Your Computer Has Been Blocked' Pop-Ups
The 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' pop-ups are unsafe online messages that you may see if you browse low-quality websites used to spread pirated content, adult videos or shady updates and installers. The goal of these pop-ups is to convince you that your computer has been blocked because of a made-up reason such as:
- A hacker is attacking your system.
- An important system file was corrupted, and the PC was blocked to prevent further damage.
- There is malware running on your computer, and the block was necessary to prevent further issues.
The people behind the 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' pop-ups, and similar messages may experiment with different lies and misleading prompts to gain your trust. Usually, the 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' pop-ups' goal is to convince you to call a particular technical support number, which is supposed to help you resolve the issue. However, the phone lines found in the 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' pop-ups are not associated with legitimate technical support service providers and, instead, they are controlled by experienced con artists. Users who call may be convinced to pay for fraudulent products or services, and they may sometimes be redirected to phishing pages used to harvest credit card information.
You should not trust random pop-ups saying that your computer is in danger if they try to convince you to purchase software, or call a technical support team, especially. These messages are often associated with online tactics like the one linked to the 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' pop-ups.
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