What is FakeMsMessage?
FakeMsMessage is a serious computer infection which is classified as malware by our researchers. Luckily, this malicious software is rather primitive, so it will not be very difficult to get rid of it. You have to delete FakeMsMessage if you want to use your computer and surf the web normally again. As research carried out by our specialists has shown, this malicious program will block explorer and all the browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This threat has been developed to extort money from users by asking them to pay a ransom for unlocking the system; however, it seems that FakeMsMessage does not work properly anymore because it does not show any pop-up messages. Even though it does not do that, it will not allow you to use your browsers or access your desktop. Luckily, you can change everything by deleting FakeMsMessage from your system. Unfortunately, the removal process will not be easy because this threat cannot be deleted via Control Panel. In addition, research carried out by the specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has shown that this program launches together with Windows OS.
How does FakeMsMessage act?
Even though specialists consider FakeMsMessage to be primitive and basic, it still acts in an undesirable way. As has been mentioned, the first thing that it will do is to kill two processes. After doing that, it will launch the Command Prompt and then display various warning messages in a blue window. You might notice a fake warning that the “Windows Subsystem process terminated unexpectedly” or that “SYSTEM DETECTED SAME UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES.” Of course, different fake messages might appear on your screen too. Do not pay attention to them because they are not real, and they are shown only to scare you. As has been mentioned, FakeMsMessage probably shows them in order to scare users into paying money; however, the popup.exe file fails to start these days and users do not see any fake message instructing them to pay money. Of course, it is still very important to delete FakeMsMessage from the system because you will not be able to use your computer freely. Continue reading to get more info on the removal of FakeMsMessage.
We believe that FakeMsMessage is not the only infection that acts like that. Therefore, we suggest being much more careful in the future. According to our security specialists, such threats tend to enter systems after users click on an unreliable link located on some kind of website. You can download these infections from unreliable or torrent websites yourself too together with other programs. Finally, they might enter your system if you open an email attachment sent by cyber criminals. It is a big job to protect the system from malware, so we highly recommend that you install a security tool on your PC to keep your system safe.
How to get rid of FakeMsMessage
You can delete FakeMsMessage by removing all of its files from your system; however, you should not forget that other undesirable programs might have been installed on your system too. We do not recommend trying to detect them yourself because they might hide deep on the system. If you use SpyHunter, which is a powerful automatic malware remover, to erase FakeMsMessage, you will not need to worry about other unwanted programs because they all will be gone after you scan your system with it.
Remove FakeMsMessage from your PC
- Open your Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Alt+Del simultaneously.
- Find popup.exe in the list of processes and then kill it (right-click on it and click End Process).
- Open your Task Manager once again.
- Open the Applications tab and click New Task.
- Enter explorer in the box in order to launch it and click OK.
- Go to %appdata%\local\.
- Locate the following files and delete them: Popup.exe, winoneBat.bat, WinoneApp.exe or WinKavApp.exe.
- Empty your recycle bin.
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