Hi, I got a pop up saying “Microsoft has detected that a porn virus has infected your system and trying to steal pictures, data and social networking passwords.” on my computer, and it is telling me to call as certain number for service. They said .my computer has a virus, and I have to call Microsoft. It will not let me close my page or get it off my page. What can I do now? I am scared a lot! Please help me.

Internet Browser Gets Blocked by “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning? Is it Real from Microsoft?

If your computer especially Windows computer gets blocked by “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning, you should notice that your computer is actually infected with scam malware. The message is not really related with authentic Microsoft. In fact, this kind of warning alert has been classified as a tech support scam by professional and certified tech support team. This fake warning alert is associated with scareware and ransomware and also specifically designed by cyber criminals to scare and defraud online users. Once the computer is infected with this kind of malware, it will soon pop up this warning alert saying “Microsoft has detected that a porn virus has infected your system and trying to steal pictures, data and social networking passwords.” And it blocks the whole page of your web browser, and you can’t close the page or open a new tab. When online users find “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning, they believe their computer has the virus and Microsoft notices them. Actually it mainly wants victims to call that free toll number 1844-786-8921. When people call this number, the agent on the other side of phone will pretends to be a professional technician from Microsoft and tells your computer really has the virus and asks people to purchase their products or service to get rid of the virus.


In reality, the so-called agent on the other side of phone 1844-786-8921 is a tech scam. They create the malware to pop up “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning to block the web browser first, then attract victims to call the free phone number, then they can scam people with different reasons on phone. Cyber criminals or that tech support scammers aims at scamming people and tricking people into purchasing their service or products. However, their service or products mentioned is usually useless even can bring other malware or virus or hackers into your computer. Their products would be fake antivirus, fake antispyware even malicious programs. If you purchase and install the products they offer, you will not only lose money but also install virus or malware into system, as the product you buy may be virus or malware thing or bundled with spyware. If you allow the person you call to access your computer, that person may not help you fix any computer problem but instead would put threats risk into system or steal personal important information and privacy.

Bad Activities Caused by “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with scam virus or browser hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Fake Warning Alert (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of scam warning provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC  these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes related to this scam warning. Names of the processes are random.

Windows Task Manager

Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the fake warning. Right click on it and select Uninstall.

Programs and Features

Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.

Folder Options

Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the scam “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.

Browser hijacker has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:

a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.

Delete Browsing History 1

b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.

Delete Browsing History

Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.

Homepage

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Conclusion:

Therefore, if you see “Microsoft has Detected a Porn Virus on Computer” Warning blocking your web browser like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox, you should search online some information to check if it is real or not. Don’t trust the warning alert or rush to purchase anything from the scam tech support. The last goal of this scam message warning is to trick people into paying money and buying useless service or product. It will not only make you lose money but also force you to install vicious program even virus and malware into system. Besides, it can hack your computer and get your important personal information, data and privacy. Anyway, it is a big threat to computer security and personal information safety. Therefore, you should figure out the solution to remove this scam warning as soon as possible to avoid further damages.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of blocking warnign alert page? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on February 14, 2017 12:48 pm

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