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Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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“Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” is a tech support scam which might leave your pockets empty

Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins virus

“There was a dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” is a fake alert that reappears during users’ browsing sessions. Typically, such messages show up once users enter suspicious websites. However, you can also get spammed with “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” pop-ups if you have an adware[1] program installed on your machine.

SUMMARY
Name There was a dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins
Type Adware
Sub-type Tech support scam
Affected browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.
Symptoms Intrusive ads, redirects
Distribution Software bundling
Elimination  Download and install Reimage. Otherwise, you can check our manual guide below

Adware related to “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” scam typically infiltrates computers without permission. Additionally, it starts disrupting browsing sessions by generating intrusive advertisements in various forms (pop-ups, banners, deals, offers, coupons, etc.), causing redirects and slowing down Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or other browsers.

“Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” virus is not a unique cyberthreat. There are plenty similar tech support scams on the web, including Zeus virus detected, Google Chrome Critical ERROR, Microsoft Warning Alert, and Chrome Security Warning.

All of these scams fall into the scareware[2] category and have incredibly similar functionality. Their primary goal is to make victims panic and call the provided number in order to fix the allegedly damaged PC. In this case, users are asked using +1 844 243-2014. However, you should never fall for this and similar alerts as they have nothing to do with a real state of your computer.

“There was a dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” hoax informs users that there was a dangerous attempt to access their logins and personal information. Apparently, Firewall blocked the connection. Nevertheless, the personal data is still in danger, and the trojan virus may have already damaged the hard drive and its contents. Thus, cybercrooks urge users to contact fake Microsoft tech support to make sure that nothing happened to the HDD.

However, it is all a hoax, and the only threat that affects users PCs is adware. Therefore, simply close your browser and remove Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins virus immediately. You can install Reimage for that and run a full system scan.

Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins alert targets Google Chrome users, however, it can affect any browser. Thus, there is another sign of a scam. If you get a similar message on a Firefox or other browser, don’t even read the message and close it down.

Note that some warning messages can be legitimate (red screen) but you will be never asked to contact anyone via the phone, neither will you be prompted to give away any personal information.

Inexperienced users who contact cybercrooks are at risk of:

  • Receiving a large bill charged for the phone made to fake technicians;
  • Being asked remote access to their machine. It can eventually lead to malware installation (such as keyloggers which can record all the data typed on a keyboard);
  • Being pushed to download and install bogus software and pay for it;
  • Being urged to subscribe to useless services;
  • Exposing personal information (such as credentials, name, home address and similar) to cybercrooks when asked, etc.

It goes without saying that you should never contact these thieves as all they want is your money or personal information (it could be later used for illegal purposes). If these messages don’t leave you alone, you should perform “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” removal.

Adware can be included in software bundles

Adware is a piece of software that most users would not download and install deliberately (no wonder, as it only causes frustration). Thus, unwanted programs creators found an effective method to distribute their software – via freeware bundling.

Free software developers inject their installers with adware or other PUPs and deceptively try to make users to install these rogue programs. It is evident by the proposal of using Recommended/Quick settings. Thus, be aware that this is a trick used to make you install additional components.

Therefore, it is essential to pick Advanced or Custom settings and remove all the additional offered applications. Most importantly – never rush the installation process.

Removal guide for Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins scam

If you see a message on the red screen – do not panic. All you have to do is remove “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” virus from your machine and proceed with normal web browsing sessions. You can do that either manually or automatically.

Manual “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” removal can be a bit tricky as it requires certain computer knowledge. Therefore, if you are experienced with PCs and their operation – advance with this method. You can find an illustrated guide below.

For most users, security researchers[3] recommend automatic removal option. For that, simply download and install one of the suggested security programs, bring it up to date and run a full system scan. This process usually takes only a few moments, so it is a very convenient elimination process.

You can remove Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins, follow these steps:

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Uninstall Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Windows systems

To eliminate “Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins” scam “from Windows OS, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins and related programs
    Here, look for Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Remove Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Eliminate Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Google Chrome

You have to reset Google Chrome browser after all unwanted programs are eliminated:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Uninstall Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Dangerous try to get an access to your personal logins removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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