‘Norton Security Warning’ pop-up windows suggesting that the user should call the number 1-855-770-9879 are an indication of adware and PUP infiltration. Users should not trust anything displayed by “Norton Security Warning” since the content has nothing to do with Norton. It is a bogus scheme trying to lure users into calling a fake support line to generate revenue for third parties.
‘Norton Security Warning’ Pop-Up Distribution Method
Adware applications are usually distributed through monetization platforms and bundled downloads. “Norton Security Warning” pop-ups may have been added to the package of some free software products downloaded from the Web. Another possible infiltration technique is through fake program updates. There are users who have complained their PCs were invaded with similar pop-ups after executing a supposed update. Always keep in mind that legitimate product updates never come in such forms. Opening corrupted links and email attachments can also compromise both the user’s online privacy and the PC’s overall performance.
‘Norton Security Warning’ Description and Risk Evaluation
- Ad-supported applications are not classified as malicious. However, they may become a gateway to more PC troubles if not removed in time.
- Calling the given number – 1-855-770-9879 – may cost the user a solid amount of money. Furthermore, cyber crooks may be granted with remote access. Remote access is a dangerous weapon – various types of malware may enter the PC without the user’s knowledge.
- Adware is also reported to add tracking cookies to the browser. Session cookies gather PII (personally identifiable information) such as browsing histories, search queries, and IP addresses.
- The browser’s settings may also be altered without the user’s permission, along with the System Registry. Keys may be added or deleted, thus making manual removal challenging for non-expert users.
‘Norton Security Warning’ Removal Options
Adware may be removed manually. However, the user may have to be above average in terms of how the operational system works. If this is your case, just follow the steps provided below.
For the rest, running a full system scan is recommended. Install a trustworthy AV tool to detect and delete all threats. Don’t forget that the browser’s settings have to be restored as well.
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