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Our analysis has shown that Your computer has been blocked 1-888-565-0999 can be shown to you if your PC has been infected with malware dedicated to loading Savetosupport.online. The malware at hand is most likely a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The malicious extension is most likely bundled with third-party software installers because it is unlikely that that malware is disseminated as a standalone application. The bundled software installers probably install the malware on your browser automatically and you end up seeing Savetosupport.online Your computer has been blocked 1-888-565-0999. Another plausible way for promoting the fake tech support number is having websites load it while you are on them. Certain websites may be configured to load Savetosupport.online automatically or if you click a link that triggers it. However, no information regarding its distribution is concrete at this point.
In closing, we want to say that Your computer has been blocked 1-888-565-0999 is a scam dedicated to promoting a fake tech support phone number that impersonates Microsoft tech support. Having a powerful anti-malware tool can save you the trouble of dealing with malware such as this because it can be quite convincing for some. So do not fall into this trap. Remove the software that caused this fake alert to appear. We also invite you to share your experience and comment in the comments section below specifying how your PC became infected with this fake alert.
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