Error Code XLMR01F7985 POP-UP Scam

Also Known As: "Error Code XLMR01F7985" virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

"Error Code XLMR01F7985" removal instructions

What is "Error Code XLMR01F7985"?

Scammers use "Error Code # XLMR01F7985" to deceive people into believing that an error has occurred on the Windows Operating System and they should contact Microsoft technical support. This is simply a scam, a fake error message that is displayed on an untrustworthy, deceptive website. Typically, people do not visit websites of this type intentionally - they are redirected to them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed on computers or web browsers. Many users install these apps inadvertently without their knowledge. As well as unwanted redirects, PUAs record data (relating to browsing activity and other details) and serve users with various intrusive advertisements.

Error Code XLMR01F7985 scam

The "Error Code # XLMR01F7985" fake alert is displayed on a deceptive website that opens a pop-up window within it. According to the pop-up, the user's computer was disabled due to the error. It also contains a warning that this error should not remain unfixed, since it might cause further complications. The deceptive website contains a telephone number [(833) 430-6138] to contact technicians (supposedly from Microsoft) to fix the error. The website also warns visitors that it also detected a malware infection, and thus Facebook details, email accounts, and other sensitive information is in danger. Note that neither Microsoft company nor its support team has anything to do with this fake error. This is a common scam used to trick people into contacting cyber criminals (scammers) who use these websites to extort money from everyday users. Generally, when contacted these criminals urge people to purchase software to fix errors/eliminate other problems or purchase 'technical guidance'. Websites of this type should never be trusted. The best option is to ignore the message and close them. If the site cannot be closed in the normal way, use Task Manager and terminate the entire browser process, or restart the computer. Do not restore the closed browsing session, since this will return you to the deceptive website.

As mentioned in our introduction, PUAs cause redirects to deceptive, scam websites. These apps also serve users with intrusive advertisements and record browsing-related data. They deliver ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and others that are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. The ads conceal underlying content and can be very annoying. Clicking ads of this type might lead to dubious (potentially, malicious) websites or run scripts that download/install potentially malicious applications. Additionally, most PUAs gather browsing-related data, including, for example, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, geo-locations, search queries, and so on. They also gather personal/sensitive data. PUAs developers share the details with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse them to generate revenue. Thus, having data tracking applications installed can lead to online privacy issues, problems with browsing safety, or even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name"Error Code XLMR01F7985" virus
Threat TypePhishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
SymptomsUnauthorized online purchases, changed online account passwords, identity theft, illegal access of one's computer.
Distribution methodsDeceptive emails, rogue online pop-up ads, search engine poisoning techniques, misspelled domains.
DamageLoss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft.
Removal

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Many deceptive websites display fake errors, viruses, and other messages, however, most are designed to extort money from users by tricking them into purchasing unnecessary apps or paying for services that are not required. Examples of other websites that contain deceptive content are Windows Is Not Activated, Activate Your Windows Now, and This Computer Is Blocked. Most potentially unwanted apps are very similar - developers promote them as providing useful features, tools, and so on. In fact, they only trick people into downloading and installing other unwanted software. Once installed, PUAs only cause problems and provide none of the functionality promised.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

Some of PUAs can be downloaded from their websites, however, they are usually installed through the aforementioned intrusive ads or a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Bundling is used by software developers who aim to trick people into installing unwanted apps together with regular software. Developers do not disclose information about PUAs bundled within installation (or download) set-ups. They often hide them in "Custom", "Advanced" sections (and other similar settings/options). Furthermore, many users skip installation steps without checking the settings, thus allowing download/installation of PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not to use third party software downloaders/installers or download software from untrustworthy websites, using peer-to-peer networks, and other dubious tools. Download software using official and trustworthy websites (sources) only. Install software carefully - do not skip download/installation steps without first checking "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings. Deselect unwanted offers and only then finish the download or installation process. Avoid clicking intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on dubious websites. Bear in mind that even if they seem legitimate, many redirect to potentially malicious websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on. If you encounter these redirects, check installed extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons on your browser. Also check programs on your computer. Eliminate any unknown/unwanted entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Text presented on "Error Code XLMR01F7985" deceptive website and its associated pop-up:

Security Warning:

** YOUR COMPUTER WAS DISABLED **

Error Code # XLMR01F7985

Call MS Technical Support: (833) 430-6138

Try not to ignore this important warning.

In the event that you leave this without fixing this issue, access to your PC will be expelled to anticipate further obliteration to our system.

Your PC has alerted us that it was contaminated with malware. The following information is in threat:

1. Facebook Details
2. Credit Card Information
3. Email Credentials
4. Browsing History and Information

You should get in touch with us quickly so our specialists can direct you through the rebuilding procedure by telephone. If it's not too much trouble call us in the next 3 minutes to avert severe damage/loss data of your PC.

Contact MS Expert: (833) 430-6138 (Toll-Free) 

The appearance of "Error Code XLMR01F7985" pop-up (GIF):

Error Code XLMR01F7985 scam gif

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

PUAs uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error code xlmr01f7985" 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error code xlmr01f7985" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "error code xlmr01f7985" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

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