[SOLVED!] “All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked” – Fake Alert Removal Guide

All Access To This Device Has Been Revoked” is a scam alert that was first found by GridinSoft Team. This threat exists to make you think that there’s something wrong with your PC when there’s actually not. Still, it locks you out of it and you can’t continue using it until it’s removed. You’re told that Microsoft has detected suspicious activity and that all access to the system has been revoked due to a network security breach. But fear not, as you have the solution available – call a toll-free number 1-8776941835 and “certified technicians” will help you deal with all the problems. Or that’s what you’re told.

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‘Warning! Critical update’ alert removal

Warning! Critical update

Warning! Critical update stands for a scary alert which can come up while you are connected to certain social networks or sites which look as legit. In some cases the offer comes to update Windows. In some other cases the offer claims the necessity to update your browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. However, if you ever encounter this alert “Warning! Critical update” or “Warning! Critical update. The following important update is available for your computer” notice while online you must shut down this window completely and leave this page. Otherwise, if you obey these scary instructions, you will eventually download a virus into your computer. So, please never click this “Update” button. Instead, if you really want to update your licensed software, go to their legitimate sites to find the details about the latest updates available.

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Remove Bandoo (potentially unwanted software)


Bandoo stands for a special extension for your browser. It reports of itself as the program which can enhance your browsing experience while you use applications like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Gmail and some other similar tools that give an option for live chat. In fact, this particular program adds all sorts of emoticons, text effects to the applications referred to above. Obviously, it might seem that this is a handy tool. Yet, many people believe it is very uneasy to uninstall this kind of software.

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Video_hd.zip files contain video_hd.exe virus infection

There are many online links today ending with video_hd.zip or possibly even video_hd.exe. The odds are that the majority of them are extremely malicious. What’s really dangerous is when one clicks them and executes the file contained inside. This may immediately infect computer and lock it completely. Possibly the danger will be so tremendous that users will need to run system restore to get rid of the infection completely.

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WebCake adware (uninstall instructions)

WebCake adware

This is the story of successful removal of WebCake adware program from your computer. So, if your computer and browser got attacked by WebCake trojan, this means you will begin receiving a lot of disgusting and pushy WebCake Ads. You will find out how in the world this adware could enter your PC and ways it can be deleted from your system.

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Savings Hero adware removal from Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox


In this guide we will explain to you how to get rid of Savings Hero adware from your computer. Of course, if you’re now browsing through this page you probably would like to know more beneficial information on how to remove this annoying thing called Savings Hero. No doubt, you’re wondering to know how in the world it could appear on your computer in the first place.

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Smileys We Love Toolbar. How to uninstall it

Smileys We Love

The toolbar called “Smileys We Love” is actually a potentially unwanted software. Generally, it can be distributed through other free software downloads. As soon as it is successfully installed the “Smileys We Love” toolbar will be added into your default browser (no matter which one you use). Furthermore, your Facebook, Gmail and Twitter chat will be hijacked with it as well. Use this guide to remove it from your computer.

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Your browser has been locked – fake FBI alert

Your browser has been locked by FBI

Your browser has been locked” is a brand new scam developed by hackers to attack Safari browser in Mac OSX. Browsers developed for Windows OS might be attacked by this scam as well. The warning is supposedly coming from various law enforcement agencies of the world, such as FBI, EC3 Europol (European Cybercrime Center) or Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). It occupies the entire area of a browser and doesn’t allow user to find any information, asking for the money to be paid through GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash or Paysafecard payment systems. Before hackers instruct the ransom to be paid, the locker accuses users of performing a lot of illegal activities online. If you have a warning on your computer mentioning that your browser has been locked, please read the rest of the article to find out how to remove this scary warning from your computer.

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Fake MSE alert now spreads System Care Antivirus

Fake MSE alert

There’s a campaign of malware distribution through bogus Microsoft Security Essentials Alert running these days. The purpose of this campaign is primarily spreading the rogue security software called System Care Antivirus. As you know, this is a serious form of cyber infection which has in mind to deceive many users and trick them into wasting their funds for the totally useless and helpless application which cannot really render the desired level of security protection for your computer.

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Shipment Label.exe virus removal

There’s a serious virus these days that is crossing the web. It is spread through spam emails with dangerous attachments supposedly coming from various postal delivery companies, such as USPS, UPS, DHL, Fedex, etc. One of such attachments is called Shipment Label.exe. It is very dangerous to click such attachments, because doing so will cause your computer to be seriously infected.

