"Backdoor Virus Detected" removal instructions
What is "Backdoor Virus Detected"?
"Backdoor Virus Detected" is a fake virus alert displayed in a pop-up window, which appears when a deceptive, untrustworthy website is visited. This scam is used by cyber criminals to extort money from people by encouraging them to use paid software or services that supposedly resolve a problem and remove a virus. Most people do not visit these scam websites intentionally - they are opened by potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) that users have installed on their computers or browsers. PUAs also deliver intrusive ads and gather various data.
This fake virus alert urges users not to shut down or reset (restart) their computers, otherwise data such as passwords, browsing history, credit card details, and files stored on the computer will be compromised. It states that this Backdoor Virus is distributed mostly through adult/pornography websites, which it suggests the user has visited, thus resulting in computer infection. According to this scam, the virus steals personal and financial information and perform DDoS attacks (preventing users from accessing various services or networks). This fake virus alert also states that a 'virus defender' has locked the computer to prevent any further damage. To remove this virus and unlock their computers, users are encouraged to call "Technical Support" via the "1-(844) 460-2415" telephone number. We strongly advise that you do not call this number. Ignore this scam and simply close the opened window. If this cannot be done in the normal way, use Task Manager and end the browser process from there. Do not restore the closed browsing session, since this will return you to the scam website.
Typically, people download and install unwanted apps that open scam websites such as this unintentionally. When installed, they cause redirects, deliver ads, and gather information. PUAs deliver coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other similar ads. if clicked, they open dubious websites or run scripts designed to download and install other unwanted apps. Additionally, PUAs collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations, and other data. PUAs also target personal details. Developers share the information with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Some of these third parties might be cyber criminals.
|Name||"Backdoor Virus Detected" virus|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud.|
|Symptoms||Unauthorized online purchases, changed online account passwords, identity theft, illegal access of the user's computer.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive emails, rogue online pop-up ads, search engine poisoning techniques, misspelled domains.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft.|
To eliminate Backdoor Virus Detected virus our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
By using "Backdoor Virus Detected", scam cyber criminals attempt to extort money from people by encouraging them to pay for unnecessary services or software. There are many similar scams including "Error Code 09-986-6321", "Error XR01F5", and "Windows Defender Alert (0x3e7)". Most apps that open these websites are also very similar: they are perform actions that help developers to generate revenue and often cause users problems relating to browsing safety, privacy, and so on.
"Backdoor Virus Detected" pop-up scam technical analysis:
- Tech support scammer domain: hinky.asia
- Related domains: lamsiekte.xyz, reconned.icu, ramal.xyz, laminogram.xyz, reconned.icu, ramification.xyz, laminogram.xyz, laminographic.xyz, lamsiekte.xyz
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Some PUAs can be downloaded from their websites, however, most people install them together with other, regular software or through clicked intrusive ads. "Bundling" is used by developers to include unwanted apps with other software download/installation set-ups. PUAs are usually hidden in "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings/options. Information regarding the inclusion (bundling) of PUAs into set-ups is not properly disclosed. Note, however, that people usually cause unwanted installations when they leave available settings/options unchecked and unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To avoid unwanted downloads and installations, download software from official and trustworthy websites and use direct links. Torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Per networks, third party downloaders, unofficial/dubious pages etc., are download sources that should not be trusted. Furthermore, do not skip software download and installation steps, check all available settings, and deselect additionally-included apps (offers to download or install them). Ignore intrusive ads - if clicked, they redirect users to pornography, adult dating, gambling, and other untrustworthy websites. If redirects or ads of this type occur/appear often, it is possible that they are caused by installed unwanted apps. Eliminate (uninstall) all unwanted, unknown or suspicious programs from the operating system and extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins from the browser. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Text presented in "Backdoor Virus Detected" pop-up:
Virus Alert: Backdoor Virus Detected on your Computer!
Please do Not Shut down or restart your computer.
The following data will be compromised if you do so:
This Virus is well known and mostly distributed through Adult/Porn sites. Commonly used to steal personal and financial information from the infected device. Your device might also be used for performing DDOS attacks by cyber criminals and cause serious harm to other networks and websites. Virus defender has sandboxed your browser and locked your PC in order to prevent any further harm.
Please call Technical Support to rectify the issue and get your PC unlocked. Toll free helpline at 1-(844)460-2415
Instant automatic removal of Backdoor Virus Detected virus:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Backdoor Virus Detected virus. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is "Backdoor Virus Detected"?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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 application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "backdoor virus 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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 and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "backdoor virus detected" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with "backdoor virus 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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove "backdoor virus detected" virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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