"Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" Scam
The "Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" scam is hosted by various shady websites. It may often come up in your Web browser while you are looking for pirated online content such as games, software or media. The goal of the "Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" scam is to convince users that their devices' battery is damaged. They may experience significant system issues if they do not take the appropriate preventive measures immediately. The pop-ups used to run this scheme are meant to appear on mobile devices, but they also may show up on desktop computers in some cases.
The con artists behind this tactic have created a rather chaotic layout for their scheme – it contains the Google logo to make the warning appear more legitimate and also tells users that they may lose their photos, contacts, videos, applications and data. Last but not least, the "Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" scam warns the potential victims that their SIM card also may be corrupted. Surprisingly, the tactic's fraudulent message mentions the user's 'Apple iPhone' but it ends up asking them to download a fake Android application. This software would not work on an iPhone.
Finally, the "Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" scam proposes a 'solution' that may turn out to be a consequential issue if you fall for the tactic. Users are asked to download a fake 'Speed Booster' software that is supposed to fix battery issues and optimize their devices. However, this software is fake, and running it on your device will not improve health or performance at all. Instead, it may flood your home screen, notification area, and even other applications with dozens of advertisements.
If a website ever warns you that there is a serious issue with your phone or computer, you should know that this is likely to be the first stage of a tactic. Web pages cannot provide accurate information about your system's health, and you should never trust a site that claims to do this. If you encounter the "Your Battery Is Badly Damaged by (4) Virus!" scam pop-ups, in particular, you should ignore them entirely.