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By GoldSparrow in Adware

The domain is used by adware developers to promote fake technical support and earn affiliate revenue. You may install adware by handling a free software package with the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. Users should not make follow up calls to the tech support promoted on to avoid contact with scammers. The pop-up messages may claim that your computer is affected by spyware, and you need to call 1-844-709-0775, but you should not forget that adware handles the pop-ups and not an actual threat. Moreover, the pop-ups may feature a background that is a screenshot of the built-in Microsoft protection tool to convince you that your PC is infected. Security researchers note that this is a common practice in scam campaigns in order to scare users and direct them to call technicians that can help them resolve the problem. Needless to say, following instructions from the pop-ups and calling 1-844-709-0775 may lead to financial fraud and loss of data. The fake technicians associated with may ask you to install a remote desktop application and allow them to connect to your machine and clean it for you. Computer users should not be fooled and should avoid clicking on the pop-ups because it may be laced with a JavaScript that might download Chepvil on your PC automatically. Therefore, you may want to remove the adware by using a reliable anti-malware application that can secure your OS.


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