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'Activation Security Warning' Pop-Ups

Posted: May 5, 2020

The 'Activation Security Warning' pop-ups is the central part of an elaborate tactic that users may be exposed to when they browse shady websites used to spread pirated software and games or illegal media content. When the 'Activation Security Warning' pop-ups shows up in your Web browser, it may try to mimic the design style of a legitimate anti-virus solution – this is used to trick the victim into thinking that they see a legitimate anti-virus alert. According to the 'Activation Security Warning' pop-ups, the users' computers have been infected by a threat, and a cybercriminal may be able to collect their files and passwords. The tactic goes on by telling the potential victims that they have to contact +1-844-514-8111 to receive professional assistance from certified computer technicians.

There are countless tactics like this one being hosted on shady websites, and it is very important that you learn to recognize them before you become a victim of this sort of scheme. You must remember that Web browser pop-ups that claim to contain virus alerts are guaranteed to be fake, and you should not follow the instructions they display.

If you end up falling for the 'Activation Security Warning' pop-ups, you will end up calling a phone number that belongs to the fraudsters – they may continue to tell lies about your computer's health, and try to trick you into buying expensive software or services that will not help you at all.

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