Error FXX000 POP-UP Scam (Mac)

Also Known As: "Error FXX000" virus
Type: Mac Virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

How to remove "Error FXX000" from Mac?

What is "Error FXX000"?

"Error FXX000" is a fake error message (many people encounter fake messages: errors, alerts, virus notifications, etc.). Generally, this type of message appears on untrustworthy websites that users visit unintentionally. In most cases, they are redirected to these sites by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), which are often installed inadvertently without direct user permission. Furthermore, they cause unwanted redirects, record data, and deliver intrusive advertisements.

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When the "Error FXX000" fake error message appears on an untrustworthy website, it states that the computer (or other device) is blocked, since there was suspicious activity detected. It also states that the computer is infected with a virus and spyware, and that Facebook and email account logins, credit card details, and photos have been stolen. This fake error message dissuades people from ignoring or closing the message, otherwise the computer might be exposed to further damage. To solve these problems, users are encouraged to contact engineers via the toll-free number provided ("+1-877-827-7222"). We strongly recommend that you ignore these claims. These warning are merely attempts to trick users into calling scammers (cyber criminals) who attempt to persuade them into paying money for services or products that will supposedly fix "Error FX000". The simplest solution is to close the website that displays this fake error message. If that does not work, use "Activity Monitor" to terminate the entire browser process, or simply restart the computer. Do not restore the previous session when you reopen the browser, since this will open the same website that triggered the fake error message, or will open other websites that directed you there in the first place.

As mentioned above, potentially unwanted applications are responsible for redirects to websites containing "Error FXX000". PUAs also deliver coupons, surveys, banners, and other similar intrusive advertisements. If clicked, they often redirect users to untrustworthy websites or execute scripts that download and install even more PUAs. These ads can be very annoying or distracting, and are frequently displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. They conceal underlying website content and can record data relating to browsing activity (IP addresses, keystrokes, URLs of visited websites, search queries, geo-locations, etc.). This might include personal or sensitive data that PUA developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. In summary, data-tracking apps can cause various problems relating to browsing safety/privacy and even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name"Error FXX000" virus
Threat TypeMac malware, Mac virus
SymptomsYour Mac became slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you get redirected to shady websites.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers, torrent file downloads.
DamageInternet browsing tracking (potential privacy issues), displaying of unwanted ads, redirects to shady websites, loss of private information.
Removal

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Other similar fake messages are This Mac Computer Is BLOCKED, Apple Support Alert, and VIRUS ALERT FROM APPLE. These are some examples from many. These fake messages (errors, virus notifications, alerts, etc.) are used to trick users into purchasing bogus software products, services, and so on. All PUAs are very similar - they are promoted as being 'useful tools', but these are only attempts to trick users into downloading them. Few PUAs provide the features promised or deliver any other real value.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Research shows that most potentially unwanted applications can be downloaded from their official websites, however, they are often installed through clicked intrusive advertisements or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling", which is used to trick users into installing potentially unwanted applications with regular software. PUAs are often hidden in "Custom", "Advanced", or other similar options of the installation processes. Information about such installations is not properly disclosed. Furthermore, many users often skip installation steps or click intrusive ads. In this way, potentially unwanted applications are installed, thus putting systems at risk.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Careless behaviour and poor knowledge are the main reasons for computer infections. Be cautious when browsing the web and downloading software, especially if the software is free. We do not recommended that you download software from unofficial/untrustworthy websites, using torrents, or other third party downloaders. Use official, trustworthy sources and direct links. Check all available "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar options during each software installation process. Opt-out of additional potentially unwanted applications and only then finish the installation. Untrustworthy, intrusive ads often redirect users to untrustworthy websites (pornography, adult dating, gambling, etc.). If you encounter these redirects, check for unwanted/suspicious add-ons, plug-ins, and extensions added to your browsers, and programs installed on your computer. If you find any, remove them immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for macOS to automatically eliminate them.

Text presented in "Error FXX000" scam:

** YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED **

Error # FXX000

Please call us immediately at: +1-877-827-7222
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.

Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware. The following information is being stolen...

> Facebook Login
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Login
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.

Toll Free: +1-877-827-7222

Appearance of "Error FXX000" scam (GIF):

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Instant automatic removal of Error FXX000 virus: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Error FXX000 virus. Download it by clicking the button below:
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Quick menu:

Video showing how to eliminate "Error FXX000" error using Combo Cleaner:

Potentially unwanted applications removal:

Remove potentially unwanted applications from your "Applications" folder:

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Click the Finder icon. In the Finder window, select “Applications”. In the applications folder, look for “MPlayerX”,“NicePlayer”, or other suspicious applications and drag them to the Trash. After removing the potentially unwanted application(s) that cause online ads, scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

Remove "error fxx000" virus related files and folders:

Finder go to folder command

Click the Finder icon, from the menu bar. Choose Go, and click Go to Folder...

step1Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchAgents folder:

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In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchAgents

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In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step2Check for adware generated files in the /Library/Application Support folder:

removing adware from application support folder step 1

In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/Application Support

removing adware from application support folder step 2
In the “Application Support” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious folders. For example, “MplayerX” or “NicePlayer”, and move these folders to the Trash.

step3Check for adware-generated files in the ~/Library/LaunchAgents folder:

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 1


In the Go to Folder bar, type: ~/Library/LaunchAgents

removing adware from ~launch agents folder step 2

In the “LaunchAgents” folder, look for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Examples of files generated by adware - “installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, etc. Adware commonly installs several files with the same string.

step4Check for adware-generated files in the /Library/LaunchDaemons folder:

removing adware from launch daemons folder step 1
In the Go to Folder... bar, type: /Library/LaunchDaemons

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In the “LaunchDaemons” folder, look for recently-added suspicious files. For example “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preferences.plist”, "com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, etc., and move them to the Trash.

step 5 Scan your Mac with Combo Cleaner:

If you have followed all the steps in the correct order you Mac should be clean of infections. To be sure your system is not infected run a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus. Download it HERE. After downloading the file double click combocleaner.dmg installer, in the opened window drag and drop Combo Cleaner icon on top of the Applications icon. Now open your launchpad and click on the Combo Cleaner icon. Wait until Combo Cleaner updates it's virus definition database and click "Start Combo Scan" button.

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Combo Cleaner will scan your Mac for malware infections. If the antivirus scan displays "no threats found" - this means that you can continue with the removal guide, otherwise it's recommended to remove any found infections before continuing.

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After removing files and folders generated by the adware, continue to remove rogue extensions from your Internet browsers.

"Error FXX000" virus removal from Internet browsers:

safari browser iconRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

Remove "error fxx000" virus related Safari extensions:

safari browser preferences

Open Safari browser, from the menu bar, select "Safari" and click "Preferences...".

safari extensions window

In the preferences window, select "Extensions" and look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions. When located, click the "Uninstall" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Safari browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Safari.

firefox browser iconRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Remove "error fxx000" virus related Mozilla Firefox add-ons:

accessing mozilla firefox add-ons

Open your Mozilla Firefox browser. At the top right corner of the screen, click the "Open Menu" (three horizontal lines) button. From the opened menu, choose "Add-ons".

removing malicious add-ons from mozilla firefox

Choose the "Extensions" tab and look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Remove" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Mozilla Firefox browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Mozilla Firefox.

chrome-browser-iconRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Remove "error fxx000" virus related Google Chrome add-ons:

removing malicious google chrome extensions step 1

Open Google Chrome and click the "Chrome menu" (three horizontal lines) button located in the top-right corner of the browser window. From the drop-down menu, choose "More Tools" and select "Extensions".

removing malicious Google Chrome extensions step 2

In the "Extensions" window, look for any recently-installed suspicious add-ons. When located, click the "Trash" button next to it/them. Note that you can safely uninstall all extensions from your Google Chrome browser - none are crucial for normal browser operation.

  • If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.