An embedded page at

What is An embedded page at

An embedded page at is a fake alert that is presented to you if malware has modified your computer's settings. You should remove this false alert from your PC because it has been configured to promote a particular tech support phone number which we at believe to be fictitious. This pop-up message is supposed to compel you into dialing the phone number by using scare tactics. It claims that your computer is infected with malware and, ironically, that is most likely the case, but this malware is related to An embedded page at So if you see similar fake security alerts, then we suggest that you read this description.test

Where does An embedded page at come from?

Our malware researchers have discovered this fake alert only recently, so we are not exactly sure how it is supposed to enter a computer and what modifications it performs. However, they have presented a theory that we are going to overview in this paragraph. Researchers say that this pop-up may come bundled with freeware applications hat inject the pop-up into the computer or browser. The malware it comes with might modify the Host File, usually found in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. The Host File may appear inaccessible, but if you open in Notepad, then all of its contents will appear as text. This file may by edited to perform many functions. It can be configured to block certain websites or redirect you from one particular website to another one. And, our researchers think that this file may be configured to inject An embedded page at to a preset list of sites. Nevertheless, this pop-up may be shown on all websites that you visit. Also, we do not rule out the possibility of this pop-up being infected into your web browser be modifying its files, so you should consider resetting your browser’s settings in an attempt to get rid of this message.

How does An embedded page at work?

This fake security alert may appear at random while you are browsing the Internet. One sentence in this pop-up says that “Microsoft Windows detected ZEUS virus and these infections indicate that some un-authorised file tampering has taken place on the computer which must be diagnosed and rectified to prevent loss of personal data.” This grammatically poor sentence indicated that it is far from being a legitimate warning. First of all, Microsoft Windows does not detect viruses on its own. You need to have an Anti-virus or Anti-malware program for that. Second of all, a real security-related message would not appear on your web browser, but as a message on the Windows Taskbar. At any rate, the fake alert goes on to say that you should “Call Microsoft Technical support on 1-800-693-5082 and share the error ticket: WBCKL457 with Support Agent to get it diagnosed free of charge.” We want to stress that 1-800-693-5082 is a fake online tech support number that will not provide you with professional help.

Our malware researchers have found that this same number is also displayed on{.}us which is a fake website that is used to collect information about users and steal the license keys of Microsoft products. It is a copy of a legitimate Microsoft website at As a rule of thumb, you should always exercise caution when visiting websites that ask you to contact tech support via phone because these days everything is done using the Internet.

How do I remove An embedded page at

We hope that the information provided in this article was informative. Our researchers are convinced that An embedded page at is a fake security message that is presented by some kind of malware that most likely modifies the Host File. However, that may not be the case. Therefore, we suggest resetting your web browser to its default settings using the guide provided below in an attempt to remove this fake pop-up. You should also scan your PC with an anti-malware program in case some other malicious file controls this pop-up.

Reset your web browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the Alt+H keys.
  2. Click Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press the Alt+F keys.
  2. Click Settings and click Show advanced settings.
  3. Click Reset settings and click Reset.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Press the Alt+T keys.
  2. Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
  3. Select Reset and select the checkbox.
  4. Click Reset again and click Close.
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