Threat Database Adware 'ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert' Pop-Ups

'ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Impersonating legitimate cybersecurity vendors is one of the old tricks in the books of cyber crooks. Often, the goal of the con is to trick users into installing dodgy software by claiming that their system has been compromised, and the issues need to be resolved immediately. Among the newest spotted scams of this type are the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups.

If you are a user who is in the habit of browsing dodgy websites, you are likely to encounter the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups. The ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups would attempt to convince you that a threat has compromised your PC. Users have reported that the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups also would display a fake log-in prompt that would pressure them to fill in their log-in credentials. This may result in the conmen collecting usernames and passwords from their victims, which would allow them to hijack their social media and other profiles.

The ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups also are a part of a technical support tactic. Users who come across the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups may be asked to call a free phone number, which will provide them with professional technical support, which will aid them in resolving the issues on their systems. The number in question is ‘+800-759-8902.’ After malware researchers looked into this phone number, they found that it is not associated with any legitimate technical support vendors, and should, therefore, be avoided.

If you call the fraudulent phone number, you may get to speak with the conmen behind the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups. They are likely to claim that your OS has been compromised, and you may lose all your files if you do not act swiftly. The con-artists also may, ironically, state that your log-in credentials have been obtained by cyber crooks, and your online profiles are at risk of hijacking. Another popular claim is that the user’s cybersecurity is weak, and they need to up their game if they intend to avoid falling victim to a cyber-attack or a scheme. However, these are just some of the most popular tricks used by online conmen like the ones responsible for the ‘ZoneAlarm Global Virus Alert’ pop-ups. Usually, the end goal is to try to trick you into purchasing a fake cybersecurity tool or subscribing to a fraudulent technical support service.

Regardless of what tricks the conmen use, they are after one thing only – your hard-earned cash. Make sure your system is shielded by a genuine anti-virus solution that will protect your computer and your data from cyber-threats online.


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