Threat Database Adware 'Error DW6VB6' Pop-Ups

'Error DW6VB6' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 23
First Seen: December 22, 2016
Last Seen: July 12, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Computer users have reported the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups on their computer. These pop-ups disrupt normal activity on the affected computer, inconveniencing computer users and making it difficult to use the affected computer. The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups are associated with a well-known tactic that is used to take money from inexperienced computer users. If the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups are appearing on your computer, it is important to ignore all of their content and treat them as part of a hoax. Steps should be taken to remove the underlying cause of the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups or avoid visiting websites where the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups or similar types of messages are displayed.

What is the Target of the 'Error DW6VB6' Pop-Ups

The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups may appear on the computer users' Web browser when they visit certain websites. The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups may appear on a computer if a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), is installed on a computer. The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups may take the form of fake error messages that pretend to be security notifications. The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups may abuse the Google's API to display phishing messages that are designed to trick computer users into calling phone numbers associated with fake security companies, a known tactic used to pilfer money from inexperienced computer users. Some of the phone numbers that have been linked to the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups tactic include 800-875-394, 844-722-5345, 855-999-9246, 800-090-3843 and 877-769-4179. However, none of these phone numbers lead to a genuine security company or a technical support firm, despite that the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups claim that the numbers will lead to 'Microsoft certified technicians.' The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups are part of a known hoax where low-quality advertisements are used to trick computer users into calling these bogus technical support services.

How the 'Error DW6VB6' Pop-Ups may Lure Computer Users

The 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups are typical of these tactics. The following is the full text that is displayed in the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups:

Error #DW6VB6
Please call us immediately at 1-800-875-394
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network. Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware.
The following information is being stolen...
Facebook Login
Credit Card Details
Email Account Login
Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the
removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to
prevent your computer from being disabled.
Toll Free: 1-800-875-394'

It is important to refrain from calling the phone number contained in the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups. These tactics are designed to take money from computer users.

What Happens When Computer Users Call the 'Error DW6VB6' Pop-Ups Phone Number

When computer users call the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups phone number, the person on the other end of the line may try to convince them to disclose their credit card information. To do this, the supposed 'technician' may claim that there is a severe threat infection on the user's computer, and ask for an elevated payment for 'technical support services.' In many cases, the supposed technicians associated with the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups may claim that it is necessary to gain remote access to the infected computer to remove some piece of an imaginary threat. To do this, the computer user may be asked to install a Remote Desktop Tool or some RAT (Remote Access Trojan). Doing this gives the con artists full access to the infected computer. This access may then be used to gather the computer user's data, install threats on the user's computer, or spread the 'Error DW6VB6' pop-ups to the computer user's online contacts.


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