Threat Database Browser Hijackers '888-972-9165' Pop-Ups

'888-972-9165' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

The 888-972-9165 phone number is associated with a browser hijacker that may show disturbing security alerts on infected computers. Also, the 888-972-9165 phone number may be related to several financial hoaxes and threats from fake agents of the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). The browser hijacker mentioned before, may appear as a search optimizer in the Extensions Manager of browsers it is attached to. Most browser hijackers are deployed with free software installers because most users tend to install freeware with the 'Express' or 'Typical' option and do not bother to 'look into the box. ' Computer users that installed the browser hijacker at hand might experience pop-up windows that resemble the official page of the Microsoft Support team that is found at Web pages that look like and may direct users to call 888-972-9165 are a hoax.

The browser hijacker on your machine might use JavaScript to obstruct access to your bookmarks and open a new tab page. Also, browser hijackers might disable the keyboard shortcuts for your browser and simulate a situation where you are blocked from the Internet. That way—users might be willing to call the technical support that is supposed to be provided by certified experts. Security authorities remind users that the 888-972-9165 phone number is not operated by experts partnering with You should abstain from calling 888-972-9165 because you might be directed to install a harmful program that would allow third parties to execute code on your PC remotely. Calling the fake technicians on 888-972-9165 may put your data, credit card details and system stability at risk. You should use an anti-malware utility to remove the browser hijacker that is causing the '888-972-9165' pop-up windows.


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