Security Help Page pop-ups are a part of a tech support scam trying to convince users that their PCs have been infected. Security Help Page also provides a phone number suggesting users to call so that the supposed issues are removed. That is why users often refer to such pop-up windows as viruses. Any claims made by Security Help Page should not be trusted since the displayed pop-ups are generated by an ad-supported browser extension. Security Help Page pop-ups should be ignored, and affected users may want to scan their systems.
Security Help Page Pop-Ups General Description
Adware applications such as Security Help Page are not malicious. However, they bring along certain issues and may affect the PC’s overall performance. Furthermore, ad-supported tech support scams are especially threatening to gullible users that decide to call the given phone number. On the other side of the line, however, is not a trustworthy technician, but a cyber crook attempting to steal one’s money.
Phone calls to fake tech support lines usually are not cheap. On one hand, they overcharge the user, and on the other, the ‘technicians’ do no repairs. As a matter of fact, remote access could be obtained and, as a result, the PC may be flooded with more potentially unwanted applications.
Also, users should always keep in mind that adware tends to:
- Be bundled with other potentially unwanted apps under the ‘advanced’ option of the installation package.
- Compromise their online safety by adding persistent cookies to their browsers.
- Collect personally identifiable information such as browsing habits, IP addresses and sometimes website credentials.
- Slow down the operational system and interfere with users’ PC activities.
Security Help Page Removal Options
Considering the intrusive character of the ad-supported scam, its removal is highly recommended. The fact that a call may be initiated by an inexperienced user should not be neglected as well. To diminish the negative outcome, just install a powerful anti-malware solution to scan the system and delete found threats.
Above-average users may try the step-by-step tutorial provided below the article. Keep in mind that the browser’s settings also need to be restored.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter