Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam Removal Guide

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We would like to introduce you to a recently released malicious application that has come to be known as Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam. Obviously, this program is malicious and needs to be removed, and we will show you how to do it at the end of this article. We have prepared a short description that we think you will find useful and interesting. Not much is known about this application, but we are going to provide you with all of the information that is currently available about it.

Applications such as Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam are getting quite popular. We have recently analyzed programs called License has Expired +1-888-303-5121, **Your Computer has been blocked** +1-(888)941-3234, and Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421 that work in a similar fashion. Once they infect your computer, they present a fake error or warning that suggests dialing a particular phone number to get in touch with tech support. In the case of Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam, the number is 1-888-262-9519. But let us start from the beginning.

When this malicious application enters your computer, it will start showing you a deceptive “Scan Complete” window that appears to have come from Symantec’s Norton Security. If you did not purchase this application, then this window should should come off as suspicious. The warning window looks believable, and we have received information that some people have fallen victim to this scam. The warning message says that your computer is under threat, but does not specify what in particular. Needless to say, it did not find anything that can pose a threat to your PC’s security because it is not a real anti-malware program.

Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam is an application dedicated to making money for its criminal developers. The provided phone number, 1-888-262-9519, is a fake tech support number that, when dialed, will offer you to purchase paid tech support services or something along these lines. The aim of this scam is to extract money from you. However, the only thing you need to do is delete this malicious program and scan your computer with a real antimalware program, just to be on the safe side of things. We want to inform you that 1-888-262-9519 has already been featured on a malicious website at Trojanhorsexxx{.}com. Evidently, this program is malicious and the sooner you get rid of it, the better. However, before we move on to its removal, let us briefly talk about how Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam is disseminated.

We have received unverified information that this malicious program is being bundled with third-party installers that inject it into your computer without your authorization. These kinds of installers are usually featured on shady freeware hosting websites that make an additional buck by bundling the free programs with adware and in some cases more malicious applications such as this one. Therefore, we encourage you not to visit these kinds of sites, and if you know how you got Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam on your PC, then we kindly ask you to leave a comment below indicating the URL and application with which it was bundled.

Malware such as Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam prey on non-tech-savvy users and try to get their money by selling them useless services. Malware such as this is quite profitable, and this is not the last time we see an application masquerading as Norton Security. If you want to get rid of this infection, please follow the removal guide below. If you have issues with it, then download and install SpyHunter which is more than capable of detecting and eradicating this particular malware.

How to delete this malware

  1. Hold down Windows+E keys
  2. Enter the following locations likely to contain this malware.
    • C:\Program Files
    • C:\Program Files (x86)
    • C:\Users\User\AppData
    • C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming
    • C:\ProgramData
    • C:\Windows\Temp
  3. Locate this malware.
  4. Right-click them and click Delete.
  5. Empty the Recycle Bin.
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