Warning: Infection is Detected

‘Warning: Infection is Detected’ is a misleading security alert that displays on Windows task bar of computer currently infected with malware. This fake alert is intentionally put into service by rogue developer to further deceive victims with misinformation routine. From time to time the message will appear to repeatedly remind user of existing threats and attack. In reality, there may be no other infection except for the malware that issues these fake alert messages. Just to be sure, immediately run a full scan of antivirus or antimalware program to thoroughly inspect the computer for presence of pest.

‘Warning: Infection is Detected’ may start appearing as a symptom of malicious actions brought about by rogue security application. Aside from pop-up alert, this task bar message seems to help rogue developers to insist the importance of their product. Who would think that it is part of malicious campaign when Windows users are used into seeing this message as a valid reminder coming from the operating system.

Technical Details and Additional Information:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Malware Behavior

In a most persuasive manner, rogue developer tries to deceive users and let them consider the promoted program as the only solution in resolving existing PC problems. This is the reason why fake warning is integrated on counterfeit activities. One example warning may contain this text:

Warning: Infection is Detected
Windows has found spyware infection on your computer! Click here to update your Windows antivirus software…

infection-detected

 

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