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Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert

Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert may come up on your screen while you are peacefully browsing the web. This warning message may trick you into believing that your system is under attack and that you need to call a technical support number to be able to fix it. In fact, this is why this fake alert may also be called a technical support scam. The main goal of this type of scam is to get you call a given phone number by frightening you. Since this fake alert claims that your sensitive information could be stolen by a malware threat, you may be inclined to actually call this number. However, you will not definitely talk with a Microsoft technician. It is more likely that you will speak to a scammer or a salesperson trying to gain remote access to your PC and sell to you a service or software, which is totally useless. The only thing you need to do when exposed to this fake alert is remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert from your browser along with all other potentially harmful programs on board.

Our research indicate that the malicious page that is supposed to present to you this fake alert could be down. It may be temporary but the scammers behind this attack could also have shut this page down only to start up a new one. In any case, it is still important for you to understand how you can be exposed to such a fake alert, so that you can avoid them in the future. There are two ways fundamentally for you to end up on a malicious page like this. First, your PC could be infected with adware or other threats that are capable of either redirection or showing third-party ads that can redirect you to such a page. As a matter of fact, when your computer is infected with malware, it is quite likely that you will find several of them on board. The reason behind it is that such threats are usually spread in freeware bundles. You need to avoid downloading software cracks and free software from dodgy file-sharing pages because these are one of the main sources of infected bundles. Another option is that you engage with unreliable third-party advertisements on suspicious sites, including torrent, freeware, gaming, dating, and gambling pages. All in all, it is important that you use a malware scanner after you delete Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert.

A less problematic version is that your computer is not infected and you simply click on unreliable third-party content to end up on the malicious fake alert page. It is possible that you click on such content when you are viewing a suspicious page. One click on a fake button or a corrupt third-party ad may directly take you to this fake alert page. The only good thing about this version is that it may be enough for you to exit your browser to remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert.

"Error 268D3-XC00037 Scam" and "Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert" are previous technical support scams, which work very similarly. The main goal is to take you to the fake alert page, where you find a fake support page with a pop-up displayed. The URL address can be a giveaway right away if you pay attention. In this case, it is a totally "random" address meaning that it has nothing to do with Microsoft. Sometimes scammers use an address that may have either Windows or Microsoft in the URL, or even both, in order to fool you. Another thing to look for when presented with such a sudden alert is the quality of the language used. In most cases schemers may not have perfect English skills so the alert may be written in broken English. If you notice any of these signs, you can be sure you are exposed to a fake alert. The main reason you see this alert is that your attackers want to promote their low-quality security product or service in this aggressive way. However, calling the provided telephone number (1800 957 031) will not connect you to a Microsoft certified technician as promised. If you do not want to waste your money or grant remote access to scammers, you should remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert right away.

We have included our instructions below, which will help you reset your Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome browsers. It is quite possible that this will not make all your threats go away. Thus, you should also uninstall all other questionable applications via Control Panel, which you have installed lately. We also advise you to start using a reliable anti-malware program like SpyHunter to have automatic protection against all known malicious attacks.

How to remove Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  2. Move to the Advanced tab and click Reset.
  3. Mark Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Press Close.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and choose Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom.
  3. Click Reset at the bottom.
  4. Press Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click Refresh Firefox and click Refresh Firefox again.
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