'[filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' Fake Message

'[filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' Fake Message Description

ScreenshotThe '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message is one of the many symptoms of rogue security programs or malware designed to trick inexperienced computer users into downloading and installing these kinds of malware infections. One of the main culprits responsible for the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message is the ZeroAccess rootkit, also known as Sirefef. Specifically, the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message is a kind of self defense measure used by various malware infections. Whenever the victim tries to download or install anti-virus software, the malware in question causes the infected computer to display the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message. As this message implies, the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message is designed to convince the victim that the security program being installed is actually a virus infection. The presence of the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message indicates that your machine is dangerously infected with malware; action with a reliable anti-malware program is recommended immediately.

The '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message has also been known to block other programs related to computer security and maintenance. For example, the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message may appear when the victim tries to access a security program. In fact, various computer users have complained that the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message will appear whenever they try to download any file. ESG security researchers have found that most computer users struggling with the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message use the Internet Explorer web browser, although this does not mean that other web browser such as Chrome and Firefox are safe.

The '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' Message is a Self-Defense Module

These kinds of self-defense mechanisms are nothing new. Messages like the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message are a common part of more sophisticated malware threats. Sirefef, the rootkit associated with the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message has been associated with various scams, including browser hijacking in order to generate advertisement revenue, bitcoin mining and distribution of rogue security software. In fact, Sirefef is one of the most widespread malware infections today, meaning that the '[Filename].exe contained a virus and was deleted.' message has affected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.

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