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The Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System Alert is a web browser based tech support scam that tries to trick you into calling a remote support number. This alert states that a virus has been detected on your computer and that you should call a certified Windows technician for help. As this is a scam, you should not call the listed phone number.
When the Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System Alert is displayed in your browser it will display an alert that contains text similar to the following:
Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System
Do Not Shutdown Or Restart Your Computer
Contact Our Certified Windows Technicians For Immediate Assistance
Once again, this is just a fake alert and the page does not know if you have a virus, does not know what is running on your computer, and is just trying to trick you into calling the phone number. At this same time, for those who have never seen a message like this, they can be quite alarming as these scams make it difficult to close browser tabs or the browser itself.
Thankfully, almost all browser based tech support scams can be closed by simply opening Windows Task Manager and ending the browser process. It is important, though, that if you end the browser process that you do not reopen previously closed sites if prompted by the browser when you start it again.
On the other hand, if you are constantly seeing these types of tech support scams, or these pages are opening by themselves, then it may be possible that you are infected with an adware or other unwanted program that are displaying them. Once again, do not worry as it is quite easy to remove these infections if you follow the guide below.
Why am I Seeing the Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System Alert?
The Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System Alert is shown through advertisements that redirect you to sites that display this scam. These advertisements can be displayed by installed adware programs or through less than reputable sites that are displaying them to generate advertising revenue.
For the most part, if you see a browser based tech support scam, then you can simply close the browser and start it again. On the other hand, if you are continuously seeing scams with alerts like “Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System”, then you should scan your computer for adware and remove anything that is found.
Your computer should now be free of the Windows Has Detected a Malicious Virus On Your System Alert program. If your current security solution allowed this program on your computer, you may want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below:
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