Threat Database Adware 'Error Code 022-100-006' Pop-Ups

'Error Code 022-100-006' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The 'Error Code 022-100-006' pop-up windows are produced on phishing pages that may be loaded in a browser after the PC user follows a bad link or click on a corrupted ad. The 'Error Code 022-100-006' pop-ups are associated with a computer support tactic that uses misleading information, bad code and exploit of software vulnerabilities to convince Web surfers to call the 800-957-031 toll-free phone line and similar phone numbers. The 'Error Code 022-100-006' alerts are not legitimate security notifications from Microsoft, Web browser vendors and AV companies. The 'Error Code 022-100-006' messages are hosted on recently registered pages and include code that is intended to interrupt the normal operation of browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. That way the users might think their systems are infected with threats and help is needed immediately. We have received reports that the 'Error Code 022-100-006' warnings are loaded via two forms.

The first form is a dialog box titled 'Confirm Navigation' that displays the following text:

'The problem is caused by an unusual activity performed on this machine. Error code - 022-100-006. Call customer support number 1-800-957-031 and share this code with the agent.'

The second form is a new tab page that is titled 'IMPORTANT ALERT' and includes the following text:

'ERROR CODE: 022-100-006
WARNING: Your system has critical security vulnerabilities. Attention [ISP name]: Your personal emails, bank, and other personal passwords, as well as credit card information are at risk!
Multiple high risk infections detected, call Windows Certified Support right away: 1-800-957-031 (Toll-FREE, High priority Call Line)'

Web surfers who might stumble upon the 'Error Code 022-100-006' technical support tactic should remain calm and note that disturbing audio may be playing from the 'IMPORTANT ALERT' new tab. You can prevent the bad code on the 'Error Code 022-100-006' phishing pages from being executed on your device by terminating the browser process from the Task Manager. It is recommended to check if your browser has downloaded any files in the default download location and delete them if there are any. Con artists often use legitimate remote desktop tools like LogMeIn and TeamViewer to access remote computers, run disturbing flash animations and extract data. Therefore, you need a trustworthy cybersecurity shield that can block phishing pages from loading and suppress the execution of bad code in your system memory.


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