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‘System-status.info’ Pop-Ups

Posted: October 23, 2015

System-status.info is a suspicious site that may display false information regarding the security state of your PC. This page may claim that you are infected with a severe cyber threat. The listed potential consequences may worry a significant part of its visitors. The pop-up exhibited by system-status.info says that some hackers may obtain your credit card numbers, which may result in financial losses. The notification also may threaten that you may lose access to your Facebook and Skype accounts, as well as personal files that you have on the hard disk. What is more, the background of this page is the famous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) theme that indicates malfunctions of the Operating System (OS). To fix the problems, which most likely don't exist in the first place, the bogus security warnings ask you to call a certain phone number like 800-819-7315 for assistance. It is a very bad idea to do so because the people who will answer this call are not security specialists, and their goal is not to help you. They are con artists who want to take your money. They will only pretend to help you, and in the meantime they will ask for payment. The required sum of money may be very large – it may easily reach $500. If you give these culprits remote access to your PC, they may infect it with real threats. If system-status.info appears as the homepage of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, then a browser hijacker compromises your system. This tool is not a high-level cyber threat, but it may still cause problems by changing the settings of your web clients automatically. It is advisable to perform a scan with reliable security software to delete this browser hijacker efficiently.

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