Threat Database Adware '' Pop-Ups

'' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

The '' messages are not legitimate Windows OS alerts, and you should not expect help from certified computer experts at Microsoft Corp. Web surfers may experience the '' pop-up windows when they load a untrusted page after clicking on an ad. As the name suggests, the fake "Windows" alerts are presented to everyone that loads, which is deemed as a phishing site and blacklisted by Web filters like Sucuri, Websense ThreatSeeker, Mozilla Phishing protection and Google Safebrowsing. We should note that it may be difficult for users to distinguish the phishing messages on from the warnings used by Google Safebrowsing. The coders that wrote the page on made it look like the alert shown in Google Chrome when you are about to enter a untrusted domain. The notifications at are presented as a dialog box and an image that feature the following text:

  • Dialog box:
  • 'yourscanfrepoitxyz says:
    ***Do not ignore this windows alert***
    Please call us immediately at 0800-046-5718 (Toll free)
    If you close this page. your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
    Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a trojan and spyware. The following information is being stolen...
    1. Facebook Login
    2. Credit Card Details
    3. Email Account Login
    4. Photos stored & saved on this computer
    You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.
    Please call us immediately: 0800-046-5718 (Toll free)
    ***Do not ignore this windows alert***'

  • Background image:
  • '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 Help Desk number 0800-046-5718
    System Error Activation Error Code: 0x44578 Call Help Desk to prevent data lose
    please call Toll free 0800-046-5718'

The site is registered to the IP address where several other phishing domains are registered. along with and and many others are used to provide users with misleading information and urge them to call computer support agents who pose as employees of the Microsoft Corp. it is not a good idea to call 0800-046-5718 if your browser is unable to switch tabs and load your bookmarks. Pages like are rigged with a bad JavaScript code that is intended to make your Internet client malfunction and convince you to call 0800-046-5718. As stated above, the 0800-046-5718 phone line is operated by con artists who may invite you to pay hundreds of dollars and subscribe to a technical assistance plan. Computer users can suppress phishing pages and improve their cyberdefenses by installing a trustworthy anti-malware tool on their systems.


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