Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected Scam

Also Known As: "Malicious Pornographic Spyware Detected" virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected removal instructions

What is Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected?

"Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" is a deceptive pop-up error message displayed by a malicious website that developers often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications are distributed using the "bundling" method and infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing unwanted redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity.

Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected adware

The "Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" pop-up message states that the system is infected and, therefore, private information (logins/passwords, banking details, etc.) is at risk and the malware must be removed immediately. Therefore, victims must contact "certified technicians" via a telephone number ("1-888-326-5882") provided. They are then supposedly guided through the removal process. Bear in mind, however, that the "Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" error is fake. Criminals attempt to scare and trick victims into calling and paying for services that are not required. Therefore, you should never call the aforementioned telephone number. You can remove this error simply by closing the web browser. Furthermore, PUPs deliver pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar ads via a "virtual layer" - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. These ads often conceal underlying content of visited websites, significantly diminishing the Internet browsing experience. In addition, some lead to malicious websites - clicking them is risky and can result in further computer infections. Be aware that potentially unwanted programs continually record Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet service providers (ISPs), geo-locations, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, mouse and keyboard activity, and other data that might be personally identifiable. The information is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who generate revenue by misusing private details. Information tracking can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft and, therefore, all potentially unwanted programs should be uninstalled immediately.

There are a number of fake error messages virtually identical to "Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" including, for example, Microsoft Help Desk, Something Went Wrong With Your Windows, and System Has Detected Intrusion. Note that all claim that the system is damaged in certain ways, however, these pop-ups are designed only to generate revenue for the developers and should not be trusted. Potentially unwanted programs also have an identical purpose: by offering various 'useful features', they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, but rather than providing any significant value for regular users, they cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive ads, and continually record various user-system information.

How did adware install on my computer?

As mentioned above, potentially unwanted programs are distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, users often install these applications inadvertently without their consent, since they rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Aware of this, developers hide bundled programs within the "Custom/Advanced" settings. Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when downloading and installing software. Carefully observe each step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings and decline additionally-included programs. The key to computer safety is caution.

Text presented within "Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" pop-up:

Microsoft Warning Alert
Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected
Error # 0xx90025ee9
Please call us immediately at: 1-888-326-5882
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a Pornographic Spyware and risk ware. The following information is being stolen:
> Financial Data
> Facebook Logins
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Logins
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you though the removal process over the phone to protect your identity.. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.
a robust anti-malware program that specialises in adware, malware and ransomware removal. Having this application installed on your computer will ensure that you are protected from all the prevailing malicious threats. SpyHunter is equipped with a powerful real-time scanner that will block any malicious application from infiltrating your computer. Note that preventing malware infections is always a better solution that trying to remove them and reverse the already done harm. This rule is especially true when dealing with ransomware infections.

Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


Download remover for "Malicious Pornographic Spyware Detected" virus

If you need assistance removing this adware, give us a call 24/7:
(866) 983-7844
By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Reimage.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "malicious pornographic spyware detected" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "malicious pornographic spyware detected" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "malicious pornographic spyware detected" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleMost commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. To avoid installation of adware be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing the already downloaded free program choose custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove "malicious pornographic spyware detected" virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on "malicious pornographic spyware detected" virus or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.