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How to terminate the process of malware

KillProc folder contents

This is the guide explaining the easy procedure of terminating the process of malware (virus infection). Right now the major problem when removing malware from infected PCs is the issue of stopping the process of such malware. When you actually succeed to stop the malicous process effectively, then you will surely be able to delete the very source of the infection with the reliable security software available. So, if your computer has become the dwelling place of any sort of rogue security software, please follow the steps below that will help you kill its process.

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Remove ‘this is a very nice photo of you’ Skype virus

Believe us, if you ever get a message in Skype that says ‘this is a very nice photo of you‘ then it’s not worthy of clicking the link that follows after this message. The reason for this is that the link brings a serious infection into your computer. Clicking the link and executing the file turns your Skype account into massive spam machine. Hence, be very careful not to be caught on this hook of malware developers. Use this guide to remove Skype virus from your computer.

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Remove “You shall not pass” message with Gandalf picture

You shall not pass

Some computers these days have become infected with a new virus that is presented in the form of Gandalf image and the saying underneath of it stating “You shall not pass“. This is surely a scary event for those users who get such a scary alert out of the blue. As soon as the computer gets attacked by this malware user will not have a chance to gain access to Google, Facebook, Tumblr and certain other websites. In the case of an attempt to visit such sites there comes the picture of Gandalf that says “You shall not pass”. The reason why this scam appears is because the hosts file of your Windows OS has been amended. Web browser then loads “You shall not pass” alert through the remote web server run by cyber frauds instead of your desired website.

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Worm.Dorkbot attacks Skype these days. Beware!

Skype these days is being massively attacked by a serious malware called Worm.Dorkbot. So, this virus gets spread via infected Skype acount and sends malicious links to all those who are in the Contacts of the attacked account. Clicking the links leads to Worm.Dorkbot infection, if executed. So, please do not click such dangerous links and do not launch any files that might be produced after clicking such dangerous links. Worm.Dorkbot uses rootkit methods to hide itself. It can’t be noticed in the file system or in the registry with regular malware removal tools. Use GridinSoft Trojan Killer to remove this infection from your computer.

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Remove Trojan:JS/Febipos.A virus

Trojan:JS/Febipos.A is a serious virus that spread all over the world these days. So, why do we consider this malware as dangerous? This infection can use your Facebook profile in order to post, like pages and even comment without your authorization. This especially relates if you use a Chrome or Firefox internet browser. In this case you should check and inspect any add-ons that you have installed. If you do detect some suspicious add-ons in these browsers, make sure you uninstall them right away.

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Fake BBB email scam & fraud campaign is now on

It has been noticed recently that hackers and online scammers use various tactics to reach their evil plots. They invent new methods of attacking users. Today they often use the good name of BBB (Better Business Bureau) as a way of scaring people. These fake BBB emails you might occasionally get are not associated with this well-known company in reality. Instead, they represent potential threat for your computer safety. The reason why this is so is because they contain misleading links that seem to be virus-free, but they, in fact, lead users to sites that hijack your computer and make it the landing place for various cyber infections. There are various ways how the infected PC may act after users click those links. The problems may be in the form of browser redirection and/or infiltration of viruses like ransomware or rogues. This is why users should be very careful when receiving such messages and avoid clicking the links contained in them (in spite of the instructions contained in such emails).

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Fake Windows Firewall you should beware of

Right now there are many rogue security applications that claim to have the features of Windows Firewall. In fact, they occasionally replace legitimate security firewall programs integrated into Windows operating system. Users should be very careful in order to differentiate between these two totally opposite tools. How to distinct between legitimate and fake firewall? The answer is quite simple. The majority of viruses that claim to possess with the options of security firewalls finally bring users into the payment processing page that eventually tries to persuade them to effect the payment for the licensed version of some particular rogue software. Instead, the legitimate Windows security tools never actually prompt you into paying for anything, if only you purchased the licensed version of your operating system.

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Fake USPS emails spread malware these days

Right now many computers worldwide suffer because of a serious virus that is being spread via fake United States Postal Service e-mails (fake USPS emails). This virus is implanted into special attachment with .zip, .exe or .pdf extensions. Unwary users who open these attachments thus initialize and execute the virus software. This is how the malware program gets installed onto the infected workstation. The purpose of this post is to warn you to be extremely careful if you ever receive one of such suspicious emails with infected attachments. Either you expect or don’t expect any letter, parcel or any other notice to come from your friends, colleagues or relatives via USPS services, make sure to check the authenticity of such messages. You need to be 100 % positive that the e-mails you receive from USPS company are indeed originated by it. Otherwise you have serious grounds not to trust the contents of such bogus e-mails. In fact, in such cases you must ignore them completely, delete them and run full scan of your computer with reliable anti-virus program GridinSoft Trojan Killer.

