Hard Drive Is Not Accepted

What is Hard Drive Is Not Accepted?

If you are introduced to an alert suggesting that your computer has been locked or blocked, the chances are that you are being scammed. The Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam is one of the many that you might face, and, hopefully, you recognize it right away. If you are tricked into thinking that the bogus notification is real, you could be tricked into calling a fictitious helpline number and giving schemers what they want. It is hard to say exactly what it is that they want, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team guarantees that it is nothing good. Hopefully, it is enough to click out of the window or tab to get rid of the misleading alert. Unfortunately, it is also possible that you will need to remove Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam-related malware. Needless to say, the latter situation is the more complicated one. If you continue reading, you will learn how to inspect your operating system and delete malicious infections if they exist. If you want to go straight to the elimination process, check out the last section of this report. If you have questions after reading, post a comment below.

How does Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam work?

Our research team has analyzed countless scams similar to the misleading Hard Drive Is Not Accepted. Some of them include Fake Windows Defender Alert, Google Security Warning, and Critical Security Warning! Scam. In most cases, bogus alerts like these ones are introduced to users using special web pages. It was found that lilanec.xyz/yodl/7703/index.html was the page introducing users to the scam we are analyzing in this report. Right now, the page is down, but it is likely that others could be set up in the future to promote the bogus notification. But how is it shown? If malware exists, it can automatically redirect to or open the page to showcase the bogus notification. Alternatively, it could show up as you visit a corrupted website, click a malicious link, or interact with a misleading pop-up alert. Once the page is loaded, it is likely to go full-screen to make you believe that your PC was locked. That, of course, is not the case, and you should be able to disable the “lock-down” by pressing the F11 key on the keyboard. If that does not work, you should be able to switch to the Desktop window using Alt+Tab keys and then close the window representing the corrupted browser.

The suspicious Hard Drive Is Not Accepted alert informs that you need to call Microsoft Technical Support at 888-886-7703 because your passwords, browser history, and credit card information is compromised. Needless to say, you should never ignore warnings indicating that you are at risk of identify and credit card information theft, but that does not mean that you need to act carelessly. On the contrary, you need to be more careful than ever before. First, you need to install a reliable malware scanner to check what kinds of infections are active on your PC. Next, you need to cross-check the helpline number provided to you. 888-886-7703 is not a number you should call to communicate with Microsoft Technical Support. In fact, if you call it, you could be pushed into disclosing highly private information or opening up security backdoors for malware to slither in. This is why instead of calling the number you should focus on getting rid of the fake alert and, possibly, removing malicious threats.

How to remove Hard Drive Is Not Accepted alert

Whether or not you need to delete Hard Drive Is Not Accepted scam-related infections is something you can figure out using a legitimate malware scanner. Hopefully, malicious threats do not exist, and it is enough for you to reset the corrupted browser to ensure that no traces (e.g., data-tracking cookies) are left behind. If you find that you need to eliminate potentially unwanted programs, adware, or other kinds of infections, you can leave a comment below, and we will point you to the removal guide you need. You might also be able to find it yourself using the search field at the top of this page. One more option you have is to install a legitimate anti-malware tool, and this, of course, is the best option for everyone. That is because reliable anti-malware software can simultaneously eliminate existing threats and also ensure protection against them in the future.

Removal Instructions

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+H to open the Help menu.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information to access the about:support menu.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button and then confirm the action.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet  options to open a menu and then click the Reset button.
  3. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again to confirm the action.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F to access the Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings, scroll to the bottom, and then click Advanced.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, click Reset, and then confirm the action. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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