Early this morning, as soon as I booted my computer, I got a pop-up saying that “Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer” on a blue screen with lots of message displaying on it. Along with the message, there was a number writing 1-866-933-5430 which stated to call this number for tech support for computer maintenance. I got this pop-up every time I started to browse the Internet as well as while I was starting to get into my computer. My computer had been completely repaired for a few days. I believed that it was good to use. But why did I keep getting this pop-up? Is 1-866-933-5430 Popup real? Should I call this number and ask for help? What should I do? Please help!
If you have gotten 1-866-933-5430 Popup alert on your computer telling you that “Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer”, and then recommend you to call 1-866-933-5430 for tech support. It is obviously that your computer must be infected by a malicious adware or malware or a potential unwanted program. This fake pop-up alert was designed by malicious cyber criminals with the purpose of tricking the innocent computer users into call that fake tech support number as so to cheat users to pay for the tech support. This pop-up will show everywhere on your computer especially while you are browsing the Internet. It can hijack all your browsers (including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome and so on) once it gets installed on your computer. In order to make itself looks like real, it will show lots of information description on your computer problems on the screen. Among all the information, some of them maybe meet the running format of your computer recently days. So, you may set into the trap of the scam virus due to the scare information about your computer in details. As a matter of fact, 1-866-933-5430 Popup is a fake alert which should be removed in time as soon as you see it appearing on your computer.
1-866-933-5430 Popup is an unwanted advertising platform used to promote low-quality services or products which made by the cyber criminals. This virus may get into your computer through third party on the Internet such as downloading some kinds of adware or riskware, free games, visiting porn website & suspicious links/pop-up/websites/ads. The most important program you should keep an eye on that is VMC Media Player. The one claims itself a kind of media player, but actually it’s associated with malware or virus files. So if this VMC Media Player is installed, infected files are also downloaded and then soon executable program of infected files activates automatically and display fake Windows crash message even automatically shut down your computer. Once you get this malicious fake alert on your computer, it has the ability to modify the program registry data files, exe data files, task supervisor, Windows publisher, DNS configurations and such a lot more that makes the machine completely slow. As a result, you may stumble over lots of issues such as: browser settings modification, webpage redirect, freezing screen, never-ending phony alerts and others. You can’t use your computer normally as usual any more. Therefore, you should get rid of 1-866-933-5430 Popup immediately from your system when you see it showing on your screen.
1-866-933-5430 Popup is harmful to your computer safety. If you see this alert on your computer, you must get adware or browser hijacker on your computer. The message can block you from doing anything on the PC and sometimes it freezes your Internet preventing you from browsing online. It keeps displaying numerous fake security messages to interrupt your activity on the computer. Also it may install additional spyware to your computer without your permission to increase the risk of your computer. Don’t call the toll free number because it won’t connect you to a real ‘Microsoft’ tech but to the hackers. It can violate your privacy and compromise your security. Users are suggested to ignore 1-866-933-5430 Popup message and get rid of the virus as soon as possible.
1. Since you cannot gain access to the infected computer under regular mode because of this fake message, please restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking first. Here’s the guide: Restart the computer upon the locking screen and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.
2. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Under Safe mode with Networking, please hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) keys together to pull up Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find processes associated with “Warning! Infected file detected” alert and click End process.
4. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys and pull up Run box and searching for regedit.
5. Find out and delete files and registry entries as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
6. Restart computer back to Regular mode and check out if the warning page still shows up again.
1-866-933-5430 Popup is just an adware sending you fake error message about your computer problems to scare you. In order to make you into believing all the information stating on the fake pop-up, once it gets into your computer, it might lock your screen or display advertisements during your browsing and offer to call a toll-free number: 1-866-933-5430 for tech support. If you call that number, you may be told that it is a real and truly legitimate service which says be AVG technical support team to help you get out of the problem. However, it is nothing related to the legitimate AVG tech support team. It is a completely tech support scam pop-up made by cyber criminals to trick the innocent computer users and then rip off victim’s money easily. There is one important thing you should keep in mind that: please do not contact the given number on the scam pop-up window. But, please immediately contact more respectable technicians such as 24/7 Hours YooCare/YooSecurity Online Expert to advise you about your security issues.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Selina Lynmich & last updated on August 9, 2016 1:06 pm