Your Windows Infected With Viruses Scam

Also Known As: "Your Windows Infected With Viruses" virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Your Windows Infected With Viruses removal instructions

What is Your Windows Infected With Viruses?

"Your Windows Infected With Viruses" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website. Research shows that users are redirected to this website by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. Following successful installation, PUPs cause unwanted redirects and run various processes without consent. They also deliver intrusive ads, and gather various user-system information.

Your Windows Infected With Viruses adware

This error states that the system has been infected with a number of viruses - supposedly after the user visited a type of malicious website. It is also stated that the malware must be eliminated immediately to prevent further damage. Users are encouraged to download a "malware removal tool", however, rather than downloading anti-virus software, this will result in inadvertent download of a malicious program - "Your Windows Infected With Viruses" proliferates potentially unwanted programs. Developers generate revenue by promoting rogue software. Therefore, never download the software offered. Promoting PUPs is rather uncommon to this type of virus - most encourage victims to contact "certified technicians" (who are, in fact, cyber criminals) and pay for technical support that is not required. The infection simply does not exist. In addition, these people often demand remote access to users' computers. Once connected, the criminals often install malware or change system settings and claim to find more issues. To resolve these "additional problems", victims are encouraged to pay an additional fee. Research also shows that fake error-displaying websites (and potentially unwanted programs) often perform background tasks (such as mining cryptocurrency) without consent. By stealthily misusing computer resources, malicious websites and potentially unwanted programs significantly diminish overall system performance. As mentioned above, PUPs deliver various 'malvertising' ads (for example, coupons, pop-ups, banners, etc.) These are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, most conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, some redirect to malicious websites and/or execute scripts that download malware. Therefore, even accidental clicks can result in high-risk computer infections. Another downside is information tracking. Most PUPs record various user-system information that might be personally identifiable. Developers sell these details to third parties (mostly, for marketing purposes) to generate revenue. Potentially unwanted programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. They should be uninstalled immediately.

The Internet is full of malicious websites that display errors similar to Your Windows Infected With Viruses including, for example, Unable to Locate Windows License Key, Microsoft Warning Alert, and Ransomware Detected. These viruses claims that the system is infected, missing files or damaged in other similar ways, however, their real purpose is to extort money from unsuspecting users. Potentially unwanted programs also share many similarities. Most offer various 'useful features', however, these claims are merely attempts to trick users to install. Potentially unwanted programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Most are useless for regular users - only a small percentage provide the functionality promised. PUPs cause unwanted redirects, diminish system performance, deliver intrusive ads (via the "Pay Per Click" advertising model), and record user-system information.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUPs have official download websites, however, most are distributed using malicious ads or a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, they often infiltrate systems without consent. Bundling is stealth installation of third party programs together with regular software/apps. Developers hide bundled programs in various steps (usually within the "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Many users rush/skip steps and click various advertisements, thus exposing their systems to risk of various infections and compromising their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. Therefore, never rush when downloading/installing software and be very cautious when browsing the Internet. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. Bear in mind that third party download/installation tools are monetized using the bundling method (they promote unwanted programs). Therefore, we strongly advise you to avoid using these tools. Criminals invest a great deal of time and money into designing malicious ads, and thus it is difficult to determine if they originate from the visited websites. They are distinguishable for their redirects - most lead to gambling, survey, pornography, adult dating, and other similar suspicious sites. If you encounter such ads and websites, uninstall all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins.

Text presented within "Your Windows Infected With Viruses" pop-up:

*** VIRUS FOUND! ***
Download and install ANTIVIRUS immediately!
OS Type: Windows 10
Your Windows 10 has been infected with (5) VIRUSES!
Press OK to begin the repair process.

The appearance of "Your Windows Infected With Viruses" pop-up (GIF):

Your Windows Infected With Viruses scam gif

Text presented within the malicious website:

Google
Your Windows infected with (5) viruses!
We detect that your Windows 10 is 58,6% damaged because of harmful viruses from recent adult sites.
Your location: Unites States, Tempe
Strong recommended Install Anti-virus immediately!
Your SECUREd SErVERS LLC license will be blocked if you continue to spread the viruses!
REPAIR PROCESS:
Step 1: Click the button REMOVE VIRUSES NOW and install Anti-virus Scanning Software for FREE
Step 2: To completely remove the viruses required system scanning. Run Anti-virus and remove all viruses immediately.

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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.

Your Windows Infected With Viruses 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.

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 Your Windows Infected With Viruses 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 Your Windows Infected With Viruses ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "your windows infected with viruses" 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 Your Windows Infected With Viruses  ads from Google Chrome step 1

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

Removing Your Windows Infected With Viruses ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "your windows infected with viruses" 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 Your Windows Infected With Viruses 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 Your Windows Infected With Viruses ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "your windows infected with viruses" 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

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

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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