Victims have reported that after changing their website password, Chrome browser started showing up pop ups stating that “Authentication Required. The server [server_name] required Username and Password”. This pop up kept appearing on their browsers constantly. Whenever they opened their browsers they see the same alerts pop up. Every time they needed to click on cancel button to proceed browsing. Hence, during research we found that “Authentication Required” pop-ups is a very annoying pop up. So, we have created this article to get rid of it easily. Kindly read the article to the very end.
“Authentication Required” pop-ups – What it is
Being an annoying adware “Authentication Required” pop-ups redirect Chrome browser to various URLs and pop out pop up alert which forced users to input Usernamme and Password because authentication required by server. “Authentication Required” pop-ups occurs only if your PC is already endangered by any Potentially Unwanted Program or Adware that is designed to trigger this pop up alert. This pop up also gets triggered by some hyperlinked random text that you might see on web pages. It also displays social engineered scam as browser update, operating system/software updates or redirect your browser to a telephone deceptive support scam to fix your PC.
Moreover, this scam pop ups have been created by very experienced Cybercriminals so that it shows random pop ups based on keywords found in the content of the web pages that you are visiting. Hence, it is very difficult to say which pop up will appear when on your browser. The researchers revealed that these pop ups only appears on the Google Chrome browsers but it can appear on other browsers in the coming days as well.
Reason to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups ASAP
It misleads you into downloading and executing other adware or PUPs by displaying bogus informations and alerts.
It uses your PC's resources to communicate with Attackers and upload your confidential information on its C&C servers which can bring dooms day in your life. For example, as you may also have seen in SuperGirl TV series that a hacker get hired by the company man to hack Ms Grant's email server. Company wanted her to step down from her current position. To achieve the goal, he does public her past life and other private moments. It can also happen with you if you don't take necessary precaution on time.
It causes unexpected system failure, browser crash and other performance related issues.
Intrusive Method of “Authentication Required” pop-ups
Primarily, it invades your PC along with freeware package installation, from Phishing Website and by use of strange downloaders. Free software/games mostly come bundled up with adware/PUPs. Once you install them on your PC, without blocking addition installation from the installer window (or from Advanced installation), your PC gets penetrated with additional program like “Authentication Required” pop-ups, Ads by Qubiv etc.
Therefore, to keep your data and PC safe you have to remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups from your Windows System immediately. Follow the quick adware removal guide:
How to Uninstall âAuthentication Requiredâ pop-ups from Compromised System
Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from âAuthentication Requiredâ pop-ups
(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)
Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives
Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the âAuthentication Requiredâ pop-ups extensions which is to be deleted
Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking âAuthentication Requiredâ pop-ups. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC
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