Windows Is Resetting Itself
It looks like Windows Is Resetting Itself is a fake system alert that might be displayed after clicking a malicious link delivered through email. The research shows there might be a few different variations of it, but they all have one thing in common which is the same support telephone number (1-800-269-5942). Another thing our specialists learned is the fictitious notifications can affect Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. As you continue reading our article, we will explain more about these fake alerts and the troubles they may cause. Moreover, at the end of this report you will find deletion steps showing how to get rid of Windows Is Resetting Itself pop-ups, so if it keeps reappearing or you cannot close it do not hesitate to use our instructions or leave us a comment at the end of the text.
At the moment of writing, it looks like Windows Is Resetting Itself alert might be spread through malicious links delivered via email. Thus, no doubt the ones who encounter this threat should be less careful users who often open potentially dangerous content without a second thought. If you are careless with suspicious emails yourself, we would recommend being more cautious in the future. Besides fake alerts cybercriminals often use Spam emails to distribute threats like ransomware, viruses, etc. Knowing this it would be advisable to avoid opening files received with Spam or from unknown senders. On the other hand, if you think the data could be important and want to check it out, you could install a reliable antimalware tool and scan the suspected file with it.
What happens if you get redirected to the site showing Windows Is Resetting Itself pop-up? You should receive one of the three notifications. The first one may claim it is a “Microsoft Warning Alert. Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected.” Next, you should see a specific error code most likely placed to confuse you and then a request to “call us immediately at 1-800-269-5942.” As the false pop-up may explain, the user has to contact “expert engineers” so that his computer would not be disabled and the experts could then walk the user through necessary steps to protect the user’s identity and the device itself. The risk here is if you call the threat’s creators they may advise you to purchase overpriced tools or services, ask you to install suspicious software that could be malicious, and so on. Not to mention the number might be not toll-free at all, and the conversation with the scammers could cost you a lot.
The second version of Windows Is Resetting Itself alert might show a pop-up called “Windows Security.” The text on it may claim the computer might be infected with vicious viruses and could be “at a serious risk.” This time the notification may not only ask to call the mentioned telephone number and consult experts but also submit your Username and Password. In this case, by calling the threat’s creators you could again end up being scammed; plus, if you type in your login name and password, it is possible such data might get stolen, and as a result, the hackers might be able to access the system. Therefore, no matter what the pop-up says we would recommend ignoring any requests to submit sensitive data such as your password.
The third variant of Windows Is Resetting Itself does not show any pop-up as the information is provided on the website the user gets redirected to in the first place. Our researchers say the site’s URL could look like this: format557-info.ml/info009.com/main1. This notification is supposed to threaten the user could lose his personal files and urge him to dial 1-800-269-5942. Again, after contacting the scammers, you might be tricked to purchase tools or services you do not need, and so on.
Under these circumstances, it would be advisable not to believe anything that is said in either of the three Windows Is Resetting Itself alert versions. The smartest thing to do would be to close the tab with the fake alert, although our researchers say it may not be enough. In addition, they recommend resetting the browser. If you slide a bit below you will see instructions showing how to close the pop-up and reset the browser displaying it. The other way to eliminate this threat is to employ a reliable antimalware tool, scan the system with it, and then press the available removal button.
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