Beware of "Your Mobile Device has been Infected by the Viruses (17)" Scams
December 30, 2016
The message: "Your Mobile Device has been Infected by the Viruses (17)", is a scam. If you are browsing the internet on your mobile device and the message pops up, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because, the message will always popup claiming that your mobile device is infected with a virus even when it is not. The aim of scammers is to frighten and trick mobile device users into installing malware, thinking they are installing antivirus software to remove viruses from their devices.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Malicious Message
Your has been infected by the viruses (17)!
If not resolved immediately, the viruses could block the mobile phone, SIM card and damage and delete all important files.
To remove the virus immediately:
Step 1: Click the button below. Step 2: Download the free explorer next page to completely eliminate the virus ..
Important: Please act in 59 seconds. remove viruses
Send virus report to Google security team.
I do not want to repair my device.
The fake virus message is currently hosted on the following malicious website: us.mobilesitescan.com, which online users are advised not to visit.
Note: The cyber-criminals behind the fake virus message will use different website names and versions of the message. So, the message that you have received may not look like the one above. But, the message is still a fake.
Your web browser cannot detect a Trojan horse or other malware on your mobile device or computer, so if any message pops up in your web browser claiming that a virus, Trojan horse or any other malware was discovered on your mobile device or computer, please ignore it.
To check for viruses or malware on your mobile device or computer, always ensure that you have antivirus software installed. If you do not have antivirus software on your Android device, you can install a free or commercial one from the Google Play store. Click here to view a list of antivirus software in the Google Play store.
Android users whose mobile devices are constantly getting pop-ups, can do the following to fix the problem:
Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load,
Go to "Settings,"
Click "Clear your Private Data" or "Clear browsing data,"
Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.
go to "Settings"
change your "Homepage" to something else, if "www.hetria.xyz" is set as your default Homepage.
Go back to "Settings"
Go to "Application Manager"
Remove all unknown apps, or apps you think maybe causing the popups.
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