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Remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Improved Instructions

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“Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus targets French-speaking users

Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril virus

“Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus is a malicious software that tries to scam a computer user. It displays an annoying pop-up alert that provides a message in the French language[1], stating that a certain program crashed on the system.

The scam pop-up[2] suggests calling tech support for help, although the so-called technical support is nothing but a group of scammers seeking to swindle money from unsuspecting victims. For this reason, you should never call the provided numbers and remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus immediately.

The deceptive message reads “Vient de s'écraser sur votre système,” which roughly translates “The program just crashed on your system.” Typically, the scam alerts about one of the following programs:

  • Plugin-container.exe;
  • Pdf_converter_free_download_reviews.exe;
  • Igfxext.exe;
  • Dwm.exe.

If you decided to call the number provided in the deceptive message, scammers would suggest buying a certain software pack “to secure” your computer or ask you to provide permission to control your computer remotely. You should never listen to criminals’ commands or buy something they might to sell.

Follow “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” removal guidelines provided below to eliminate the dangerous computer program ASAP. You can speed up the removal with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or a similar security software.

Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril scamVotre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril virus displays fake claims urging the victim to call tech support scammers.

Ways to run into scam alerts

You might unexpectedly visit a phishing website[3] that displays the described pop-ups while visiting suspicious Internet pages or after opening a compromised link sent to you via email. It is very likely that you will receive the described pop-up after entering a site that provides illegal downloads; however, most likely you will receive the “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” warning after installing a particular malware variant. The deceptive message reads (in French):

Avertissement!
VOTRE ORDINATEUR PEUT ÉTRE EN PÉRIL :
Appelez : 01.76.54.05.61
Appelez immédiatement pour l'appel soutien technique
plugin-container.exe
Vient de s'écraser sur votre système.
Appelez-nous maintenant pour assistance primé instantanée
01.76.54.05.61

Remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus

You need to scan your computer with a decent anti-malware software to identify and remove Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril virus. It can be hard to identify the infection manually because you do not know how the annoying program causes these messages to appear on your screen.

Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril removal requires checking your browser’s extensions, shortcuts, installed programs, and even Windows Registry. If you have never attempted to remove a similar program, use the tutorial provided below. However, for best results, we strongly recommend you to complete the system cleanup using an automated anti-spyware software.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus, follow these steps:

Get rid of “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Windows systems

First of all, uninstall suspicious programs currently running on your PC. We suggest using the tutorial given below.

  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 “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” and related programs
    Here, look for “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” 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'
  5. Remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Uninstall “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril”-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril”, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril”-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Remove “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril”-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” 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 “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” 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. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. 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'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” from Google Chrome

Check Chrome for suspicious extensions that you didn't personally add. Remove them to forget about “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” scam alerts.

  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 “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” 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. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. 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
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” 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 “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril”, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. 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...'
  6. 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 “Votre Ordinateur Peut Être En Péril” removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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