'800-316-2052' Pop-Ups Description
The '800-316-2052' pop-ups and phone calls have been associated with a known tactic. The people answering this number will claim to be 'Microsoft Certified Engineers' working for a technical support company named 'Solutions 1000.' They may claim that your computer is in trouble and will offer to fix it. The '800-316-2052' pop-ups may appear on a Web browser that has been affected by a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that may cause it to display various types of pop-up advertisements for shady 'services' like this one. However, the presence of the '800-316-2052' pop-ups on your Web browser may be related only to one specific website with poorly regulated advertising content, rather than indicating an unwanted component present on your computer. Computer users need to avoid calling this phone number or signing up for any technical support service related to the '800-316-2052' pop-ups. Most importantly, computer users should never give third parties responsible for the '800-316-2052' pop-ups access to their computers.
How the '800-316-2052' Pop-Ups may Appear on Your Computer
Fake technical supports like the one related to the '800-316-2052' pop-ups are quite common. The explanation is simple: computer users may call the phone number after receiving the '800-316-2052' pop-ups because of a PUP, or they may receive a call from this number. The person on the other end of the line will claim that the computer is affected by threats and will try to sign up the PC user for a 'free diagnostic,' which may involve the installation of a Remote Access Tool (RAT) or similar component. In most cases, the con artist will use this access to install threats or PUPs as well as to collect data, try to access credit card information, and cause issues on the affected computer deliberately. The con artists will invariably find some severe problem, which may involve charging the PC user hundreds of US dollars to fix it and provide their supposed 'technical support' service. When given access to your PC, the people associated with the '800-316-2052' pop-ups may carry out the following steps:
- Third parties linked to the '800-316-2052' pop-ups may disable legitimate security programs on the affected computer and then install various PUPs or even threats.
- The hackers may then look for sensitive data or passwords on the user's computer. Online banking data or credit card information is especially at risk.
- To continue spreading this hoax, they may look for phone numbers and email contact lists. This may result in the PC user's contacts receiving the '800-316-2052' pop-ups or phone calls as well.
In general, any problems found by the con artists are something they caused on the affected computer deliberately. If you've allowed these people to have access to your computer, PC security researchers strongly recommend taking the following steps immediately:
- Disconnect your computer from the Internet so that it cannot be accessed using a RAT or similar component.
- Use a reliable security application in Safe Mode to run a full scan of your computer.
- Inform your credit card company or bank and sign up for a credit monitoring service to make sure that no charges are made to your bank account or credit card.
- Inform your contacts that they may be contacted by people associated with the '800-316-2052' pop-ups, or receive email messages that seem to come from your own device.
What may Cause the Appearance of the '800-316-2052' Pop-Ups?
A PUP installed on the PC user's computer may cause the ‘800-316-2052’ pop-ups. If the '800-316-2052' pop-ups appear on numerous websites visited by the PC user, this may mean that there's a problem on the affected Web browser. However, the '800-316-2052' pop-ups also may appear related to one particular domain or URL. In these cases, the problem is with the website itself; PC security researchers recommend avoiding these websites.