Threat Database Adware '' Pop-Ups

'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The '' pop-up windows in your browser may include your real IP address and appear to be security alerts related to your Windows key, but they are not to be trusted. The '' pop-up windows are hosted on insecure pages and associated with browser hijacking software. The '' alerts may resemble the warnings shown by the Google Safebrowsing feature incorporated into Google Chrome, but they are not generated by Google Inc. Con artists designed the '' alerts to resemble legitimate warnings from trusted Web filters and security vendors to claim credibility. Additionally, the content on was seen on a few other pages that include, and is classified as a phishing domain, and users should ignore pop-up messages that they may receive from We have seen the following notifications hosted on

  • Message 1:
  • ' says:
    Call Windows Help Desk Immediately at +1-844-713-3460
    The following data will be compromised if you continue:
    1. Passwords
    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 Windows Help Desk Immediately at +1-844-713-3460'

  • Message 2:
  • 'Your computer with the IP: [YOUR REAL IP ADDRESS] may be infected Because System Activation KEY has expired & Your information (for example, passwords, messages, and credit cards) have been stolen. Call the Windows Help Desk +1-844-713-3460 to protect your files and identity from further damage +1-844-713-3460'

The 844-713-3460 phone line provided with the '' is not linked to a legitimate computer support company. PC users may find complaints about phone harassment that relate to the 844-713-3460 phone line. Calls to 844-713-3460 are not encouraged because the con artists may direct users to install a remote desktop utility and access their machine remotely. That would give them the opportunity to cause problems with the computer and claim to provide a solution that may cost you up to 600 USD. PC users under the influence of a browser hijacker may be redirected to and may not benefit from the protection their browser can provide fully. Cyber security researchers advise users to ignore the '' pop-ups and avoid contact with the staff on the 844-713-3460 phone line. A reliable anti-malware shield should be able to block connections to pages like and remove unwanted software that can affect the performance of your Internet client.


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