Excessive Popup Ads or Security Issues Alert Malware is clear attempt to scam users and lure their money. There are two possible case scenarios regarding security issues alert – you are visiting website that was hacked or is displaying this pop-up message on purpose, or your computer is infected with some kind of adware infection and this will cost you more problems in the future.
In the first case, the problem with excessive popup ads and security issues alert should be only occasional, as it comes as a result of visiting some sort of unreliable website or one that has been hacked by cyber criminals. However, if you are seeing new tab message consistently and it just shows up randomly, then your computer or web browser is probably infected with some kind of adware. Unfortunately, we do not know what kind of malware can cause this problem, so you should just trust professional anti-malware software to detect it and eliminate from the computer.
This is how this new-tab message looks like:
Original text of the message:
We have noticed excessive POPUP ADS or SECURITY ISSUES on your Windows 7 computer!
It cold be because of a possible MALWARE or SPYWARE download.
CALL CERTIFIED MICROSOFT SUPPORT: 1 (833) 778-8648 (Toll Free) NOW
You are near Deer Park and we have recorded your IP address ***************
Please note your CASE ID is: ********
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SUPPORT CALL
As you can see, they are trying to make a serious threat and force users to call that number. First of all, there are no way they could know something about the state of your computer nor the viruses that have infected it. Secondly, even if they did knew something, it would be really suspicious since that layout is very fishy – they try to look like official Microsoft service, while their domain name is ‘politicaloverview.club’. Even users that are not that experienced are likely to notice that something’s wrong here.
We have checked the domain, and as reported by Whois service, domain name of Excessive Popup Ads or Security Issues Alert Scam website was registered by someone named Deepak Nagpal. Original email address of this person is [email protected] The domain is registered in the town of Gurgaon, somewhere in India. So you ‘technical support’ from Microsoft which is supposed to solve problems regarding your computer is probably based somewhere here:
Clearly we do not recommend to call that number. Your computer is probably OK, and even if it isn’t, you should make other actions to take care of it. Once you call that number most probably you will be convinced to purchase some kind of technical solution which should fix your system (which isn’t broken) and it won’t be cheap.
As we have mentioned before, if you are consistently seeing those fake looking pop-up messages, there is a chance that some sort of adware is operating on your computer. We also mentioned that the best way to find that out is to scan your computer with reliable anti-malware application, such as Spyhunter. Either one of those programs should efficiently deal with all types of adware. You can also ask us a question in the comments section below for free.
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