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Can’t Remove Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated pop-ups?
The “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” message keeps popping up. But where is it displayed? In your web browser? Don’t you find it suspicious? Well, it is definitely suspicious! These alerts are fake. They are part of a massive online scam campaign. The “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” messages are meant to scare and disorientate you. The crooks want you to dial the provided phone number. Don’t to it. You will get in touch with the scammers. These people are criminals. They know what to say in order to trick you into subscribing to unwanted services. Don’t do it. Don’t expose your credit card or other paying details to the criminals. They are after your money. Don’t make their job easier. Unfortunately, we have bad news for you. The mere appearance of the “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” alerts indicates the presence of a parasite. Somewhere on your computer, an adware-type of menace is lurking. If you have dealt with adware before, you know how annoying these parasites are. Following a successful infiltration, the adware takes control over your installed web browsers. It uses them as spying devices. The adware monitors your online activities. It uses the collected information for ad targeting. Thus, if you enter “sneakers” into some search engine, the adware will bombard you with commercials for sports shoes. Don’t imagine an ad or two. No! The adware injects dozens of ad banners and hyperlinks on every website you open. By doing so, this utility slows your browser down. The adware can cause it to freeze and crash frequently. But wait, there is more. The adware can also redirect your browser to sponsored pages. Like the website displaying the “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” messages. This intrusive utility cannot be tolerated. And it shouldn’t. You can remove it. Track this parasite down and delete it on the spot!
How did I get infected with?
The Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated messages surprised you. This was the plan. You, however, could have prevented this “surprise.” The adware that redirected your browser to the “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” scam was installed by you. Unintentionally you let this parasite on board. The adware uses software bundles to travel the Web. Next time you install a program, opt for the Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. Under it, you will be given the opportunity to deselect all unwanted apps. Developers often attach “bonuses” to the installation files of many popular programs. If you use the Standard installation, these extras will be installed automatically. Learn your lessons. Don’t make the same mistake ever again. Other malware distribution methods include the good old spam emails, torrents, malvertising and fake software updates. Your caution can spare you many future headaches. Always take your time to read the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Keeping a trustworthy anti-virus app on board is also a good idea.
Why are these ads dangerous?
The “Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated” messages are nothing. They might have startled you, but if you didn’t follow their instructions, you will be just fine. The adware, on the other hand, is hazardous. This utility has control over your web browser. It is tracking your online moves and sends the information to its owners. These unknown individuals should not be trusted. They can use the data to target you with a custom marketing campaign. They have all the time in the world to turn you into an easy target! Do not trust a word you read. The adware is very likely to expose you to scam websites and misleading commercials. This utility may also display corrupted ads. One click is all it takes for a virus to be downloaded. Think twice before you click on that “great offer.” The crooks want your money. They will do anything to get them. Your best course of action is the immediate removal of the adware. We have provided a detailed manual removal guide below this article. If you prefer automated solutions, you can also download a trustworthy anti-virus app. Choose your removal method and act! The sooner you clean your device, the better!
How Can I Remove Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated Pop-ups?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1 : Uninstall unknown programs from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the any unknown program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.
STEP 2 : Remove add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox or IE
Remove from Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
- Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
- If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
- If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
- go to settings – Add person
- choose a preferred name.
- then go back and remove person 1
- Chrome should be malware free now
Remove from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable and remove any unknown add on
- Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Remove from Internet Explorer
- Open IE
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Go to Toolbars and Extensions
- Disable any suspicious extension.
- If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
- On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
- Click on Internet options
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
- Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
- Close IE
Permanently Remove Microsoft Windows Got De-Activated Leftovers
To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.