Do you know what Wannacry Detected Scam is?
Displayed by a dubious website http://help.windows.18ts1uz.microsoft.especific.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/xmain3/, Wannacry Detected Scam is a fake warning you should completely ignore even though it states that extremely harmful malware Wannacry Ransomware has been detected on the system. We cannot guarantee that your computer is free of malware because the appearance of Wannacry Detected Scam might be directly linked to the entrance of malicious software, but we are sure you do not have this nasty ransomware infection active on your computer. You can see this for yourself – if you can normally access your pictures, videos, documents, and other files, i.e., they have not been locked, it means that you have not encountered the ransomware infection you are told about. The chances are high that you have encountered Wannacry Detected Scam just because you have ended up on a dubious page, for example, you could have been redirected straight to it after clicking on a malicious link or some kind of pop-up. Of course, the appearance of the fake warning claiming that malware has been detected on your system might be directly associated with the illegal entrance of bad software too. If you cannot dismiss Wannacry Detected Scam by simply clicking X in the top-right corner of the browser you use, i.e., by closing your web browser, it is very likely that it is the latter scenario.
The main purpose of Wannacry Detected Scam is to scare users into dialing the promoted telephone number. The warning will tell you that dangerous malware has been detected on your computer and, because of this, you need to contact certified Windows technicians for immediate assistance. Do not even bother dialing +1-844-528-4333 because the message you see is a pure lie and you do not need any help with the deletion of the ransomware infection because your computer is not infected. If you still make a call, you will contact crooks. We are sure they will try to trick you into paying for services you do not even need. In other words, they will tell you that they can clean the system for you. Also, they might try to convince you to purchase a useless antimalware tool to remove malicious software automatically. Users who give crooks access to their PCs might discover new malicious applications installed on their computers as well. Also, their systems’ settings might be modified without their knowledge. Last but not least, it is not a good idea to make a call because the number indicated on the fake warning opened on your screen might be a premium-rate telephone number in reality. To put it differently, you might get a large telephone bill after making a call.
You have encountered Wannacry Detected Scam because you have opened a dubious domain or you have been redirected to it against your will. Also, researchers say that this disturbing fake alert you see could have been opened on your screen because some kind of malicious software is active on your PC. If it turns out to be the latter situation, you will need to remove that untrustworthy program from your system to make the fake warning disappear from your screen. It could be any program, specialists say, but the most likely scenario is that some kind of ad-supported program or a potentially unwanted application has slithered onto your computer. Such untrustworthy programs often travel bundled, and users usually do not even notice when and how they enter their computers because they are distributed together with various free applications.
Closing the web browser with the dubious domain should remove Wannacry Detected Scam from the screen, but, unfortunately, we cannot promise that you will not see it ever again. It might be opened on your screen automatically again if there is malicious software installed on your computer. Check Control Panel for suspicious software and reset browsers displaying the fake warning to default settings. If you cannot find untrustworthy software on your PC, you should perform a scan with an antimalware scanner.
How to delete Wannacry Detected Scam
Remove all suspicious applications
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program you have found suspicious and click Remove.
- Press Win+R to open Run.
- Insert Control Panel in the box and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the undesirable application.
- Click Uninstall.
Reset your web browser to default
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced and then click Reset.
- Check the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button again.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Open the Help menu by pressing Alt+H simultaneously.
- Select Troubleshooting information from the menu.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Tap two keys Alt+F to access the menu.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced to see the rest of the menu.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
If you see a warning with a telephone number claiming that Wannacry Ransomware has been detected on your computer, you must have encountered Wannacry Detected Scam. It tries to convince users that there is malware active on their systems in order to push them into dialing the provided telephone number. Do not make a call because you will not contact helpful technicians. It is more likely that cyber criminals will pick up the phone and then will try to persuade you into purchasing some kind of useless tool, giving them remote access to the computer, or providing certain personal details.