Have you encountered an alert entitled Ransomware Detected, and now you are being pushed to call +45 32-725-473, 61-(08) 9677 5482, or some other number that allegedly represents reliable technical support? If that is what you are facing, there is no doubt that you are being scammed. There are too many scams using fake helpline numbers to count, but a few of the most recent ones include “Hard Drive Is Not Accepted” and “Rdntrojanhacking File Detected.” These scams are introduced to users via malicious pages that schemers set up. In some cases, users are routed to these pages when they stream illegal videos, click on corrupted links, or visit malicious websites. In other cases, malicious programs (e.g., adware) are set up to redirect users to the misleading pages automatically. In the case of the latter, malware must be removed. If infections do not exist, you need to, at least, strengthen virtual security. So, do you need to delete Ransomware Detected notification-related infections?
In the past, the bogus Ransomware Detected alert was shown to users via moscow111.tk/dm/indexx.php and pokerrobot1234.tk/au/?a=41245&s1=68475 pages. They are no longer used for the scam, but there is a great possibility that users will be exposed to the same misleading alert via different pages. Regardless of which page is used, the message is always the same. It informs that your computer was locked to stop malicious activity, and then it pushes to call one of the provided numbers to get help. First of all, your computer is not locked, and it is most likely that you will be able to fix that by tapping F11 on the keyboard. This is the key you use to switch to and from full-screen mode. If that does disable the Ransomware Detected alert lockdown, try using the Alt+Tab keys to switch to a different window and then close the browser. The second thing that is misleading about the alert is the helpline number. Enter it into the search engine you can trust, and you will learn that it is linked to a scam. You should ALWAYS check the facts before you do anything because that is the easiest way to protect yourself against scams.
Are you worried that a malicious ransomware capable of encrypting your files has managed to slither into your operating system? Ransomware is taking over the virtual world like wildfire, but that does not mean that you need to believe random alerts notifying you about infections that allegedly need to be removed from your PC. Instead, take a moment to install a legitimate malware scanner that will let you know exactly which threats you need to delete. The chances are that ransomware will not be found. In fact, ransomware is so aggressive and so quick that it would have encrypted your personal files by now, and so it is pretty safe to say that it does not exist. Nonetheless, other threats might exist, and some of them might even be responsible for the Ransomware Detected scam. If malware exists, make sure you get rid of it immediately. If you have downloaded files or programs when interacting with schemers, you need to delete them as well. If you have paid money for fake services or disclosed private information, you need to call your bank to annul the transaction (if it is possible), and you need to take care of virtual security.