Do you know what Ransomware Detected is?
When you encounter a warning pop-up like Ransomware Detected, you should not panic and rush to call the provided toll-free phone number because it may be just another scam. As a matter of fact, in this case, it indeed is a technical support scam. Our researchers say that this is an annoying fake alert that can show up on your screen if you get redirected to a malicious page. If you loot at the address bar, you should see that this is in fact not a real or authentic Microsoft support page as it may claim. You should also easily spot spelling and grammatical mistakes such fake alerts usually have when created by non-English speakers. These signs clearly show that you are dealing with a scam. If you make the mistake of calling the telephone number you are pushed to, you may be convinced to pay for an annual service to fix system errors for you remotely, which may also require your giving these schemers remote access to your PC. Now, this would be a great mistake since you could experience cyber attacks this way and lose your files or sensitive information from your system. All in all, we suggest that you do not hesitate to act and remove Ransomware Detected from your PC.
When you are facing such a fake alert, it usually happens by way of redirection to a certain specifically set up webpage. Although the ones our researchers have found in relation to this fake warning are no longer available or operating, there could be many more on the web. If you are "lucky," you clicked on an unreliable third-party advertisement or other suspicious content, and that is how you got redirected to such a page to see this fake alert. Why did we call you "lucky" for this? Well, if there is no malware infection on your system that could be responsible for this alert, you can easily exit your browser window to delete Ransomware Detected. Of course, this does not mean that there are no other threats on your system.
It is certainly a worse situation if you previously infected your computer with adware programs or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These application may be able to forward you to malicious pages, including the ones that can show you this fake alert. Have you installed a free program recently? It is quite possible that you infected your computer then if you downloaded this free software from a questionable source. When you install a bundle, there is always a risk that you will let PUPs and malicious software installers onto your system. This is why you should always read the license agreement and all the installation wizard screens so that you are aware of what you are actually installing. We suggest that you inspect your PC by using a trustworthy malware scanner after you delete Ransomware Detected.
This fake alert is no different from any other technical support scams: It wants you to call a toll-free number to make you pay for a useless program or service. This pop-up comes up over a webpage that may resemble that of a Microsoft error page (which, by the way, also promotes the calling of the same phone number), which makes it more believable for unsuspecting computer users. This pop-up states that your system has been infected with a ransomware program and you have to act immediately by calling +45 32-725-473 for technical support, or else, you may lose your credit card details and other important account information (e.g., Facebook). Of course, this is not true because the only threat you may have on your PC now is the one that redirected you to this fake alert page. All in all, we recommend that you remove Ransomware Detected because you could be scammed into revealing sensitive information or remote access to your system.
Since we cannot tell you which specific PUP or malware infection could be responsible for this specific redirection, it is advisable that you uninstall every suspicious program you may find in your list of installed programs via Control Panel. It is also necessary that you reset your main browsers that may be infected with adware or browser hijackers. Please follow our guide below this article to eliminate all possible threats from your computer. Of course, there could be more persistent and covert malicious threats that you cannot clean from your PC with these methods. Thus, we suggest that you install a reliable malware removal application like SpyHunter to do this job automatically for you.
How to remove Ransomware Detected from Windows
Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
- Press Win+R and enter control panel. Press OK.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Choose the application and click Uninstall.
Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Click on the application and click Uninstall.
- Click Start and choose Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Click on the application and click Remove.
How to reset your browsers
- Tap Alt+F and select Settings.
- Scroll down the page and click Advanced.
- Scroll down and click Reset.
- In the pop-up, press Reset.
- Tap Alt+T and select Internet options.
- Choose the Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Press Reset.
- Press Close.
- Tap Alt+H and select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox in the pop-up once more.
In non-techie terms:
Ransomware Detected is yet another fake alert that can make you believe that a ransomware infection has sneaked onto your system and your sensitive information (credit card details and account data) could be in danger as may be stolen by cyber criminals. Obviously, all the claims are false and you should not fall for this scam. This fake alert pop-up pushes you to call a toll-free number immediately for solution but you would not speak with any Microsoft technician as usually it is suggested. This technical support scam is simply about trying to convince you to purchase a worthless fixing application or service. However, you may lose more than your hard-earned dollars since you may also be tricked into sharing your precious sensitive information or even remote access to your computer. This can cause even more serious future threats. Thus, we recommend that you remove Ransomware Detected from your system and make sure that there are no other threats left on board, too. If you need an automated tool to help you keep your PC clean, we advise you to install a powerful anti-malware program.