Removal Guide

Do you know what is? is the URL of a Windows scam that aims to make the victim call the purported toll free number. The scam is no surprising to malware researchers because the brand name Windows is frequently used to deceive inexperienced computer users. The URL address itself should be a sign that Microsoft has nothing to do with this warning, and, if you ever come across anything similar to the scam, you should ignore the content of the warnings. Such tech support scams are usually displayed insecure websites and adware, which can be installed as a browser add-on. In the latter case, it is essential to remove the culprit of the annoying scam pop-up. By closing the scam message you do not remove the program displaying it, so, if you want to get rid of the scam for good, move down to the end of the article to find a removal guide.

The scam comes to the victim as a browser window containing technical characteristics of the operating system. The information is provided in a form that resembles the format of Control Panel. The scam also has a smaller warning, according to which, the user has allegedly visited harmful websites that might contain ransomware. As a result of this alleged visit, the Windows License Key file is no longer accessible, so Windows has supposedly locked the system. To solve the issue, the victim of the scam is asked to dial 001-800-630-3153 for technical support. The toll free number 800 does exist, but the prefix in front of the toll free number suggest that you would make an international call, which would be charged.

It is highly inadvisable to call scammers because you are likely to be charged for the call and also asked for personal information or access to your computer. Scam schemers attempt to obtain as much benefit from inexperienced users as possible by deceiving them into thinking that a software program has to be installed or that they have to pay for a certain service, which usually means that the victim is asked for banking details or other valuable Removal screenshot
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Note that Microsoft do not address issues by displaying pop-up warnings inviting the client to contact technical support by phone. All notifications encouraging you to call a certain number should be ignored. In addition, Microsoft does not make out-bound calls. Unsolicited calls from service providers or sale agents are called cold call-calling, and this term is also used to refer to fraudsters' calls to their potential victims. If you ever receive a cold-call call from a service provider, such as Microsoft or any other company, offering you assistance in solving a certain issue for some charge, consider that call a scam.

Tech support scams can be very persuasive, especially when they contain design elements that are typical to the product used by the victim. The scam also look convincing because of its design; however, the text in a blue background and the address from which the warning is send immediate show that there is something not fully reliable.

In order to remove the scam from your computer, you should check the settings of your browsers. More specifically, you should remove unwanted browser add-ons that might be communicating with to provide you with the fake notifications. After removing the cause of the scam, you should make sure that this does not happen again in the future. To do so, we suggest using our recommended security application, which can fix issue with the scam and safeguard the system against multiple PC threats, including Trojan horses, ransomware, browser hijackers, to mention just a few.

How to remove the

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Tools button in the menu bar.
  2. Select Manage Add-on.
  3. Remove the unwanted browser add-on.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. Click Extensions or Themes.
  4. Remove the unwanted add-on by selecting it and clicking the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the button with three dots in the top-right corner of the browser.
  2. Select More Tools.
  3. Click Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.

In non-techie terms: is the URL address of a fake tech support warning that is supposedly issued by Microsoft. The scam's goal is to make you call the toll-free number, which you should not do to prevent financial or data loss. Instead of following the recommendation to contact a technician from Microsoft, you should remove the program responsible for displaying scam warnings.