‘Fix corrupt battery’ alert: What is it and how to remove it
Sadly, the shock-and-awe scare tactics of the cybercriminals still work. Lots of Windows users still fall for the frivolous gimmicks, some of them get robbed of the precious data while others get completely overwhelmed by adware and PUPs. One common false alarm informs users that their laptop battery is corrupt and they need to fix it with an enlisted tool.
We made sure to explain everything and provide you with ways to deal with it. Make sure to check the article in detail and find out how to fix this problem.
Corrupt battery prompt and how to fix it
Let’s start with the most important disclaiming fact. Your battery can’t get corrupted. It can deplete faster than usual, it can have various hardware-based issues. But it can’t get corrupted. What are we looking at is the scammy malware in action.
One of the many false alerts which pray on the inexperienced users. They click on the pop-up, thinking that the message comes from the system. Hoping to fix this critical issue, they open their system to malicious invaders and that’s when the real problems start.
These can lead to a recently popularized ransomware attack or your whole system might get infected with a virus or adware. Usually, they’ll suggest installing a frivolous third-party tool which will magically fix the battery corruption. That’s why the presence of the antimalware solution, be it Windows Defender or a third-party suite, is of the utmost importance.
So, if you ever see a prompt which claims that piece of your hardware, especially battery, is corrupted, avoid it like a plague. Don’t click on it and don’t download anything it offers.
How to remove “Fix corrupted battery” scam
In addition, you probably want to remove it from good and make your PC safe to use again. This is the next step you’ll need to follow through. Most of the antimalware solutions will deal with it automatically. However, depending on the quality of the tool, these malicious atrocities can slip in without detection.
But not for good! By performing a deep scan, you should be able to clean everything. In addition, we suggest using some kind of anti-PUP and anti-Adware tool to clean all affected browsers. We’ll showcase the procedure for Windows Defender and Malwarebytes AdwCleaner. Of course, you can use any combination of security programs to get basically the same results.
Follow these instructions to perform a deep scan with Windows Defender:
- Open Windows Defender from the taskbar notification area.
- Choose Virus & threat protection.
- Choose Scan options.
- Select Windows Defender Offline Scan.
- Click Scan now.
- Your PC will restart and the scanning process will commence.
And this is how to get and run AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes:
- Download Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, here.
- Run the tool and click Scan Now.
- Wait until the tool scans your system and click Clean & Repair.
- Restart your PC.
After that, you shouldn’t see anymore false alarming prompts regarding your battery. We can also advise keeping your eyes open while browsing and downloading third-party applications. Lot’s of them tend to sneak in a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) into your system.
That should be a wrap-up. If you have additional questions or suggestions, make sure to post them in the comments section below. We’ll be glad to hear from you.
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