Error # 0xx90025ee9 removal instructions
What is Error # 0xx90025ee9?
"Error # 0xx90025ee9" is a fake error message, a security warning similar to many other fake messages such as Error Code :S112276, MS-SYSINFO32, System Firewall Has Blocked Some Features, etc. Typically, fake error messages (or others) appear on untrustworthy, deceptive web pages. In most cases, users visit these sites unintentionally - they are redirected to them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or intrusive ads. Users often install PUAs inadvertently. The apps can lead to deceptive/untrustworthy websites, deliver ads, and record data relating to users' browsing activity.
The "Error # 0xx90025ee9" fake message states that there is a critical error on your Windows Operating System and the system is infected with spyware and other viruses. Scammers deploying this error message claim that your Facebook logins, credit card details, email account logins, and photos have been stolen. To prevent further damage and fix the existing problems, you are encouraged to contact "Microsoft Support" via the telephone number (844-545-5419) provided. They also urge people not to close the security alert (Error # 0xx90025ee9) window, since this might cause even more problems. Note that Microsoft and its support team has nothing to do with the "Error # 0xx90025ee9" pop-up or "Microsoft Warning Alert". Scammers claim to be Microsoft representatives to trick users into contacting them and paying for products and services that will supposedly fix the error (and solve other problems). We strongly recommend that you ignore this fake message and simply close it. If the website prevents this, use Task Manager and end the browser process, or simply restart the computer. Do not restore the previously-closed session, since this will result in being redirected to the same website that caused "Error # 0xx90025ee9" in the first place.
Potentially unwanted applications responsible for these redirects also deliver intrusive ads. The ads are displayed through tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site, and thus often conceal underlying content of any visited website. They can be very annoying and often redirect to untrustworthy/potentially malicious websites that can execute scripts that download and install malware. Many PUAs collect browsing-related data including IP addresses, keystrokes, URLs of visited websites, search queries, geo-locations, and so on. The data might also include private information that is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) and misused to generate revenue. Information tracking apps can cause privacy/browsing safety issues or even lead to identity theft. We recommend that you uninstall all installed PUAs immediately.
|Name||"Error # 0xx90025ee9" virus|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud|
|Symptoms||Unauthorized online purchases, changed online account passwords, identity theft, illegal access of one's computer.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive emails, rogue online pop-up ads, search engine poisoning techniques, misspelled domains.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)|
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Most fake error, virus alert, and other messages are identical. They are used to inform people of problems with their computers or operating systems, however, these statements are false and used only to trick people into paying for products or services that they do not need. Most PUAs are designed to generate revenue for their developers. They are promoted as 'useful' apps, but this is merely an attempt to trick people into downloading them. Few of these applications deliver the functionality promised or any other value.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Some potentially unwanted applications can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most users install them inadvertently when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" or through intrusive advertisements. "Bundling" is stealth installation of PUAs with regular software that is typically ad-supportive or free. Developers hide bundled apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options/settings of the installation processes. Information about the presence of PUAs within the installation set-ups is often not properly disclosed. In this way, users are tricked into installing them inadvertently. In some cases, potentially unwanted applications are installed when a third party software downloaders and installers are used.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Avoid using third party software downloaders/installers and torrents. Download software using official and trustworthy sources only. Do not skip installations steps without first checking "Custom"/"Advanced" settings. Deselect unwanted offers of additional software (in this case, potentially unwanted applications) and only then finish the installation or proceed to the next installation step. Be cautious when browsing the web - avoid clicking untrustworthy ads, especially when visiting suspicious web pages. Malicious developers invest time and money into ad design and it can be difficult to determine if the intrusive ads are legitimate. If you are continually redirected to untrustworthy websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.), check your browser and computer for unwanted software. Look for unknown/unwanted extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and uninstall them immediately. The same applies to programs installed on your computer. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Text presented in "Error # 0xx90025ee9" website and pop-up window:
** Microsoft Alert **
Error # 0xx90025ee9
Please call us immediately at: 844-545-5419
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 Pornographic Spyware and riskware. The following information is being stolen...
> Facebook Logins
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Logins
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone to protect your identity. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.
Toll Free: 844-545-5419
Prevent this page from creating additional dialogues.
Deceptive website displaying "Error # 0xx90025ee9" pop-up:
The appearance of "Error # 0xx90025ee9" pop-up (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Error # 0xx90025ee9?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error # 0xx90025ee9" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error # 0xx90025ee9" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with "error # 0xx90025ee9" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error # 0xx90025ee9" virus, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove "error # 0xx90025ee9" virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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