Sometimes, visiting a suspicious website could trigger the security application to pop-up an alert about URL:Phishing. This means that the site is malicious in a manner that it tries to replicate a legitimate website in order to mislead the visitors. Security application called Avast Antivirus usually exhibits this detection. Hence, other antivirus program can also identify the threat using a different name or alias.


URL:Phishing covers a wide range of counterfeit websites that were made to lure the visitors into submitting sensitive information, purchasing recommended products, or accomplishing an instruction that materializes the malicious purpose of the cyber criminals. Technically, URL:Phishing detection pertains to a hazardous website that was designed to look similar to the real one.

How to remove URL:Phishing?

When URL:Phishing is detected while browsing the internet, we recommend leaving the website and closing the internet browser program at once. Also, it is important to immediately scan the computer using the following tools.

  • Combo Cleaner for Windows
    This software combines both antivirus and system optimization features. The special method it uses to combat computer viruses and maintaining the health of the system is the selling point of this program.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    The free version of this program is sufficient in scanning the computer and removing URL:Phishing, as well as other threats that are harmful to the system.
  • Windows Defender/Windows Security (Windows 8 and 10/11)
    This built-in security software for Windows provides the latest antivirus protection. Because the program is integrated in the system, it runs immediately and begins protecting the computer the moment that Windows starts.
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7 and Vista)
    Users of Microsoft Windows Vista or older versions can freely scan the computer for viruses and malware using this efficient security application.

The virus scan should be run in full mode. This is the best method to detect URL:Phishing or any relevant viruses from the computer. We also suggest running a full scan after disabling the System Restore to avoid reinstating the virus just in case that this feature is compromised.


The instructions for removing URL:Phishing will require the computer to restart and run in Safe Mode; as such, you may not be able to access this guide during the process. We recommend Printing this procedure or viewing this page on another device.

1. Before running any virus scan, please make sure to disable System Restore on your Windows system.

2. Next, we need to start Windows in Safe Mode with Networking. This will prevent the malicious code from running.

3. After booting up the computer in Safe Mode with Networking, please download and scan the computer with the recommended anti-virus program as stated above.

4. There is no harm in checking the computer with multiple virus scanners to ensure that URL:Phishing is completely eliminated.

For more help

There are quite a lot of websites that can be identified as URL:Phishing. To look for specific threat and removal instructions, you can browse our Phishing category.

You may also submit a comment below or start a discussion topic on our Adware, Malware, and Virus Problems Community Page.

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