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COMPUTER HEALTH IS CRITICAL removal instructions
What is COMPUTER HEALTH IS CRITICAL message?
This false error message pops-up when the system is infected with adware-type applications such as Games Desktop, MovieDea, and Desktop-play. All claim to provide various useful features that supposedly improve the Internet browsing experience, however, fake promises delivered by adware-type apps are simply attempts to trick users to install. Rather than providing the functionality promised, these applications gather personal data, deliver intrusive online advertisements, and generate this fake error message.
WINDOWS VIRUS WARNING! Identity Theft and Hacking Possibilities removal instructions
What is WINDOWS VIRUS WARNING! Identity Theft and Hacking Possibilities message?
This fake error message is caused by various adware-type applications including MovieDea, Games Desktop, and Desktop-play. These apps claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, however, these false claims are merely attempts to trick users to install. None provide the features promised. In fact, they generate fake error messages, collect personally identifiable data, and display intrusive online advertisements.
'Error Code: Site you are visiting contains Malware' error removal instructions
What is 'Error Code: Site you are visiting contains Malware' error?
This error message contains text stating that the user's visited website is infected with malware. Although this warning may seem useful (helping to prevent computer infections), the statement is false. It is generated by rogue adware-type applications and users are unable to close it. The fake error message is generated by MovieDea adware. Be aware that all adware-type apps claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling various useful features. In fact, these false claims are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimate and useful software. The reason why applications such as MovieDea are categorized as adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) is stealth installation - most infiltrate systems without users' consent. Furthermore, they display intrusive online advertisements and track Internet browsing activity.
'It Appears Your Computer Has Popup Ads Enabled' error removal instructions
What is the 'It Appears Your Computer Has Popup Ads Enabled' error?
This is an error message displayed by a deceptive adware-type application. Applications of this type usually infiltrate systems without users' permission. Although most of these apps claim to enhance the Internet browsing experience, they display unwanted ads, track Internet browsing activity, cause browser redirects, and exhibit other dubious behavior.
'Debug malware error 895-system32.exe failure' error removal instructions
What is 'Debug malware error 895-system32.exe failure' error?
This error message is often encountered by users whose computers are infected with adware or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications claim to be legitimate by promising to deliver various useful features that will significantly improve the Internet browsing experience. These claims are simply attempts to trick users to install. After infiltrating the system, adware applications cause a number of problems.
'The proxy server is not responding' error removal instructions
What is 'The proxy server is not responding' error?
'The proxy server is not responding error' is often caused by adware/browser hijacking plug-ins and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are able to modify Internet browser settings. Proxy servers can be used to anonymously access certain web pages or other network services. Proxy servers allow users to change their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and mask their locations, thereby hiding their true identities. This method is popular amongst users who intend to access websites from which they have been banned, or ones that are blocked in their current location.
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