We have recently come across a tech support scam that has come to be known as Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert. This fake warning was designed to present you with misleading information while you browse the web to trick you into thinking that your computer has been infected with malware. Needless to say, you have to remove this fake alert, provided that it is shown to your by a dedicated application already on your PC. Nevertheless, you can also get redirected to its URL by clicking a link or just browsing a certain website configured to open Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert in a new tab or window. For more details on this shady extension, we invite you to read the information presented in this description.
Let us take a look at how this Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert is distributed first before we move on to what it does. While there is little to no information on how it can get onto your browser, we believe that it be distributed like Network Security Breach Tech Support Scam, Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam, Fake Windows Defender Alert: Zeus Virus, and the like. We think that the developers of this new scam might use their own or a third-party browser extension or standalone application to interact with your browser and force it to load the website where Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert is hosted. Nevertheless, it is also possible that certain websites can have links to this scam’s website. These links can be misleading and redirect you to this scam unexpectedly. The scam page can also be promoted by ads that advertise anti-virus programs, PC cleaners, registry cleaners, and so on.
If you were to be redirected to Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert, then you will be presented with a message that will say that your PC has been blocked to prevent damage to your PC by an alleged malicious application. The message was written with poor grammar, so its creators are not native English speakers. The fake warning says that you have to call Microsoft’s tech support to fix your supposed issue. Our research has shown that this fake alert can show one of three possible fake tech support phone numbers. These numbers are 1-844-784-4666, 1-800-490-5352, and 1-800-497-5972.
If you call any one of these numbers, then the people impersonating Microsoft’s tech support specialists will most likely ask you to pay for the removal of the malware that has allegedly infected your PC. Not only that, but they may offer you additional protection for an additional price. Do not fall for their tricks as you will only give their money away ant will not get anything back in return. Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert, and fake security alerts like it are designed to scam you to get your money. They may ask you to give them your credit or debit card details to make the payment, but we urge you not to do that because the consequences for doing that can be grave.
In closing, Your Computer Is In Blocked State fake alert is an annoying fake security alert dedicated to promoting a bogus Microsoft technical support phone number. The fake tech support staff will try to convince you to purchase their services to delete a non-existent malicious application. Due to the fact that there is little to no information on how this scam is distributed, get an ant-malware scanner and scan your PC if you think that there might be a program redirecting you to it and not a website. We suggest using SpyHunter’s free scanner to detect the malicious software and then going to its location to remove it manually.