'Your Computer Has Adware / Spyware Virus' Pop-Up

'Your Computer Has Adware / Spyware Virus' Pop-Up Description

The objective of the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up is to induce you into downloading a Potentially Unwanted Program or falling for known online misleading tactics. The 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up may include a telephone number which, if you call, will try to convince you to sign up for questionable services. The 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up has also been associated with tactics that try to obtain access to information that may include online passwords and financial login information. If the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up appears when you are navigating the Internet, a PUP may be present on your computer. If this is the case, PC security analysts strongly advise removing any unknown Web browser add-ons or plug-ins immediately and scanning your computer for unwanted components using an anti-malware program.

The 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' Pop-Up is Another Fake Warning Message

The 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up may be associated with Web browser add-ons designed to profit at your expense. These types of add-ons that may be considered PUPs, may be distributed by bundling them with legitimate software, in many cases freeware distributed on questionable online platforms. The main point of PUPs associated with the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up is to profit at your expense by using advertising revenue and from signing you up for services. This is why you should pay careful attention when installing any new software and take steps to remove any PUPs infecting your computer if the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up repeatedly appears while you browse the Internet. Below you will find a transcription of the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up:

Your computer has adware / spyware virus
What to do:
Call 877-649-9499 immediately for assistance on how to remove the virus (…)
Data exposed to risk:
1. Your credit card details and banking information
2. Your e-mail passwords and other account passwords (…)

There are many hoaxes similar to the 'Your computer has adware/spyware virus' pop-up, and messages similar but not identical to the above may also appear on affected PCs.

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More Details on 'Your Computer Has Adware / Spyware Virus' Pop-Up

The following messages associated with 'Your Computer Has Adware / Spyware Virus' Pop-Up were found:
Your computer has adware / spyware virus
What to do:
Call 877-649-9499 immediately for assistance on how to remove the virus (…)
Data exposed to risk:
1. Your credit card details and banking information
2. Your e-mail passwords and other account passwords (…)

2 Comments

  • Kevin:

    i just saw one of these and i was so glad about what you said because a was really nervous for a second XD

  • Derek Appleton:

    I got really frightened and called the number. A nice lady with a Nigerian accent told me I had to install the program they sent to my email and (very important) must provide any bank sortcodes, account numbers and card details. I'm so glad they said the problem will be fixed right away and the virus will be blocked within 48 hours. She was so helpful and friendly. I also told her the times when I am away from my house so that they can take extra security measures in order to prevent any further crime. Job done, phew!

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