Remove Pcerrormassage.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

0
50

I wrote this article to help you remove Pcerrormassage.com. This Pcerrormassage.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If the website Pcerrormassage.com is displaying messages on your screen, you should not trust them. This domain is dangerous and unreliable. It is operated by an adware program which generates fake security alerts. Pcerrormassage.com has been registered under this URL address with a purpose. The name of the website makes it seem legitimate. If you unfamiliar with internal system processes, you could be led to believe that this is true. We are here to inform people that Pcerrormassage.com is an elaborate hoax. There is no such thing as security warning platforms. This is not a plausible function for a web domain. Anti-virus applications and operating systems are the only components capable of detecting potential threats and issue a warning message to notify the user. Other software utilities are incapable of dealing with security matters.

The Pcerrormassage.com messages talk about a breach in the system. The windows report the error code ALERT 0x01921457. The pop-ups appear in white dialog boxes. This is the same format as the Windows system notifications. We are making this note to highlight on the fact that bogus alerts can resemble genuine warnings. The security messages are also well formulated. The warning is placed under the category “Internet Security Damaged”. According to the report, this pertains to attempts at accessing the login credentials, banking details, and tracking the Internet activity. It is explained that the TCP connection responsible for the penetration had been blocked by the firewall. However, the warning says that there may be a suspension of the user accounts for security reasons.

The adware takes a clever turn by stating that the user’s personal information may have leaked. The deceptive program provides a possible explanation for the threat at hand. It says that there may be a Trojan horse present in the system. Apparently, the people behind the Pcerrormassage.com website claim to be security engineers. As the warning goes on to elaborate, they are working on keeping the system safe. However, the problem cannot be resolved. The fraudsters instruct victims to visit their nearest Windows Service Center or contact the help desk operated by them. Their hot line number is +1-844-688-3963. It is supposed to be toll free. With the gravity of the situation, people are likely to choose the easier and quicker option of calling the hot line.

Remove Pcerrormassage.com
The Pcerrormassage.com Virus

You should discard the instructions from the Pcerrormassage.com pop-ups. The fake support line is operated by agents who will give you false information. They will state that there is a virus in your system and offer you an anti-virus tool to help you remove it. The real problem is the adware which displays the fake security warnings. If you fall for the virus claims and purchase the corresponding utility, you can end up allowing another infection into your computer. The tool could turn out to be malware. Calling the number can rack up a high phone bill. The line may not be toll free, as stated. There is also the threat of losing personal data, as the adware has the ability to record data from the web browser.

In order to protect your system from threats like the Pcerrormassage.com adware, you have to keep your guard up at all times. There are several ways for the furtive tool to enter your system. The most common distribution method is bundling. Freeware, shareware, and pirated programs can carry the rogue tool in their setup package. The download client will install the malicious software in parallel with itself unless you prohibit it. In the terms and conditions, there will be an option to add an extra tool for free. This option is a trap. You should not agree to include another program to the process.

Spam emails are another widely established distribution technique. The Pcerrormassage.com adware can be hosted by a file with a script or a macro assisting for the distribution process. The secluded program will be merged with an attachment. The sender will say that the document is a notification from a certain company or organization and explain that it addresses an important matter. Since the attachment contains a script or a macro, accessing it would automatically trigger the download and install of the concealed program. Before proceeding to open an appended file, check the contacts to make sure the email is trustworthy. Be wary of the websites you visit, since landing on a corrupted domain can infect you on entry. This propagation vector is called a drive-by installation.

Pcerrormassage.com Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Pcerrormassage.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Pcerrormassage.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

SHARE
Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.