Online users, beware of untrustworthy websites that contain a deceptive advertisement that will trick you into installing spam and malicious apps, by displaying the fake or deceptive message: "Your battery is badly damaged by (4) virus." The fake message or advertisement (see below) falsely claims that online users' mobile devices or smartphones are damaged by malicious viruses, which infected their mobile devices from adult sites that they have recently visited. The deceptive advertisement also claims that online users' SIM cards will be damaged and their phone contacts, photos, data, apps and other important information on their smartphones will be corrupted or lost.
Online users who see messages or advertisements claiming that their mobile devices are infected with viruses, or their mobile device's batteries are damaged, should not follow the instructions in them. The messages or advertisements were created by rogue online marketers or cyber criminals who use deceptive marketing strategies to frighten and trick online users into visiting their websites, or downloading and installing their spam and malicious apps.
The Deceptive "Your Battery is Badly Damaged by Virus" Message
Your battery is badly damaged by (4) virus!
We have detected that your Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition is 28.1% DAMAGED because of (4) malicious virus from recent adult sites. It will soon damage your SIM card and corrupt your phone contacts, photos, data, apps, etc.
4 minutes and 10 seconds.
If you do not remove the virus now, it will cause more severe damage to your phone. Here’s what you should do (step-by-step):
Step 1: Tap the button and install “DU Battery Saver” for free on Google Playstore
Step 2: Run the app to remove all virus to repair your battery to 100%
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Remember, 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 has been 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.
Android users whose mobile devices are constantly getting pop-ups can do the following to fix the problem:
- Put your Android phone in Airplane mode,
- Open your web browser on your Android phone and let the page load,
- Go to "Settings,"
- Click "Privacy,"
- 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 under the "Downloaded" section.