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syscare-antivirus.org – dangerous site promoting System Care Antivirus


It seems like the site systemcare-antivirus.org no longer exists and thus doesn’t promote the rogue called System Care Antivirus. Probably the hosting company realized that by rendering services of hosting this site isn’t a good deed, since System Care Antivirus is a rogue security program. Well, this is surely a good news for users to know that there’s a fight against malwares and the sites promoting them. But there’s another sad news -the site syscare-antivirus.org is a brand new one that promotes this scam. Obviously, it was created just recently by the pack of cyber frauds who want to look legitimate in the eyes of their victims. Yet, we can assure you once again that syscare-antivirus.org is extremely dangerous and malicious site which you should ingore.

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Hacked Skype account may turn into Bitcoin Mining Generator

We’ve actually already written many articles on how your Skype account can be hacked. This malicious campaign is run by certain cyber hackers and crooks who want to get benefit from bringing malware into your system and then making it earn money on your computer to top up their own pockets. These days Skype is actively applied by the frauds as a way to spread infections. It has been recently noticed that a new spam message is being massively distributed through this program and it contains virus that is predestined to mine for Bitcoins. The virus is known according to the name Trojan.Win32.Jorik.IRCbot.xkt, according to Kaspersky’s malware classifier.

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Remove Worm:Win32/Cridex.E virus

What is Worm:Win32/Cridex.E? This is the virus that is extremely dangerous for your system. It has the following variants (aliases) – Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.bjnm according to Kaspersky Labs and Troj/Bredo-ZD according to Sophos Labs. The degree of severity of this malware is extremely high, and thus very threatening for your computer. It is surely recommended that you have the most updated anti-virus databases of security software installed on your system. So, why is Worm:Win32/Cridex.E so dangerous?

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Worm:Win32/Phorpiex.M virus removal

Worm:Win32/Phorpiex.M is a serious virus that strikes computers these days. Be very careful with it. This is how Microsoft Security Essentials detects it. Actually, you will not probably see the windows with such virus title. Yet, this malware is often detected by many antivirus applications. However, some of them aren’t successful in deleting it. Worm:Win32/Phorpiex.M has the following aliases:

  • Trojan.Win32.Jorik.IRCbot.waj (Kaspersky)
  • BackDoor.IRC.Bot.2232 (Dr.Web)
  • Trojan-PWS.Win32.Fareit (Ikarus)
  • PWS-Zbot.gen.ary (McAfee)
  • Troj/IRCbot-AKR (Sophos)
  • WORM_PHORPIEX.JZ (Trend Micro)

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Beware of fake UPS Express Services emails

This post has the intention to warn our readers about the danger of receiving fake UPS Express Services emails. They have certain attachment that contains the virus file. Opening it and executing the archived application is extremely dangerous, because this will immediately bring malware into your system. Here is how this fake UPS email looks like:

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How to get rid of Chitka popup ads

Chitka popup ads

Chitka popup ads that some users encounter on their computers are not associated with Chitika, the legitimate online advertising company. What is Chitka then? In fact, we don’t even know anything about such company, or whether such company even exists. What we know about Chitka pop ups is that they’re surely annoying for many users, based on many questions that are put in online search engines these says. Many users want to find out the answer – how to remove Chitka advertisements popping up in the bottom-right section of their screens. We’ll try to give the answer to this essential question.

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Worm:Win32/Dorkbot.A (a.k.a. Trojan.Win32.Scar.drih) virus removal

This post is to warn our users about an old type of infection, which is surely still active these days. This malware is named (classified) by various security labs differently, but generally this can be summarized to two different names – Worm:Win32/Dorkbot.A or Trojan.Win32.Scar.drih. This is a certain type of computer worm that is distributed through instant messaging and jump drives. It also has some backdoor functionality that lets unauthorized access and control of the compromised system. This particular worm may be spread through compromised or infected websites by means of PDF exploits or particular browser exploits.

