The ‘Microsoft Azure’ pop-ups might be stylized and written to look and sound as if they are affiliated with Microsoft, but you can rest assured that they have nothing to do with any major reputable company. Instead of being linked to Microsoft, the ‘Microsoft Azure’ pop-ups are linked to a group of cybercrooks who specialize in online technical support tactics. These con artists may take money, information and payment details from their victims by convincing them that their computer is in trouble, and they need to resolve the issue immediately by paying for an expensive application or service that is being advertised as reputable, certified or trustworthy falsely.
The pop-ups often may impair the browser’s ability to work by preventing the user from opening other tabs or closing the website, which displayed the ‘Microsoft Azure’ pop-ups in the first place. Apart from the alerts and warnings regarding the system’s security and health, the pop-ups also will urge the potential victim to call 888-790-4177 to get in touch with certified computer experts who are supposed to fix the problem in no time. However, this phone line is not affiliated with a reputable company and, in fact, a quick Web search reveals that several users have already filed in complaints stating that 888-790-4177 is operated by a group of cybercrooks.
The presence of the ‘Microsoft Azure’ pop-ups in your Web browser is unlikely to be linked to a threat infection. Usually, these pop-ups are spawned when users stumble upon low-quality websites such as the pages used to spread game cracks, pirated software or media, adult content, etc. The best way to avoid any troubles that the ‘Microsoft Azure’ pop-ups might give you is to fully restart the Web browser, therefore getting rid of the page that displayed the pop-ups in question. Never trust browser pop-ups that claim to contain details regarding your PC’s security and health, especially if they demand that you call a specific phone line to resolve the issue. Messages like these are nearly always a hoax and must be avoided at all costs.