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 currently 280 articles listed on fake error messages.

Name Threat Level Detection Count Date
'Windows - Read error' Fake Alert February 14, 2013
'Windows Antivirus 2012 has found critical process' Fake Message May 19, 2012
'Windows Browser Warning' Fake Message January 30, 2015
'Windows Delayed Write Failed' Fake Alert October 20, 2011
'Windows Security 2012 has found critical process' Pop-Up Alert October 2, 2012
'Windows Security Alert' Fake Message July 22, 2010
'Windows Security has found critical process' Fake Alert September 17, 2010
'You are Missing a Plugin to Play Videos' Pop-up Alert February 21, 2014
'You have committed network crime!' March 14, 2011
'You Might Enjoy Reading' Pop-up March 19, 2014
'You need to update your version of media player' Virus 1010/10 0 August 21, 2013
'You Shall Not Pass' Virus 88/10 0 May 20, 2013
'Your codec version is too old!' July 26, 2011
'Your computer is infected with Spyware!' August 2, 2011
'Your FLV Player is Ready to Download' Pop-Up Message February 17, 2014
'Your PC is infected with malicious software' May 27, 2011
'Your Pc Performance Might Be Poor' Fake Alert February 26, 2014
'Your Streaming Speed Is Slow' Fake Alert February 26, 2014
'Your system doesn’t support this video file' Pop-Up February 17, 2014
'Your Video Downloader might be outdated' Fake Alert October 4, 2013
'Your Video Player might be outdated' Pop-Up February 7, 2014
'Your website access has been restricted' Virus 88/10 0 April 17, 2013
'Your Windows has been blocked' Fake Message May 18, 2011
"486 Privacy Violations Found!" Popup March 24, 2009
"Application can not be executed" Security Warning December 3, 2009

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