How to Get Rid of Porn Virus Detected Scam (Tech Support Scam)

Dec 1st 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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What is Porn Virus Detected? And how does it function?

Porn Virus Detected, also known as “Microsoft Has Detected a Porn Virus”, is yet another tech support scam currently roaming the web. This scam alert displays a message that urges users to call the Microsoft Support team via the number, 1-844-786-8921. This kind of scam alerts are normally seen on websites that host a tech support scam. This deceptive alert is similar to other ones like the “Microsoft Warning Alert”, “Microsoft Alert” and a whole lot more. Despite tech support scams becoming rampant, many users are still tricked into installing the advertised software in the scam or calling the fake tech support number. Some users can’t really help it as scam alerts like Porn Virus Detected displays alarming message such as follows:

“**** Don’t Restart Your Computer ****

Microsoft has detected that a porn virus has infected your system and trying to steal pictures, data, and social networking passwords.

This is a serious hacking issue. Rectify it immediately. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED.

Please Do Not Try to Fix Manually. It May Crash Your Data.

ERROR CODE: ERR7343DYJ6

Call 1844-786-8921 (Toll Free) and tell this code to agent. Please Visit Your Nearest Windows Service Centre OR Call Help Desk

Customer Service +1-844-786-8921 (TOLL-FREE)

**** IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED ****

PLEASE DO NOT SHUT DOWN OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, DOING THAT MAY LEAD TO DATA LOSS AND FAILURE OF OPERATING SYSTEM, HENCE BOOTABLE SITUATION RESULTING COMPLETE DATA LOSS. The Trojan and backdoors are not themselves easily detectable, but if they carry our significant computing or communications activity may cause the computer to run noticeably slowly. Malicious program are classified as Trojans if they do not attempt to inject themselves into other files (computer ZEUS virus) or otherwise propagate themselves (worm). A computer may host a Trojan via a malicious program a user is duped into executing files or browsing Internet. Network administration department at +1-844-786-8921 (TOLL-FREE)”

Scam alerts like Porn Virus Detected are merely a ploy into luring users into doing something that would disadvantage users financially or in some other ways. To employ their scamming tactics, developers of this scam urges users to call “certified” Microsoft Support Team through the toll free number. Bear in mind that this alert is false and your system is not really at risk and infected with some porn virus. Thus, contacting the tech support number is preposterous.

How does Porn Virus Detected scam spread online?

According to researchers, Porn Virus Detected spreads through malicious ads that redirect users to web pages that host these kinds of tech support number. But if you keep on seeing this alert whenever you browse the internet, there could be some adware program installed in your computer. Adware programs often travel the web as an extra download in a free software package so you have to be careful when you install one and always pay attention during the installation process.

Refer to the removal instructions below to get rid of the Porn Virus Detected scam:

Step 1: If you suddenly find your browser being switched to full screen mode by the tech support scam, tap the F11 key on your keyboard so you can exit it.

Step 2: After that, try to close the browser manually. If you’re unable to do so, close the browser through the Task Manager.

Step 3: Tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.

Step 4: Once you’ve opened the Task Manager, look for the affected browser’s process and then end it.

Step 5: Close the Task Manager and tap the Win + R keys to open Run and then type in appwiz.cpl to open Control Panel to uninstall the adware program behind the fake alert.

Step 6: Look for the adware program or any unfamiliar program under the list of installed programs. Once you’ve found it, uninstall it right away.

Step 7: Exit Control Panel and tap the Win + E keys to open File Explorer.

Step 8: Navigate to the following directories and look for the adware installer like the software bundle it came with as well as other suspicious files and delete them.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 9: Close the File Explorer and empty your Recycle Bin.

Step 10: Reset all your browsers to default.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome, press Alt + F, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
  2. Look for suspicious browser extensions or any unwanted add-on, click the Recycle Bin button, and choose Remove.
  3. Restart Google Chrome, then tap Alt + F, and select Settings.
  4. Navigate to the On Startup section at the bottom.
  5. Select “Open a specific page or set of pages”.
  6. Click the More actions button next to the hijacker and click Remove.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser and tap Ctrl + Shift + A to access the Add-ons Manager.
  2. In the Extensions menu Remove the unwanted extension.
  3. Restart the browser and tap keys Alt + T.
  4. Select Options and then move to the General menu.
  5. Overwrite the URL in the Home Page section and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt + T and select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and then overwrite the URL under the homepage section.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

To make sure that Porn Virus Detected scam is completely eliminated as well as the adware program behind it, follow the advanced steps below:

Perform a full system scan using SpyRemover Pro. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will b displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in explorer http://www.fixmypcfree.com/install/spyremoverpro

A single space must be in between explorer and http. Click OK.

  1. A dialog box will be displayed by Internet Explorer. Click Run to begin downloading the program. Installation will start automatically once download is done.

  1. Click OK to launch it.
  2. Run SpyRemover Pro and perform a full system scan.

  1. After all the infections are identified, click REMOVE ALL.

  1. Register the program to protect your computer from future threats.

 

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