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'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' Pop-Ups

Posted: July 5, 2016

The 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups are not legitimate security warnings. These alerts are fake and take part in a popular online tactic that is known as 'fake technical support.' The presence of these messages in your Web clients means that you are infected. However, the harmful software that has sneaked into your system is not some advanced Trojan or spyware as the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' notifications claim. Instead, your machine is housing an aggressive browser hijacker. It may enter due to system vulnerabilities or harmful JavaScripts. The parasite also may reach your PC if you download freeware bundles from suspicious platforms. The browser hijacker works as a cross-compatible Web extension, which may cause various changes to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It generates the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups on a regular basis, and also may cause automatic redirections to shady sites. The messages claim that some of your recent downloads have led to an infection with advanced threats. The browser hijacker may apply different methods to make you assume this statement is true. For example, your Web clients may start freezing once in a while, the operational speed may drop, or the whole program may crash. The misleading pop-ups ask you to dial 800-754-3403 for assistance. However, this phone line will not connect you to a team of qualified technical support agents. Instead, you will only reach con artists who may try to charge you a fee for nothing. The people who organize such frauds want to collect as much money as possible. They usually set a price of approximately $200 for their services when they offer nothing. The con artists may request remote access to your PC, which may allow them to gather information or upload threats. The browser hijacker may show you deceitful security warnings all the time, which may make it very unpleasant to surf the Web. It is advisable to use an anti-malware solution to delete the 'Windows Detected Koobface Infection' pop-ups.
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