Published Feb 14, 2017|Updated Sep 15, 2017

SupportScam:JS/TechBrolo

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: Trojan.JS.Agent.sileof (Kaspersky) JS/TechBrolo.asda (Avira) Trojan.JS.Agent.OXW (BitDefender) Trojan.JS.Cryxos (Ikarus) JS/FakeAle-SD (Sophos)

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

This JavaScript malware is hosted on malicious sites. When you access these sites, this threat displays succeeding fake alerts that falsely imply you that your computer is infected by malware or has system errors. The fake alerts tell you that in order to fix the "problem", you need to call a technical support number. You may be charged by the technical support.

Our tech support scams FAQ page has more information on this type of threat.

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