'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' Pop-Ups
The 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' alerts that may appear in browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Opera, and Mozilla Firefox are not to be trusted. The 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-up windows, which may feature the slogan 'Microsoft Security Warning,' are not produced by services associated with Microsoft Corp. The 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-up windows are generated on phishing pages that are designed to show fake computer security warnings and suggest users call a technical support hotline that is supposed to be operated by certified computer experts. However, the truth is that the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-up windows are used by technical support fraudsters and calls to the 888-886-7703, and 888-554-8150 toll-free phone lines are not encouraged. There may be other phone lines displayed by the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' warnings, and you should avoid those too. We are tracking ongoing technical support tactics and found that the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' alerts offer the following text to users:
Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately at [PHONE NUMBER]
The following data will be compromised if you continue:
2. Browser History
3. Credit Card Information
This virus is well known for complete identity and credit card theft. Further action through this computer or any computer on the network will reveal private information and involve serious risks.
Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately at [PHONE NUMBER]'
The text above may be shown in the foreground while another disturbing statement is presented in the background, which reads:
'Hard Drive is not accepted.
Please Call Support Now. Call Toll-Free [PHONE NUMBER] To find the right solution.
The file or directory is corrupted and unstable!
Your computer has alerted us that it is infected with RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC
The following information: passwords, messages, and credit cards have been stolen.
Call Microsoft technical Support number [PHONE NUMBER] to protect your files and identity from further damage.
Computer security analysts note that the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-ups remind of the 'Your Hard drive will be DELETED' alerts and the 'Error Hard Drive Safety Delete' warnings we covered before. It is possible that one, and the same company is running all tactics related to 'RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC' and 'Exploit.SWF.bd.' You can protect your computer from cyber threats related to the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-up windows by installing a reliable anti-malware shield and keeping your Internet browser up-to-date. As mentioned above, do not call 888-886-7703, 888-554-8150 and other numbers promoted via the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' messages. We have found that many of the pages that generated the 'Hard Drive Is Not Accepted' pop-ups are registered to the 188.8.131.52 IP address and include (but are not limited to):