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First off, let us see why this fake alert pops up on your screen. This piece of software is often distributed in software bundles. For example, if you have recently downloaded some codec or a file converter, you must have gotten it at some third-party website. These sites host third-party installers that bundle several applications together. Consequently, even if you did not notice it, you must have installed the fake License has Expired +1-888-303-5121 alert together with the program you wanted to have originally. What’s more, you must have installed an entire bunch of other unwanted applications, so you will do yourself a favor if you run a full system scan and delete them all right now.
What does really happen when this fake alert jumps into your screen? The notification displays a fake Product Key verification prompt that looks very much like the actual Windows prompt. Your desktop gets blocked,and you are not allowed to access your files. Your desktop screen will show you buttons that should open TeamViewer, Supremo, and Logmein websites. It is not clear why these websites are included in the fake message, and we cannot confirm whether these companies are in any way related to the scam. It is very likely that the people behind this just make use of these trademark names to make the notification look more reliable.
Aside from the buttons and the prompt itself, you will also find a message that will urge you to call the +1-888-303-5121 number for tech support. Supposedly, this number allows you to connect to the Microsoft tech support and solve all of your problems. However, that is not true. Rather than being connected to the official Microsoft representatives, you will contact cyber crooks that will try to sell you unnecessary service packs. In other words, you would only lose your money if you believe everything this fake alert says.
Instead, you can get your desktop back by opening Task Manager and killing the message’s process that is called FreeDownlaodManager.exe (32BIT). We will add the instructions to the rest of the removal steps below this description. The most important thing is that you have to understand there might be more dangerous threats installed on your PC.
When you finally remove the fake License has Expired +1-888-303-5121 message for good, you should scan your system with a computer security tool that will help you terminate other potential threats, too. Finally, to avoid similar intruders in the future, stay away from file-sharing websites and make sure you download programs only from their official websites.