This article will help you remove the Votre ordinateur peut être en péril scam fully. Follow the tech support scam removal instructions at the end of the article.
Votre ordinateur peut être en péril is a message seen on various websites that host a tech support scam with a phone number that allegedly belongs to a renowned support service. Pop-ups that show constantly lock your browser on that current landing page. The browser can be shut down in some cases, without any negative effects, but in other ones your computer and browser might get affected further with more malware. Do not call any phone numbers and read more about the scam below.
|Name||“Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam|
|Type||Tech Support Scam, Scareware|
|Short Description||A number of tech support scams trying to scare you that your PC is at risk. You are provided with a phone number to a supposed Tech support team.|
|Symptoms||Pop-up boxes, messages, and redirects appear in your browser. It is not excluded for there to be a lock-screen function among these, or your PC freezing because of the activity going on in your browser related to the scam.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Suspicious Sites, Redirects, Malicious Executables|
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”Votre ordinateur peut être en peril” Scam – Spread
Browsing the Web can be dangerous, especially when you reach new and unknown websites by causally browsing and they turn out to be malicious. Clicking on advertisements or targeted content could have hidden links that redirect you to dubious online places. That is the most common way in which this kind of a tech support scam can use for its spread. Other websites could be filled with advertisements and redirect links and you could land on a page which has the Votre ordinateur peut être en péril message.
Another way which the scam may spread with is via a malicious program. A proof of such can be seen from the executable (C:\Sysmon.Exe) posted on the VirusTotal service, that is related to the scam:
Freeware applications, regarded as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) could also distribute this sort of scam. Different software could cause the scareware to appear in your browsers or another related Tech Support scam. Such websites usually come with third-party installations and freeware packages. These packages tend to have extra features selected for installation from the get-go. To avoid installing any additional features could be done if you find Advanced or a Custom settings.
”Votre ordinateur peut être en peril” Scam – In Depth
Votre ordinateur peut être en péril is one of a few messages related to a tech support scam. The scam doesn’t differentiate much between the domains or trojans which are involved with it, but they might use different phone numbers.
All of these technical support scams are shown with pop-ups as alerts and are trying to scare you into calling the phone number given on the page. The phone number used in the currently reviewed malware is the following:
- 01 82 88 39 04
There could be plenty more phone numbers associated with this scam, depending on the URL addresses and landing pages involved, or a malware program. The criminals that are on the other end of the telephone line will try to trick you into believing that they are part of some sort of a renowned tech support team. That is definitely a lie. The most common pop-up with the message Votre ordinateur peut être en péril looks like this:
The full message reads the following:
Votre ordinateur peut être en péril :
UN MALWARE vient de s’écraser sur votre systéme.
Appelez-nous : 01 82 88 39 04
Nom du processus : explorer
Message d’erreur : Process greedy RAM Hog
Appelez-nous maintenant pour assistance primé instantanée
Appelez : 01 82 88 39 04
A rough translation in English would be the following:
Your computer may be at risk:
A MALWARE has just crashed on your system.
Call us: +33 1 82 88 39 04
Process name: explorer
Error Message: Process greedy RAM Hog
Call us now for instant award-winning assistance
Call: 01 82 88 39 04
In case you see any of those messages, know that they aren’t official messages from your computer. Also, no matter how many pop-ups, alerts and message boxes are displayed, remember that this is just scareware that is trying to trick you into calling the 01 82 88 39 04 phone number that goes along with the corresponding message.
Your browser or computer screen can become locked and may seem like your whole screen is blocked and totally inaccessible. In such a situation, you could try clicking the “Windows” button and combinations such as “Ctrl+Alt+Del” or even the “Close” button to check if you still can interact with your computer system.
The scammers want to make you believe that the only way to fix your computer device is by calling one of the phone numbers, provided on your screen. They also will blatantly lie to you that they are an expert team of technicians and as already mentioned above, in most cases pretend to be Microsoft employees. Not even a small fraction of that is true. Also, note that most of the time the person on the other line has an Indian accent or is from India – that is not racist or discriminatory in this case, but sadly it may be true. The whole scam is made in a way to convince you into calling the provided telephone numbers, based firmly on scareware tactics.
Do NOT call any of the phone numbers in any circumstance. It is not toll free as presented on the websites, and even the shortest of calls could cost you next to a small fortune. Moreover, while the con artists can present themselves as Microsoft employees or similar experts or even partners, they will try to acquire personal information and financial data from you. That information can be sold, and you could get into more problems, such as identity theft, your bank accounts getting emptied etc.
Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam
To remove the Votre ordinateur peut être en péril tech support scam and its related files manually from your PC, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. If the manual removal guide does not get rid of the scam and its redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like that will keep your system secure in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam
Step 2: Uninstall “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam will be removed.
Eliminate “Votre ordinateur peut être en péril” Scam from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.