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 272 articles listed on fake error messages.

Name Date
‘Newnext.me nengine.dll’ Pop-Up Error Message 04/16/2014 19:16:49 EST
“486 Privacy Violations Found!” Popup 05/20/2009 12:11:20 EST
“Application can not be executed” Security Warning 12/03/2009 12:47:10 EST
“HalfLemon Pop-up Alert” 09/25/2009 16:40:14 EST
“Harmful software detected” Pop-up 06/29/2009 17:07:06 EST
“Home Antivirus 33 Unwanted Files” pop-up 07/22/2009 08:42:01 EST
“INFILTRATION ALERT” Win32/Nuqel.E 04/02/2010 08:45:02 EST
“Internet attack attempt detected” 07/28/2009 09:39:04 EST
“Presto Tuneup System Alert” 01/21/2011 15:06:07 EST
“Protection System Security” Alert 07/14/2009 11:43:20 EST
“Remote Attack Alert” 08/03/2009 16:31:27 EST
“Spyware Activity Alert” Popup 10/22/2009 18:49:25 EST
“svchost.exe has encountered a problem” 08/17/2009 10:05:23 EST
“System is vulnerable to attacks” 09/01/2009 12:09:24 EST
“System Security Firewall” Alert 07/14/2009 16:37:31 EST
“Testversion” popup 06/03/2009 09:31:04 EST
“Tip of the Day” Popup 05/21/2009 15:07:34 EST
“Warning! Running trial version!” Popup 08/03/2009 17:57:29 EST
“WinPC Antivirus Firewall Warning” 05/27/2009 15:01:58 EST
“Your system is infected!” popup 08/24/2009 10:51:52 EST
$1000 Walmart Gift Card Winner Fake Pop-up 01/24/2012 11:50:03 EST
’9 Spyware Found’ Pop-up 08/20/2012 18:00:09 EST
‘A Player is Available and It’s Recommended to View Content’ Pop-Up Alert 02/21/2014 16:30:56 EST
‘An Install Of Viddyhd Is Recommended’ Pop-Up 04/14/2014 13:45:27 EST
‘ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF POLICE OFFICERS’ Fake Pop-up Message 08/03/2012 12:11:30 EST


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