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

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