Notice - First Warning Scam is a new tech support security scam that claims that someone has remotely downloaded pornographic material on your PC and obtained your IP address. The underlying message is that you can get into trouble over the illegal content on your PC, so the scam page recommends that you call Microsoft tech support, but the support is fake as the people on the other end of the line will try to offer you non-existent paid services or useless software. This fake alert can be shown to be used by malicious software, so you should check your computer for it and remove it. We suggest using an antimalware program to detect and delete the malware.
If your PC were to become infected with malware, then that program can redirect you to or open a fake Microsoft website and render a pop-up window that claims that someone has remotely initiated the download of pornographic material featuring minors and that your IP address has been logged by Microsoft. The pop-up also warns you not to close that window until the files are removed by Microsoft. It is clear that cybercriminals want you to pin you into a corner because they say you have to call +1-855-426-7111 to get help from Microsoft. The problem is that that phone number is fake and the people on the other end of the line are scammers that may offer you paid services or software that does not do anything.
It is yet unclear how Notice - First Warning Scam can enter your PC. Our research suggests that the cybercriminals behind this scam can use adware or Trojans to redirect you to the scam window. Adware is usually bundled with other software, though there are cases when adware-type software has their own dedicated distribution websites. The adware-type software can be installed on your PC secretly and redirect you to or open the fake Microsoft website while you browse the web. If it is a Trojan-type infection, then it can use more elaborate methods to enter your PC, such as email spam and malicious links. Trojans work in the shadows and, unlike adware, you cannot delete them from Control Panel or a browser’s add-ons list. Regardless of the software that distributes it, you ought to remove it because if you fall victim to Notice - First Warning Scam, then you might experience a financial loss.
Therefore, we recommend that you take action against Notice - First Warning Scam as soon as possible. It comes from unknown cybercriminals that created this scam to trick you into thinking that you have illegal pornography featuring minors on your PC. They want you to call a fake tech support number and potentially buy services or software that is overpriced and does not work. Therefore, we recommend that you get an anti-malware program such as SpyHunter’s free scanner to identify and locate the malicious software and then go to its location to delete it manually. See the instructions below for more information.