Threat Database Adware 'Error DT00X2' Pop-Ups

'Error DT00X2' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The 'Error DT00X2' pop-up windows in your browser may be hard to close due to an ongoing phishing campaign that delivers misleading messages to users. The 'Error DT00X2' pop-ups are produced by pages published by con artists. The 'Error DT00X2' pages include special scripts that prevent browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Mozilla Firefox from closing any pop-ups on the screen. The 'Error DT00X2' pages may feature the Windows 10 logo and resemble BSOD error reports, but they should not be trusted. You may notice that the 'Error DT00X2' notifications include a toll-free phone line like '+888-617-1555' that is supposed to be operated by a Microsoft engineer, but that is not true.

Fake technical support companies control the pages associated with the 'Error DT00X2' notifications. Calls to '+888-617-1555' are processed by con artists who pretend to deliver malware removal services and provide system optimization help. PC users who are shown the 'Error DT00X2' pop-ups should not follow the instructions listed on their screens. It is recommended to report questionable promotions and phishing pages you have recognized by submitting a ticket at h[tt]ps://[.]com/en-us/wdsi/support/report-unsafe-site-guest. Computer security researchers alert that the 'Error DT00X2' pages may bring up the following message:

Error #DT00X2
Call Microsoft Technical Support at: +1-888-617-1555
Do Not Ignore This Important Warning
If you close this page without resolving issue, access to your computer will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it was infected with virus and spyware.
The following data is at risk:
1. Facebook Login
2. Credit Card information
3. Email Credentials
4. Browsing History and Data
You must contact us immediately so our engineers can guide you through the recovery process by phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent complete loss of your computer.
Contact Microsoft Engineer: (Toll-Free) +1-888-617-1555'

Web surfers that are not able to close the 'Error DT00X2' alerts should try to close their browser via the Task Manager and resume their Internet activity afterward. Do not believe that a Microsoft engineer locks your computer and do not call '+888-617-1555.' The people that answer on '+888-617-1555' are likely to direct you to install a remote desktop client like TeamViewer and LogMeIn so that they may determine the problem with your PC and offer you a suitable "technical support package." You may want to run a quick security scan for unwanted browser extensions and programs that may generate the 'Error DT00X2' pop-ups. Don't grant remote desktop access to unauthorized computer support agents and run security scans regularly.


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