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’800-519-4945′ Pop-Ups

Posted: February 24, 2016

The '800-519-4945' pop-ups are hoaxes that purport to provide technical services, as excuses for gaining access to your PC, taking money or collecting information. The '800-519-4945' pop-ups and other hotline-based alerts like them have no provisions for delivering real system information, and warnings from them about threat attacks, or other security problems, always should be presumed false. However, seeing these warnings may be symptoms of real safety issues, and malware experts advise using your anti-malware tools to remove the '800-519-4945' pop-ups that keep appearing in your browser.

A Pop-Up You can't Hack Your Way out Of

The regularity of new technical support tactics on the Web is nothing new to 2016, but con artists are, with increasing frequency, pairing their tactics with additional characteristics for making them hard to avoid. One of the most usual of these side features, script exploits that prevent you from closing the pop-up window, has been verified as being in use in the '800-519-4945' pop-ups campaign. These attacks came into wide circulation in late February. Malware experts have connected them with the installation of browser hijackers specializing in Facebook redirects.

A compromised browser loading Facebook will be redirected to a corrupted URL that loads the '800-519-4945' pop-ups and similar attacks. Since most samples of the '800-519-4945' pop-ups also may include scripts meant to block you from closing their windows, most PC users consider rebooting their machines the only means of removing the '800-519-4945' pop-ups, albeit temporarily. Alternatives to restarting your computer can include using keyboard shortcuts to terminate the '800-519-4945' pop-ups, or closing them through a memory-managing utility (such as the Windows Task Manager).

After loading, the '800-519-4945' pop-ups deliver fake security information, such as alerting you to backdoor exploits being attempted by remote attackers. The real purpose of the window is to promote the associated hotline and place you in the hands of a dedicated con artist. Like the pop-up warnings, themselves, con artists will pretend to have security credentials they don't possess, and may try to sell nonexistent security, anti-malware or diagnostic services.

Using Real PC Security to Beat an Imitation of Itself

The '800-519-4945' pop-ups are most threatening for their ability to trick careless or panicking PC owners into giving money or information over to third parties. However, even a cursory understanding of the security practices of major companies like Microsoft can help you spot the obvious symptoms of an attack against your PC, including all hotline-based pop-up hoaxes. Along with limiting the possible harm caused through phoning the con artists of the '800-519-4945' pop-ups, you also should attend to the inevitable security breaches related to the presence of these pop-ups in the first place.

Most of the '800-519-4945' pop-ups may launch through browser hijackers and other threats that may modify your Web-browsing settings automatically. Because these changes may carry over between multiple browser installations, you shouldn't reinstall your browser as a means of getting rid of the '800-519-4945' pop-ups. Instead, reboot your computer using Safe Mode and scan it with anti-malware and anti-adware products that can detect these threats and delete them. After a complete disinfection, malware experts recommend examining all browser and network settings carefully, particularly your Hosts file, your installed extensions, and your Omnibox search sites.

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