Zeus Virus Popup

February 8th, 2017 by Dustin Miller

So the time has come again to talk about these popup’s that tell you that you have a virus and you must call this number. Well, as we have said and always tell people, this is a scam. They want you to call the phone number or they will disable your computer. This is just not true. In most cases, if you can end the task using CTRL +¬†ALT + DEL (in this case the browser “Google Chrome”, “Firefox”, “Internet Explorer”, “Edge”, “Safari” or possibly another one), then this issue will go away. Just make sure when you open the browser back up, do not restore the previous session. If you are able to close it out using the CTRL + ALT + DEL task manager, it is easier on your computer. If you are not able to figure that out, or it does not work – we have suggested to just hold the power button in as well until the computer shuts off. When you turn the computer back on, it should be good to go again.

At this point, as long as it is gone when you open the browser back up, you should be good to go. If the popup comes up again right away, the it might be a good idea to get the computer cleaned up.

When this popup comes up, you cannot do anything on the internet as it forces you to click OK, and then it comes right back again – which is why we need to end that task.

I have now received this virus scam and was able to record it.