Hallmark eCard scam is another fraud that uses fake Windows alert and telephone hotline. When it is launched for the first time, the threat displays the notification about the expiration of your eCard. It blocks the screen masquerading the background installation of other scam components.
You may see the message ‘We couldn’t undo the changes – Contact Support’ with logging into the system. At first, a user may mistake the lock screen for a genuine Windows update process and decide to wait until the end. Anyway, there is no other option, and after some time of waiting you will get the message about inability to complete the updates. As a possible solution there is a phone number of technical support.
Critical System Failure pop-up is a scam that imitates a Windows alert that attempts to persuade you to believe that your system has irreversible problems. The message doesn’t say though what kind of error did occur and as the only method of problem solving offers a phone number of technical support. The message appears on top of all applications and windows, and can’t be close without entering a response code.
SPCOptimizer is one of fake system optimization tools that imitate helping processes. The whole tool’s marketing campaign masquerades the application’s real purpose, which is making profit on deceived users. One who falls victim of the promotional descriptions and installs the application, may notice that the interface of SPCOptimizer copies that of CCleaner.
Lock screen with the notification about Windows Activation error 0x43098 is a tech scam that leaves many users baffled. When a user first get the malware it displays a message saying that now the PC will be restarted due to system upgrade installation. Since the notification looks legitimate and there is no other option except OK button. After the reboot the lock screen appears saying that your product key doesn’t match and you need to re-enter it.
Stack Player is an application that has strong connection with adware threats and serves to their promotion. Stack Player has a description of a tool that allows users to watch online videos that the application collects based on personal preferences. On one hand, this option sounds really attractive, on the other hand it means that the service will have access to your in-browser information.
Your Computer Has Been Blocked is a fake notification that you can get while browsing the Internet. Sometimes the pop-up blocking the browser window appears on a random page, sometimes it shows up after a redirection to the connected website. The message is designed to scare people by stating that their system and browser have been hacked, which means that all user’s sensitive data and valuable information is at risk.
ByteFence is not a virus and cannot harm your computer in any way. Quite the opposite it is an antimalware application that is designed to protect your system from threats infiltration. Nevertheless there are some disturbing features that make it an unwanted application. The reason of this claim is browser hijacker components included into the installation.
KMSpico is a tool that is forced as a Windows activator from which users shouldn’t expect anything positive. Nevertheless, many sources claim that the application is highly malicious and dangerous as it can open backdoors for other threats. Usually it attracts users who want to get commercial software, including Windows systems, for free, so victims themselves invite malware components into their PCs.
For the majority of people who don’t have enough skill with computers technical support can be of great help, that’s why TechAgent application may seem handy for this category of users. The description of the program states that installation of TechAgent will offer around-the-clock service to contact a specialist.