‘Warning! Your computer may be infected’ Pop-Up

‘Warning! Your computer may be infected’ Pop-Up Description

There have been various reports about Web browsers being interrupted by the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up, a fake error message used to trick inexperienced computer users. The 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up is designed to appear to be associated with a legitimate security firm. However, the people responsible for the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up are actually marketers or other persons attempting to milk money from inexperienced computer users. Potentially Unwanted Programs associated with the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up may cause a variety of other symptoms on affected computers, such as browser redirects, performance issues and changes to the affected Web browsers' settings.

The Goals of the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' Pop-Up

The presence of the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up may not indicate that the affected computer has been compromised. The 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up may also appear on Web browsers when computer users visit Web pages that have been compromised or that contain potentially unsafe content. An affected Web browser may be also affected by a redirect or open a new tab with content similar to the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up. It is important to ignore all the content on the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up's message and to avoid calling the phone number on this message. The 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up is not a legitimate message; instead the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up is used as a part of a known online misleading tactic. The full text of the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up reads as follows:

'Warning: CPU Virus Alert
Your computer may be infected. System detected 2 Potentially Malicious Viruses: Rootkit.Sirefef.Spy and Trojan.FakeAV-Download. Your personal and financial information may not be safe. To remove viruses, call Tech Support Online Now: 1(888) 643-9730.'

When computer users call the number in the 'Warning! Your Computer May Be Infected' pop-up message, the person on the other end of the line may try to extract privileged information or gain access to the affected computer.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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One Comment

  • Steven Hoskins:

    Though the information this page is filled with is true, they left something out; another way that this false message appears is when you sometimes misspell a website name in the URL box. For example, if you want to look up YouTube to watch a cat video or something, but you type:
    http://www.outtube.com, or http://www.outube.com (leaving out the ‘Y’), this message will appear. These Indian scammers really thought things through by manipulating peoples mind with psychology, social engineering, and making a false message appear because you typed in the wrong URL. Seriously! How many times have you typed in or misspelled a URL like Gooogle, Twitcher, Outube, or Facbok? We do it all the time and these scammers are taking advantage of it!

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