Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft is a fake pop-up scam generated by tech scammers to trick you to call on their number and pay them to fix that pop-up.
I will explain to you about the Pornographic Virus alert from Microsoft and how you can get rid of it.
Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft pop-up will come mostly browsing any porn or dating website.
This pop-up will block your computer with a message that due to security reasons your computer has been blocked and will ask you to call on a toll-free number to fix the problem.
You might be thinking that you had an antivirus program on your computer which should detect this Virus. The answer is NO;
Antivirus can only detect Viruses or any kind of infection.
But the pop-up you got on the computer is not any Virus or any kind of Malware, it’s just a blocking pop-up which blocks your browser.
This is how the message looks like
PORNOGRAPHIC VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT
This computer has been LOCKED
Do not close this window or restart your computer without calling support
We have locked this computer for your security
you have been browsing unsafe pornographic websites.
Your computer has been infected.
Contact the Microsoft helpline to reactive your computer.
Failure to call will result in a notice being sent to your residence.
Microsoft Security Tollfree:
Microsoft Support Alert
We Have Detected A Virus From A Pornographic Website
It might corrupt your data and track your financial activities.
Please report this activity to Microsoft
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Complain A:-Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft
USER: – Hello Sir, I am getting a Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft and my computer is blocked by Microsoft.
I was on a Dating site and suddenly I got this message which blocked my screen, saying my computer is infected due to some suspicious activities and it says to call on the toll-free number right now.
We already have Avast Antivirus which gave a Malware alert of IDP.Generic yesterday. I am not sure
Should I call on that number?
ME: –NO, this is a SCAM where these people will send you a fake pop-up on your browser and will trick you to get your money once you call them.
Complain B:-Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft
USER: –Hello, I am 65 years old and my computer got blocked with a message of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft.
I was on a porn website when I got this Virus, so I called on the number and I got to know that my computer was hacked and some dangerous malware came on my computer.
They remotely accessed my computer and charged me $700 to fix the issue. I still don’t feel comfortable, was it legit or scam?
ME:-I am afraid to say that you have been scammed, but don’t worry I will help you to get your money back and will secure your computer as well.
Pornographic virus alert from Apple
This fake pop-up of Pornographic Virus Alert from Apple can also appear on your IOS screen may be on your Safari, Chrome, or other browsers.
If you are an IOS user and if you are thinking that how you got this message on the IOS device as IOS devices are more secured.
Let me make it clear again, this pop-up is just normal adware send by the scammers to scare you.
Once you get scared and call on the given number, they will claim themselves from Apple and will demand some good amount to fix the issue.
How to FIX this POP-UP of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft
First, we will close this pop-up and then proceed to completely remove this pop-up from all the locations.
Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft pop-up files can be saved on browser extensions, tasks, browser homepage, etc.
First, we will close this pop-up through the task manager. Open task manager
Press Windows + R key to open RUN box
Type taskmgr on it and click ok.
Once the task manager screen is up, look for your browser on which you got this message and close it by right click on it.
Once we close the browser from the task manager, you will see that page of the warning disappeared.
So now we can relax and easily follow the brief instructions to completely remove this message of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft.
OPTIMIZE COMPUTER SETTINGS
First, we will optimize the computer settings to remove Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft
Remove Malicious and unwanted programs on Computer
Open Program and Features by typing appwiz.cpl on the search box or run box.
Now you will be listed will all the programs and apps installed. Here you need to find all those programs and toolbars you don’t identify or are not in use and uninstall them.
In order to uninstall, right-click on the program and click uninstall.
Click on Finder and open Applications folder
Now you will see all the Applications installed, look for those which you don’t identify or you don’t need.
Right-click on the Apps and click on move to trash
Disable unwanted Start-up Programs
Type MSConfig on the search box or on the RUN box by pressing WIN +R Key
System Configuration box will now come up, click on start-up, and then on Open Task Manager.
All the programs will now be listed, look for all those which you don’t identify or you don’t need and disable them.
Restart the computer.
Go to System preferences and then click on Users & Groups
Select your user name from the left-hand panel
Choose login items tab
Highlight the item you want to remove from the start-up
Press “-“ sign below to remove
2. Run Ad Guard
If you don’t want to waste time removing adware from the device, you can run this Adware program which will remove all the adware and infection from your device.
This Adware program will also protect your device in the future from fake pop-ups like Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft depending on your subscription.
OPTIMIZE BROWSER SETTINGS
This Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft scam pop-ups targets different browsers to display this message.
Let’s see what to do in order to fix this message of Pornographic virus alert from Apple or Microsoft.
Depending on browsers we need to perform a few actions to get rid of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft on our device.
Clear Browsing Data
Locate to the 3 dots on the very right-hand top of Chrome
Look for history and click on it, a new window of History will come up
Choose Clear browsing history on the left-hand side and then on Advanced
Check all the boxes except Password and AutoFill form Data.
Change the Time range to all time and click on clear data.
Chrome Start-up settings
Locate to the 3 dots on the very right-hand top of Chrome
Look for settings and click on it, the settings window will now come up
Click on start-up, now if you find any suspicious extensions here then kindly disable or delete it.
Now click on Open a specific page or set of pages
Click on Add a new page and type your preferred URL(my preferred URL is google.com) and press Add.
Now you will be listed with Default search Engines and Other Search Engines
You will see different websites URL here and in front of every URL, you will see 3 dots. Choose any one website to which you want to make your default like I made bing.com
To do this click on 3 dots in front of the website you want to make default and click on Make default.
Delete all other websites entries by clicking on 3 dots and then Remove from list
Optimize Chrome Extensions
You can open Extensions by clicking on 3 dots > more tools > Extensions or simply type chrome://extensions/ on the chrome address bar and hit Enter.
