'888-702-3606' Scam Message

'888-702-3606' Scam Message Description

In case you are prompted to call this phone number 1-888-702-3606, it is highly likely that your computer has been infected with adware or a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). In the majority of cases, users get infected with PUPs or adware when downloading other free applications, both programs are delivered via download and install managers in a pay-per-install-based bundle. Once installed, the PUP or adware related application starts making changes to your computer and displaying this fake alert message is one of them. The alert states as follows:

"System At Risk!!
Due to suspicious and illegal activities detected on your computer, your INTERNET ACCESS IS PROHIBITED. Error Code - S1M457.
To regain the access of your Internet
Call customer technical support and share this code with the agent.
Customer support number- 1-888-702-3606'."

Computer security experts advise users to ignore this message since it is a scam. Contacting the support hotline is not going to fix your computer, and you may be charged for fixing bogus infections.

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Posted: February 5, 2015
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs 283

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