Do you know what Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam is?
We want to inform you about a newly released Trojan-type infection that was given the name Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam. Without a doubt, you have to remove this malware as soon as possible because it is considered malicious. Needless to say, it is in no way related to Symantec or any of its products. It was developed by cunning malware creators that want to make a quick buck. In short, this program promotes a fake tech support phone number that does not provide any tech support — it sells remote support services and useless software.
This elusive application is not that popular yet and chances of you accidentally installing it are rather slim. Still, if you do get it on your computer, then you will get it without even knowing it. Our security experts have found that this malware is being distributed with the help of malicious software installers that secretly install this malware onto your computer. Indeed, in this case, the installer does not disclose its contents and does not allow you to deselect the installation of additional software. The malicious installers that contain this malware are scattered around the web, and they are not limited to a handful of countries. Researchers say that there is no doubt that such installers are featured on websites that distribute either free or pirated software. In short, the sites that feature it are either malicious or borderline malicious.
Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam is similar to malware such as **Your Computer has been blocked** +1-(888)941-3234, Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421, Customer Service: +1-855-704-6348, 1-877-884-5474 Google Security Warning Message, and many other fake tech support warning-message-showing infections. They all have one thing in common — they promote a fake tech support number that will not help you at all. The people on the other end of the line will try to scam you by offering you paid services or to purchase some useless application.
When you computer becomes infected with Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam, it will perform a fake scan of your computer, or at least pretend that it scanned it because the message comes out of nowhere and the application does not appear to do anything beforehand. Once the “scan” is complete, the application will present you with a warning window claiming that your computer is at risk. The message starts by stating “The last scan found high risk threats on your computer.” However, there is no way to see what kind of risks are there. This malicious application then “recommends” that you fix these issues before you lose any data or your identity gets stolen. You will be presented with the phone number 1-888-262-9519 that you ought to call. As mentioned earlier, this tech support number is fake, and the people on the other end of the line will try to scam you by offering you non-existent services or useless software. As evidence that the 1-888-262-9519 number is fake we want to point out that this same number was used in the fake-alert-showing program called (844) 465-8251 that loads the trojanhorsexxx.com website.
Our research has concluded that Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam has been rightfully classified as malicious, and it could not have been any other way. It is set to enter your computer using malicious distribution tactics and attempt to trick you into thinking that it is a legitimate Symantec product. Its creators want you to pay for non-existent services which is an outright scam. We suggest using our preliminary removal guide as this program can have many variations, and its folders may be named randomly. You can download SpyHunter because it has a free scanner that will show you the location of this malware so you can delete it manually. Nevertheless, this anti-malware tool can also remove it in its entirety if you get the full version.
- Press Windows+E keys
- Enter C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)
- Locate this malware’s folder.
- Right-click it and click Delete.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.
Take note that this removal guide is not failproof
In non-techie terms:
Fake Norton Security Scan Tech Support Scam is a malicious application whose purpose is to scam you. It promotes a fake tech support phone number that when called offers paid tech support services and/or unreliable and probably useless software. Therefore, if you want to save money, then you have to delete this malware using our guide or the featured anti-malware tool.