“We have noticed POPUP ADS or SECURITY ISSUES” Scam – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to help explain how to remove the “We have noticed POPUP ADS or SECURITY ISSUES” tech support scam asking you to call 1-(833)-880-0974 scamming number from your PC.

New tech support scam aiming to convince victims to believe their computers have been compromised and call the number 1-(833)-880-0974 has been detected by security experts. The scam aims to be spread via suspicious websites that may cause browser redirects via JavaScript or via having a potentially unwanted program installed on your computer which is displaying different forms of advertisement content. If you see the “We have noticed POPUP ADS or SECURITY ISSUES” scam on you computer, we recommend that you read the following article. It will help you learn how to remove this scam from your computer and teach you how to protect yourself against future intrusions.

Threat Summary

Name“We have noticed POPUP ADS or SECURITY ISSUES” Scam
TypeTech Support Scam
Short DescriptionUses scareware tactics to get you to call a fake Microsoft-wannabe tech support number.
SymptomsYour web browser may be locked with a message that cannot be closed in usual manner and advertises to call 1-(833)-880-0974 or other scamming numbers.
Distribution MethodUnwanted software causing browser redirects or suspicious Websites which may advertise it’s URL.
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1-(833)-880-0974 Scam – How Did I Get It

The scam, related to the 1-(833)-880-0974 number is believed to mainly originate from set of URLs that should be flagged from most web browsers. These URLs are believed to be opened unknowingly on victims computers as a (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Vencislav Krustev. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/noticed-popup-ads-security-issues-scam-remove/