'Critical Alert From Windows' Pop-Ups Description
The 'Critical Alert From Windows' pop-up alerts are not security alerts you should trust. The 'Critical Alert From Windows' notifications might include the Microsoft Widows logo and suggest your computer is blocked but that does not mean it is true necessarily. The 'Critical Alert From Windows' notifications are designed by a team of con artists and Web developers so that they resemble warnings from Support.Microsoft.com, which is the legitimate technical support site managed by Microsoft Corp. The 'Critical Alert From Windows' alerts are reported to be generated on unreliable sites, which include a forged screenshot of Support.Microsoft.com. The pages associated with the 'Critical Alert From Windows' fake security warnings might offer an image that includes the logos of Microsoft Edge, Xbox, Skype and other MS products. Additionally, the 'Critical Alert From Windows' pop-ups may be shown on a new tab that features a title like 'Microsoft Official Support,' but you should not be fooled. The 'Critical Alert From Windows' notifications are likely to offer the following text:
'CRITICAL ALERT FROM WINDOWS: YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED
Windows has detected some suspicious activity from your IP address
Some virus and spyware have caused a security breach at your network location.
Please call us immediately at the toll-free number listed so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone.
Call us immediately on our Toll Free 1-844-363-5003 for Technical Assistance.
Toll Free 1-844-350-3335
Please do not use any internet based services to avoid identity thefts.
PLEASE DO NOT SHUT DOWN OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. DOING THAT LEAD TO DATA LOSS AND FAILIURE OF OPERATING SYSTEM HENCE NON BOOTABLE SITUATION RESULTING COMPLETE DATA LOSS.'
The 'Critical Alert From Windows' messages might be generated on sites like Pricegroup[.]online that are registered to the 184.108.40.206 IP address. Anti-phishing services like Netcraft and various Web filters work to protect users from sites like Pricegroup[.]online and bogus security alerts. PC users are advised to ignore the 'Critical Alert From Windows' warnings and refrain from calling the 844-350-3335 and the 844-363-5003 phone lines that may be listed on the 'Critical Alert From Windows' pop-ups. The phone lines promoted on Pricegroup[.]online are not to be associated with legitimate services by Microsoft Corp. If you are having problems with closing the browser while the 'Critical Alert From Windows' messages are on your screen—use the Task Manager to kill the browser's process and re-open it without restoring the last online session. You should scan your system for unwanted software that may cause redirects to Pricegroup[.]online and similar sites on the 220.127.116.11 IP address like: