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Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer – Fake Security Pop-Ups
"Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer" Popup is a fake security alert from fake antispyware. "Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer" Pop-ups could read:
"Warning Spyware detected on your computer" Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer.
This Warning "Spyware Detected on Your Computer" Popup is supposed to scare you into buying the fake antispyware. You may have caught this Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer Popup by a drive-by download, or getting tricked into downloading a fake video codec.
Without you like getting ripped off, do not download the software the Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer Popup links to. The only spyware you are infected with is fake anti-spyware that you need to remove.
Rogue anti-spyware – or suspect anti-spyware – refer to anti-spyware software of questionable value. Rogue anti-spyware may not be proven to protect your computer from spyware, may popup fake alerts or create many false positives about your PC being infected, or may use scare tactics to try to get you to purchase the application. Rogue anti-spyware software may be installed by a Trojan, come bundled with other software, or install itself through web browser security holes. While it is fairly rare, some rogue anti-spyware is created and distributed by known spyware or adware companies, and the rogue anti-spyware may install spyware or adware itself.
Typically, rogue anti-spyware has one or more of the qualities listed below, which is why rogue anti-spyware is considered anti-spyware software of questionable value.
– False positives / fake alerts: Rogue anti-spyware may produce a large number of false positives or use fake alerts, knowing that your computer is infected with spyware parasites or other threats that do not really exist.
– Copycat looks: Rogue anti-spyware may copy the look and feel of other legitimate or rogue anti-spyware applications. Often, rogue anti-spyware applications may appear as close clones of other rogue anti-spyware software.
– High pressure marketing: Rogue anti-spyware may use scare tactics or other aggressive advertising and marketing tactics to try to trick you into buying the rogue anti-spyware application. Often, rogue anti-spyware may produce false positives and fake alerts about your computer being infected.
– Poor detection / scan reporting: Rogue anti-spyware may produce poor reports when it scans your PC. For example, rogue anti-spyware may say your computer is infected 11 parasites, but not specify which spyware parasites or what type of parasites. Rogue anti-spyware may also report that your PC is infected with SafeAndClean, but not tell you which related files, DLLS, etc. were found on your computer.
– Weak scanning / detection: Rogue anti-spyware may not only report incorrectly on computer infection, but rogue antispyware may also seriously scan your PC. Rogue anti-spyware may skip over important folders and files of your computer that should be scanned to detect spyware.
"Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer" Popup may use these tactics to trick or scare you into purchasing Warning Spyware Detected on Your Computer Popup.