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How to Fix Error # 268D3?
Issue: How to Fix Error # 268D3?
Hello, ugetfix team. I need your help ASAP. I suppose that someone’s trying to trick me, but I’m not sure. Yesterday I received a pop-up window, which scared me a lot. I was informed that my PC had been blocked to save personal information that is stored on it. A remote support number (+44 (8000) 885-688) is provided, and I’m supposed to call for it so that my FB login, credit card details, email account login and similar information would be saved from theft. The message also indicates Error # 268D3. How should I react to this message??
No matter how convincing YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED Error # 268D3 may seem, don’t believe a word that is written on it. That’s a total scam, which is used to trick gullible PC users into purchasing remote technical service. It goes without saying that the offered remote technical support service is just a scam either. If you call the given number, you might be misled by scammers who seem professional and well-knowing about computers, which is just a pretend. Therefore, DO NOT call the number provided on the Error # 268D3 pop-up alert.
Why Error # 268D3 support scam shows up on computers?Although it is stated on the Error # 268D3 message that “Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware,” it’s a real nonsense. Have you ever heard a computer itself would contact remote servers about virus infection? Probably not. Error # 268D3 means that you have caught an adware, which is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) rather than a virus. It’s not malicious in itself, what means that it can hardly affect your PC. However, it is programmed to display pop-up ads while browsing on the Internet and spread technical support scam like Error # 268D3, which may cause problems.
Adware-type programs are distributed via software packages. Thus, if you treat installation of free software not seriously enough, you might easily install an unwanted program without even realizing that. Therefore, if you want to keep your PC away from issues like Error # 268D3, you have to select download sources carefully and install programs opting for Advanced or Custom installation. As soon as the PC gets infected, the following notification stars chasing its user:
As we have already mentioned, do not believe anything that is said here because that’s just a rogue technical support scam. By calling the given number, none of the personal data stored on your machine will become safer that it was before. Contrary, scammers may trick you into disclosing personal information by yourself, or you may notice that your telephone bill has increased as you have dialed a high-charged number.
Luckily, it’s not difficult to fix Error # 268D3. For this purpose, you have to root out the adware that causes continuous support scam pop-ups. You can find out how to get rid of Error # 268D3 alerts, follow the instructions provided in the next paragraph.
How to Fix Error # 268D3?In case you have a minute of spare time, you can try to fix Error # 268D3 manually. The following instructions will help you to do so. Nevertheless, keep in mind that the adware that causes this fake technical support pop-ups may be not the only one littering your PC. Therefore, we highly recommend to check your PC with a software that would check that and optimize your PC completely. Our recommendation would be Reimage.
Instructions for PC users:
Instructions for Mac users:
If you have performed all steps properly in the right order, then you should have fixed Error # 268D3 successfully and no pop-ups should occur now. If, however, you receive those messages further, you should take our piece of advise and check the system with Reimage.
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