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'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The '' pop-up alerts in your browser are not to be trusted. The '' pop-up alerts are generated on a phishing site that uses a modified screenshot of to claim credibility. is the official support site of the Microsoft Corp. and con artists often use a screenshot of the portal to fool users into thinking that they are redirected to a legitimate technical support service. The domain is registered to the IP address and is blacklisted by most Web filters including Google Safebrowsing, Sucury and Quttera. Web surfers should avoid interaction with content on because the site hosts misleading messages and may be laid with exploits for Adobe Flash and Java.

Computer users that click on ads generated by adware and are infected with browser hijacking add-ons may be presented with the '' pop-ups whenever they open a new tab and begin an online session in their Internet client. Adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software, and users need to be careful what programs they install on their Windows PCs. The notifications by '' are phishing messages created by untrusted advertisers who direct users to call fake technical support agents on the 877-227-0785 phone line. Moreover, the alerts from are customized to suit different browsers. The page designers of aimed to deliver personalized 'phishing experience' so to speak.

  • Message in Mozilla Firefox:
  • 'A username and password are being requested by The site says: "0x80070424" Warning: Activation Key Damaged !!! Call Help Desk: +1-877-227-0785(TOLL-FREE)'

  • Message in Google Chrome:
  • ' requires a username and password.
    Your connection to this site is not private.'

  • Message in Internet Explorer:
  • 'The server is asking for your user name and password. The server reports that it is from 0x80070424 Warning: Activation Key Damaged !!! Call Help Desk: +1-877-227-0785(TOLL-FREE)'

The '' messages are generated by a bad JavaScript code embedded into the site, which may cause rendering errors, and users may be stuck on the page. You might have to use the Windows Task Manager to terminate the primary process of your browser to bring down the '' pop-ups. However, you will need a credible anti-spyware scanner to eliminate unwanted software and browser hijacking add-ons that may redirect you to and load insecure content on your screen.


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