Threat Database Adware '0-800-090-3853' Pop-Ups

'0-800-090-3853' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 7
First Seen: January 18, 2017
Last Seen: November 28, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The '0-800-090-3853' dialog boxes in your browser may seem like security alerts from Microsoft, but they are not. The '0-800-090-3853' warnings that refer to 'Error # SL9DW61' are phishing messages hosted on untrusted pages, and you should not perceive them as legitimate messages from the Microsoft Corp. The designers of the '0-800-090-3853' pop-ups made an effort to fool users into thinking that they can contact help from Microsoft by calling the 0-800-090-3853 phone line. The number is not registered to a certified computer support agency, and you may want to avoid conversation with the staff on the 0-800-090-3853 phone line. As stated before, the '0-800-090-3853' dialog boxes are generated on untrusted pages, which we have listed before and numbered more than two dozens. These pages are rigged with a special JavaScript code that has errors and may cause browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox to freeze, crash, and play strange sounds. Many users that are familiar with online banking might panic if they are presented with the '0-800-090-3853' alerts, which provide the following text:

Error # SL9DW61
Please call us immediately at 0-800-090-3853 Do not ignore this critical alert. If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware. The following information is being stolen...
> Facebook Login
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Login
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.
Toll Free: 0-800-090-3853'

Web filters like Websense ThreatSeeker and Sucuri might filter phishing content associated with the 'Error # SL9DW61' fake security alerts. However, computer users that are infected with browser hijacking software may be redirected to gateways and again to a phishing domain. Browser hijackers that are linked to the '0-800-090-3853' alerts may land on your PC as 'harmless' add-ons and search optimizers. You may need several protection mechanisms to block the origin of the '0-800-090-3853' pop-ups and programs that may bring up the 'Error # SL9DW61' notifications. Cyber security experts remind users to ignore technical support advertisements that include screenshots of These ads tend to claim that the user's login details for social media and online banking remain vulnerable until the user call a toll-free phone line and ask for help. Computer users can seek the assistance of a trusted anti-malware solution that has the technology to suppress phishing content and block connections to domains associated with the '0-800-090-3853' pop-ups.


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