Do you know what Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam is?
Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam is a new threat to your hard-earned money because this fake alert can make you call an alleged customer support telephone number and sell you a system fixing service or tool. This fake warning puts technical support scams to the next level by locking your screen to make the whole situation look more dramatic and believable. This window covers your full screen and it may also disable your main system process so that you cannot easily stop this invasion. Obviously, if you are an inexperienced computer user, you may easily fall for this trick and you may actually believe what this fake alert claims, i.e., that your system has been hacked. Of course, right away you may not even know what kind of product key you are supposed to provide to be able to go on and unlock your screen and PC. But even if you tried to enter your legitimate Windows product key, it would not work because there is no way these schemers could have that information to confirm it as an authentic one. However, our researchers did find the keys that seem to work and can unlock your screen. Once this is done, you need to remove Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam from your PC right away.
This fake warning does not appear on a malicious webpage where you could be redirected to by malware on your computer or by clicking on corrupt web content on suspicious pages. This is actually a Trojan program that can sneak onto your system without your noticing it. You may wonder how this is possible. Well, let us tell you now so that you can possibly avoid the next malicious attack. Such a Trojan and other general malware threats as well as potentially unwanted programs can be packed together and spread on the web as a bundle. Such bundles are usually promoted by shady torrent, freeware, and other P2P websites. So when you search the web for your next free software, remember that you can end up on unfamiliar file-sharing pages that may infect you with such a package. But you can also be offered third-party pop-ups while browsing the web claiming that you need to download or install a certain tool or software update. Such pop-ups may be generated by suspicious websites but by adware programs as well that can be hiding on your system. When you install tools this way, you would most likely infect your system with a bundle of threats instead of installing any vital software or update. The lesson here is clear: You should always use official pages to download software. Right now what you can do to restore your system security is that you delete Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam and use a reliable malware scanner to identify all other potential threat sources as well.
This is a kind of Trojan program that cannot go unnoticed since its main goal is actually to be seen. This fake alert locks your screen once its activated and it may also block your explorer.exe, the main Windows system process without which you cannot even have a desktop or use any other programs. This fake warning is a short message that claims that hacking activities have been detected on your system and thus it has been blocked. For more information, you are supposed to call the alleged Customer Support on this number: "877-565-7127." We do not advise you to call this number even if it looks like there is no other choice for you. Fortunately, we are here to tell you how you can unlock your computer and put an end to this attack. This technical support scam is not any different from all other similar scams because it simply uses salespeople to promote security tools and services that can allegedly fix your current issues. If you do not want to waste your money on unnecessary things, we advise you to remove Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam right now.
Before you could eliminate this fake alert from your PC, you need to unlock your screen. We have found a possible way, which we will share with you right below. Please follow our instructions carefully to be able to delete Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam properly. If you do not feel skilled enough to perform these steps, you can also use a reliable anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) to automatically detect and eliminate all threats from your PC. Such security software can also protect your computer from future malicious attacks.
How to restore you desktop
- Type in or copy+paste "B2563-51757-EDC62-429B8-F56AD" product key.
- Press OK.
- Type in or copy+paste "13764675" code.
- Press OK.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open your Task Manager.
- In the File menu, select "Run new task" and type in "explorer.exe"
- Press the Enter key.
- Exit Task Manager.
Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam Removal from Windows
- Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the application and press Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Press OK.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select the application and press Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam is one of the rare scams that do not redirect you to a malicious webpage that displays fake pop-up messages to convince you to call a given technical support telephone number, but this fake warning actually locks your computer screen claiming that hacking attempts have been detected against your system. This is why you are asked to enter your product key and are pushed to call the customer support phone number. However, if you call this number, do not be surprised to find that you are not actually talking to a certified technician as promised. You will be talking to a sales professional trying to sell some rogue security product or service to you. In other words, this fake alert is all about getting some easy money from you. The truth is that this is the threat that you need to eliminate in the first place, and there could be more on your system. Thus, we recommend that you remove Webshield Enter Product Key Tech Support Scam from your PC along with all other malicious programs you may find. The best way to protect your computer from future attacks is to install a professional anti-malware program as soon as you can.