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About this threat

The most likely reason you are seeing DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY warnings is because of an adware infection. It is a scam that will possibly try to convince you to call con artists pretending to be technical support so that they can sell you worthless software or gain access to your PC remotely. Advertising-supported software can create very invasive adverts so expect the pop-ups to pop up constantly. You may have picked up the adware contamination if you didn’t pay attention during free application installation. In case you’re worried, the ads are pretty harmless by themselves, and if you do not dial the number, no harm will be done. However, if you did call them, scammers will attempt to fool you into giving a lot of money for a service you have no need for, or more severe malevolent software may be installed, and that could lead to stolen personal details. Authorizing some dubious tech-support remote access to your machine might turn out badly, so you should be cautious. And when it comes to this ad, just ignore it, you’re PC is not in danger, neither is your data. And when you uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY the advertising-supported program, the alerts should go away.

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What does it do

Since no one would voluntarily install ad-supported programs, it normally spreads via freeware. Free software have something attached to them, and you will not see them if you use Default settings during installation. Only Advanced or Custom settings will authorize you to deselect something so we encourage opting for those settings. Advanced will show you the offers, and you just have to deselect them. And if you think they could be useful, keep in mind that they didn’t intend to correctly disclose their installation, and you would have accidentally installed them. It’s important that you pay attention when installing programs because otherwise, you will have to terminate DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY or similar over and over again.

The bogus ads aim to fool people into thinking that there is something wrong with their computer. Scammers warn you about a variety of different of problems, such as damaging programs, licensing or system problems. Since less-computer savvy users are more like to fall for scare tactics, it would not be surprising to see warnings about possible data breaches. In order to prevent those data loss scenarios, the user is required to call con artists who are pretending to be tech-support. Trustworthy companies won’t request you to call them, and especially not via some random ad, so remember that the next time you encounter similar pop-ups. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is asking you to call them, it is definitely a scam attempt. The scammers would ask to access your PC remotely, they would then charge you a large amount of money for fixing  an issue that is not even real. Tech-support scams aren’t very convincing but because less-computer knowledgeable people haven’t ran into them before, they may become victims. It is not hard to imagine why some users would fall for these scams because if they’re showing up regularly, they may appear pretty legitimate. If you don’t believe us when we claim real companies would never alert you about malware through browser, you could always investigate the provided number. We can guarantee that the first results will be of users complaining about con artists. Now that it’s been confirmed to be a scam, just close the warnings and deal with what is causing them. If adware  is responsible for them, you will need to locate and remove DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY advertising-supported program to make them go away.

DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY termination

Taking care of DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY termination should not be difficult, so it is doubtful you will encounter trouble. Whether you ought to terminate DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY manually or automatically should really depend on how experienced you are with computers. The by hand way might take more time but it’s possible, and we have prepared instructions to aid you below. You may also opt to erase DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY automatically, using spyware removal software. After you take care of the threat, the warnings should no longer pop up.

Learn how to remove DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced How to uninstall DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY with it.
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