How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

About Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

The most likely reason Windows Has Been Shutdown scam ads are appearing is because of an advertising-supported program infection. It is a scam that will possibly try to to make you call scammers pretending to be technical support so that they can sell you ineffective programs or gain access to your PC remotely. If you are dealing with adware , the adverts will be quite invasive. An adware may commonly be installed by accident, during freeware installation. In case you are worried, the alerts will not harm your PC so as long as you do not call the scammers, no harm will be done. The con artists on the other side of the phone will attempt to fool you into providing remote access to your PC, and then try to make you think that they have repaired the issue (which does not even exist in the first place), for which they would charge you a lot of money. Not only should you never call the numbers in these questionable adverts, you should be cautious about who you give remote access to your device. You can be calm that this infection indicated in the alert it isn’t real, and that your OS is safe. The advertisements will only stop appearing if you remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam, so the sooner you do that, the better.

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Why are the pop-ups appearing

There is a huge possibility that you acquired the threat via free software packages. These types of threats commonly travel together with free applications as additional offers, and while you could pick to not install them, many people end up installing them as they don’t notice them. Instead, pick Advanced (Custom) mode. The attached offers will become visible there, and all you have to do is deselect them. And if you think they might be useful, remember that they did not intend to correctly disclose their installation, and you would have accidentally installed them. Pay close attention to what kind of applications are allowed to install onto the computer, and how you do it, unless you want to regularly be stuck having to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam or similar.

These types of fake advertisements plan to trick people into believing that their system has encountered some kind of issue. It might be cautioning you about a virus, system error, licensing issues, etc, scammers will use all kinds of situations. These kinds of alerts will also warn you about data loss or leak of personal data because this pressures less computer savvy people. The warning will allege that so as to resolve the indicated problems and prevent data from leaking, you need to dial the provided number, where fake tech-support will do something to fix a non-existent issue and charge you a couple of hundred dollars for it. Take into account that no legitimate software or security company will ever ask users to call them. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is asking you to call them, it is obviously a scam. The people behind these scams would request to access your OS remotely, they would then charge you a lot of money for fixing  a fictional problem. Tech-support scams aren’t dangerous to regular computer users as they don’t even resemble authentic warnings but less computer experienced people may fall for them because they are not familiar with fake tech-support. Even if you do not pay attention to the first pop-up, it would appear again and again later on, so it isn’t difficult to see why some users would fall for these scams. If you’re not convinced legitimate companies would never warn you about a malevolent software through browser, you can always investigate the number given in the alert or the warning itself. Chances are, the very first result will inform you that it is a scam. Now that you’re certain it’s a scam, just close the alert and deal with what’s bringing them about. If adware  is responsible for them, you will have to locate and remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam adware to make them stop.

Windows Has Been Shutdown scam removal

You should be able to take care of Windows Has Been Shutdown scam removal without issues. It is possible to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam in two ways, by hand or automatically, and you should pick the one best matching your experience with computers. If you go with the former, you will have to locate the infection’s location yourself, but we’ll give termination instructions below. Automatic way means acquiring spyware removal software and having it terminate Windows Has Been Shutdown scam for you. If the pop-ups are still popping up, that means you didn’t uninstall the threat completely.

Learn how to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

a) Windows 10/8

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner.
  2. Find Control Panel and click on it. win7-win8-start-control-panel How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. Double-click Programs and Features. control-panel-programs How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. uninstall-program How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press the start button.
  2. Press Settings, then Control Panel. win-xp-startmenu How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. Click Programs and Features. win-xp-control-panel How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. win-xp-add-remove-program How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

c) Mac OS X

  1. Finder (should be the first icon in your dock) → Applications. mac-os-x-go-menu How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  2. Find all programs you want deleted, and drag them to the trash icon. mac-os-x-applications How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. Alternatively, you can also right-click on them and choose Move to Trash.
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from browsers

a) Delete Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. Access Toolbars and Extensions, and disable all unwanted extensions.ie-extensions How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Press Close.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Options window, delete the set homepage and put in the one you wish to use.ie-home-page How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Press Apply.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Press Reset in Reset Internet Explorer settings. ie-reset How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  5. A window will appear asking to confirm your choice. Check the box next to Delete personal settings and press Reset.

d) Delete Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → More Tools → Extensions.
  2. Press the Trash logo for all questionable extensions.chrome-extensions How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. You can also disable an extension by unchecking the box that says Enabled.

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. 1. Menu → Settings.
  2. 2. Press Set pages, located below On startup.
  3. 3. Remove the unwanted site and type the URL of the one you wish to have as your homepage.chrome-set-pages How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Press OK.
  5. Go back to Settings, and select Manage search engines, located below Search.chrome-search How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  6. Delete all but your preferred search engines. Press Done.

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → Show advanced settings. chrome-reset How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  2. Press Reset. Press Reset again after you read the warning in the new window.

g) Delete Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Menu → Add-ons → Extensions
  2. Remove all suspicious extensions. Alternatively, you can disable them by pressing the Disable button next to the extension.firefox-extensions How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options.
  2. In the Home Page field, enter the homepage of your choice. Alternatively, press Restore to Default.firefox-settings How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help (the question mark at the bottom of the menu).
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-reset How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. Select Refresh Firefox. Press Refresh Firefox again in the new window.
 

j) Delete Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge, and access the More menu (the three dots at the top right corner).edge-menu-settings How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  2. Press Settings, and then Choose what to clear.edge-settings How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  3. Select all the items you want to delete, press Clear.edge-clear-data How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  4. Access Task Manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Delete together, and choosing Task Manager.
  5. Access the Processes tab, right-click on the Microsoft Edge process, click Go to details. If that option is not available, click More details. task-manager How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam
  6. End all Microsoft Edge processes by right-clicking on them and selecting End Task.
(Method 2)
We suggest you make copies of your data before you proceed with this method. 1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. 2. Delete all folders there. 3. Press the start button, find the search box and enter Windows PowerShell. 4. When it's found, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator. edge-reset How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam 5. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>, press Enter.  

k) Delete Windows Has Been Shutdown scam from Safari

1. Launch Safari. 2. Safari → Preferences → Extensions. safari-extensions How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam 3. Uninstall all unwanted extensions. You can also disable them by unchecking the box next to Enable.

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

1. Safari → Clear History. Select the time frame and press Clear History. safari-history How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam 2. Safari → Preferences → Advanced. 3. Check the box at the bottom that says Show Develop menu in menu bar. safari-clear How to remove Windows Has Been Shutdown scam 4. Develop (it will appear between Bookmarks and Window) → Empty Caches. If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.
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