Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus Scam

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What is Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus?

“Warning: Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus” is a fake error pop-up generated by a malicious websites. Research results show that users visit said website inadvertently – they are redirected by a variety of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that stealthily infiltrate the system without a permission. Research also revealed that most of PUPs track user’s Internet browsing activity and continually generate a variety of intrusive online advertisements.

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Home.fastemailaccess.com Redirect

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What is home.fastemailaccess.com?

Developers present Fast Email Access as a legitimate application that allows users easily access their emails. Initially, Fast Email Access may appear completely legitimate and handy. However, this app is actually classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without user’s consent;  2) modification of web browsers’ settings, and; 3) potential tracking of user’s Internet browsing activity.

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This Build Of Windows Platform Is Expired Today Scam

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What is This Build of Windows Platform is Expired today?

“This Build of Windows Platform is Expired today” is a fake pop-up error displayed by a malicious website. Users visit the said site inadvertently – they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate the system without asking for a permission. Aside from causing redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive advertisements and continually gather various information.

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Bizarrehall Adware

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What is Bizarrehall?

Bizarrehall is a deceptive application that supposedly enhances user’s Internet browsing experience by providing a feature that improves Internet search results. On initial inspection, Bizarrehall may appear completely legitimate and handy. However, it is important to note that this application infiltrates the system without user’s consent. Furthermore, it continually delivers intrusive online advertisements and records various information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Bizarrehall is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and an adware.

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Home.searchfreerecipes.com Redirect

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What is home.searchfreerecipes.com?

Search Free Recipes is a deceptive application that falsely claims to help users find a variety of food recipes. Initially, Search Free Recipes may seem completely appropriate and handy. However, it is worth mentioning that this app is likely to infiltrate the system without user’s consent. It is also worth mentioning that Search Free Recipes stealthily modifies web browsers’ options and may also track user’s Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Search Free Recipes is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker.

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Firewall Detecting Suspicious Incoming Network Connections Scam

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What is Firewall detecting ‘suspicious’ incoming network connections?

“Firewall detecting ‘suspicious’ incoming network connections” is a fake error displayed by a rogue website. Users visit this site inadvertently – they are redirected by a variety of potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs). What’s interesting that cyber criminals also promote this scam using Typosquatting – whenever user misspells an URL (e.g., “facebook[.]cm” instead of “facebook[.]com“) he gets redirected to the said website. It is also worth noting that PUPs often deliver a variety of intrusive online advertisements and gather information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity.

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AnytimeAstrology Toolbar

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What is hp.myway.com?

AnytimeAstrology is presented as a legitimate application that supposedly provides users with a variety of astrology-relating information. Judging on the appearance only, AnytimeAstrology might seem completely appropriate and handy. In reality, however, AnytimeAstrology is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), as well as a browser hijacker. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) installation without user’s consent; 2) stealth modification of web browsers’ options, and; 3) potential tracking of user’s Internet browsing activity.

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The Roboto Condensed Font Was Not Found Scam

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What is “The ‘Roboto Condensed’ font was not found”?

Similar to The ArialText Font Was Not Found and The HoeflerText Font Wasn’t Found, “The ‘Roboto Condensed’ font was not found” is a fake pop-up error displayed by a malicious website. Research results show that users visit this website inadvertently – they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate the system without a permission. It is also worth mentioning that aside from causing redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually track user’s Internet browsing activity by gathering various information.

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OhNo! Ransomware

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What is OhNo!?

Discovered by a malware security researcher by the name of Leo, OhNo! is a ransomware-type virus that stealthily infiltrates the system and encrypts various files. While encrypting, this malware appends “OhNo!” extension to the name of each encrypted file. For instance, “sample.jpg” would be renamed to “sample.jpg.OhNo!“. Following successful encryption, OhNo! changes victim’s desktop wallpaper and opens a pop-up window containing a ransom-demanding message.

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Home.searchfreehoroscope.com Redirect

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What is home.searchfreehoroscope.com?

Search Free Horoscope is a rogue application presented as a tool that allows users easily check daily horoscope predictions. Judging on the appearance only, Search Free Horoscope does not seem suspicious, but legitimate and handy instead. However, it is worth mentioning that this PUP is likely to infiltrate the system without user’s permission. Furthermore, Search Free Horoscope stealthily modifies web browsers’ settings and might also gather various information relating to user’s Internet browsing activity. For these reasons, Search Free Horoscope is classed as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

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