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Fake Pop-ups Saying You Have a Virus

Fake Pop-ups Saying You Have a Virus: Totesnewsworthy Special

If you have used the internet recently, I’m sure you are aware of all the popups that may appear on less than friendly websites. Not all popups are dangerous, some are genuinely useful, but most aren’t. Being safe when you browse online is very important; understanding what your up against is necessary to protect you and your private information. This article explains how to identify a fake pop-up, how they work, and how to avoid them.

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What are fake pop-ups?

Fake pop-ups are designed to look like regular ones; they will warn you that “we have detected a virus on your computer” or some such similar lie. They bait you into clicking them only for them to run harmful software on your computer. Not all of the pop-ups can even be closed, many of their “x” buttons that you would associate with closing the popup are not real and will launch the software anyway. You will never get an actual popup telling you they have found a virus, always treat them as a scam when you see them.

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17 comments

  1. This is really a nice and detailed article about fake virus alert. We all should know this matter very well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Its really useful good write about Fake Pop-ups Saying You Have a Virus. I know something about it. Thanks for the sharing.

  3. Really informative video about fake pop ups. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I learned something today. Really nice suggestions on what to do when a website has pop ups.

  5. I agree, if you got virus through online browsing, you will got real troubles. My 3-y old son get problem with pressing fake “x”. and this atricle is good. who will read my comment – just don’t skip this article. read it. 🙂

  6. This is very useful article. I learned lot of things about the term “Fake Pop UP” its very important to know what is it.

  7. It’s been a long time since I’ve known something. Today I am happy and happy to read this article.

  8. Once I got into a problem like this fake popup. They are surely scam.

  9. Got a very important information. I always think that all pop us are containing virus. But i am now sure what are and what are not. Thanks for sharing this.

  10. Yeah I get these pop ups sometimes, but fortunately I’m pretty tech savvy and have a good idea when something doesn’t quite look right, but some people aren’t that way. Thanks for spreading the word!

  11. Thankfully I never had to learn this the hard way. So many scams online and off, but these pop ups do make you think you should click on them. ugh!

  12. I learned lot of things about the term “Fake Pop UP” its very important to know what is it.This is very useful article.

  13. Thanks for sharing this valuable information, these pop ups are freaking annoying!

  14. Its an amazing writing about Fake Pop-ups Saying You Have a Virus. I learned a lot from this article.

  15. Those pops-ups are really annoying but honestly I don’t know anyone that falls for them, it’s more of a danger to people that aren’t really skilled with devices.

  16. A worthy article indeed! I have seen many of these while browsing the internet and I usually just shut the browser down. Thanks to this article I now know how to properly shut down these fake pop ups.

  17. Jonathan Borcham

    this writing is about Fake Pop-ups Saying You Have a Virus. I learned a lot from this article.

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