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'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' Pop-Ups

Posted: October 18, 2016

The 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups are corrupted messages that may be displayed on top of a page that uses design features misappropriated from the Microsoft's original website. All these small tricks are used to induce users into believing that the data they are seeing is being reported by reliable Microsoft services or support staff, and they need to follow the instructions seen in the 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups immediately. The dubious page tells users that their computers have been blocked due to suspicious activities, and they need to call Microsoft for assistance immediately. Depending on the website that displays the bogus 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups, the users may be presented with different phone desk numbers – 888-322-9655, 844-506-5286 and 877-885-3593.

All three numbers listed above, as well as the fake Microsoft website that displays the 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups are part of a well-crafted technical support tactic whose sole purpose is to trick people out of their money. The fraudulent scheme works by convincing not so tech-savvy computer users that their Windows installations are corrupted, or they have become the victim of con artists. The fake message then tells users that they can resolve the issue by calling a phone number that will get them in touch with certified Microsoft technicians quickly. However, the Microsoft technical support services that these pop-ups promote are non-existent, and users who call the numbers associated with the hoax may end up being asked to purchase expensive software, pay staggering amounts of money for technical support services, or even provide the con artists with remote access to their desktops.

The 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups can't provide you with reliable information regarding your computer's performance and health. As a matter of fact, Web browser pop-ups can never give you accurate information about threat infections or other potential problems. Therefore you should only trust reputable anti-malware and PC optimization software to provide you with such data. If you come across the 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups while browsing the Web, then it is very likely that you saw the fraudulent pop-ups because you were browsing a low-quality page cluttered with unreliable advertisements. However, in certain situations, the 'Windows Has Been Blocked Due to Suspicious Activity' pop-ups may be caused by an unsafe application installed on your computer, and that's why it is recommended to run a reputable anti-malware scanner that can guarantee that the problem wasn't caused by software present on your computer.

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