Is “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” real?

The short answer is «not». As this “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” also goes under the second name of MSSecTeam scam. This malware has typical ransomware features along with a screen locker functionality. This means you will immediately suffer the consequences of the attack and left with encrypted files.

What makes this ransomware a bit different from others is its manipulating techniques. It is a common practice to threaten victims of the attack, but in this case, scammers are using Microsoft’s credentials to enhance the effect. The message informs users about copyright violations or disturbing content found on their PC. In addition to that, “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” Ransomware also contains some articles of the US criminal code implying that victim’s illegal actions might result in from 4 to 12 years in jail. However, it is just a trick, and no one is going to sue you, so it would be much better to concentrate on “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” removal.

All corrupted files attacked by this malware get a new extension of «.Harzhuangzi». While the screen lock says that you have one week to transfer a particular sum in dollars to the provided address. Scammers leave an email for contacting so-called «Microsoft» support which is We suggest against playing by the hackers’ rules. It is a common practice to threaten users with the removal of all infected files. But there are no guarantees that cyber criminals will actually unblock your computer and restore the data. Plus, you will become a sponsor for next attacks contributing to the development of newer viruses and malicious software like this one.

Fortunately, malware experts have already come to a solution with software for decrypting files corrupted by the “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” ransomware. So even if your PC has fallen to this virus, you still can recover your valuable information. But before doing that it is critical to delete “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” for good.

Before we proceed with the “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” ransomware removal guide, we would also want to point out how you got infected. According to our analysis and reports we receive, this locker infiltrates your computer via spam emails from the unknown sender. It comes in the form of suspicious attachment which contains CashBillPending(Autosaved)1.pdf.exe. If you receive an email from the unknown source with a strange message and suspicious attachment, don’t rush to open it. Do not download and run executable files or applications from your inbox. There is a high chance of catching a virus, worm, Trojan, etc. by simply clicking infectious links. Fake installers and software updaters can also become a portal for the virus to sneak in.

And now back to solving the problem. There are two ways to get rid of the “Notice From Microsoft Corporation” Ransomware. You can do it manually if you know where the original malicious file is hidden. But it might take time. Plus, if you don’t know where to look you can accidentally delete wrong files. To avoid this, we recommend using a reliable anti-malware program like Plumbytes Anti-Malware or SpyHunter. If your computer is infected with “Notice From Microsoft Corporation,” it will be eliminated along with other threats found. Having an additional protection against cyber-attacks is highly recommended because other threats might come your way after previous are neutralized.

"Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware

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Manual Removal Instruction for "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware completely.
  • Remove
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware completely.
  • Remove
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove
  • Now, find the "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove "Notice From Microsoft Corporation" Ransomware completely.
  • Remove
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the "NOTICE FROM MICROSOFT CORPORATION" RANSOMWARE and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 04/06/2017 10:05 PM;