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Error FXX000. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Error FXX000 is a scam message that is displayed by various unsafe websites

Error FXX000
Error FXX000 scam is a social engineering based intruder that focuses on getting your money or the remote access to PC.
Error FXX000 is a fake error pop-up used by crooks who make use of social engineering[1] to make people believe that their machine is infected with viruses and the only way to “fix” the problem is by calling the fake tech support line. As evident, it is a hoax, and no real Apple technicians would provide a contact number in the error message. Unfortunately, there are always those who fall for the trick and contact criminals, risking their personal details and banking information. In some cases, Error FXX000 scam authors might even ask for remote access to the PC and make sure that data-stealing malware is injected. Users also reported that the message freezes Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and may even crash them occasionally. Those who often see the message should not panic, as their machine is probably not infected with something serious, although adware presence is highly likely. 

Name Error FXX000
Type Tech support scam[2]
Symptoms Pop-up windows, redirects, locked screen, system crashes or freezes
Presented as Apple tech support message
Possible danger May lead to further cyber infections
Distribution Software bundles, questionable sites
Elimination Use Reimage for system cleaning and Error FXX000 removal

Error FXX000 virus looks similar and acts almost identically to Microsoft Error 268D3 scam or many other similar threats. Their main goal remains the same, however, as crooks are trying to make users believe that the message is coming from real technicians of reputable organizations. However, we can assure you that Error FXX000 scam has nothing to do with Apple.

Error FXX000 alert displays the following text:

** YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED **

Error # FXX000

Please call us immediately at: +1-877-827-7222
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.

Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware. The following information is being stolen…

> Facebook Login
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Login
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.

Toll Free: +1-877-827-7222

The phone number posted here might differ from user to user and particular scam or URL this message is displayed from. The criminals behind the phone of Error FXX000 message may say that they are a part of the official support team or employees in another company. There are so many more lies they can tell to trick users. 

If you believe these alerts and call the toll free number Error FXX000 pop-up displays, it may cost you a lot of money for the phone call alone. Researchers[3] also note that malware simply cannot be detected via the browser, especially if the fake alert comes out of nowhere. Paying for these criminals or contacting them in any other ways shouldn't be an option.

No matter how many of these messages you encounter this is only a scam and there is no severe damage to your device. However, you need to remove Error FXX000 virus to keep your machine safe. Use a reputable anti-malware to scan your device to detect unwanted applications and malware. Try using Reimage for the job. 

Hackers want you to believe that there is the only way you can fix these system issues – calling the support line. Also, they have a full list of lies to tell people:

  • they are a team of technicians;
  • certified Microsoft, Apple or another IT company employees;
  • live near you or in the same country.

In most cases, Error FXX000 authors talk in broken English or with a distinct Asian or another foreign accent but assure you that they work in the USA or the country you are in. Do not call those displayed numbers and do not reveal your personal information to suspicious people that are trying to scam you.

Your information may be collected from the browser already, but revealing personal details to scammers may lead to more severe privacy issues. Perform Error FXX000 removal as soon as possible and get rid of these fake alerts or any other potential intruders. 

Browsing the web without paying enough attention may lead to dangerous malware

Unknown or potentially malicious websites may contain dangerous material. Advertisements, redirects and adult content can disguise malware scripts on the site itself. Clicking on redirects and pop-up ads may lead you to dangerous places online. These dubious rogue websites are mostly used to spread tech support scams.

Also, freeware installations distribute adware that might lead to insecure sites that display fake pop-ups. You can avoid these silent intruders if you choose Advanced or Custom installation options instead of Default or Quick ones. This easy step allows you to de-select unwanted pieces from the list and installs the software you actually need.

Get rid of Error FXX000 scam from your system as soon as possible

To avoid any further malware infiltration, you need to remove Error FXX000 virus from the device immediately. Any flaw in the system affects the security of your computer or may lead to additional malware infiltration. Use Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes for the process and terminate any possible threats.

Double-check after Error FXX000 removal and scan your device fully again using your trustworthy anti-malware. You need to delete all related files to make sure there is no opportunity for the infection repetition. Also, try entering the Safe Mode before the scan so your AV could work without interruption.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Error FXX000, follow these steps:

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Delete Error FXX000 from Windows systems

Get rid of Error FXX000 and related files from the system:

  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 Error FXX000 and related programs
    Here, look for Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 from Mac OS X system

Follow these steps to end Error FXX000 intrusive behavior:

  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 Error FXX000 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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Uninstall Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 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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Eliminate Error FXX000 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, Error FXX000 should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Error FXX000 from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove suspicious additions, extensions or plugins from Firefox and delete Error FXX000 completely:

  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 Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Error FXX000 from Google Chrome

Get rid of additional adware content from your Chrome browser by following these steps:

  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 Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 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 Error FXX000 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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