Possible Suspicious Activity

What is Possible Suspicious Activity?

Possible Suspicious Activity is a fake system alert that may try to convince you there are viruses or other extremely harmful applications on your computer. Most likely the hackers who created it are hoping their less experienced victims will respond to the urges call the provided telephone number and so give them an opportunity to scam such users. We will discuss what could happen if you call these cyber criminals further in the text, so if you want to find out the possible scenarios or wish to learn more about the fake alert, we invite you to read this report. Just slightly below the text, we will place instructions showing what to do if you encounter Possible Suspicious Activity pop-up since it might be quite challenging to get rid of it.

Where does Possible Suspicious Activity come from?

Same as many similar notifications Possible Suspicious Activity pop-up could be traveling with questionable advertising content you could come across if you visit unreliable file-sharing web pages or other potentially dangerous websites. Also, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think the fake alert could be distributed by threats like browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted applications, and so on. However, in such case, the user might see more unreliable pop-ups or advertisements. Thus, if you did experience any other unwanted redirection to questionable web pages or noticed suspicious ads from unknown sources, it might be smart to check the system and get rid of threats that could be showing you such content.

How does Possible Suspicious Activity work?

Possible Suspicious Activity pop-up might be displayed soon after you get redirected to a particular suspicious website, e.g., it could be a fake Microsoft web page. Unfortunately, before you manage to investigate the website properly it may place the fake alert on top of it. As usual for such scams it should claim the computer has been blocked and warn the user there could be a virus or some other malicious application on the system that needs to be dealt with as fast as possible. Of course, to eliminate these non-existent threats the Possible Suspicious Activity pop-up may advise to call engineers who the notification might claim “can walk you through the removal process over the phone.”

The people who wait for the calls might suggest you install some security tool they recommend or allow them to connect to your system and erase the malware remotely, etc. If you agree to purchase any products they could be overpriced and even useless; not to mention, the cyber criminals could try to gain information about your banking account. If you allow the access to the system, the hackers could steal various sensitive data too, install malicious programs, and so on. Therefore, we do not advise calling them under any circumstances.

How to eliminate Possible Suspicious Activity?

The fake alert can open more pop-ups or even make your browser go to full-screen mode to make it more complicated for you to remove Possible Suspicious Activity notification. Fortunately, our researchers know what to do in such case, and if you follow the instructions provided below, we will teach you how to close the browser if it was affected by this fake alert. Additionally, we would recommend scanning the system with a legitimate antimalware tool; there might be no viruses on the system, but there could be threats that might be responsible for the irritating pop-ups and if so it would be safer to delete them. All there is to do is select a reliable tool, install it, and perform a full system scan.

Remove Possible Suspicious Activity

  1. Press F11 to exit full-screen if needed.
  2. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously.
  3. Pick Task Manager and select the Processes tab.
  4. Find the affected browser’s process.
  5. Select it and pick the End Task button to kill it.
  6. Exit Task Manager. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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