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All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked

If you face a screen-locking window with the “All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked” message, we have bad news for you: You have been targeted by schemers. Although the image in the background of the bogus message mimics the original image used on the Windows 10 operating system, there is no doubt that it is bogus, and that is easy to see just by looking at the message. According to it, your access is revoked to prevent alleged “attackers” from stealing personal information, banking details, emails, passwords, and files. You can see the full message below, as well as in the added screenshot. If this is what you are looking at right now, there is no doubt that you need to remove All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked scam-related malware. Our research team has found a way to disable the screen-locker, after which, deleting the threat will become easier. If you want to learn how to unlock your Windows operating system and eliminate malicious components, please continue reading.

Microsoft has detected some suspicious activity on this computer. All access to this device has been revoked due to a network security breach.Attackers might attempt to steal personal information, banking details, emails, passwords and other files on this system.
Please contact a Microsoft certified technician on 1-844-617-0786

As you can see, the number attached to the bogus ransom note is 1-844-617-0786. This is not the only number linked to the All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked scam. According to our research, at least two other numbers – 1-800-603-5246 and 1-888-534-6135 – are used. It appears that once the threat is in full swing, it silently connects to to receive the number. After that, the screen is locked. In many cases, screen-lockers can be disabled by terminating malicious processes via Task Manager; however, this threat continuously stops this utility so that you could not call it using the “Ctrl+Shift+Esc” and “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” key combinations. Because of that, and because the ransom note is quite convincing, some users are likely to call the bogus helpline number. That is the worst thing you can do because that gives schemers a chance to scam you. For example, they could ask you to disclose personal information, and then they could trick you into enabling remote access, using which schemers could drop other infections. Instead of focusing on bogus tips and services that schemers might offer you, you need to focus on the removal of malware.

The problem that the malware behind the All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked scam has is that does not auto-run with your Windows operating system. That is good news because that means that once you restart your computer, the screen-locker should be gone. Another option would be to enter a special key into the “Activate Now” field. According to our research team, you can enter “8716098676542789” to unlock the screen. After this, launch Task Manger (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys), click “File” at the top, select “New Task,” and then enter “explorer.exe”. In both cases, you must not forget to delete All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked-related malware. If you do not take care of that, your operating system will remain vulnerable.

Before you follow the instructions below, you need to think about the entrance of All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked scam-related malware. You need to think about this because you do not want to repeat your mistakes. Since this scam is controlled via a malicious file, you need to figure out how it could have been downloaded onto your PC. Maybe you have recently installed suspicious software? Even if you think that the software you downloaded was reliable, maybe you used an unreliable source?

Identifying malicious components can be tricky, which is why you should employ a trustworthy malware scanner to help you out. Once the scanner is activated, it quickly examines your entire operating system to check for unfamiliar and malicious components. A malware scanner, of course, cannot delete them. This is when you need to decide whether you should delete All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked alert malware yourself, or if you should employ anti-malware software. Go with the latter option if you are not experienced and also want to have your operating system protected against scams in the future.

All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked Removal

  1. Restart the computer or enter 8716098676542789 into the Activate Now field (if you go with the second option, launch Task Manager (tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc), click File, select New Task, and enter explorer.exe).
  2. Identify the malicious {unknown name}.exe file that is linked to the scam.
  3. Right-click and Delete the file and then immediately Empty Recycle Bin.
  4. Immediately install a trusted malware scanner to check for leftover malicious components.
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