If you find yourself on a webpage that displays the Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert pop-up, you should not start panicking because you are just about to be scammed. This fake alert states some serious things about your system having been infected and your important personal information, including your banking details, photos, and other account details, being stolen from you. And all this, of course, disguised as a Microsoft warning message; however, we must add that this "disguise" is not the best we have seen because this web page and this pop-up have nothing to do with Microsoft corporate colors or style at all. This technical support scam is very similar to other ones we have seen in the past months emerging on the web, such as "Your System Is Heavily Damaged By Virus Tech Support fake alert" and "Google Chrome Warning Alert Scam." The goal is always the same: To scare you enough so that you will want to call the provided telephone number. Why? Because while believing that you are talking to a Microsoft certified technician, as usually claimed by such scams, you might give your personal details and banking information to a schemer or a salesperson, and you could be convinced to purchase a system error fixing program or service package. We do not tolerate this kind of aggressive promotion and this is why we advise you to remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert right away.
If you see this fake alert, it means that you have landed on a website run by cyber crooks even though it tries to strike you as a Microsoft error page of some sort. If you check the URL, when shown, it is quite obvious that this page has nothing to do with the official Microsoft domain; although, schemers may sometimes use very similar URLs to mislead unsuspecting users. You would most likely never find this webpage unless you click on the wrong content while browsing the web. It is possible, for example, that you are using a questionable search engine or your computer is infected with a browser hijacker, and you are presented a modified search results page where potentially unreliable ads and links can appear. One click on the wrong ad or link, and you could be redirected to this fake alert page. But you can also click on a fake downloader or software updater pop-up ad that could have the same result. Clicking on any third-party content on suspicious websites is also one of the possible ways to end up on such a fake alert page or even to drop a bundle of malicious software installers.
Apart from visiting shady websites and clicking on their even shadier ads, your system could also be infected, as we have mentioned, by browser hijackers and adware programs, which are two of the most likely ones that can be responsible for such a redirection. We also need to mention that some potentially unwanted programs can also display questionable ads and apply redirections. As a matter of fact, there is no way telling which particular program is responsible for this fake alert. But, if you are exposed to this warning pop-up and the page, chances are your PC is infected with a number of threats. It is possible that you have installed free software recently that you downloaded from a questionable source, such as a torrent and shareware page. This is one of the most usual ways to infect your computer with bundles of threats. If this may be your case, we advise you to delete Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert and then, use a trustworthy malware scanner to identify all other threats that need removal, tool.
Seeing this fake alert pop-up out of the blue may frighten you as it claims that your system has been infected and your Facebook account, your banking, and your other account information may be in danger of being stolen by criminals. This definitely does not sound good. You are instructed to immediately call "1-866-216-1642" for Microsoft support to help you fix these serious-sounding issues. But as we have explained, this is all just made up to frighten you to call. This is why these are called technical support scams; because they all claim to give your technical support but, in reality, they simply want to sell you something like a security service or software. We do not advise you to call this number unless you want to try how it feels to be scammed and lose money. It is also possible that during this call you would be asked to share personal information that could help cyber crooks to access your computer and cause real security issues or damage to your files. We advise you to act now and remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert and all other threats from your computer.
Since we have not managed to find one particular threat responsible for this fake alert, it is possible the multiple malware infections and potentially unwanted programs are capable of redirecting you to this fake alert page. Therefore, you are the one who need to detect and locate the possible threats. We suggest that you start by going through your installed programs list via Control Panel and uninstall every suspicious program you may find. Do make sure that you only remove ones that could be questionable. Then, it is also important that you reset your main browsers that could be hijacked or infect with malware that could be responsible. You can use our guides below if you are not familiar with the necessary steps. However, if you want to make sure that your computer is clean and stays that way, it may be a good time to install a proper anti-malware program like SpyHunter.
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