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.

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Attention! 22 threats found! March 17, 2010
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Attention! Your web page request has been cancelled June 21, 2010
AV8SCAN December 7, 2010
AVASoft Professional Antivirus Firewall Fake Alert March 21, 2013
Bad Image Virus February 1, 2012
Bundespolizei Achtung Fake Alert May 6, 2011
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Pop-up Alert March 13, 2012
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EpicPlay Advertisement Pop-up February 7, 2012
Facebook 'Suspended Account' Message July 5, 2011
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