Stop redirects to scam websites

Also Known As: "Error # 0x80092ee9" virus
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

"Error # 0x80092ee9" removal instructions

What is "Error # 0x80092ee9"?

"Error # 0x80092ee9" is one of many scam websites. This particular one claims that it has detected some spyware/riskware, which caused the "0x80092ee9" error. To remove detected threats and fix the error, visitors are encouraged to call the telephone number displayed. Scammers behind this website pose as Microsoft Support, however, the company has nothing to do with this scam. We strongly recommend that you ignore this web page and, more importantly, do not contact these scammers.

Error # 0x80092ee9 scam

When opened, this web page shows a pop-up disguised as a "Windows Warning Alert". The pop-up states that the website has detected malicious, pornographic spyware/riskware, which damaged the system and caused an error. People are urged not to ignore this alert and call the "+1-855-541-4349" telephone number. Additionally, this scam website causes download of random text files. At time of research, it downloaded the "735918dd-c8a2-42c6-9a7f-b82c0c92e627.txt" file. We recommend that you delete these files. Furthermore, the site attempts to crash the computer by forcing the browser to use 100% of the computer CPU. In summary, the main goal of this web page is to prevent people from closing it and to trick them into contacting scammers, who then supposedly help to address the problems. When the scammers who create these sites are contacted, they try to extort money from people by encouraging them to pay for dubious services or software. This is the main reason why you should not call the numbers displayed on these sites. If a browser opens a scam website such as this, ignore the messages and close it. If it is impossible to close (due to extensive use of computer resources), end the entire browser process through Task Manager. Note that the same website will be opened if the closed browsing session is restored the next time the browser is launched. Therefore, do not restore browsing sessions that were closed due to untrustworthy, deceptive websites.

In many cases, these web pages are opened by installed PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). These usually deliver unwanted ads and gather data. They serve intrusive ads such as pop-ups, coupons, banners, surveys, etc., which are impossible to go unnoticed - PUAs display them via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, the ads conceal underlying content of visited pages. When clicked, they often cause redirects to other dubious sites or execute scripts that download/install other PUAs. Furthermore, PUAs often gather data such as IP addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geo-locations, and so on. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. People with these apps installed on their systems risk problems with privacy, browsing safety, computer infections, or even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name "Error # 0x80092ee9" virus
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud
Fake Claim According to the scam website, it has detected spyware and riskware, which can be removed by calling the telephone number displayed
Tech Support Scammer Phone Number +1-855-541-4349 
Related Domain junaidenislove[.]pw
Serving IP Address (junaidenislove[.]pw) 107.180.51.10
Detection Names Fortinet (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Symptoms Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.
Distribution methods Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Loss of sensitive, private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.
Removal

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"Your Windows Computer Could Be Infected With Viruses!", "Microsoft Detected Malicious Virus And Blocked Your Computer", and "Enter Windows Registration Key To Unblock" are just some examples of other scam sites similar to this one. Frequently, scammers use them to trick people into purchasing software or services. If there are any PUAs that open websites of this type on your system, remove them immediately.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

In some cases, PUAs can be downloaded from their websites, however, few people download and install them intentionally. Generally, unwanted downloads and installations are caused by clicking intrusive, deceptive advertisements or when installing software that has unwanted apps 'bundled' into the setup. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs with other programs. This is achieved by hiding information regarding the inclusion of PUAs in setup options such as "Advanced", "Custom", and other parts. Furthermore, many people download/install software without checking these settings, thereby allowing unwanted downloads/installations by default.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not download software using torrent clients, eMule and other Peer-to-Peer networks, third party downloaders, dubious/unofficial pages, and so on. The only safe way to download is using official websites and direct download links. Furthermore, software should be downloaded and installed properly: check all setup options and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted apps. Intrusive ads are often untrustworthy and cause redirects to potentially malicious sites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. If a browser causes unwanted redirects or displays the aforementioned ads, it is possible that this is caused by an unwanted application installed on the web browser or computer. Check the list of installed add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins, and remove all unwanted, unknown entries from your browser immediately. The same applies to suspicious programs installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

The appearance of "Error # 0x80092ee9" pop-up (GIF):

Error # 0x80092ee9 scam gif

Text presented in "Error # 0x80092ee9" pop-up:

Windows Warning Alert
Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected
Error # 0x80092ee9
Please call us immediately Call Windows at: +1-855-541-4340 (Toll Free)
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... Call Windows: +1-855-541-4340 (Toll Free)

Scam website attempts to crash the computer by causing high CPU usage:

scam page tries to crash computer with 100 cpu usage

Random text file downloaded by this scam web page:

0x80092ee9 error scam downloaded files

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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 # 0x80092ee9" 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 # 0x80092ee9" 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 # 0x80092ee9" 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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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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