'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' Pop-Ups

'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' Pop-Ups Description

Your device has been infected with 27 viruses pop-up ScreenshotThe 'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' pop-ups are being propagated by a tricky website that targets Apple users predominantly. There are numerous websites functionally identical to the 'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' pop-ups. Their goal is to scare the user into installing a dubious program, most likely a barely-functional PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Some scam pages can even run several different scenarios depending on the user's geolocation.

In 'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' pop-ups' case, users are presented with a fake pop-up message stating that their Apple device has been compromised by 20 malware threats and 7 phishing/spyware instances. Of course, this is all fake as no website can run a malware scan. The misleading statements continue, however, as users are further told that sensitive information such as social media accounts, photos, banking details, etc. could have been compromised. To stop the alleged viruses, users are urged to immediately download the app promoted by the scam.

The program in question is named 'MacKeeper' and is classified by different security vendors as a PUP. It appears that the app is designed to pretend to be conducting a malware scan and then show a fake result screen with various dangerous threats that have been found. MacKeeper will then attempt to convince that targeted user into purchasing the full version of the application to remove the non-existent threats from the device.

Users who experience an abnormal amount of redirects to scams similar to 'Your device has been infected with 27 viruses' pop-ups may already have an adware PUP lurking on their device. It is recommended to do a scan using a reputable anti-malware solution just to make sure that your device is clean.

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