Do you know what Windows Pc Repair is?
Recently our researchers came across a fake alert called Windows Pc Repair. It might claim the computer was infected with viruses, spyware, or malware and then suggest using a particular removal tool to deal with these non-existing threats. The alert may look rather convincing and legitimate, but still, its attempts to lock user’s browser should raise a suspicion even for inexperienced users. Apparently, the pop-up can make the browser go full-screen probably to prevent the user from closing the message. If you believe you may have encountered this threat, we advise you to read more about it. At the end of the article, you will also find our removal guide that will show you how to close Windows Pc Repair and make sure it does not appear again.
Before we start discussing the fake alert, we should talk about where Windows Pc Repair might come from. Perhaps you have seen a lot of suspicious pop-ups ads or other kinds of advertisements lately? Our researchers believe the threat could be traveling with adware and other unreliable applications alike, or it might come as a redirect after clicking suspicious ads. Either way, it is entirely possible there could be untrustworthy software on your system. In such case, we would urge you to check the system as fast as possible. It might be difficult to check all recently downloaded files, installed applications, or other suspicious content received from the Internet manually and this is why we advise our readers to use an antimalware tool instead. Scanning the system may take some time, but you do not have to be around to wait for the results, you can simply come back later, review the report, and click the deletion button to get rid of all potential threats at once.
Windows Pc Repair fictitious alert should be shown after redirecting the user to a suspicious site called offers.bycontext.com/scjs/tb/ctxjs/index.php?tracker=http:%2F%2Fcn.tatami-sulutions.com%2F. Currently, it is down so it is entirely possible users may still be redirected there but they might not see the fake alert anymore. While it was still working the website had popular security tool's known as McAfee logo. Plus, it claimed it was using “Microsoft technologies.” This sign and the mentioned logo were most likely placed to convince the user it is a legitimate website. Our researchers also noticed the fake alert could go full-screen making it impossible to close the site or your browser without clicking ESC or F11.
Moreover, the provided message claimed the computer is infected and need to be repaired or else the device or its operating system could be damaged. We are almost one hundred percent sure such statements were made just to scare the user so he would install the suggested product or visit promoted web pages. Since a fictitious alert promotes this content, we advise you not to interact with it. Our researchers say the safest choice might be to close Windows Pc Repair pop-up and reset the browser so that the threat would not show up again. The removal guide we placed below will show you how to do this. Afterward, users could scan the system with an antimalware tool as we suggested earlier in the article to erase other possible threats.
Eliminate Windows Pc Repair
- Try to press the ESC button or F11 key to exit the full-screen mode.
- Close the website showing the fake alert.
- If you cannot, close the affected browser and open it again.
Reset the affected browser
- Press Alt+X.
- Click Internet Options.
- Select the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and mark Delete personal settings.
- Press Reset again and click Close.
- Press the Help icon (top-left corner).
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Then click Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox once more.
- Select Finish.
- Press Alt+F.
- Choose Settings.
- Slide down and click Advanced.
- Scroll down again and select Reset.
- Press the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Pc Repair is nothing more than a fake system alert created to convince users there are issues with the system. Needless to say, you should pay no attention to such messages, and instead of installing tools or clicking on links they provide, you should close the fictitious pop-up as soon as possible and make sure it does not show up again. The task might be not an easy one, but if you take a look at the removal guide located above the article, you might be able to deal with it on your own. Another precaution we would recommend is checking the system for potential threats as our researchers do not think the appearance of this fake alert could be just a coincidence.