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'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' Pop-Up

Posted: August 9, 2016

The 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up is a fake error message that promotes long-distance technical support tactics. A con artist may exhibit differing behaviors between computer users, but may use attacks like the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up to gain access to your computer or to encourage you to spend money on a fraudulent repair service. Treat this pop-up as being a contact with a corrupted website, and scan your PC with anti-malware products whenever you need to remove a 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up that continues launching itself.

The Bugbear in Your Browser Demanding an Immediate Response

Web tactics may use the phrasings and formats of real warning messages to cause any readers to mistake them for official alerts. However, these disguises may be imperfect, and be detected by sight, in addition to tripping domain or content-based security flags. For mid-2016, malware experts can hold up the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up as a case in point for suspicious browser content.

You may see variants of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up in different formats, including ones based on the visual appearances of in-browser security alerts, Windows Blue Screens of Death and additional pop-ups superimposed on top of other misleading content. No versions of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up include scripts that install threats currently, but they do include inaccurate safety warnings.

Regardless of which variant launches, the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up includes messages warning its readers about the presence of banking Trojans and other, high-level threats that may be associated with hijacking your Web-browsing traffic consistently. Informed PC users may note the non-standard wording, including such mistakes as confusing Trojans with viruses (two separate categories of threatening software) and warning that a system reboot could delete 'all personal data' incorrectly. Additional typos and grammatical errors suggest that the con artists employing this threat don't use English as their first language.

The 'immediate response' the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up requests to fix your PC's security problem inaccurately identified is to contact its provided phone number, which enables con artists to persuade affected computer users into taking any of several unsafe actions.

Telling the Difference Between Bad Advertisements and Bad Software

The 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up seems to be circulating on at least one advertising network associated with the Pogo.com gaming website, and also may load through the temporary domain of Screenedhelp.com. Malware experts see no current evidence linking the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up to scripted attacks that could infect your PC. Con artists manning the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up's phone number may still install threatening software through a manual backdoor or collect money by pretending to sell repair services to you.

No version of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up analyzed to date uses sophisticated formatting exploits to disguise itself as originating from your Web browser. Web surfers should remember to differentiate between spyware warnings from their anti-malware products, corrupted traffic signals from their Web browsers, and firewall activity alerts, all of which are separate messages that associate themselves with specific programs. In each case, a real warning message never will recommend a phone number for acquiring any additional security or repair-related assistance.

Use your preferred anti-malware products to disinfect a PC that loads threatening content repeatedly, including corrupted Web pages, such as the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up. However, malware experts always note that the greatest vulnerability in this category of threat is the PC user, who may, if unprepared, give information or computer access to con artists. Knowing the appropriate formats of all archetypal security alerts can keep any PC owner from conversing with con artists by mistake.
The 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up is a fake error message that promotes long-distance technical support tactics. A con artist may exhibit differing behaviors between computer users, but may use attacks like the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up to gain access to your computer or to encourage you to spend money on a fraudulent repair service. Treat this pop-up as being a contact with a corrupted website, and scan your PC with anti-malware products whenever you need to remove a 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up that continues launching itself.

The Bugbear in Your Browser Demanding an Immediate Response

Web tactics may use the phrasings and formats of real warning messages to cause any readers to mistake them for official alerts. However, these disguises may be imperfect, and be detected by sight, in addition to tripping domain or content-based security flags. For mid-2016, malware experts can hold up the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up as a case in point for suspicious browser content.

You may see variants of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up in different formats, including ones based on the visual appearances of in-browser security alerts, Windows Blue Screens of Death and additional pop-ups superimposed on top of other misleading content. No versions of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up include scripts that install threats currently, but they do include inaccurate safety warnings.

Regardless of which variant launches, the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up includes messages warning its readers about the presence of banking Trojans and other, high-level threats that may be associated with hijacking your Web-browsing traffic consistently. Informed PC users may note the non-standard wording, including such mistakes as confusing Trojans with viruses (two separate categories of threatening software) and warning that a system reboot could delete 'all personal data' incorrectly. Additional typos and grammatical errors suggest that the con artists employing this threat don't use English as their first language.

The 'immediate response' the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up requests to fix your PC's security problem inaccurately identified is to contact its provided phone number, which enables con artists to persuade affected computer users into taking any of several unsafe actions.

Telling the Difference Between Bad Advertisements and Bad Software

The 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up seems to be circulating on at least one advertising network associated with the Pogo.com gaming website, and also may load through the temporary domain of Screenedhelp.com. Malware experts see no current evidence linking the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up to scripted attacks that could infect your PC. Con artists manning the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up's phone number may still install threatening software through a manual backdoor or collect money by pretending to sell repair services to you.

No version of the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up analyzed to date uses sophisticated formatting exploits to disguise itself as originating from your Web browser. Web surfers should remember to differentiate between spyware warnings from their anti-malware products, corrupted traffic signals from their Web browsers, and firewall activity alerts, all of which are separate messages that associate themselves with specific programs. In each case, a real warning message never will recommend a phone number for acquiring any additional security or repair-related assistance.

Use your preferred anti-malware products to disinfect a PC that loads threatening content repeatedly, including corrupted Web pages, such as the 'Warning: Internet Security Damaged!' pop-up. However, malware experts always note that the greatest vulnerability in this category of threat is the PC user, who may, if unprepared, give information or computer access to con artists. Knowing the appropriate formats of all archetypal security alerts can keep any PC owner from conversing with con artists by mistake.

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