Do you know what Google Security Warning is?
If you are routed to a page that is entitled Google Security Warning, it is most likely that this page is malicious and that you are being scammed. Google does not display security warnings, and so if you are shown one, you should automatically assume that the message is misleading. Of course, you should not completely dismiss all security warnings that appear to be suspicious. If you are being warned that malicious infections are running wild on your operating system, it is a good idea to employ a legitimate malware scanner and check if you need to delete malicious threats. Speaking of threats, our research team has not found a single infection that would be responsible for redirecting users to the misleading scam page, which means that it is possible that the fake alert is represented via malicious websites. If you want to learn more about that, and you are interested in removing Google Security Warning, please continue reading.
Although it is possible that adware, potentially unwanted programs, and hijackers were employed to redirect unsuspecting users to the Google Security Warning page in the past, at the moment, such malware does not exist. Our research team continues investigating this, and if we discover any threats linked to the scam, we will update this report as soon as possible. Right now, it is most likely that you would be exposed to the misleading warning if you interacted with a random pop-up or a link indicating that you might be dealing with some kind of a threat. Once you are redirected to the scam page, you are introduced to a warning suggesting that your operating system has been infected by a threat called “Zeus Virus.” This is not the first time this virus is used to intimidate users. It can be linked to the Microsoft Has Detected A Porn Virus Scam, Fake Windows Defender Alert Zeus Virus alert, and various other bogus security warnings. Unfortunately, in most cases, even though the virus does not exist, other threats might exist, and they might require removal.
The bogus Google Security Warning suggests that the malicious Zeus Virus has invaded your operating system because the activation key has expired. It also informs that your passwords and credit card information has been stolen. None of this is true, but if you believe the alert, you are likely to call +1-844-843-5125, a number that allegedly represents the Windows Help Desk. If you want to get authentic assistance from Microsoft, you need to go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/ instead of calling random numbers. If you are careless, schemers on the other end of the line could trick you into disclosing your Windows product key and personal information that could, potentially, be used in the future to impersonate you. The schemers who are controlling the Google Security Warning scam could also trick you into downloading malware, and if you do that, your virtual security could be put on a line. Hopefully, you have not been scammed yet.
Even though it is unlikely that malicious infections are responsible for showcasing the Google Security Warning, unreliable tracking cookies might have been placed on your browser as you visited the scam page. Due to this, we recommend resetting the browser that showed the misleading scam alert. Of course, you should also install a legitimate malware scanner to quickly inspect your operating system and determine whether or not malicious threats are active. If they are, it is crucial that you remove them immediately. Even if you can get rid of them yourself, we suggest employing anti-malware software instead. It will simultaneously delete Google Security Warning-related threats (if they exist) and reinforce overall protection.
Remove Google Security Warning
- Open the browser and enter chrome://settings/ into the address bar.
- Move to the bottom of the Settings menu and click Advanced.
- Scroll to the bottom and click the Reset button.
- Confirm the action by clicking Reset again.
- Open the browser and enter about:support into the address bar.
- In the Troubleshooting Information menu click Refresh Firefox…
- Confirm the action by clicking Refresh Firefox again.
- Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T together to launch the Tools menu.
- Select Internet options to open a menu and then click the Advanced tab.
- Click the Reset… button and then select Delete personal settings.
- Confirm the action by clicking the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
If you have been exposed to the misleading Google Security Warning, it is likely that your virtual security is not in the best shape. Even if malware is not responsible for showcasing this bogus alert – if it is, you need to delete it immediately – redirecting to malicious pages is something legitimate anti-malware software can prevent from happening. It is strongly recommended that you install such software immediately, and if any serious threats are active on your PC, they will be eliminated automatically. The guide above shows how to reset browsers, and this is a step you should not skip if you have been redirected to the misleading Google Security Warning scam page.