If you encounter a security error 0x00759B, don’t rely on it and don’t call the service number. It’s a social engineering scam that will take your money. What you need to do is pick it up safely. In this Techquack article, you’ll find some helpful techniques for doing so.
Have you ever seen the false security error 0x00759B? It’s a social engineering scam with repeated pop-up ads designed to make you think your computer is infected with a virus. The idea is for you to call one of the numbers listed for help.
In fact, scammers are trying to sell you unwanted contracts and support services instead of offering real help.
What causes security error 0x00759b?
The default browser has been compromised: In most cases, this malicious pop-up is detected on your computer after a browser action that allowed a malicious script to take control of your browser so that it could redirect your browsing sessions to specific pop-ups or servers. In this case, you can solve the problem by performing a general scan with Windows Defender.
Adware was linked to other software: Another possibility is that a browser hacker found its way to your computer after being linked to other software you installed. Some PUPs have been known to contain malicious code that infects your browser. In this case, you can solve the problem by using a specialized tool such as Microsoft Safety Scanner.
How do I fix security error 0x00759b?
Run the Microsoft security scanner
- First of all, you need to start the system in safe mode. To do this, restart your computer.
- Before the Windows logo appears, press Shift + F8.
- Select Show advanced repair options, then select Troubleshooting.
- Select Advanced Options, and then click Windows Startup Options.
- Click Restart, then select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Network.
- After logging in, click and download the Microsoft Security Scanner.
- Have it scan the system for errors.
Run a professional antivirus program
Another way to get rid of false Microsoft security error 0x00759B is to run a scan with a professional malware removal tool. We highly recommend using third-party software. It can remove malware, repair registry, corrupt system files, remove third-party software, and more.
Manual malware removal
Windows operating system :
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features. (Windows 7 or Vista).
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP).
- Right-click in the lower-left corner of the screen and wait for the DeepL access menu to appear.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall Program. (Windows 8/10).
- In the list of programs, find the programs that you don’t know about or that you find suspicious. Click on them and select Uninstall.
- When a confirmation window appears, click OK to continue.
Clear the web browser target box :
- Find your web browser shortcut on your desktop and right-click it.
- Select Properties and click the Shortcuts tab.
- Find the target field and remove the suspicious URL.
- Then click OK and close the window.
- Repeat these steps with each of your web browsers.
Resetting Google Chrome
- Open Google Chrome and click the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select “More Tools” and go to the “Extensions” section.
- Find the suspicious extension, select it and click the trashcan icon to remove it.
- Check the URL for suspicious entries in the Open a specific page or set of pages feature.
- If you find unwanted links, close the window.
- Now go back to the main settings windows and click Manage Search Engines under the Search heading.
- Go to Search Engines and remove the unwanted URLs.
- Finally, open Settings again, expand Advanced Settings and click Reset Browser Settings.
- You should also reset other web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Remove malicious Windows software.
- Use Malwarebytes to remove Microsoft adware warnings.
- Use HitmanPro to check for malware and unwanted programs.
- Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button and then Internet Explorer.
- From the menu bar, select Tools, then Internet Options.
- Click the Security tab.
- Adjust the security level by moving the slider up or down.
"Microsoft security warning" is a false error similar to "Suspicious login", "Firewall violation detected", "Your computer is locked" and many others. Keep in mind, however, that the "Microsoft Security Warning" error is a fake - just a scam that has nothing to do with Microsoft (the developer of the Windows operating system).
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- In the upper right corner, click on More. Settings.
- Under the Privacy and Security heading, click Site Settings.
- Click on pop-ups and redirect.
- At the top, set it to Allowed or Blocked.