Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple is a type of scam that has been reported by online users. In case that it manages to affect your web browser you will see a dialog box described as Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple. The scam attempts to convince you that you have an active virus on your Mac so it could easily urge you to give Apple Support a call and resolve the issue. However, the presented number is a fake one and this message is trying to trick you into calling cyber criminals. If you are among the victims of this scam we advise you to read thoroughly this article and learn more about the additional issues it may be causing. At the end of the article, you will also find how to remove all traits of this scam from your affected Mac and make sure it’s gone forever.
|Name||Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple|
|Type||Technical Support Scam|
|Short Description||A message that suddenly interrupts your browsing to inform you about a virus that endangers the security of your device. Attempts to scam you to call fake Apple Support number for a fix.|
|Symptoms||A dialog box appears in the browser. It restricts your access to other web pages and claims that your device and personal data are at risk.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, Infected web pages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple.|
“Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple” Scam – How Did I Get It?
Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple scam message could be caused by an infected website you have recently visited. Such websites or sometimes single web page usually contain malicious code that causes redirects to various other bogus websites each time a user loads them in the browser.
Another distribution channel that may be spreading Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple Mac scam is the compromise of free third-party app installers. Malicious intenders often download supposedly useful apps with the purpose to compromise their installers and inject some extras there. The updated apps appear again in the web but this time with hidden extras that infiltrate target devices without users permission. As a result, the installation of a desired program may end up with having a running potentially unwanted program on the device. The PUP that may be causing Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple scam to appear is most likely of adware type. And one way to prevent installing such apps unintentionally is the Advanced/Custom configuration step available in almost each app installer. Once you select it you may be able to uncover the presence of any extras and opt out their installation.
“Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple” Scam – More Information
Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple is a nasty scam that presents misleading information in an attempt to obtain sensitive information about you and your device. It appears during browsing sessions in the form of a strange dialog box. Once on the screen, it could prevent you from accessing opened web pages and loading new ones.
In order to trick you into calling a fake Apple Support number, Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple scam states that your device has been infected by a malware. It may also urge you to enter sensitive details such as username, password, financial credentials and logins for other profiles.
This is not the only one scam that is going viral across the web. They are lurking everywhere – on websites likeFastSupport.com, pop-ups like “Apple wants to make changes” and voice messages like “Call Apple Support”. What they want are your money and your sensitive data. As a way to prevent being a victim of tech support scams we recommend you to see the official list of all Apple phone numbers around the world and skip the misleading message if it displays a number that does not figure in this list.
Since some of these scams are related to existing malware infection on your Mac we advise you to read a material onhow to detect and remove Mac viruses.
Remove “Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple” Scam
In order to remove Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple scam and all files that may be causing it to appear in your browser you should complete all steps listed in the guide that follows. It presents both manual and automatic removal instructions that combined will help you to remove this scam in full.
In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Remove Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Warning! Virus Alert Call Apple, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.