Threat Database Adware 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' Pop-Ups

'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Malware analysts have observed a hoax that seems to target Microsoft's Edge browser on Windows 10 especially. This tactic involves the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups that claim that the user's computer is affected with threats or presents severe issues, urging computer users to call an included phone number in order to receive assistance. The 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups also may affect other Web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups are part of a well-known tactic that has become increasingly common in the last couple of years. If you are receiving the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups, it is necessary to use a reliable security application to remove any possible unwanted content from your computer.

How the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' Pop-Ups and Similar Tactics may Fool PC Users

The 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups are designed to make inexperienced computer users believe that their machines are infected with threats. However, the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups are not legitimate and do not represent any type of real issue on a computer (apart from the unwanted components causing the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups themselves). The main purpose of the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups is to convince computer users that they need to pay for a bogus and expensive technical support service that is carried out over the phone. There are several reasons why the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may appear on a computer, including unwanted advertising material on websites and possible threat exposure. However, the main cause of the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may be the presence of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) on the user's computer. In most cases, removing the PUP responsible for the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups will stop the appearance of these annoying messages immediately.

Common Issues that may be Associated with the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' Pop-Ups

Apart from the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups themselves, PUPs that cause these types of pop-ups may be associated with numerous other issues. Affected computer users may observe the following symptoms on their Web browsers:

  • PUPs associated with the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may try to convince you to visit certain websites. One way they may force you to do this is by causing Web browser redirects or making these websites appear in pop-up windows or new tabs repeatedly.
  • PUPs associated with the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may be linked to unwanted advertising material and other suspicious content that may be added to websites viewed on the affected Web browser.
  • PUPs associated with the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may cause performance issues on an affected PC. These performance issues may include frequent crashing and freezing, and general slow loading times or performance on the affected computer. These symptoms may serve to convince inexperienced computer users that their machines are in trouble, like the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups claim.

Computer users that have called the phone number included in the 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups have reported that the person answering the phone will first try to gather data about them, including their name, address, phone number and median income level. They will then try to convince computer users to let them install a RAT (Remote Access Tool), supposedly for technical support. This RAT may allow a third-party to gain access to the affected computer from a remote location, allowing third parties collect data or control the affected computer from afar. After installing some fake anti-virus programs, the tricksters may try to convince computer users to pay hundreds of dollars for this fake service. The 'Error code UR97L1DA2TA' pop-ups may be linked to identity theft, credit card hoaxes and various other problems, and computer users should avoid calling this phone number at all costs.


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