Support.microsoft.com Scam (1844-279-4543) – How to Remove It Fully

This article has been created to explain what is the fake Support.microsoft.com tech support scam using the legitimate Microsoft website and to show you how you can remove this scam from your PC completely.

A new scam, from the “Your Computer has Been Blocked” tech support scams has been detected by security researchers. The scam redirects to a website, dubbed ***Attention Required*** on it’s tab and the page shows a pop-up which asks the victim to enter his username and password or call one of it’s tech support numbers, which researchers have detected to be 1844-279-4543. The scam also aims to imitate the official Microsoft Support website and also displays a fake notification that the victim’s computer has been attacked by malware, alongside which is a tech support scamming notification.

Threat Summary

NameSupport.microsoft.com Scam
TypeTech Support Scam/PUP
Short DescriptionMay redirect you to a web page, pretending to be a legitimate Microsoft page. End goal is to scam you out of your data or money.
SymptomsYour web browser may experience a redirect to a web page that may block it.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Support.microsoft.com Scam – How Did I Get It

The main method of propagation which is likely used by this tech support scamming software is likely a potentially unwanted program or a JavaScript type of code both of which have the ability to cause web browser redirects directly on your computer. These programs are often spread as a result of you having to either go on an unsafe and low reputation website or (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/support-microsoft-com-scam-1844-279-4543-remove-fully/