You can tell this is nothing but a fake (trying to make you take the bait) by just some basic rules:
- a countdown: "If you don't act within 2 min, the virus will X". Interesting: How do they know that will happen in exactly 2 min? Nothing but panicking you.
- the SIM card would be damaged: nonsense.
Never heard any malware attacks the SIM card. Or the battery, which those messages often claim as well.
- "Google's antivirus": Apart from the fact that there is no such app, Google definitely wouldn't chose an approach like that.
- "13 virus": LOL Name a single Android virus (hint: there is none.
9 Signs Your Phone Isn't Your Private Zone Anymore
Especially not 13. The term "virus" is completely mis-used on the Android platform, most obviously either as a "scare word" or because people are used to that kind of "software" from their Windows machine. True, there's malware – but no virus.
Read the Wikipedia article on Computer Virus on this, and take a special close look at the end of the first paragraph: "the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which install themselves without user consent" (emphasis mine). Malware on Android is usually installed by the user himself)
So after explaining the background, I can only agree with Andrew:
It's just a scareware popup by suspicious websites/ads.
If you didn't follow the link on that popup, you're clean.
And you usually get out of that by pressing the button multiple times, closing the relevant browser tab, or closing the browser altogether.
answered Jul 8 '16 at 6:58
83.5k5555 gold badges283283 silver badges841841 bronze badges