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Beware of Skype worm (virus) that spreads via ow.ly links

We regret to notify our users and blog readers about a new infection that sends massive unsolicited spam, once the machine is infected. The source of the infection is contained in malicious http://ow.ly links. We would like to emphasize your attention on the fact that not all ow.ly links are infected, whereas there’s a danger in clicking some of these links.

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security_scanner.exe – file that may by infected

It has been noticed recently that fake Microsoft Security Essential Alerts are being actively spread around the cyber space. In the past we’ve already explained to you how exactly they look like. These days the bogus alert allegedly from MSE prompts users to execute the file named security_scanner.exe. It is worth saying that not all security_scanner.exe files are infected. However, if it is spread through fake MSE popups, it is definitely a virus. In case you see such a prompt, you need to ignore such offer completely and get rid of this malware infection unambiguously.

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search.fbdownloader.com browser hijacker. How to remove


FbDownloader is the application that can be easily downloaded via Facebook or other resources. The trick is that its installer by default has the additional toolbar offered to be implanted together with the main installation. When users forget to uncheck all unwanted installations by default this means their browser will keep redirecting via search.fbdownloader.com. However, when they uninstall the original application, the redirect issue will remain.

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system-repair-software.com – fraudulent site associated with System Repair virus


secure-system-repair-software.com is a site you need to avoid by all means. In fact, it doesn’t even exist. This unreal site is yet used in the interface of System Repair fake hard drive defragmenter as a way to collect funds from deceived and tricked users. However, paying money for this program is a serious mistake on the part of users. Regretfully, many people have been already tricked and scared by this program and the bunch of fake system errors, notifications and alerts reported by it during the bogus scan of your system. Here is how this fraudulent web-site looks like:

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Spyware.IEMonster virus (trojan). How to remove it

Spyware.IEMonster, which is also referred to as Spyware.IEMonster.b, stands for the browser hijacker that is extremely dangerous for your PC. As soon as this dangerous software infiltrates your PC a user would face slow PC performance, new shortcuts on the desktop of the infected PC, as well as a new browser homepage with redirect parameters. The virus also shows pop-up alerts that can look like fake Windows notifications or advertisements for bogus anti-malware tools (rogue).

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Beware of Win32/Phorpiex virus and the ways is spreads malware

Win32/Phorpiex stands for a family of worms that are distributed through removable drives and IM (instant messaging) programs. These worms also permit backdoor access and control. The presence of this malware may be evidence by certain system amendments in removable drives, in particular, by the presence of hidden files, together with shortcuts that appear as folder icons. Another way of how this scam can be spread is via instant messaging programs. Through their backdoor functionality, Win32/Phorpiex examples can be commaneded to spread either themselves or other viruses through instant messaging software. When commanded by hackers to do so, the malware checks if any of the instant messaging programs are running on your system. Today there’s a large number of such viruses being spread via Skype as well. In the majority of the cases this virus infects Skype program and may cause occurrence (appearance) of strange popups (messages) that prompt user into opening the link allegedly having some picture of user. The tricky way of putting this question makes users click the link, thus installing the malware into the system.

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Beware of fake calls from Microsoft Support Team

There is an ever-increasing tendency today of fake calls allegedly coming from Microsoft to be initiated by some online frauds who want to gain remove access over computers of users to whom the calls are made. We’ve recently heard a story about one man receiving a call from the guy with Indian accent who represented himself as the representative of the Microsoft Support Team. He said to this user that there’s a need to check the computer for integrity and asked for remove access. After the user agreed, the remote connection was established. By means of carrying out some manipulations this fake Microsoft technician was able to create the impression of finding some malware in the system and then tricked and prompted user into buying certain security software that was totally useless and helpless. Obviously, this is a fake support from Microsoft.

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How to fix “open with…” problem after virus removal

Often users whose systems were once infected by malware and then successfully cleaned by some security software have a serious problem of running (launching) any applications. They simply cannot start any program, which is an exe-file. All their attempts to do it finish with appearance of a strange window that says about impossibility to open/launch this file. The message then recommends them to run this file through some other options or ways, which eventually aren’t good enough to open the desired application. This is surely a problem for many active computer users, since they simply cannot run their necessary software of any kind. The reason for “open with…” problem is the previous presence of virus on your system. Even though it was successfully removed by your preferred security software, the consequences of its presence on your machine haven’t been completely eliminated. This problem requires immediate fix, and we’ve elaborated simple and clear instructions to help our users fix this problem by following the below-mentioned manual steps:

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