The "Donald Trump Arrested" Virus is a Hoax or Fake-News

The Donald Trump Arrested Virus is a Hoax or Fake-News

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The "Donald Trump Arrested" virus post below is another reason why the saying: "do not believe everything you read online or on the internet," should be taken seriously. The "Donald Trump Arrested" virus is clearly a hoax or fake-news. The major antivirus companies have not reported finding such a so-called virus, and even the reputable news media houses have not reported anything on such virus.

The "Donald Trump Arrested" Virus Post

"Breaking News. 'Donald Trump arrested' Please if you see two police officers arresting Donald Trump on your computer screen, Do not click to read the news. It is a Virus. Someone has done that and it has infected their computer. Please send to all in your contact list."

Pranksters create hoaxes or fake-news like the “Donald Trump Arrested" virus to create mass panic, to show how easily they can trick society, or they just do it for fun. This is why things posted on social networking or unpopular websites should be verified by reputable news websites before being shared, commented on, or liked.

Although the “Donald Trump Arrested” virus is a hoax, caution should still be taken when clicking on links, especially links that ask to download and install software or an app, or opening email attachments.

This "Donald Trump Arrested" virus hoax is similar to the "Dance of the Hillary" virus hoax.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 12:20 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    It's definitely a Trojan. I clicked on it out of curiosity and it come down on my screen locking to telling me to phone a number. It's a screen freeze. I managed to dump it and run anti virus but I am keeping the PC in quarrentine for while. And have warned others it was on the side of someones facebook wall.

    Very annoying. Seems to have messed with my hotmail accounts. have now changed passwords. etc .Happy surfing all. Cosmic John.x.

    • November 16, 2016 at 6:23 AM by info

      It is not a Trojan or malware. What you have experienced is a Technical Support scam that displays a message claiming your computer is infected with a virus, and then displays a number for you to call for help.

      If you call the number, you will contact the cybercriminals behind the scams, who will attempt to trick you into giving them access to your computer. One they have access to your computer, they will secretly or silently steal your information. They will also ask for your credit card information, which they will claim is required for payment for removing a virus that never existed on your computer.

      The scams are displayed via rogue advertisements or websites created by the cybercriminals.

      For more information, please search for "Technical Support Scam" in the Search box above.

  • November 8, 2016 at 2:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Marietta, Georgia, United States

    Just encountered it on facebook. A few billion dollars is not enough to get an owner to secure his site.

  • November 6, 2016 at 2:48 PM by an anonymous user

    I just did that! Clicked on the Trump advert and had a full screen come up from Microsoft(fake microsoft) telling me to phone a number etc,the screen bleeped as well. I shut the computer down asap then googled fake advert Trump and found this useful site. Thank you very much for the information.

  • October 28, 2016 at 6:16 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Very grateful to this site. Thank you.


  • October 28, 2016 at 4:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Scarborough, England, United Kingdom

    Why was the hoax allowed to get through to an ad linked to Facebook?

    • November 8, 2016 at 2:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Marietta, Georgia, United States

      Because the cost could remove a few million from Zuckerberg's billions.

    • October 28, 2016 at 5:08 PM by info

      Ads are hard to track and monitor, especially when there are millions of them. Facebook and other companies try their best to prevent bad ads (malvertising) from running on their networks, but there will always be some that slip through.

      If you see those bad ads, try reporting them.

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