I tell you what the notification in the browser means - "Your files are encrypted" and what to do about it

Hello everyone! Yesterday a friend called me and asked what to do if they ask him for money to remove viruses. Moreover, through the browser. I realized that the problem is still relevant, so I'll tell you what it is and what you need to do.

Banner advertising on the Internet is both useful and harmful. Various scammers, and the popular sites themselves, especially fictitious news aggregators, do not hesitate to inundate the user with "threatening" notifications, banners and all that.

What notifications are there?

There are a great many of them, but they all have one thing in common - to scare a person. Particularly effective are notifications allegedly from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and that your computer is under the supervision of the authorities. Various viruses and blockers are also popular.

Examples:

Browse the gallery to see the different variations.

The result is one - to scare and draw out money.

❗❗ Do not send any money under any circumstances for these banners and notifications. You do not have any viruses, and if there are, then definitely not the ones mentioned in these notifications.

What to do?

You will be surprised, but just close the page and that's it. These are simple graphics and code that have absolutely nothing harmful under them, except for the task of scaring you.

But it is important to note that in browsers there are standard notifications in a similar style, but the difference is significant - they will tell you what to do in case of infection and will not ask for any money.

For example, here's a Google notification:

To reassure yourself as much as possible, after closing the browser, check your computer for viruses with any antivirus and do not visit questionable sites. This is especially true of various news aggregators of dubious quality.

Hope this article was helpful to you.

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