I got a popup URL doctorteck.com saying that ‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ and it detects many viruses from my PC. It asks me to call 1-877-740-6222 for virus removal. The message appears every time I open Internet Explorer, but Firefox seems fine. As far as i know, I have McAfee on the PC and my PC should be fine because it doesn’t detect any viruses like that. So is this alert a real thing? Should i call the number? If not, and if this is some sort of adware itself, then how can i get rid of it?
If you have ‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ alert on your problem asking you to call a phone number to fix your PC, then your computer is infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program. This is a fake Windows error message designed to deceive innocent computer users. It can hijack your browser (including IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari) as soon as it is installed. This adware usually generates a fake pop up claiming that your system was infected with malware or adware and you should call the number given on the pop-up screen to start virus removal. It won’t let you close the pop up but just takes you to some commercial websites and sell you fake antivirus programs. Whatever text the pop up contains, it should be utterly disregarded, because it’s all false: Your computer is not infected with anything and you did nothing wrong. What you’re experiencing is a lame and 100% fraudulent attempt to extort money from you. The ‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ appears to be a legitimate warning, but it did not originate with Microsoft. This is just another very common and easily perpetrated scam that can affect your computer or Web browser. Don’t call the given tech support and fall for it!
Since ‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ is associated with adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted program, it has a great effect on the functioning of your PC. The threat can do many evil activities on the target PC to make users believe their PC is seriously infected. It reduces your PC performance and sometimes disconnects Internet. It takes control of your web browser and blocks you from accessing favorite website. If a victim falls for the scam and dials the number, professional-sounding call center staff members use the opportunity to install malware or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) onto the user’s computer. Worse still, the scammers will try to remote access to your PC and steal your personal information. All you need to do is to get rid of Warning! Virus Invasion Detected message step by step to protect your PC and your privacy.
‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ is harmful to your computer safety. If you see this alert on your computer, you must get adware or browser hijacker on your computer. The message can block you from doing anything on the PC and sometimes it freezes your Internet preventing you from browsing online. It keeps displaying numerous fake security messages to interrupt your activity on the computer. Also it may install additional spyware to your computer without your permission to increase the risk of your computer. Don’t call the toll free number because it won’t connect you to a real ‘Microsoft’ tech but to the hackers. It can violate your privacy and compromise your security. Users are suggested to ignore ‘Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!’ message and get rid of the virus as soon as possible.
1. Since you cannot gain access to the infected computer under regular mode because of this fake message, please restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking first. Here’s the guide: Restart the computer upon the locking screen and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.
2. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Under Safe mode with Networking, please hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) keys together to pull up Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find processes associated with “Warning! Infected file detected” alert and click End process.
4. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys and pull up Run box and searching for regedit.
5. Find out and delete files and registry entries as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
6. Restart computer back to Regular mode and check out if the warning page still shows up again.
“Warning! Virus Invasion Detected!” is a fake message that generated by fake anti-spyware programs or browser hijacker. It belongs to one of the tech support scams. Cyber criminals attempt to defraud using this illegal method. They write malicious codes and distribute various adware to user’s computers. Once the malware is executed, users will receive a false message saying the computer may be at risk and it redirects unwary users to a telephone deceptive support-scam and then sells them useless product to fix their computer. Don’t click with this pop up or call the given number. Users infected with adware may have their homepage changed and may experience slower web browser performance. To sum up, this is a fake message facilitated by adware that should be removed as soon as possible.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on February 29, 2016 9:45 am