messages

Fake warning messages (sometimes referred to as fake error messages or fake security alerts), are deceptive notifications that usually appear in the form of pop-ups and/or a web page. These fake error messages are known to be associated with fraudulent security software such as rogue anti-spyware and rogue anti-virus applications.

Fake warning messages often pose as legitimate Windows alerts, stating that your computer is infected with malware, in order to intimidate you into performing a hasty download of a rogue anti-spyware program. Even attempting to close these fake warning messages may result in numerous others taking its place, or end up redirecting you to a rogue website, where a fake anti-spyware application may be automatically downloaded.

Fake error messages are used by many malware creators in an attempt to trick you into downloading potentially harmful programs.

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There are 275 articles listed on fake error messages.

Name Date
‘Newnext.me nengine.dll’ Pop-Up Error Message April 16, 2014 EST
“486 Privacy Violations Found!” Popup May 20, 2009 EST
“Application can not be executed” Security Warning December 3, 2009 EST
“HalfLemon Pop-up Alert” September 25, 2009 EST
“Harmful software detected” Pop-up June 29, 2009 EST
“Home Antivirus 33 Unwanted Files” pop-up July 22, 2009 EST
“INFILTRATION ALERT” Win32/Nuqel.E April 2, 2010 EST
“Internet attack attempt detected” July 28, 2009 EST
“Presto Tuneup System Alert” January 21, 2011 EST
“Protection System Security” Alert July 14, 2009 EST
“Remote Attack Alert” August 3, 2009 EST
“Spyware Activity Alert” Popup October 22, 2009 EST
“svchost.exe has encountered a problem” August 17, 2009 EST
“System is vulnerable to attacks” September 1, 2009 EST
“System Security Firewall” Alert July 14, 2009 EST
“Testversion” popup June 3, 2009 EST
“Tip of the Day” Popup May 21, 2009 EST
“Warning! Running trial version!” Popup August 3, 2009 EST
“WinPC Antivirus Firewall Warning” May 27, 2009 EST
“Your system is infected!” popup August 24, 2009 EST
$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner Fake Pop-up January 24, 2012 EST
‘888-391-6168’ Scam Message January 30, 2015 EST
‘9 Spyware Found’ Pop-up August 20, 2012 EST
‘A Player is Available and It’s Recommended to View Content’ Pop-Up Alert February 21, 2014 EST
‘An Install Of Viddyhd Is Recommended’ Pop-Up April 14, 2014 EST

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