I just checked some information about my laptop, suddenly this ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ Warning popped up and my computer screen has been locked up. I now can’t do anything with my laptop. This warning asks me to call a toll free number for help, and I really called t but the technician asked me to purchase some software or security tool, I am a kind of worried, I am afraid the software is not safe but a kind of another malware. Could you please help me out of this issue?
Computer is Locked Up Due to ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ – Is it real?
If your Windows computer is blocked by this fake ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ Warning, that means your computer is actually infected with some kind of malware which causes this warning alert to scare PC users. Cyber criminals design and spread this scamming warning alert to lock up victims’ computers in order to redirect victims to purchase their useless products or services in a high price. A Cyber criminal aims at defrauding some money out from people. This fake warning alert usually is associated with scareware, malware or ransomware to pop up on user’s computer screen. Once the hazardous scareware or sansomware is installed into your computer, it will soon pop up a so-called system alert ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ to lock up the screen. To prevent you restarting the computer, it threatens suspicious activities have been detected. Please ensure you do not restart your Windows computer o prevent data loss. Also it says ‘you may have visited harmful website recently which has been downloaded virus or malware in your Windows computer due to which the license key data file s delete. We have locked your computer to prevent your important data loss.’ It sounds that it is safeguarding your computer as well as your important data, but actually it locks up your computer to push and redirect you to call that provided toll free number. You may think the person on other side of phone is a professional technical guy, but actually they may be scammer who requires you to purchase their service or products.
Here below is the screenshot of this fake Warning ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ Lock Screen:
What Harmful Activities will be Caused by this Fake Warning Message
Many victims thought this warning alert is really from Microsoft Company and expect the guy on other side of free number to help them solve this locking up issue. Here you should know that the person you talked with is not a professional technical guy, they are actually scammer who forces you to purchase their useless service and products. If they ask you to give some permission to access and control your computer to fix this problem, please don’t do that as they may hack your computer or install some unknown malicious software into your computer, and also they can soon steal your personal important data. Similarly, if they offer some kind of security tool or antivirus thing to let you download, you should not trust that, as the products may contain some suspicious program or malicious software even virus, spyware or Trojan horse, and once you install the provided software, you may installed other virus or malware into system at the same time. ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ Warning is actually a kind of malware or virus itself, and what you should do urgently is to clean out all malware or virus related to this fake alert. Don’t trust any notification prompting on this warning alert. Don’t be a fool to call the toll free number and buy its products and services. It will not only waste your money but also bring other potentially dangerous and hazardous virus, spyware or ransomware into system.
NOTE: If you find any of symptoms mentioned on your computer, your PC is under attack and seriously infected with this or other kind of ransomware. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this fake warning message for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Alert ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of “Windows Licence has been corrupted” Lock Screen provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Press CTRL, SHIFT and ESC these three keys together at the same time to pull up Windows Task Manager; click Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find and end odd processes causing this lockout. Names of the processes are random.
Step 2: Open Control Panel from Start Menu, then open Programs, click on Uninstall a program. Find suspicious programs or tool-bars related to the “ Windows Licence has been corrupted” malware. Right click on it and select Uninstall.
Step 3: Go to Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then mark “Show hidden files, folders, and drivers” and unmark “Hide protected operating system files” (Recommended) and then click Apply or OK.
Step 4: Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the fake warning alert lock screen.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
This fake ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ Popup has the ability to insert into web browser and spy on user’s online activities, so it is suggested to delete all history, data and cookies of the infected web browser before a complete removal. Take Internet Explorer for example:
a. From the “Tool” menu button in the upper-right corner of the Internet Explorer window, choose “Safety” > “Delete browsing history…“.
b. Then tick Cookie and website data and History, click Delete.
Step 6: Change your homepage of the infected web browser (Take Internet Explorer as Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools menu and select Internet Options, then click General tab, and input the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK.
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If your computer is blocked by ‘Your Windows 10.0 License Has Been Corrupted’ notification, don’t trust it and dial that given free toll number. On the phone, the person will continue to falsely direct you and ask you to purchase something useless or contract with junk service. In reality, this scam warning is not from legitimate tech Support Company like Microsoft even though it pastes a phone number on this fake error screen. And don’t be a fool to call the toll free number to ask so-called technical assistance to fix the problem. This false message is actually caused by adware, scareware or malware thing. It aims at displaying fake message to scaring people and then convinces people that there is risk on computer. Then it can redirect people to call and sell their product or service at a high price. Actually you don’t connect with a real tech support but a scammer when you call the number. What you should do is to remove the malicious adware or malware causing fake Windows Licence has been corupted as early as possible.
Suggestion: If you still can’t get out of this lock screen scam message? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 17, 2017 5:17 am