Hello, every time when I go to the Internet, I am always getting a security virus solicitation from another firm. It keeps running a verbal message saying “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked!”. It urges me to call +1-888-432-immediately to contact Microsoft technician to unblock my computer. I am just wondering if that is really from Windows system scan report. I am afraid that is a scam thing or virus. Could you please help me solve this blocker on my browser?
Browser’s frozen by “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert? What’s it?
Now many victims are scammed and swindled lots of money by scammer who create this kind of scam message. If your web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox is blocked by this “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert, your web browser is actually infected with a malicious adware, malware or ransomware. And you should clear it out to unblock the web browser. This ransomware message is actually created and spread by cyber hackers online to extort money from computer users. Like FBI moneypak virus, Paysafecard Ukash malware or Interpol scam virus and so on, this ransomware also pretends to be a legitimate PC tech support to send message saying your system has been infected due to unexpected error. Then your browser is locked by this scam message with a blue background, which seems your computer has BSOD problem, and it also show error code like 0x000000ce to attract your attention and make you believe that your computer is really blocked by some virus and need to be removed soon. And to solve this blocker problem, it offers a hotline number beside to let you contact the so-called computer technician. But if you really call this number, you will be recommended to purchase some useless software or fake antivirus at a very high price. If you trust it, you will be swindled money but get nothing helpful to clean this blocker page.
This site says…
*Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked!*
Windows System Alert!
System has been infected due to unexpected error!
Please Contact Microsoft Certified Technicians
To unblock your computer
Suspicious Activities Detected. Your Browser might have been hacked or hijacked.
“Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert just aims at ripping people of money. It’s actually a kind of computer infection itself which has danger to computer security. This alert message seems like a real security alert, but it’s not from real Microsoft as it mentions in the message screen. This alert message usually takes over the whole web browser and you even can’t close this message page or the web browser. Even though you can close the web browser, this scam message alert is still there when you open web browser again. Or it can block your whole screen of computer, and then you can’t bypass this big blocked message screen. When you see this fake alert message blocking your computer, you don’t be scared and nervous. You should do a search of the information about this alert message first, but don’t rush to give any money and cash online. Cyber hackers design this malware in order to scam money. So they will spread it online worldwide via different ways. To protect your computer from getting this kind of ransowmare, you should be careful with online activities.
Main Symptoms of This Fake Alert Message
“Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” malware is not only harmful to computer security but also a big threat to computer user’s personal privacy safety. Once you see this false message showing on your computer, there must be adware or malware installed into the operating system. It usually blocks the internet access and hijacks web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Firefox and so on. In a word, you can’t close down the big blocked message. The whole screen is frozen there. or it can keep displaying endless this similar kind of fake security message to prevent you from browsing online, which will interrupt your online activities a lot. Calling the toll free number also will cheat you into paying money for unwanted program or service. Don’t trust it anyway.
NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms 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 alert malware for you.
The Screenshot of “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert Message
Manual Removal Guide of This Fake Alert Message (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert malware 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 Fake Alert Blocking Message. 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 fake alert message. 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 “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked”.
Step 5: Clear all history, data and cookies of your infected web browser.
Browser hijacker 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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“Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” Alert message is a fake notice, and it’s not from legitimate tech Support Company like Microsoft as it claims in the fake alert message. And don’t be a fool to call the toll free number to ask so-called technical assistance to fix your internet access problem. This false message is actually caused by adware 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 guide people to call and sell their product or service in a high price. Actually you don’t connect with a real Microsoft tech support but a scammer when you call the number trying to contact a tech guy. Therefore, don’t be such a fool. What you should do is to remove the malicious adware or malware causing this fake computer security scam alert message as early as possible.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of “Your Windows (Microsoft) Computer has been blocked” scam message? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on May 29, 2016 1:14 am