Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 9 years ago

A virus? What is going on?


Yesteday told me my computer is infected. I have no clue how a website can do that. Anyway, here's the message:

What happened?

Your computer or another computer on your network is compromised with a virus. This allows online criminals to use it as part of a botnet to send spam and attack websites.

Why am I seeing this page?

This website is participating in a project to stop attacks and educate visitors with infected computers about how they can clean up their machines.

What should I do?

Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date and run a full scan.

When will this restriction go away?

This restriction will disappear when no more harmful behavior is detected. Completing the challenge above proves you are a human and gives you temporary access. You can ask the website owner to permanently whitelist you.

What am I supposed to do? I ran a full scan, nothing popped up... It had been working fine before yesterday.

Thanks in advance.


I thought it was an ad, too. But I asked one of my friends, and he told me the site was working for him... at the same time when I was getting this thing.

Update 2:

And the advert isn't trying to trick me into buying anything. Just tells me to run a scan.

Update 3:

I see. But it asks me to run a scan, it doesn't tell me to run a scan using a specific program. Just my own program I have installed.

7 Answers

  • Chris
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favourite answer

    As the site worked for him.. i Presume your computer's infected..

    And therfore sent/Redirected you to a Malicious website.

    The Scan it asks you to run is FAKE (It wont scan your computer)

    If anything it wil INFECT your computer or just tell you that it scanned..

    Your computer and you need to download something to remove them.

    ► Virus/Malware Removal ◄

    Plug a Ethernet lead from your Router/Modem to the Computer..

    Pic ->

    Restart and keep pressing F8 Or F5.. Select Safe mode with networking..

    When it loads Download & Run These:

    RKill ->

    TDSSKiller ->

    ComboFix ->

    That will Automatically Remove Known Malware Blocking Your Security.

    Then Download & Install Both Of These (IMPORTANT - Update Both)

    Then Run Them both, And scan the Entire Computer.. Remove any Findings.

    Also Run this Online Scanner And Let it Remove Any Findings..

    ESET Online Scanner ->

    You Can Also Download & Run CCleaner ->

    Run it and do 2 scans in sections.. Cleaner & Registry.. Remove any Findings.

    Fix Windows File Associations (ONLY If you Need to - If you cant Open things)


    Hope it helps :)

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    That replaced into scareware urging you to hit its web site. considering which you went there, it ought to now have downloaded some genuine malware. it is now time for some genuine scans. in case you have an anti-virus, make certain it has the main contemporary virus definitions and run a test with it in secure Mode or secure Mode with Networking. that oftentimes prevents malware from conserving itself. in case you don’t have one, a lot of human beings right here swear by skill of AVG (it’s loose). I advise you moreover mght acquire advert-conscious loose and Spybot S&D (they’re loose), installation them, replace them and run them, back in secure Mode With Networking. additionally, turn off device fix to evict any copies of undesirable stuff which would be lurking there. To get into secure Mode or secure Mode with Networking: a million. sign off and reboot your device. 2. while the device starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key many times. 3. elect secure Mode or secure Mode with Networking from the ensuing menu. 4. Login. If the malware has replaced your password, attempt logging in as Administrator. by skill of default, Administrator has no password. 5. The device will proceed booting, however the domicile windows pc will seem diverse. 6. once you're finished doing what you ought to do, sign off and reboot back into common mode. notice that whether the anti-malware courses get rid of the malware, they won't have the means to opposite the outcomes. seek the information superhighway for conceivable fixes. replace and run each and every thing in many cases, no longer in basic terms once you think of you have already got malware. sturdy success.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    do not trust it!!!!, it just wants you to run the scan and it will be fake scam and then it will say you need to update it and pay a bit of money(around £250) to get rid of all the virus, It is a scam

  • 9 years ago

    The website will not be able to detect that. It's probably a shitty advertisement that is trying to get you to download their rubbish =).

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Bin it. As long as you have adequate security, ignore anything like it.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    do you believe in fairy's...i bet you do

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