‘Attention! Your computer is at risk of malware attacks’ fake threat

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Users who see the message that says ‘Attention! Your computer is at risk of malware attacks‘ should be very careful. This is a scary notification that might lead to malware being installed on your computer. This is a fake browser hijacker that comes up because of certain security vunlerabilities. It says this:

Attention! Your computer is at risk of malware attacks.
We recommend you to check your system immediately. Press OK to start the process now…

When you click “OK” the scareware starts imitating the online scan of your PC in a special window of your browser. This online scanner is titled as Online Security. After the scan is over you are instructed by the hijacker to download and install certain anti-virus program to clean your PC. However, this is not a legitimate security tool. On the contrary, you are actually prompted to download the rogue security software. In particular, Home Malware Cleaner was installed as a result of obeying the instructions of this virus on our test computers.

So, if you see such a warning in front of your screen please ignore it completely. Simply shut it down or user “Alt + F4” key combination to get rid of it. Afterwards please scan your computer with reliable anti-virus software. Be very careful while you surf the world wide web. The Internet is full of Trojans, malwares and other serious threats. Remember that using the powerful and legitimate anti-malware tool decreases the chances for your PC to be infected substantially.

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