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‘Complete an offer to continue’ Virus

Posted: April 16, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 45
First Seen: April 16, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

With attacks that call back to the similar and recently-identified 'Please complete a quick survey to continue' Virus, the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus also locks your desktop and asks you to fill out various 'offers' before you can regain the usage of your PC. The 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus's offers may appear to be deals for various free coupons and related prizes, but actually are used for phishing purposes – i.e., stealing your personal information by tricking you into entering it manually. You never should obey the instructions of Windows locker Trojans like the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus for unlocking your computer, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts encourage deleting the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus with a good anti-malware program to get your desktop back to its old self.

When Jumping Through Every Hoop Available Doesn't Unlock Your Computer

The 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus is heavily reminiscent of similar 'offers' that are available throughout the web, often through media-related sites, download networks and advertising rings. However, the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus does display a fundamental difference compared to its web-based kin: the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus actually installs itself on your PC, takes steps to lock your desktop and then prevents you from using any other programs, seemingly until you've filled out its offers for assorted 'free' products. SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider this a non-financial variant of ransom attacks that Police Ransomware Trojans are prone towards inducing, even if the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus doesn't even try to justify its system lock with any kind of legal pretenses.

Just as paying a Police Trojan (such as one of the innumerable variants of the Ukash Virus) will not unlock your computer. SpywareRemove.com malware experts can verify that, in most cases, participating in the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus's offers will not cause the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus to cease its attacks. Additionally, although the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus asks you to use 'valid' information, the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus has no way of detecting inaccurate information, and it should be considered particularly unwise to give the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus access to your legitimate e-mail addresses, phone numbers or any other potentially exploitable information.

Continuing with Your Life... and Leaving the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus Behind

A 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus may stop you from getting to your desktop, but this attack only is functional for as long as the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus, itself, is open. SpywareRemove.com malware experts usually recommend Safe Mode as the quickest method of disabling Windows Locker Trojans like the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus, but, depending on circumstantial factors, you also may need to boot your computer from an uninfected source (such as a USB drive).

A disabled 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus shouldn't be a potent threat to your computer, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers still encourage using any appropriate anti-malware tools to delete the 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus. The 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus doesn't appear to have any self-distributing functions, and other Trojans also may be installed that are tasked with coordinating with 'Complete an offer to continue' Virus and other PC threats.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘Complete an offer to continue’ Virus may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Unlock this Page to continue!
This page will immediately unlock and restore normal access upon your participation in an offer below. Please use valid information!
Your desktop was locked. Complete an offer below to unlock your desktop.
Complete an offer to continue.