Unknown System Failure! Scam

What is Unknown System Failure! Scam?

Aside from malicious infections and various files that are bound to cause havoc on your computer, you may also get exposed to the likes of Unknown System Failure! Scam. This message is a fake alert that will pop up on your browser when you surf the web. There might be several reasons why you see this fake alert on your screen, and you need to figure out why it is there. Albeit it is not possible to remove Unknown System Failure! Scam directly, you can run a full system scan and see whether you have unwanted programs that generate this annoying message.

Where does Unknown System Failure! Scam come from?

As mentioned, it is rather hard to determine the exact source of this fake alert message. We know for sure that it mostly affects computer users in Australia. Therefore, it is very likely that users who access Australian websites will be exposed to this fake alert. What’s more, there are at least two fake alerts that use the same text in their messages, so Unknown System Failure! Scam could be part of a big scam network that has been created to quickly generate a financial profit. Needless to say, the means employed to reach this financial goal are not legal.

It is not that hard to avoid this fake alert, but users are seldom aware of the potential threats they face when they access unfamiliar websites. What’s more, even if you have visited some freeware sharing site before, it does not mean that you should trust it completely. Such websites always promote commercial content, and you should see a lot of ads every single time you open such a page. And you do not really need to click those ads to open a pop-up. Sometimes clicking anything on such a website generates a new browser window with a particular message. And sometimes opening the page alone launches a new pop-up.

Unknown System Failure! Scam might be one of those messages. And it is clear that it is possible to avoid that if you are careful about the websites you access. On the other hand, there might be other reasons this pop-up does not allow you to browse the web in peace. There are always freeware and adware programs out there that could be used for scam promotion, so it is not just about the websites you visit. The programs you download are just important as far as your computer’s security is concerned.

What does Unknown System Failure! Scam do?

Since this notification is part of a tech support scam, it is clear that the message will tell you there are some security issues with your system. It will tell you that you have multiple types of malware on your computer, and thus you must remove them all by calling the +61-1800-431-245 support number. Supposedly, it is a Microsoft tech support number, but we all know that this is not the case. The people behind this message will only tell you to pay for something that does not work.

If you recognize the scam immediately, there should not be much problem about it, but there are quite a few users who might feel tempted to purchase a product this fake alert promotes. It is easy to panic when suddenly a big warning message appears on your screen. However, keep in mind that if you reveal your credit card information to these malevolent third parties, they could perform illegal financial operations. As a result, you would lose a lot of money, and it would be impossible to get it back.

How do I remove Unknown System Failure! Scam?

It goes without saying that you need to prevent these undesirable consequences by avoiding anything associated with Unknown System Failure! Scam. Your first step would be resetting your browser’s settings to default. It should be enough to stop the pop-up from showing up. Of course, you should also avoid visiting potentially harmful websites.

Finally, to make sure that your computer is completely safe, you should also run a full system scan with the SpyHunter free scanner. In case potential threats are found, remove them automatically. After that, protect your system from similar intruders, you should consider investing in a reliable antispyware tool.

Reset Your Browser


  1. Press Alt+F and go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Scroll down and press Reset.
  4. Click Reset to complete.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and open Internet options.
  2. Click Reset on the Advanced tab.
  3. Mark Delete personal options and click Reset.
  4. Click Close.


  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. At top right of the new tab, press Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox again and click Finish. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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