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Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert

Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert can appear in your browsers unexpectedly and may be convincing enough for inexperienced computer users to make them believe that they have no choice but to call the provided support phone number. As a matter of fact, as the name of this annoying warning suggests, this is just another fake alert that is also known as a technical support scam. Similarly to previous fake alerts like "Unknown System Failure! Scam," "Your System Is Heavily Damaged By Virus Tech Support fake alert," and "Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam," this kind of attack is all about pushing you to call the given number posing as a technical support phone number. However, when you call it, you would possibly talk to a salesperson instead of a real and certified technician, and you would be talked into buying some useless security software or error fixing service. Why would anyone call this number? Because this fake alert pretends to be a Microsoft warning telling you that infections were detected and all your important account details could be stolen, including banking login information. But we are here to tell you not to call this number ever because you can actually remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert from your computer and we will tell you how.

This fake alert is generated by a malicious website whose only task is to show you the warning pop-up over a seemingly Microsoft error page that also claims that your Windows has detected virus and spyware on your system. These schemers did not really spend time to make it really look like a Microsoft error page at least by using corporate colors and design like some other similar scams do. Still, it is possible that these crooks can deceive unsuspecting users. There are basically two ways for you to end up on this fake alert page. First, it is possible that while surfing the web you click on corrupt third-party content, such as a link, an ad (pop-up or banner), and a fake button. This can happen when you are viewing a suspicious website filled with annoying third-party ads. Such pages usually include online betting, gaming, dating, file-sharing, and porn sites. If possible, you need to avoid such websites because you can easily get redirected to this or other malicious pages, or download a bundle of malware threats with one single click on the wrong content.

This is exactly how you may have infected your computer previously with adware, browser hijackers, or potentially unwanted applications, which may all be capable of redirecting you to such a fake alert page. A malicious bundle may carry all kinds of malware threats, including adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, Trojans, ransomware, keyloggers, and so on. This also means that when you notice an increased number of annoying third-party ads in your browsers and randomly opening new tabs with suspicious pages, chances are that a whole bunch of malware and potentially unwanted apps are hiding on your system. Therefore, if you see this fake alert page popping up even after you close your browser window, you should take it seriously and scan your system with a reliable online malware scanner right after you delete Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert from your computer. Since we have not found one particular malware program that could be responsible for this fake alert, you need to be able to identify this threat on your system if you choose to manually remove it.

As we have said there is no need to panic when you see this warning in your browser because this is all fake. Of course, it could be a bit scary when you are peacefully browsing and all of a sudden you find yourself on this page that claims that infections have been detected on your system and then this fake alert pop-up comes up claiming the same. This pop-up says that "Microsoft Corporation has blocked your PC" and if you close this window, your "PC access will be disabled. You are also told to call "1-866-216-1642" immediately for support. Actually, this fake alert tells you to "call Microsoft," which is a bit strange since most such scams usually tell you to call the "Microsoft certified technician," "our technical support," or "our technician" but "Microsoft" sounds a bit far-fetched. Obviously, Microsoft, the real corporation that is, will not contact you this way and will not ask you to call. You need to understand that this a just a dirty and aggressive marketing campaign to sell a useless product or service to you to allegedly fix your system errors, which you may actually have if you see this alert in your browser. This is why we recommend that you remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, in this case it is difficult to say which malware or potentially unwanted program may have caused the redirection to this particular fake alert page. Therefore, it is really up to you to identify the "bad guy." We advise you to scan through your installed programs list in Control Panel and uninstall all suspicious applications you may have installed lately. Always run a web search though to find out what an application really is in order to avoid deleting important system files. Also, it is advisable to reset your browsers to make sure that there is no browser-related threat remaining on board, such as browser hijackers. Please follow our instructions below if you want to take care of all the possible infections manually. However, it may be time for you to consider installing a decent anti-malware application, such as SpyHunter to protect your PC automatically against all possible threats.

Remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert from Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Pick Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the uninstaller and press Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Access Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type Control Panel. Click OK.
  2. Open Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.

Remove Microsoft Corporation Has Blocked Your PC fake alert from browsers

Google Chrome

  1. Tap Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  3. At the bottom, click Reset.
  4. Press Reset in the pop-up.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Tap Alt+H and navigate to Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and then, click Refresh Firefox in the pop-up.

Internet Explorer

  1. Tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Reset.
  3. Select Delete personal settings.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Press Close.
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