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'Windows Defender Alert' Pop-Ups

Posted: May 31, 2017

The 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups are fraudulent browser messages that users may encounter when they browse low-quality websites that push such pop-ups as advertisements. However, the thing about the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups is that they are not your usual advertisements, and on many occasions, they may end up causing the user's Web browser to malfunction. The pages hosting these pop-ups may use special scripts to prevent users from closing the tab they have opened currently, and also may spawn multiple messages to make it even more difficult for the target to close all the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups.

The purpose of the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups is to trick users into thinking that their computers have become the target of threats and hackers and they are at risk of losing information unless they follow the recovery instructions seen in the pop-up message immediately. However, the road to recovery that the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups promote is not one to be trusted, because its sole purpose is to get users to call a phone number linked to a well-known technical support tactic. One of the phone numbers that the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups promote is (888) 252-1520, but it is very likely that the fraudsters use multiple domain names and phone numbers to reach a wider audience.

The 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups tell users that they have been infected with a parasite that may collect their passwords, browsing history, credit card information, and even files from their hard drives. Needless to say, these statements are fake, and browser pop-ups are never a reliable source of information regarding threat alerts. The number featured in the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups is not trustworthy and calling it would not get you in touch with a credible support team. Instead, you'll be greeted by con artists who may attempt to sell you products or services that you have never heard of before.

If you encounter the 'Windows Defender Alert' pop-ups during your web browsing ventures, it is recommended to immediately close the pop-ups, and forget about the false details they provided you with.

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