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’844-618-6702′ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 6, 2015

The '844-618-6702' pop-ups are technical support hoaxes used to acquire money, information or even access to your computer. While similar hoaxes have been in circulation for years, The '844-618-6702' pop-ups as individual PC threats first were recognized in mid-2015. Malware researchers recommend any PC owners struggling with the '844-618-6702' pop-ups use anti-malware tools to remove them from their browsers while avoiding any unneeded and potentially self-destructive contact with its fake PC repair company.

The Deal Your Web Browser should be Quick to Decline

The '844-618-6702' pop-ups are a new example of fraudulent technical support and anti-malware campaigns utilizing false advertising to gain access to new victims. Rather than being targeted, malware experts saw the '844-618-6702' pop-ups compromising computer users at random, typically based on exposure to previously compromised websites. Such attacks may be related to the use of insufficiently vetted advertising networks, although embedded, script-based content also may be triggering the '844-618-6702' pop-ups.

After the original exposure, the '844-618-6702' pop-ups may be formatted to launch whenever the modified Web browser loads a specific, common website, such as a search engine. The '844-618-6702' pop-ups then may deliver fraudulent security alerts that announce the presence of 'TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2' or other threat. These warnings may lead-in to demands that the computer user contact a support company via a provided phone number, which allows the con artists to take advantage of PC users under false pretenses.

Vaccinating Your Browser from Fake Anti-Virus Attacks

The '844-618-6702' pop-ups are notable in their persistence and historical avoidance of some brands of anti-malware solutions, but, otherwise, may share most of their tactics and goals with old phishing tactics. PC owners contacting the '844-618-6702' pop-ups fraudulent technical support company may be convinced to transfer money or information, usually as part of an attempt to 'repair' their computers from fake infections. Although the '844-618-6702' pop-ups don't provide accurate anti-malware information and are unrelated to TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 infections, they may be related to the presence of adware or other, threatening software.

As ever, computer users should keep their information to themselves and avoid giving out details to PC repair companies advertising themselves through fraudulent methods. All potentially legitimate warning messages should be verified through independent sources whenever possible, and never should be connected to selling products over phone hotlines. PC owners who already have been affected by the '844-618-6702' pop-ups campaign should contact their credit card companies and similar financial institutions, whenever their information leaks to a suspicious entity.

Although the '844-618-6702' pop-ups may affect more than one brand of browser and may be implemented via unwanted changes to your browser's settings, resetting your browser's cache or history may not remove the '844-618-6702' pop-ups. Updating your anti-malware products and running full system scans should allow your natural security solutions to detect and delete this threat in full, without needing to make any other, overt changes to your Web browser.

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