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‘Support-security-alert.net’ Pop-Ups

Posted: July 29, 2015

Support-security-alert.net is a fraudulent website that tries to convince its visitors that their system is infected. This fake technical support scam may directly result in a loss of money as the crooks demand payment for nothing in return. There are usually two reasons for you to find yourself in this domain. You may be redirected there after clicking on some misleading advertisement. However, more often people complain that they are transferred to support-security-alert.net automatically. In some cases, the PC users report that this deceptive site has replaced their default homepage. Such an occurrence can be explained by the presence of a browser hijacker, which may have entered bundled with freeware. When you visit support-security-alert.net, you are about to notice a blue screen with security warnings related to the registries. The theme of this page is borrowed from the standard crash screen of the Windows systems, known as Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). To make you believe you are indeed in trouble, the administrators of the misleading page use a simple but effective trick. They have made it impossible to close the tab and leave the site. Any attempt to do so will bring a pop-up that also tries to scare you. According to the bogus alerts, you need to call 1844-499-3631 for assistance. On no occasion should you dial the number because you will get in touch with scammers. They will ask for payment to allegedly clean your PC, which may be totally secure. If you notice the symptoms of the browser hijacker, you should immediately check your system with professional security software.
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