The ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups are misleading messages that are hosted on a low-quality website that users might stumble upon when they browse unreliable websites that may perform Web redirects, or spawn annoying and difficult to close pop-ups. The ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups tell the users that multiple viruses have been detected on their computers, and they need to follow the instructions on the page to resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.
Usually, messages like the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups are linked to technical support tactics, but this time the people behind these pop-ups have opted to take a different approach. Instead of promoting fake technical support services, the con artists assure users that they must download a ‘Certified Microsoft Antivirus’ by following the download link found in the instructions. However, there is no such thing as a ‘Certified Microsoft Antivirus,’ and even if it exists, it would not be promoted via shady methods like the the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups.
One domain that hosts these misleading messages is hxxp://safensecure.com-allsites3.xyz, but it is entirely possible that the con artists may host these pop-ups on other websites as well. Unfortunately, the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups are just one of the many tricks that may be used to convince innocent users into downloading suspicious software or paying for non-existent technical support services. The good news is that the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups found on the website we mentioned earlier do not include an active download link. Pressing the download button leads nowhere as of December 15, 2016, and users who opt to follow the misleading instructions will not end up downloading suspicious software. However, this also means that we can’t tell for sure whether the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups are linked to a threat distribution channel, or if they are simply being used to spread Potentially Unwanted Programs PUPs) or other unreliable software.
If you come across the ‘(13) Viruses have been detected on system’ pop-ups in your Web browser, you should close the window and run an anti-malware scanner immediately just to make sure that the pop-ups were not spawned by a piece of software installed on your computer. Also, remember that Web browser pop-ups can never provide you with reliable virus reports and alerts, and all pages claiming to do this should not be trusted.