Threat Database Browser Hijackers 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' Pop-Ups

'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

Computer users that are 'awarded' with messages from pages that state 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' should be on their toes because they are infected with a browser hijacker that is part of technical support hoaxes. You need to know a few things to spot tactics using the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-up windows. Koobface is the name of a computer worm that is designed to infect users via messages on social media, and install other threats on infected PCs. Koobface is similar to Trojan droppers like Alureon and Dapato. Web pages are not used by security vendors to deliver alerts and users should not trust the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-up messages. Security investigators reveal that the browser hijacker behind the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups may be dispersed among users via freeware packages as an extension and a plug-in for modern browsers.

Browser hijacking applications may be used by fake computer technicians to redirect users to phishing pages and show misleading information. Most browser hijackers are programmed to cause problems with your Internet client by showing pop-ups, closing tabs and preventing videos from loading. Users may interpret symptoms such as those as signs of threat infections, and the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups may appear legitimate. Moreover, the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' messages may feature logos from Microsoft and established computer security developers. Computer users may notice that the 800-754-3403 phone number is listed on the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups conveniently.

The 800-754-3403 phone number is blacklisted because it is linked to several hoaxes on the Internet that are facilitated by browser hijacking software. The 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' messages are not legitimate security alerts, and uses should not call 800-754-3403 even if it is a toll-free phone line. The fake computer technicians waiting on the 800-754-3403 phone line will not assist you with problems on your PC. Users may be offered to buy and install rogue software like RegFix Pro and VirusSecurity that can damage your OS. Security authorities remind users to deny remote access requests to the operators on the 800-754-3403 phone line and close the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups as soon as they appear. Installing a trusted anti-malware suite should allow you to remove browser hijackers and advanced cyber threats without paying for professional help.


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