Ransomware Detected

What is Ransomware Detected?

Ransomware Detected is a fake alert that can pop up on your screen when you land on a malicious page that tries to scam you. It seems that these technical support scams are constantly on the rise because our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com have seen lots of them emerge in the past year, including "Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert," "Google Security Warning," and "Your System Is Heavily Damaged By Virus Tech Support fake alert," which are all very similar in their main goal. This fake alert is all about convincing, or rather, scaring you, to call the provided toll-free telephone number, which allegedly connects you to Microsoft technicians to help you with your current system error. You are told by this pop-up or pop-ups -- because there can be a couple of them -- that ransomware has been detected on your system and it may steal your credit card details and important login information as well. We are here to assure you that none of these claims are actually true. In fact, the only infection you may have on board is the one responsible for this fake alert. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Ransomware Detected right now so that you do not cause further security issues by exposing yourself to schemers.

Where does Ransomware Detected come from?

In order for you to be presented with these fake alert pop-ups, you need to land on a malicious page, such as "moscow111.tk/dm/indexx.php" and "pokerrobot1234.tk/au/?a=41245&s1=68475." We have found that these pages no longer function but there could be others created with the same purpose. You can end up on such a page either when you click on an unsafe third-party advertisement or when your computer is infected with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or adware programs, which may be capable of redirection. In the first case, it may be enough for you to close your browser window to delete Ransomware Detected fake alert because it is possible that you simply got redirected by clicking on the wrong content while surfing the web. Try to stay away from suspicious websites, such as torrent, freeware, dating, online gaming, and betting pages if you want to avoid such redirections or downloading bundled threats.

Speaking of bundles, if your computer has been infected with PUPs and adware, chances are you did so by installing a freeware bundle. It is possible that you downloaded this bundle from a shady file-sharing website when wanting to install a free program and you were not alert enough to deselect the unwanted content of the package. In order to stop malware threats and PUPs from entering your computer, you need to choose the custom installation option whenever installing a bundle. Such software packages can be very deceptive and conceal the real content and that is why so many users install them by default, not even realizing. If there is a chance that this describes your situation, we recommend that after you delete Ransomware Detected, you scan your system with a reliable malware scanner to find all possible threats on board.

How does Ransomware Detected work?

As we have mentioned, this fake alert is all about deception. All these schemers behind this fake warning want is your money in exchange for a useless and unnecessary piece of software or error fixing service. You can see this fake alert pop up over a webpage that may make you believe that you are actually on a Microsoft support page. However, if you check the URL address, you will see right away that it is rather suspicious and you could debunk this scam there and then. This fake alert claims that it has detected ransomware on your system and that sensitive information may be stolen, including your credit card details, e-mail account information, and Facebook login data. You are lead to believe that the only choice you have is to call a given toll-free number that could be "+45 32-725-473" or "+61-(08) 9677 5482" depending on which related webpage you end upon. When you call this number though you would be connected to a salesperson instead of a Microsoft technician. If you do not want to waste your money unnecessarily or even give up personally identifiable information to schemers, we suggest that you act now and remove Ransomware Detected immediately.

How can I delete Ransomware Detected?

It is possible but not very likely that your system is all clean and you have simply clicked on the wrong content to end up on this fake alert page by way of redirection. In this case, you can close your browser window and eliminate this potential threat this way. Of course, it is still possible that there are malware infections or PUPs on your system that may not necessarily be related to this fake alert. We recommend that you scan through your installed programs list in Control Panel for any suspicious applications you may find and uninstall them. Then, you may also want to reset your browsers so that you make sure that no threats remain related to your browsers either. Please use our instructions below if you need assistance. For best results, you may want to use a reliable malware removal application, such as SpyHunter.

Remove Ransomware Detected from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.
  2. Pick Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the uninstaller and press Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+R and type control panel. Click OK.
  2. Open Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the application and press Uninstall.

Reset your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and choose Internet options.
  2. Open the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Reset.
  4. Press Reset in the confirmation window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. Press Refresh Firefox.
  3. Press Refresh Firefox again. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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