Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft
Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft is a scam designed to make you contact fake representatives of Microsoft. By posing as an important alert from Microsoft, the fake pop-up provides (888) 732-1022, (888) 731-1022 or other phone numbers for the users to supposedly use to contact MS “technicians”.
Below you can see the whole Scam message from the Pop-up. The scammers pretend to be from Microsoft and urge users to call their number, currently (888)732-1022. In time, the number will change to another.
PORNOGRAPHIC VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT
This computer has been LOCKED
Do not close this window or restart your computer without calling support
We have locked this computer for your security
you have been browsing unsafe pornographic websites.
Your computer has been infected.
Contact the Microsoft helpline to reactive your computer.
Failure to call will result in a notice being sent to your residence.
Microsoft Security Tollfree:
Microsoft Support Alert
We Have Detected A Virus From A Pornographic Website
It might corrupt your data and track your financial activities.
Please report this activity to (888) 731-1022
You can get “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” installed in your computer in all sorts of ways. Usually, the users who get “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” Pop up in their systems do not know about it at first. It’s only after the invasive app has started spamming their browsers with ads and page-redirects that they realize that something’s off. Other possible symptoms may involve the change of the homepage of the browser or the addition of new toolbar buttons and search engine tools. To some, this may not seem like a big deal but if you a person that uses their browser most of the time they spend on their computer, then it’s likely that the presence of an app like “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” in the browser may be quite frustrating.
A typical example of a potentially unwanted program is the Segurazo Antivirus.
You may use stock OS browsers like Edge or Safari or prefer other options like Chrome, Firefox and Opera and it would still not matter a whole lot as far as the presence of some annoying app in it is concerned. The collective name given to this sort of software is browser hijackers and they are typically programmed in a way that makes them compatible with most of the popular browsers out there. Therefore, switching to another browsers after you’ve found out that your current main one has a hijacker in it is unlikely to be an effective solution to the issue. The key to getting rid of the ads and the changes in the browser brought to you by a hijacker app is removing the intrusive software and uninstalling every component that it may have introduced to your system. Doing this, however, may not be a very simple task. A typical browser hijacker representative is unlikely to have an uninstallation option added to its settings. In fact, this type of apps hardly ever provide the users with any actual customization settings which is, in fact, one of the most annoying aspects related to this sort of software. In most cases, you wouldn’t be given any sort of options that would allow you to have at least some control over the ads or over the changes that the hijacker makes to your browser. Not only that, but you are likely to be unable to bring back your old search engine, homepage or new-tab page if the pesky software is still operational within the browser. This brings us back to our main point in this article – the uninstallation of a hijacker app is the only guaranteed way of restoring your browser to its normal and functional state.
Removing “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” Pop up
If you are new to this and have never before faced an app like “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”, you may need some assistance from us in order to successfully ensure that the invasive software is no longer bothering you. You can find such assistance in the guide that we have prepared for you on this page. Also, know that there you can find a recommended tool for automatic removal of unwanted and/or potentially hazardous software that you can use in addition to the guide for best results. Remember that though the hijacker is not an inherently dangerous app, threats like Ransomware or Trojans may be hiding behind some of its ads which is why it’s essential to uninstall this software ASAP.
|Name||“Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||If the ads in your browser are overly aggressive and show up on all of the sites you visit, then you most probably have a hijacker on your hands.|
|Distribution Method||The methods mainly used to spread such apps are malvertising, clickbait messages, spam and file-bundling.|
Remove “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”
if you have an Android virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
Whether you use the default “Internet” App for browsing or a different browser like Chrome you need to go to:
Locate the Browser/App in question and tap on it.
Now the method is effectively the same for users using both “Internet” and Chrome/Other Browsers, yet for more clarity we have provided instructions for both:
For “Internet” Browser Users:
Tap the Force Stop button.
Now tap the Clear Data and Clear Cache Buttons.
For Google Chrome Users:
Click on Force Stop.
Then click on Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Restart your Browser. It might be a good idea to Reboot your Android device, just in case.
If you are still seeing Ads in your browser, it is likely they are generated by the websites you visit and there is nothing you can do about it.
However, if you are seeing Adverts outside of your internet browser, then one of your installed Apps contains the problematic Adware. In this case you need to take a look at this guide.
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