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’800-311-5943′ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 12, 2015

The '800-311-5943' pop-ups are phishing tactics used to collect information such as credit card numbers, usually while pretending to offer software registrations, anti-malware disinfection routines or other PC services. Malware experts have seen recent incidents with the '800-311-5943' pop-ups also involving the automatic installation of threats and some types of Potentially Unwanted Programs. Removing the '800-311-5943' pop-ups and other threatening modifications to your Web browsers should be handled by anti-malware products also capable of identifying any related threats that might be on your machine.

Why Malware Fakes Its Own Anti-Malware Assistance

The '800-311-5943' pop-ups are phishing-based tactics that malware experts have seen in two, different formats, although both formats may run concurrently. One version of the '800-311-5943' pop-ups may offer fraudulent licenses for Windows software while a second variant may favor providing fake anti-malware services. Like other pop-up attacks, the '800-311-5943' pop-ups may use fake error codes and other formatting strategies for imitating real Windows warning messages, but have no capability to analyze your computer or its software.

Some PC users report of experiencing the '800-311-5943' pop-ups after installing Windows 10, although Microsoft has released no official word on potential security issues with their new OS. Malware researchers also saw cases of the '800-311-5943' pop-ups on other versions of Windows, including Windows 8. Regardless of which hoax was being displayed, the goal of the '800-311-5943' pop-ups always was to provoke fraudulent contact with computer users through its phone hotline. This contact then may instigate other safety issues, such as requests for money or bank information, or demands to modify your PC's settings in ways that make it vulnerable to remote, network-based attacks.

Getting on Top of the Pop-Ups Atop Your Browser

The '800-311-5943' pop-ups show some of the standard signs of fraudulent warning messages and phishing attacks. These signs include refusing to identify threatening software by name, denoting software by inappropriate brand names, not referencing their company directly, and promoting the blind use of hotlines. Even though the '800-311-5943' pop-ups may occasionally imitate the format of actual Windows warning messages, they should be treated as attacks against your PC instigated by threatening software (or, in uncommon cases, websites).

The '800-311-5943' pop-ups may be just one consequence of having threatening software or adware installed on your PC. Even if you've had no meaningful contact with the hotlines behind the '800-311-5943' pop-ups, malware researchers recommend treating their removal as a security issue that should be eliminated with as much promptness as is practical. PC users having any problems with removing the '800-311-5943' pop-ups may wish to consider using anti-malware products with generous features for detecting PC threats of all types.

OSes other than Windows have yet to be seen affected by threats employing the '800-311-5943' pop-ups as part of their payloads – although hostile websites may deliver similar attacks without any need for discriminating.