How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

About this threat

The reason VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam adverts are popping up is because an adware has infected your computer. These scam advertisements will attempt to convince you to call scammers pretending to be technical support so that they could get remote access to your machine and install not wanted, overpriced software. If you are dealing with advertising-supported software , the advertisements will be highly intrusive. An adware is normally added to freeware as an extra offer, which you did not notice, hence it was permitted to install. In case you’re worried, the adverts won’t harm your system so as long as you do not dial the number, no harm will be done. However, if you did call them, you could be scammed out of a lot of money, or more severe malicious program could be installed, and that might lead to stolen personal information. Allowing some suspicious tech-support remote access to your device could turn out badly, so be cautious. And if you’re still concerned about the pop-up you are getting, it’s bogus, and neither your PC nor your data is in danger. The advertisements will only stop appearing when you eliminate VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam, so the sooner you do that, the better.

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Why are the warnings appearing

There is a big probability that you got the threat through freeware packages. If some kind of offer spreads together with the freeware, you need to deselect it, and it can not be done in Default settings. Instead of Default, you should use Advanced or Custom mode. Simply uncheck the boxes that appear in Advanced, and they will not be allowed to install. It would be a wise idea to always unmark everything because if you were not properly informed about their installation, they don’t belong on your PC. Pay close attention to what kind of programs are allowed to install onto the PC, and how you do it, unless you wish to constantly be stuck having to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam or similar.

We can guarantee that whatever tech-support scam warning you see on your screen, it is saying that your system has came across an issue and requires immediate attention. Scammers will create all kinds scenarios, such as damaging programs, licensing or computer problems. It is also not uncommon for the alert to include warnings about data loss or leaks because users who panic are more likely to believe the scam. People would then be recommended to call tech-support using the given number, where they would be deceived. Legitimate companies will never ask you to call them, so keep that in mind. So if you see such alerts, claiming to come from Apple or Microsoft, know that it isn’t legitimate. These scammers would try to convince you that there is something seriously wrong with your computer, and while they could fix it, it would cost money. While to more computer knowledgeable people tech-support scams can seem pretty transparent, less computer savvy people might believe them, which is why those scams are still around. Even if you do not pay attention to the first advertisement, it would pop-up over and over again later on, so users falling for such a scam isn’t hard to imagine. If you are still in doubt, you can always use a search engine to investigate, and that would make everything clear. The first results will surely lead to pages that report it as a scam. So you could just safely ignore the pop-ups while you get rid of what’s causing them. If the warnings are appearing frequently, you will need to uninstall VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam adware to make them stop.

How to eliminate VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

An advertising-supported program is pretty easy to get rid of, so there should not be issues with VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam removal. You can choose to either eliminate VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam by hand or automatically. Opting for the manual method means you will need to locate where the infection is hiding yourself but we have written up instructions to help you below this article. If you wish to erase VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam automatically, get anti-spyware software, and authorize it to take care of everything. You ought to no longer happen upon the pop-ups if the infection was eliminated completely.

Learn how to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

a) Windows 10/8

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner.
  2. Find Control Panel and click on it. win7-win8-start-control-panel How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. Double-click Programs and Features. control-panel-programs How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. uninstall-program How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press the start button.
  2. Press Settings, then Control Panel. win-xp-startmenu How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. Click Programs and Features. win-xp-control-panel How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Choose which program you want gone, and press Uninstall. win-xp-add-remove-program How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

c) Mac OS X

  1. Finder (should be the first icon in your dock) → Applications. mac-os-x-go-menu How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  2. Find all programs you want deleted, and drag them to the trash icon. mac-os-x-applications How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. Alternatively, you can also right-click on them and choose Move to Trash.
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from browsers

a) Delete VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. Access Toolbars and Extensions, and disable all unwanted extensions.ie-extensions How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Press Close.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. In the Internet Options window, delete the set homepage and put in the one you wish to use.ie-home-page How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Press Apply.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your Internet Explorer browser and access the menu (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options.
  3. Select the Advanced tab.
  4. Press Reset in Reset Internet Explorer settings. ie-reset How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  5. A window will appear asking to confirm your choice. Check the box next to Delete personal settings and press Reset.

d) Delete VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → More Tools → Extensions.
  2. Press the Trash logo for all questionable extensions.chrome-extensions How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. You can also disable an extension by unchecking the box that says Enabled.

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. 1. Menu → Settings.
  2. 2. Press Set pages, located below On startup.
  3. 3. Remove the unwanted site and type the URL of the one you wish to have as your homepage.chrome-set-pages How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Press OK.
  5. Go back to Settings, and select Manage search engines, located below Search.chrome-search How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  6. Delete all but your preferred search engines. Press Done.

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings → Show advanced settings. chrome-reset How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  2. Press Reset. Press Reset again after you read the warning in the new window.

g) Delete VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Menu → Add-ons → Extensions
  2. Remove all suspicious extensions. Alternatively, you can disable them by pressing the Disable button next to the extension.firefox-extensions How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options.
  2. In the Home Page field, enter the homepage of your choice. Alternatively, press Restore to Default.firefox-settings How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help (the question mark at the bottom of the menu).
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-reset How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. Select Refresh Firefox. Press Refresh Firefox again in the new window.
 

j) Delete VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge, and access the More menu (the three dots at the top right corner).edge-menu-settings How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  2. Press Settings, and then Choose what to clear.edge-settings How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  3. Select all the items you want to delete, press Clear.edge-clear-data How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  4. Access Task Manager by pressing Ctrl, Alt, Delete together, and choosing Task Manager.
  5. Access the Processes tab, right-click on the Microsoft Edge process, click Go to details. If that option is not available, click More details. task-manager How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam
  6. End all Microsoft Edge processes by right-clicking on them and selecting End Task.
(Method 2)
We suggest you make copies of your data before you proceed with this method. 1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe. 2. Delete all folders there. 3. Press the start button, find the search box and enter Windows PowerShell. 4. When it's found, right-click on it and choose Run as administrator. edge-reset How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam 5. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>, press Enter.  

k) Delete VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam from Safari

1. Launch Safari. 2. Safari → Preferences → Extensions. safari-extensions How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam 3. Uninstall all unwanted extensions. You can also disable them by unchecking the box next to Enable.

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

1. Safari → Clear History. Select the time frame and press Clear History. safari-history How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam 2. Safari → Preferences → Advanced. 3. Check the box at the bottom that says Show Develop menu in menu bar. safari-clear How to remove VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT Scam 4. Develop (it will appear between Bookmarks and Window) → Empty Caches. If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.
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