Enough with the Pop-Up Scams

    If your computer has a pop-up that lists a number for you to call in order to get your computer fixed, then you may be a target of cyber criminals. Even if that number claims to be Microsoft, you need to be suspicious because that is not standard practice of any tech company. You know who is sending you that message? Well, it could be a professional hacker that has committed their life to cyber crime. It could also be a foreign or domestic company that has a team of people who are responsible for x amount of dollars obtained through hacking daily. It could also be a college student trying to pay off student loans through this questionable career.

     

    If you’ve seen anything resembling the text below, then keep reading. If you haven’t, keep reading, because it will eventually happen.

    You might be infected with adware / spyware virus
    Call 1-866-928-0684 immediately. Fast assistance with removing viruses.
    (Toll-FREE, High Priority Call Line)
    What you must do:
    More about the virus:
    Seeing these pop-up’s means that you may have a virus installed on your computer which puts the security of your personal data at a serious risk. It’s strongly advised that you call the number above and get your computer fixed before you continue using your internet, especially for shopping.

    Possible Privacy Breach if virus not removed immediately:
    Data exposed to risk:
    1. Your credit card details and banking information
    2. Your e-mail passwords and other account passwords
    3. Your Facebook, Skype, AIM, ICQ and other chat logs
    4. Your private photos, family photos and other sensitive files
    5. Your webcam could be accessed remotely by stalkers with a VPN virus

    Action Required

    Windows Virus Warning!

    Identity Theft and Hacking Possibilities

    Identity Theft and Hacking Possibilities
    Contact emergency virus support now – 1-844-345-5488
    The system may find (149) viruses that pose a serious threat:

     

    What you should do:

    1. Don’t call the number

    2. Seriously, don’t call the number. Put your phone down.

    3. Force quit the program. If force quitting/ending task doesn’t work, shut down the computer.

    4. If the computer starts up and you have control, go to Malwarebytes and download free version. We love HitmanPro as well.

    5. Install, run, and allow the program to remove any malware that is detected.

    6. Reboot (restart) your computer.

    7. Consider purchasing some type of virus protection proactively because cyber criminals will still be out there.