'****Do not ignore this high priority message****' Pop-Ups

'****Do not ignore this high priority message****' Pop-Ups Description

The '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' pop-up windows in the browser that resemble a BSOD error screen should not be trusted. The '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' pop-ups are generated by pages like Criticalwarningerrortgfn[.]xyz, which are designed to scare users and interfere with their browser. The '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' alerts are generated via code dubbed as a 'pop-up loop,' which does what it says — displays messages on a loop. The code on Criticalwarningerrortgfn[.]xyz is intended to make your browser unresponsive and prevent you from leaving the page and closing the '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' alerts. PC users who may be presented with the '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' warnings should terminate the browser's process and make sure the browser's shortcut does not include hyperlinks to pages like Criticalwarningerrortgfn[.]xyz. We have recorded that the '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' messages come in two versions that read:

  • Version 1:
  • '****Do not ignore this high priority message****
    Your computer is in blocked state
    SYSTEM WANRNING
    DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER OR PRESS ANY KEY UNTILL SAFE SIDE INSTRUCTIONS
    For safety instructions call immediately: 1-800-158-029 (Free phone) a
    windows certified technician will guide you safeguard your computer
    You must not avoid this warning as this is critical Infection Immediately:
    1-800-158-029 (Free phone)
    ****Do not ignore this high priority message****'

  • Version 2:
  • 'A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown.
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL : BFEBFBF F0031246V
    If this is first time you've seen this screen.contact windows technician : 1-800-158-029
    Beginning dump of physical memory. Immediately contact technical support to prevent further damage.
    A problem has been detected and Windows has been crash
    The problem seems to be caused by the following file : SPCMDCON.SYS
    PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED AREA
    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,
    don't restart your computer. lf this screen again & again, follow these steps.
    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
    If this is a new Installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer
    for any Windows updates you might need.'

The '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' fake system alerts are designed to confuse users and make them call phone lines like 800-158-029 where legitimate technical support representatives await your call allegedly. In reality, the 800-158-029 phone line is managed by con artists who might attempt to make you think that your system is infected and you need to pay more than 300 USD for a 'fix.' Computer security experts note that these technical support tactics are old as the Windows OS itself and you should not trust the '****Do not ignore this high priority message****' pop-up windows. We found that the Criticalwarningerrortgfn[.]xyz site mentioned above has numerous clones registered on the 160.153.94.8 IP address, which includes:

  • Computerblockedvirusattack[.]xyz
  • Getwindowsalert[.]xyz
  • Criticalwarningerrortgfn[.]xyz
  • Mysystemdefenderwarning[.]xyz
  • Trojancriticalalert[.]xyz
  • Trojanwarningalert[.]xyz
  • Warningmsgalertghy[.]xyz
  • Windowssecurityalert12[.]xyz
  • Windowssecurityalertjhg[.]xyz
  • Windowsvirusdetected[.]xyz
  • Wintrojandetectedalert[.]xyz