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Hard Drive Is Not Accepted

Finding a pop-up or full-screen warning saying "Hard Drive Is Not Accepted" might be frustrating, but we want to calm you down that the warning is just an instance of social engineering. The Hard Drive Is Not Accepted notification is a hoax targeted at inexperienced and unsuspecting computer users. This type of cyber hoax is rather common, and everyone should be aware of such scammers' deceptive attempts to benefit from gullible users. The scam warning may be displayed in full screen, but the victim can minimize the scam warning by pressing the F11 key on the keyboard. After minimizing the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted warning, you will be able to close it. However, it is not enough to close the deceptive error. By doing so, you only remove it from your screen, but you do not remove the culprit, which is usually an adware or malware program.

The Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam shows the victim two bogus pop-ups that are supposedly displayed by Microsoft Technical support. In the first pop-up notification, the user is reported on a supposed issue regarding some file or directory and encouraged to call the toll-free number 888-886-7703. The phone call is supposed to be free of charge; however, the odds are that after calling the people behind the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam you will receive an outstanding phone bill because of that highly charged phone call to the scammer.

Another bogus technical support pop-up of the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam informs victims that a Trojan horse named RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC is present on the computer. To entice the victims to call the number given, the scammers provide some information about the infection. For example, the Trojan horse is said to be capable of accessing passwords, browsing history, and credit card information.

Microsoft is very serious about the protection of its clients and openly declares that pop-up warnings offering clients to solve PC issues by phone should be disregarded, as well as unsolicited phone calls from so-called security experts offering their assistance in security problem solving. Yes, you may also receive a call from a scammer inquiring whether you have just called them or badly misinforming you about bogus viruses running on your computer. This practice is well-known to security experts, and so far a lot of plots regarding inbound Windows support scams have been recorded and investigated.

The Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam should be closed once it appears on the screen. The fact that you might be charged for the call is not as relevant as the fact that during the phone call the scammer may skillfully obtain access your operating system or bank account. For example, the fraudster may attempt to guide you to a certain website or instruct you to alter some settings on your computer. The attempts to guide to a specific websites could be related to the attacker's plan to make you install some malware. The attacker may also ask you to pay for some imaginary service. You should not provide any finance-related data such as credit card number or passwords. If you have already done that, you should immediately inform your credit card issuer about the fraud or fraudulent purchase.

In order to fully remove the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted warning from the computer, you have to remove the program that is responsible for displaying it. If you have encountered some other unsolicited pop-up advertisements or warnings before being provided with the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam, those ads must have signaled to you to that something questionable is taking place. Adware programs, as well as other software installed without your consent, should be removed from computers immediately, so do not wait any longer.

Below you will find a removal guide that should help you remove unwanted browser add-ons, or plug-ins, from the browsers. However, you should bear in mind that running a up-to-date anti-malware program is more beneficial because different parts of the operating system are checked for dangerous files. In case of any questions regarding the removal of the Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam, feel fee to leave a comment below in the comment box.

How to remove Hard Drive Is Not Accepted

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Menu button in the top right and then select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Under Show, select All add-on and select the unwanted add-on.
  3. Delete the add-on and close the window.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Menu button in the upper-right corner of the browser and click Add-ons.
  2. In the left side pane, check the sections Extensions and Plugins for unwanted add-ons and remove them if any spotted.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the Menu icon and select More Tools.
  2. Click Extensions and remove the unwanted content.

Windows Edge

  1. Click the Settings and more button (three dots) and click Extension.
  2. Right-click the unwanted extension and click the Remove button.




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