Sunday, February 9, 2014

Warn1now.com Is Scam, Remove Fake Popup Warning Message






Warn1now.com displays identical content as systemauthenticator.com does, even the TEL NO. is the same. The content roughly tells you that your computer is affected with virus and that you might want tech support. VilmaTech Online Support would like to inform you that such tech support is unreliable and inexistent. Once $199 is paid for the support, the so-called technician runs away all of a sudden. And all you got finally will be affected machine (by warn1now.com and possibly others) and the TEL NO.. There’s no way to dig out the loathsome scammer.
Attention: there are some paid tech supports in this industry and which is reasonable since it takes energy, time and professional skills to remove aggressive virus. But popping up full screen warning all of a sudden to tell that you are attacked by virus is never the way legit tech support applies. Always remember that sudden warning out of nowhere is suspicious just like automatic scan by fake anti-virus programs.
Global PC Support Center would like to advice wide range of PC users that warn1now.com has been found to look for FTP/telnet/SSH credentials for all of the popular clients currently in use and monitor for SMTP, IMAP, and POP3 credentials. It can be dangerous if online purchase was once executed on the target machine since PW could be recorded when warn1now.com is monitoring for SMTP, IMAP, and POP3 credentials. As a consequence, bank card can be emptied out.

People who never shop online should not be over-optimistic since such credential collection can contribute to additional infiltration, leading to chaos like:
  1. Endless popup ads.
  2. Search redirect issue.
  3. Highly consumed CPU.
  4. Additional installation of web application.
Finally, all warn1now.com wants is your money and all you need is to remove it from your computer. Due to the fact that anti-virus program will not help stop warn1now.com from popping up, it is recommended to remove warn1now.com with manual method. Should there be any obstacles or difficulties due to deficient computer skill, you are welcome to use recommended online security service here.
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Manual Way to Remove Warn1now.com Fake Popup Warning Message


A
reset browser settings (if you don't want to type all log-in credentials again, it is recommended to remove its extensions one by one manually)

Internet Explorer:
Tools menu > Internet Options > go to Advanced tab > click on the Restore Defaults button > press OK.

Mozilla Firefox:
Click Firefox button > put mouse on Help > select Troubleshooting information > press ‘Reset Firefox’ button on the left uppers corner > press OK to confirm.

Google Chrome:
Click ‘Customize and Control Google Chrome’ menu > choose ‘Options’ > navigate to ‘Under the Hood’ tab > press ‘Reset to Defaults’ button.

Opera:
Show hidden files and folders > navigate to "C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\" > remove Operapref.ini file there.

Safari:
Click Safari menu > select ‘Reset Safari’ > choose all given options > press ‘Reset’ button.


B
show hidden items (one should be extra carefully when removing the below offered files since all the unveiled items including system files).

Windows 8:
Click open Windows Explorer > go to View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ > tick ‘Hidden items’ options > press “OK” button.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
Click start menu > select ‘Control Panel’ > access user accounts and family safety > click open ‘Folder Options’ > browse to View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > press ‘OK’ button.

Mac OS X
Click Finder > access Utilities folder > click open terminal > copy and paste “defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES” > press return button > hold ‘alt’ key and right click on the Finder icon at once > press Relaunch button.

One should then navigate to C:\WINDOWS\System32 and remove Svchost.exe that is generated on the day when Warn1now.com appears as well as files that contain letters of Warn1now.com.

C
remove Warn1now.com's startup item.

Windows 7/XP/Vista:
Start Menu > select ‘Run’ > type ‘MSCONFIG’ > hit Enter key > tap Startup tab > find Warn1now.com > press ‘Disable all’ button.

Windows 8
Charm bar > type ‘Task’ > hit Enter key > tap Startup tab > find Warn1now.com > press ‘Disable’ button.

Mac OS X
Click Apple icon > choose 'System Preference' > navigate to 'Users & Groups' > choose the user account that has Warn1now.com > tick the box next to systemauthenticator.com > hit minus icon.



It is not only about browser, it is also about system since some modifications have been made there so that warn1now.com manages to stick to your computer regardless of how many times you try to remove it with anti-virus programs. Patricia Howard, an experienced computer technicians with over a decade hands-on background in this industry, recommends to remove warn1now.com timely so that no further security issue will be incurred.
http://www.vilmatech.com/services.html


Reference: http://blog.vilmatech.com/remove-warn1now-com-get-rid-fake-warnings-pop-ups/
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