'800-337-7936' Pop-Ups

'800-337-7936' Pop-Ups Description

The '800-337-7936' pop-ups are technical support hoaxes that instigate contact with con artists pretending to be certified Microsoft technicians. Con artists using the '800-337-7936' pop-ups for his 'business' may ask to have access to your computer, through which they could perform other attacks, or try to collect confidential information or money. Upon signs of this threat's presence, malware experts recommend rebooting into Safe Mode and using anti-malware products to remove the '800-337-7936' pop-ups and all files related to them.

When Windows Errors Say the Wrong Things

Although a combination of user-friendliness initiatives on the Microsoft's part, along with increasing familiarity with PCs among the user base, has dampened the potency of traditional technical support tactics, some con artists still exploit them. Recent formats of these attacks may distribute them through in-browser content, such as the '800-337-7936' pop-ups, which have strong associations with confirmed-corrupted websites like Axzbryg.trade. A browser may be redirected towards the '800-337-7936' pop-ups from another, compromised site or advertising network, or load it directly through the configuration of installed adware.

The '800-337-7936' pop-ups may generate fake Windows error codes and Registry errors mimicking default Windows alerts. Details of their content confirming their intention as hoaxes include inaccurate warnings against restarting your computer (which the '800-337-7936' pop-ups claim could damage the operating system) and recommendations to call their phone number for assistance.

The con artists manning these phone numbers may undertake unpredictable actions, but malware analysts almost always link hoax campaigns like the '800-337-7936' pop-ups to a small subset of possible attacks. These dangers include:

  • Compromises of information. A con artist may ask for your credit card numbers or other information for processing technical support services or product purchases.
  • Collecting money. Con artists may market non-functional repair software or fictitious repair services to correct nonexistent security problems, like system-damaging Registry errors.
  • Backdoor attacks. Either in preference over the above or in conjunction with them, a con artist might request access to your PC to repair or disinfect it. Many measures for installing these backdoors, which give a threat actor control over your computer, don't require threatening software, and, instead, use legitimate but exploitable remote desktop applications.

Getting Technical Support Done without the Hoax

The majority of the hazards related to the '800-337-7936' pop-ups are avoidable by PC owners who understand the symptoms of technical support tactics and avoid playing into con artists' hands. However, malware researchers also link the latest '800-337-7936' pop-ups to screen-locking scripts that could stop you from using other software or accessing the Windows desktop. Such attacks are verifiable for the Chrome browser, although similar exploits are viable against most modern browsers.

As a rule, malware experts do encourage PC operators to become familiar with standard error codes and system warnings for their operating systems and essential software. However, no technical knowledge is required to identify the '800-337-7936' pop-ups and other misleading attacks, which clearly indicate themselves as such by redirecting you to a phone line. Legitimate security alerts, regardless of their source, never will redirect you to a toll-free number for further assistance.

Use anti-malware software as appropriate for deleting the '800-337-7936' pop-ups and files responsible for triggering them. Using the Safe Mode feature and other, standard safe reboot options can avoid screen-locking exploits that are common with this type of threat. As usual, a Web surfer educated in basic security protocols can keep hoaxes like the '800-337-7936' pop-ups from turning into even a greater issue in the future.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to '800-337-7936' Pop-Ups may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Posted: October 26, 2016
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