“Hi all, my computer recently had a pop-up tab from “computer-alert-messages.com”, and it said that my computer was infected with a virus coming from types of sites I didn’t even visit!
When I tried to x-it out, it didn’t allow me. It had prompts such as “leave page” and “stay on page”, but even when I pressed “leave page”, it had a pop up message saying “you have virus”, or something like that….”
What is Computer-alert-messages.com?
Computer-alert-messages.com is a fake virus alert that can mislead users that their computers have encountered something malicious. It will show a popup stating something like “Your computer might be infected with adware/spyware…” and then you are suggested to call the nearest Windows Technician. Please don’t trust what it claims. It is just a scam to scare you to call its toll free helpline and use its paid service. Actually, there might be nothing happening about the alert from this pop-up. What you should pay closely attention to is the malware that causes this pop-up. (more…)