I have received a pop-up saying that I am dealing with Error # FXX07. What is it?
Error # FXX07 virus is one of those programs that help tech support scammers deceive more people. If you opened your web browser and were redirected to a bogus website that is designed to look like Microsoft’s support page that immediately triggered a pop-up saying that you are dealing with # FXX07 problem, you should start looking for a program responsible for causing these redirects. The pop-up displayed by the phishing website that poses as Microsoft Support page typically accuses the user of various wrongdoings, for instance, using/distributing copyrighted content, watching illegal adult content, and says that the access to the Internet has been restricted. You might also encounter the second version of the scammy message, which says that user’s computer has been blocked and that various information is being stolen. You can identify tech-support-scam type alerts from one detail that all of them share – you will surely find a “toll-free” tech support number in them, and you will definitely be asked to dial it “for help.” However, at this point, you should remember that Microsoft never asks you to provide any sensitive information via phone and also doesn’t ask to provide remote access to your computer.
If you decided to call a number provided in the message, you should shortly realize how impatient the “tech support expert” is and how he/she rushes you to obey their commands. Most likely they will ask you to sit near your computer and perform several useless tasks just to show you random directories and say that there is plenty of errors to be fixed. You might also be advised to stay calm and listen to “experts” without asking “stupid questions.” Remember – professional experts do not talk like that with their clients, so it means that you’re dealing with a tech support scammer. Such scammers can install malware on your computer if you make them angry, or, if you follow their commands, they will ask you to log into some suspicious website and buy certain “security” software for a price two or three times bigger than it actually costs. Be careful, and if you noticed that your web browser continuously redirects you to such scam pages, take actions to remove Error # FXX07 malware from the system. You might want to use a professional anti-malware software for removing it – we recommend using Reimage.
How did I get infected with this virus?
Tech support scammers create free programs that cause continuous redirects to certain websites. However, these sites get taken down quite quickly because users report them. Scammers then create identical phishing pages on different domains and continue their filthy activities. If you do not want to install software that causes redirects to these pages, you should be careful when installing free software and avoid choosing Default/Standard installation options. If you select these options, you automatically agree to all conditions and also permit to install bundled programs alongside the main program. We highly recommend using Custom/Advanced settings because these will reveal the list of programs bundled with your download. All you need to do is to deselect these additions and proceed to the next installation stage. In case you were tricked into installing dangerous software on your PC, follow Error # FXX07 removal instructions given below the article.
What is the safest way to remove Error # FXX07?
If you’re looking for a way to remove Error # FXX07 virus from the system, we can assure you that the automatic removal option is the easiest one. The virus can hide itself under different names, so it can be hard to identify and eliminate it (especially if you are not an advanced computer user). Therefore, we provide these easy Error # FXX07 removal instructions that will help you to reboot your PC in the right mode for the elimination of the malware.
To remove “Error # FXX07” ads, follow these steps:
Remove “Error # FXX07” using Safe Mode with Networking
These instructions explain how to reboot your PC into a Safe Mode with Networking. This mode is perfect when you need to remove computer viruses from the system.
Step 1: Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- Click Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK.
- When your computer becomes active, start pressing F8 multiple times until you see the Advanced Boot Options window.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list
Windows 10 / Windows 8
- Press the Power button at the Windows login screen. Now press and hold Shift, which is on your keyboard, and click Restart..
- Now select Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings and finally press Restart.
- Once your computer becomes active, select Enable Safe Mode with Networking in Startup Settings window.
Step 2: Remove “Error # FXX07”
Log in to your infected account and start the browser. Download Reimage or other legitimate anti-spyware program. Update it before a full system scan and remove malicious files that belong to your ransomware and complete “Error # FXX07” removal.
If your ransomware is blocking Safe Mode with Networking, try further method.