Threat Database Browser Hijackers '' Pop-Ups

'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

PC users that are presented with the '' pop-up window may not be able to close them or their browser, which may cause distress. Security researchers reveal that the '' pop-up windows are generated on untrusted sites and may be loaded by a browser hijacker on your computer. The browser hijacker linked to is programmed to load misleading messages and may crash your browser. The browser hijacker is an application that is designed to block your browser and lead you to believe that you are infected with a severe cyber threat. In reality, the page at is loaded with JavaScript code that makes your browser display fake security messages on a loop, and your PC may freeze due to the heavy load on your CPU. You should try to keep calm, and not believe the messages from The '' pop-ups may feature the text:

'WARNING: Your System Might Be Infected
Your system might be infected with the adware_pop.exe computer virus.
As such, your Internet banking information could have been stolen.
Access to the Internet has been blocked to protect your information until you fix this issue.
You are strongly advised to call the Certified Tech Support office at 1 (800) 341-0323 now for IMMEDIATE assistance.

Security researchers remind users that the '' pop-ups should not be trusted, and you should avoid calling the phone number 800-341-0323 that is listed on your screen. You will not be provided with legitimate technical support. Crooks may suggest you to buy a premium license for rogue security software like AntivirSolution and Antivirus Center. The '' may be styled after the security alerts by Google that appear when the users are trying to load a phishing page or download harmful software. Do not be fooled by the '' pop-up alerts and do not follow instructions that may be provided by the people on the 800-341-0323 phone line. The browser hijacker may have been introduced into your system the last time you installed a freeware bundle. You can clean your PC by using a trusted anti-malware scanner to delete the program that is loading content from on your desktop.


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