Extension list will now come up, look for all those you don’t identify or not required.
Click on remove and confirm again to remove these extensions.
Reset Google Chrome
Click on the 3 dots and then click on settings.
Scroll down and click on Advanced to show advanced options
Scroll down again and look for Restore settings to their original default
You will be prompted with another box of Reset settings.
Click on Reset settings
Check Chrome Target Location
Right-click on Google Chrome icon and select Properties
Check the Target and Start in boxes to make sure there is no web address in the end
Delete the exact address if you find and click OK
2. MICROSOFT EDGE
Microsoft Edge is also getting pop-up of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft again and again. Let’s see how to fix this
Clear Browsing Data
Click on the 3 dots on the very right-hand top or simply press Ctrl + H key.
Click on Clear History
Check all the boxes except AutoFill and Password
Click on Clear
Edge Start-up Settings
Open Edge settings by clicking on 3 dots at the very right-hand top
Look for Open Microsoft Edge with and set it to the specific page and put your desired URL
Delete all other URL from the list
Manage search engine settings
Click on 3 dots at the right-hand top of the Edge browser and open settings
Now click on Advanced and look for Address bar search by scrolling down.
Click on the change search provider
Now you may see multiple web address, choose the one you want to set default by clicking on set as default
Delete all other web address by clicking on the remove
Optimize Edge Extensions
Click on 3 dots at the right-hand top of the Edge browser and scroll down to open Extensions
You will now see all the extensions installed
Look for all those which you don’t identify or don’t need and uninstall it
Right-click on the extension and click on uninstall
Remove Pornographic virus alert from Apple in Safari
Clear Browsing Data and Cache
Open Safari and click on the History tab from the top menu.
Click on Clear History and close the browser.
Open Safari again and click on Develop and then on Empty Cache
Manage Search Engine settings
Open Safari and then click on Safari in the menu bar and select Preferences from the drop-down.
Now in the General tab look for Homepage and delete it
Type your desired URL now which will come up as Safari start page
Now go to the search tab and in the search engine choose your default search engine like yahoo.com or www.google.com
Next Click on Manage websites and click on remove all and click OK
Optimize Safari Extensions
Open Safari browser
Click Safari in the top menu bar and select Preferences from the drop-down menu
Now click on the Extension tab and you can now see all the extensions on the left-hand side.
Click on those extensions and then on uninstall which you don’t identify or not of use
Uninstall one by one
4. MOZILLA FIREFOX
Remove Pornographic Virus alert from Microsoft in Firefox
Clear Cache, Cookies and History of Firefox
Click the Firefox Menu button which is on the very right-hand top
Now click on the library and then look for History and click on it.
Click Clear Recent History which will display a new box, where we can choose what to clear
In the History section checks all the boxes and click on Clear now.
Type about:support in the top address bar of Firefox and hit Enter
The troubleshooting information page will now come up.
Look for Refresh Firefox and Click on it
Click Refresh Firefox again to confirm and restart the browser
Manage Search Engine
Type about:preferences in the top address bar of Firefox and hit Enter
Look for the Home tab at the left-hand side of the window
Delete all the URL mentioned
Click on the drop-down of Homepage and new windows, choose custom URL, and mention your desired URL.
Remove Firefox unwanted add-ons
Type about:addons in the top address bar and hit Enter
Now click on Extensions from the left-hand side of the window
Manage your Extensions screen will now come up and all extensions will be displayed.
Delete all the extensions you don’t identify or not of use
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Want to Know more about this SCAM
HOW TECH SUPPORT SCAMS RUN
These scammers have spoiled the reputation of Online Technical Support.
Technical support was a big relief to all senior citizens who can get their problem fixed instantly at their home at the same cost charged by the local technician.
Read consumer affair report on this Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft
Scammers started sending fake pop-ups like Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft to Microsoft users and Pornographic virus alert from Apple to Apple users.
Through these pop-ups, they trick people with fake and false dangers on their computers and charged good money to fix the problem.
Process of Fake TECH SUPPORT
This SCAM runs in a systematic order where many people are involved according to their capability and resources.
1. There are many Vendors who create these pop-ups using some ads network.
So as soon as we open those related websites we get these pop-ups on our browser.
These people use different filters while running ads such as Age, Country, and Device. People getting these pop-ups call on the given number which is redirected and sold to the people of fake Call Center.
2. In the second step, these scammers buy these calls and target to make sales by tricking people to fix this fake problem.
Frequently asked question
Question: – Does Microsoft send critical alerts?
Answer: – Microsoft will never entertain you through such kinds of pop-ups, emails, or calls.
Microsoft sends you to update alert which are required for your computer and if you use Microsoft bit defender security than it will show and run all threats and malware detected.
But never ask you to call or email
Question: – Can Microsoft block your Computer?
Answer: – Again, this is a part of the pop-up message send by these scammers where they say that Microsoft will block your Computer soon.
Microsoft Firewall and security will only warn you against any infection or threat but won’t block you.
Question: – Do Microsoft make Phone calls?
Answer: – NO, Neither Microsoft nor their partner will ever make unsolicited calls to warn for the computer security or software fix.
If someone on phone claims Microsoft or Microsoft partners, don’t entertain them, they are SCAMMERS
Question: – Are Pop-up Viruses?
Answer: – Not all pop-ups are Viruses, some pop-ups are given from legit websites for information.
but, yes many pop-ups can contain malicious software like Malware. So you need to be smart and understand what kind of pop-ups you are getting
Now you must be aware of this scam of Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft and Pornographic virus alert from Apple.
You must be aware enough now that what you need to do the next time you receive such messages or pop-ups.
Keep others informed as well by spreading this article with your friends and relatives. Your 1 attempt can save many people from getting scammed.
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