If you have discovered a notification claiming that Application.exe Has Stopped Working on your screen, it means that some kind of application has crashed on your computer, or you have been presented with the fabricated alert seeking to scare you into contacting cyber criminals pretending to be helpful technicians. Visually, both messages do not differ much from each other, but it is still possible to say which notification is bogus. The fake one has a toll-free number indicated on it, whereas the genuine one displayed by the Windows OS does not have it. If it turns out that you have encountered a scam, there is a huge possibility that malicious software is active on your computer. Most likely, it opens a malicious website with the scam. Additionally, it might make the browser go full-screen. In this case, you can access Task Manager and kill the browser’s process to close it, or you can try pressing F11 on your keyboard to exit full-screen. Theoretically, you could have opened a malicious domain containing the fabricated notification by mistake too. In this case, it should be enough to close the web browser so that the fake alert would not be opened ever again.
You do not need to do anything about the appearance of the legit Application.exe Has Stopped Working alert on your screen, but you surely cannot ignore the fabricated notification opened. No, we do not say that you should go to dial the telephone number it promotes. Instead, you should go to find out what the reason you see it is and make it gone from your screen once and for all. As mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, you might have some kind of untrustworthy program installed on your system if you see it. It might be any malware, specialists say, but, according to them, it is very likely that it is some kind of adware program. If you no longer see the fake Application.exe Has Stopped Working message after closing your web browser, your computer might be clean. Instead, this suggests that you could have simply landed on a malicious page. After closing it, you will not see the scam again if you do not reopen the same website. Malicious applications related to scams usually illegally enter users’ computers, for example, they might be installed on their systems together with third-party software after entering users’ computers in software bundles, so do not be so sure that your system is clean.
Application.exe Has Stopped Working does not differ much from other scams because it also seeks to convince users to dial the toll-free number it promotes. It has been observed that it promotes +1-855-654-0999 and +1-844-284-8623 telephone numbers; however, the list of numbers used might be longer. You should not dial any of them because crooks who will pick up the phone when you make a call might try to convince you to purchase a program for fixing PC’s issues. It goes without saying that this program might be malicious or, at least, completely useless. Also, personal details you provide to them might be used for fraudulent purposes in the future. Last but not least, if you allow them to connect to your computer using Remote Desktop Connection, new malicious applications might be installed on your system without your knowledge. Generally speaking, cyber criminals behind the Application.exe Has Stopped Working scam just want to take advantage of gullible users. Do not be one of them – do not call them!
If you find it impossible to get rid of the fake Application.exe Has Stopped Working notification, i.e. it is displayed on your screen no matter what you do, we suspect that there is malicious software installed on your computer. We do not know how it is called, where it is located, or whether it is an adware program or another infection, so we can only provide you with generic removal instructions – they are located below this article. If you cannot find any entries of dubious software in Control Panel and the bogus Application.exe Has Stopped Working alert still continues appearing on your screen after you reset your browser to default settings, you should acquire an automated malware remover and then immediately scan your system with it. It will make all active infections disappear after scanning your computer once.