Remove “Ransomware Detected” Error Scam from Your PC
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Remove “Ransomware Detected” Error Scam from Your PC

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This article aims to help you by showing you how to remove the “Ransomware Detected” tech support scam completely from your computer system.

A new scamming message that actually pretends to be ransomware has been detected by malware researchers. Displaying a screen with a fake error messages that the victim’s computer has been “locked to prevent damage”, this scam displays a pop-up named “Ransomware Detected” and it’s primary purpose is to get victims to call the tech support number +45 32-725-473. This number has been reported in association with multiple online scams and If you see it along with this message on your computer, it is advisable to remove it using the information in the following article.

Threat Summary

Name“Ransomware Detected” Error Scam
TypeTech Support Scam
Short DescriptionAims to trick you into calling a fake tech support number by displaying a fake ransomware detection message.
SymptomsDisplays a black screen and a pop-up message pretending to come from an antivirus program or Microsoft. The message is captioned “Ransomware Detected”.
Distribution MethodSpam Emails, Email Attachments, Executable files
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“Ransomware Detected” Scam – How Did I Get It

The appearing of the “Ransomware Detected” tech support scam on your computer can be as a result of having multiple different adware installed directly on your computer. In addition to this, the “Ransomware Detected” message may also appear if you have been infected by malware which aims to display such ads, like a Trojan.clicker, configured to display different advertisements, for example.

Usually, seeing the “Ransomware Detected” message on your computer or web browser means one thing – you may have unwanted software on your computer or may have visited a suspicious website, which caused a browser redirection to the URL, containing the message.

Usually, such ad-supported programs may come in your computer via a variety of ways, the main of which is called bundling. It basically means the adding of ad-supported programs in the installers of free software downloaded from third-party providing websites.

Analysis of “Ransomware Detected”

Initially, after your computer has successfully connected to the scamming domain, the following message may appear in black and white:

“Your computer has been Locked to prevent damage
Call Now: +45 32-725-473”

In addition to it, on the bottom-right corner of your screen, a pop-up mimicking an antivirus detection may appear, claiming that your computer has a virus installed on it and you need to call the tech support number. It looks like the image below:

Even though for it may look obvious that this is a scam, many inexperienced users may call the number and besides that calling it may result in a very expensive phone bill, the scammers may also want access to your computer. This may result in them supposedly fixing the problem and asking you to pay e hefty amount of money to do it.

In addition to this, the scammers connected to this fake “Ransomware Detected” message may install malware on your computer and therefore log your keystrokes, collect your Facebook information or even install actual ransomware virus on it.

Remove “Ransomware Detected” Virus from Your Computer

In order to remove this malware from your computer system, it is strongly advisable to focus on performing multiple different activities that isolate the scamming software first and then look for the program causing the pop-ups on your computer. However, if manual removal is difficult for you and you feel uncertain or lack the time for removal, security experts strongly suggest downloading an advanced anti-malware software which will help you automatically remove this scamming software from your PC by scanning it with an advanced anti-malware scanner.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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