Wannacry Detected Scam

What is Wannacry Detected Scam?

If you see a warning claiming that Wannacry, a nasty ransomware infection, is active on your PC, you must have encountered Wannacry Detected Scam. Its purpose is to scare you into believing that you have harmful malware “on your computer and network location.” Of course, it is a lie, we can assure you. You see this warning not because the ransomware infection has successfully slithered onto your computer. Instead, its appearance might be directly associated with the entrance of malicious software. Of course, you could have found this fake warning on some kind of dubious domain you have opened accidentally as well. In such a case, it will disappear from your screen and will never bother you again if you close your web browser and make sure you do not open that page ever again. Unfortunately, it is more likely that you have encountered Wannacry Detected Scam because there is malware installed on your computer if the fake warning is opened to you automatically from time to time no matter what you do. It might be any malicious application, so we cannot promise that its removal will be very easy.

What does Wannacry Detected Scam do?

The one and only purpose of Wannacry Detected Scam is to scare you into believing that malicious software has illegally entered your system. It tells users that “recent website visit might be the reason for this.” We have to admit that this warning is quite convincing, but we can guarantee that you do not have malicious software (Wannacry Ransomware) it tells you about on your computer. Because of this, there is no point in dialing the provided telephone number (+1-844-528-4333) either. First of all, we want to emphasize that Microsoft has nothing to do with the telephone number Wannacry Detected Scam contains, so it is not very likely that experienced technicians willing to help users are waiting for them at the other end of the line. It is more likely that cyber criminals are trying to achieve their goals using the name of the well-known company. Because of this, we see no reasons you should make a call. If you ignore this piece of advice, you will contact crooks behind this scam. The chances are high that they will tell you that you need special software to clean your computer. Of course, they will not give it to you for free. Also, they might try to steal certain personal details that could be sold later in the black market. Last but not least, they might install more threats on your computer without your knowledge if you allow them to access your PC remotely. Finally, the “toll-free” telephone number the warning contains might be a premium-rate telephone number instead. As you can see, a call to cyber criminals can only bring more problems.

Where does Wannacry Detected Scam come from?

Malicious software inside your system might be the one responsible for the appearance of Wannacry Detected Scam on your screen. According to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com, it might be an ad-supported application, some kind of potentially unwanted program, or another harmful infection. On the other hand, you could have been exposed to Wannacry Detected Scam because you have landed on a dubious page. It does not necessarily mean that you have opened it yourself by typing its URL in the address bar. You could have been taken to it straightaway after clicking on a malicious link or some kind of pop-up. Both scenarios are possible, but the chances are high that some kind of untrustworthy software is installed on your computer if the fake warning representing Wannacry Detected Scam is opened on your screen automatically. You must delete it as soon as possible.

How to remove Wannacry Detected Scam

Wannacry Detected Scam should disappear when you close your web browser. If it is not reopened on your screen again, this suggests that you have landed on some kind of dubious domain. Unfortunately, the situation might be more serious if the fake message has been opened to you again automatically. If you cannot find any Wannacry Detected Scam-related malicious applications yourself on your system, you should scan your PC with an automated malware remover. It will clean your system in no time if it finds active malware on it.

Wannacry Detected Scam removal

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your web browser.
  2. Tap Alt+T keys on your keyboard.
  3. Click Internet Options.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Reset and then mark Delete personal settings.
  6. Click Reset again.
  7. Restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help (press Alt+H).
  3. Click Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Access Settings and then scroll to the very bottom.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Reset.

Delete suspicious software

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program you want to remove and click Remove.

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and then click OK.
  3. Access Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable application.
  5. Click Uninstall. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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