Torrent Alert Fake Message

Torrent Alert Fake Message Description

Is Your Computer System Displaying Torrent Alert Fake Messages?


Torrent Alert fake messages are some of the many bogus security alerts that the FakeVimes family of rogue security software uses in its scam. If your computer system is displaying Torrent Alert fake messages, this is a sign that your computer has become the target of a dangerous malware attack. Like many of the bogus alerts used by FakeVimes malware, the Torrent Alert fake messages are designed to scare inexperienced computer users. Their goal is to convince computer users that they must purchase a fake security application which is actually part of a multi-component malware attack. Torrent Alert fake messages will rarely appear without many other irritating fake error messages and pop-up notifications from the Windows Task Bar.

Other Possible Risks Associated with Torrent Alert Fake Messages


Malware associated with Torrent Alert fake messages has also been known to connect to a remote server and download and install other malware on the machine. Worst of all, the presence of Torrent Alert fake messages on a computer system also indicates that any sensitive data on that computer may be at risk, as malware associated with these kinds of bogus error messages has also been known to spy on the victim's activities and relay this information to a remote server. The presence of Torrent Alert fake messages indicates that your computer system is infected, and the use of a reliable anti-malware program is highly recommended.

Torrent Alert Fake Messages and Scareware Tactics


Torrent Alert fake messages also belong to a category of malware commonly known as scareware. These kinds of infections receive this name because their main goal is to scare inexperienced computer users with a combination of threats, fake alerts, and alarming notifications. Basically, Torrent Alert fake messages will try to make you think that you are involved in illegal activities and then will suggest that you need to purchase an anti-virus program (which is, of course, fake) in order to remain anonymous if you wish to continue carrying out these kinds of activities. The full message reads:

Torrent Alert
Recomended: Please use secure encryption protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under SOPA legislation.
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Even though SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) was never passed, the Torrent Alert fake messages text actually references this piece of outdated legislation. These messages also claim that torrent traffic is illegal, while actually it is not (it is only illegal to use Torrents to download copyrighted material). With online copyright law still being hotly debated and considered a murky gray area in many respects, it is no wonder that criminals use tactics like the Torrent Alert fake messages in order to try to scare computer users into thinking that they are taking part in illegal activities.

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Technical Information

File System Details

Torrent Alert Fake Message creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 Protector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

More Details on Torrent Alert Fake Message

The following messages associated with Torrent Alert Fake Message were found:
Torrent Alert
Recomended: Please use secure encryption protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under SOPA legislation.
Please register your copy of the AV to activate anonymous data transfer protocol through torrent link.
Get Anonymous connection

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