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Beware of "www.hetria.xyz" - A Malicious Website

2016-07-15T00:06:49 -  +
Beware of "www.hetria.xyz" - A Malicious Website

The website: "www.hetria.xyz" is being used by cybercriminals to display fake messages that claim the visitors' mobile devices, especially Android, are infected with a virus, or they must update their mobile phones before it is locked or destroyed. The messages falsely further state that the visitors should click a link or button in order to clean or remove the virus or update their mobile devices. But, if the visitors follow the instructions in the messages, they will be prompted to download a malicious app or taken to a fake website that steals personal and financial information.

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Android users whose mobile devices are constantly going to "www.hetria.xyz" when they open their web browser, 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 "Privacy,"
  • Click "Clear your Private Data" or "Clear browsing data,"
  • Clear your "Browser History" and Cache.

Also,

  • 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.

If you are still experiencing the same problem after doing all the above, please click here to download and install Avast antivirus for Android for free. After installation, use Avast to scan your mobile device for threats.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-16T09:38:42 by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, New York, United States

    It had me go through downloading a particular app. When I did, it started to clear out things to speed up my phone. Then a black hole/vortex opened on my screen and took in files. I deleted the app, downloaded trend micro and ran the scans, and it said I didn't have any viruses. The only thing personal on my phone was contacts. It said my phone was protected. I'm wondering if it is or what should I do?

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    • Posted: 2016-07-16T09:57:55 by info

      Scan your mobile device with another antivirus, such as Avast.

      delete


      • Posted: 2016-07-16T15:22:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Albany, New York, United States

        I did. Is it safe if it comes up clear as well?

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        • Posted: 2016-07-16T20:18:02 by info

          Yes, it should be.

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  • Posted: 2016-07-15T18:39:59 by an anonymous user from or near: Cochabamba, Departamento de Cochabamba, Bolivia

    I tried to remove the page from my browser with all the ways show in this post but apparently doesn't work for me.

    What I can do?

    delete


  • Posted: 2016-07-15T09:19:49 by info

    Received via email:

    "Good evening.

    I have had this fake virus link. I did not click on it. Instead I just close the page and reopen my browser and continue browsing. Is there any chance im infected?

    Appreciate your help"

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    • Posted: 2016-07-15T09:20:27 by info

      No, you are not infected. Once you have not downloaded and installed an app, you didn't infect your mobile device.

      delete


  • Posted: 2016-07-14T20:29:12 by an anonymous user from or near: Hallett, Oklahoma, United States

    Saying I have four viruses and it's because visit adult sites. I don't even go to any of those sites.

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    • Posted: 2016-07-14T23:38:59 by an anonymous user from or near: New Mexico, United States

      It won't stop popping up for me. I don't know what to do.

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      • Posted: 2016-07-14T23:49:23 by info

        -Go to "Settings"
        -Go to "Application Manager"
        -Remove all unknown apps

        A malicious app maybe causing the pop-ups.

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