Beware: The Warning Suggesting Excessive Pop-Up Ads is Fictitious!

Corrupted links, flashy advertisements, misleading banners, and aggressive pop-ups are among many different instruments that cyber criminals, schemers, and malware distributors are using nowadays to open up security backdoors. This is why an alert warning about excessive pop-ups that might be linked to malware or spyware could appear to be extremely intimidating. Whether the alerts are warning about specific infections, security issues, or excessive pop-ups, the situation must be evaluated carefully. If security software is installed, it shows security alerts in a specific manner; usually via pop-ups that come up on the screen. The security warnings created by the operating system are usually delivered via the system tray. Without a doubt, security notifications DO NOT show up on random pages, even if their interfaces appear to represent the operating system or security software. Ultimately, once a security alert comes up, it is important to check how it is represented because it is fairly easy to distinguish between fake and legitimate alerts.

Neither Windows not Mac users are safe against the misleading “Excessive pop-up ads or security issues” notification. This alert is represented via a website that is set up by schemers, and it does not matter who lands on this page. That being said, as the targeted user is connected to the domain, information about their operating system is sent, and the security alert is shown according to that. Due to this, Mac OS users will face an alert designed for them, and Windows users will find an alert targeted specifically at their operating system. The version of the operating system could be mentioned in the alert as well. The strange thing is that the number is different in both cases. The Mac users are introduced to an alert suggesting them to call 0800 368 7616, and Windows users are suggested to call 1 (833) 778-8648. Neither of these “support” numbers can be trusted, which is why users are warned against calling them. If the number is called, schemers get the chance to finish what they came for. This might entail collecting data, tricking users into paying for services, or even spreading malware.

The confusing “Excessive pop-up ads or security issues” notification is not the only one that schemers can use. Experts from our research team have unveiled Apple Support Center - Attention fake alert, Network Security Breach Tech Support Scam, Google Security Warning, Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert, and various other scams. All of these fictitious alerts are designed by schemers to trick gullible and inexperienced users to call bogus helpline numbers. Just like the “Excessive pop-up ads or security issues” alert, all of them are meant to trick users into believing that their operating systems are under attack of malware. If a notification comes up suggesting the existence of malware, what you want to do is install a legitimate malware scanner and let in unveil threats if they exist. You do not want to rely on random security warnings because they are meant only to scam you.

In many cases, users who face the “Excessive pop-up ads or security issues” scam or other similar scams can get away with just closing the page representing it. Unfortunately, sometimes users are redirected to scam pages by malware that is already inside the operating system. In this case, it is crucial to identify and delete this malware; otherwise, it will continue flooding the system with bogus and ridiculous warnings. That is not the worst that could happen. Depending on the infections that are active, they could record and leak personal information, download malicious files, connect to remote servers, allow the transmission of data and the communication between servers, open security backdoors, and do all kinds of other bad things. Needless to say, dealing with such malware is like playing with fire. This is why all users who encounter scams and fictitious alerts similar to “Excessive pop-up ads or security issues” are encouraged to utilize anti-malware software. It can reliably guard the operating system against all virtual evil, and if any threats are already running wild, they can be tamed and removed in time.

N.B. Your operating system is a vulnerable vessel, and if you do not take care of it, you could suffer serious security-related issues, and the consequences could be detrimental. If you do not want to take risks, it is best if you install legitimate and reputable anti-malware software. Use these instructions to install SpyHunter, an up-to-date and reliable security tool. If you are facing more aggressive threats, you might have to refer to the instructions you can find further down below.

How to remove scams and protect the operating system

  1. Launch your preferred browser.
  2. Enter into the address bar.
  3. Save the file to the preferred location on your system (e.g., we recommend the Desktop).
  4. Double-click the file and then select Run.
  5. Carefully read the information provided by the installer and take the steps to complete the installation.
  6. Once the program is fully installed, perform a full system scan.
  7. If you want the program to automatically delete all threats, upgrade the tool.