0-800-098-8052 Pop-Ups is yet another tech support scam that is nearly identical to 1-800-953-457 Pop-Ups, 024-7718-0138 Support, and '1-844-275-0979' Pop-Up. Certain malicious software is used to render this invasive, fake pop-up, so you have to remove it. This popup promotes a fake tech support phone number that will not actually help you resolve any issues, but the pop-up will insist that your PC has been infected with malware and that you need to call the provided number to get assistance.
We have received information that certain shady websites can show this pop-up, provided that you click its links. However, the link to the pop-up does not stay for too long. It seems that its developers move this pop-up around in order not to attract too much attention. Furthermore, we have received reports that its developers might have developed or use a third-party browser extension to load 0-800-098-8052 Pop-Ups while you browse the web randomly. If that is the case, then it should be obvious that such an extension will be distributed in a malicious manner using shady software installers that purposefully hide the presence of the extension.
If your PC were to be infected with malicious software that renders 0-800-098-8052 Pop-Ups, then it will redirect you to the pop-up’s URL at random. Indeed, the pop-up is not software but web-based, so that is one indication that it is fake and has nothing to do with your browser as neither Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer can show you such a pop-up.
The text inside the pop-up claims that you have an error code “00xO4C08,” but, in reality, this code only serves to deceive you because it does not identify the particular error at hand. It is just for show, a gimmick to convince you that your PC has been infected with malware. Furthermore, the text says that your computer has been infected with malware that can steal your personal information such as your logins, passwords, online banking information, and so on. However, all of this is not true.
Cyber criminals use scare tactics to convince you that your personal privacy is under threat and compel you to call the provided phone number that is, allegedly, toll-free. The message says that you have to give the techie the B2957E error code. However, that is irrelevant because the fake tech support specialist might try to convince you to buy useless software such as PC optimizer, Cloud System Care, YourOptimizer or something of that nature. They might also want to charge you for consulting the techie. There is no telling that those people might come up with to trick you into purchasing their services, but have to resist their pressure. We also want to warn you that if you click “X,” “Close” or “OK,” then the pop-up will enter full-screen mode and if you want to exit it, you need to press F11 on your keyboard.
So there you have it, there is no doubt that 0-800-098-8052 Pop-Ups is a tech support scam whose objective is to extort money from you. Its creators employ deceptive distribution tactics and try to convince you to dial the provided tech support phone number whose staff might try to extort money from you. We suggest that you reset your browser and remove all suspicious browser extensions using the guide featured below.
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