Porn Virus Detected Scam – Remove It

Porn Virus Detected Scam – Remove It

This article will aid you to remove Porn Virus Detected scams fully. Follow the tech support scam removal instructions at the bottom of the article.

Porn Virus Detected is a message seen on a few websites that host a tech support scam. A number of variants are seen, using different URL addresses, different phone numbers and a variation in the message, such as Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected. All of these are shown with pop-ups as alerts and are trying to scare you into calling the phone number provided on their page. To make it sound more trustworthy, the scammers have put the Microsoft name as the entity that has detected the supposed virus. Do not call, unless you want to pay a hefty sum of money.

Threat Summary

NamePorn Virus Detected
TypeTech Support Scam
Short DescriptionA number of tech support scams trying to scare you that you have a virus related to porn and pressuring you to call a phone number provided.
SymptomsMessages, pop-up boxes, and redirects appear in your browser. It is not excluded for there to be a lockscreen function among these, or your PC freezing because of the activity going on in your browser related to the scam.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installers, Suspicious Sites, Redirects, Trojan Horse
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Porn Virus Detected – Distribution

Surfing the Web can be dangerous, especially when you reach a new and unknown website. Clicking on advertisements or targeted content could have hidden links that redirect you to suspicious places. That is the most common of ways in which this kind of tech support scams can use for its distribution. Pornography websites are usually filled with advertisements and such redirect links, and they are also a viable way for you to land on a page with the Porn Virus Detected message. Porn sites can also track you with cookies to target you better with their adverts, for example.

Freeware applications, regarded as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) could also distribute this sort of scam. Different software could cause the scareware to appear in your browsers or another related Microsoft Tech Support scam. Such websites usually come with third-party installations and freeware packages. These packages tend to have extra features selected for installation from the get-go. To avoid installing any additional features could be done if you find an Advanced or a Custom settings menu.

Porn Virus Detected – In Detail

Porn Virus Detected is one of a few messages related to a tech support scam. The scams are multiple and use different websites, and phone numbers. A list with a few of the phone numbers involved in this sort of scam can be seen below:

  • 1-800-953-457
  • 1-844-786-8921
  • 1-844-809-6669
  • 1-800-341-9813

There could be plenty more phone numbers associated with this scam. The criminals that are on the other end of the telephone line will try to trick you into believing that they are part of some sort of an official tech support team of Microsoft. The most common pop-up with the message Porn Virus Detected looks like this:

The full message reads the following:

**** 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)

Another version of this scam looks like this:

You can read that version’s pop-up message below:

** Microsoft Warning Alert **
Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected
Error # 0x80072ee7

Please call us immediately at: 1-800-953-457
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a Pornographic Spyware and riskware. The following information is being stolen…
> Financial Data
> Facebook Logins
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Logins
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone to protect your identity. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.

Toll Free: 1-800-953-457

There is also a message stating this:

** Microsoft Warning Alert **
WARNING: You have been subjected to illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content.

In case you see any of those messages, know that you aren’t on the Official Microsoft Support page. Also, no matter how many pop-ups, alerts and message boxes are displayed, remember that his is just scareware that is trying to trick you into calling the phone number that goes along with the corresponding message.

These domains are associated with the scam in question:

  • http://alertwinver.in/8921/
  • https://storage.googleapis.com/microsoft-security-scans-on-system-performed-100x-c900009/alert.html
  • https://storage.googleapis.com/
  • http://alertwinver.in/

Other domains are surely to be involved in the scam, and you should pay more attention to the messages you see as signs of the scam than the URLs.

Your browser and/or screen can become locked, like it may seem like your whole screen is blocked and totally inaccessible. In such a situation, you could try clicking the “Windows” button and combinations such as “Ctrl+Alt+Del” to see if you still can interact with your computer device.

The scammers want to make you believe that the only way for fixing your computer system is by calling one of the phone numbers, provided on your screen. They also will blatantly lie to you that they are part of the Microsoft team of technicians. Not even a small part of that is true. The whole thing is made in a way to convince you into calling the provided telephone numbers, based on scareware tactics.

Do NOT call any of the phone numbers in any circumstance. It is not toll free as presented on the websites, and even the shortest of calls could cost you a fortune. Moreover, while the con artists can present themselves as Microsoft employees or as other, reputable partners, they will try to extract personal information and financial details from you. That information can be sold, and you could get into more problems, like identity theft, your bank accounts getting emptied etc.

Porn Virus Detected – Removal

To remove any Porn Virus Detected tech support scam and its related files manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal guide does not get rid of the scam and its redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that will keep your system secure in the future.

Manually delete Porn Virus Detected from Windows and your browser

Note! Substantial notification about the Porn Virus Detected threat: Manual removal of Porn Virus Detected requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

1. Remove or Uninstall Porn Virus Detected in Windows
2. Remove Porn Virus Detected from Your Browser and Your Registry Editor

Automatically remove Porn Virus Detected by downloading an advanced anti-malware program

1. Remove Porn Virus Detected with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool and back up your data
Optional: Using Alternative Anti-Malware Tools

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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