Do you know what Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert is?
Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert, just like other similar tech-support scams, tries to convince users that a serious problem has occurred. This time, you will be told that something went wrong with your Windows OS due to the successful entrance of harmful malicious software. It goes without saying that it is not true. As a consequence, do not pay attention to it and close it the second it appears on your screen. Not all users manage to get rid of Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert by closing their web browsers. Some of them encounter the fake warning again soon after they close it. If it has been displayed on your screen again too, there is a huge possibility that there is malware automatically opening domains with fake warnings installed on your computer. Most likely, it is an advertising-supported application. You will need to delete it completely from your system to get rid of Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert if it turns out to be true. We cannot promise that it will be very easy to do that because we do not know the name of this program, it is hard to say where it is located, and it is unclear whether it has an uninstaller.
There are two versions of Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert, but it seems that they both contain similar messages. Both of them claim that the previously-visited website “may have downloaded the Malware and Virus on your Windows system.” We cannot guarantee that your system is perfectly clean, but we can assure you that you do not have malicious software Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert tells you about on your computer. Because of this, we see no reason why you should call the telephone number the fake alert contains. It should be noted that the number used might differ. Our specialists have found two telephone numbers (+1-866-217-8835 and +1-877-372-6054) used by scammers, but the list might be even longer. Keep in mind that warnings containing telephone numbers of “technical support” are usually fake, so if you ever find a similar alert on your screen ever again, you should ignore it too.
There is no point in dialing the telephone number Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert contains because a problem it has informed you about does not exist. On top of that, real problems might arise if you make a call. We can assure you that you will not contact technical support. Instead, cyber criminals will pick up the phone, and this is where all problems begin. They might try to get your name, surname, email, and other personal details. Also, they might try to get remote access to your computer so that they could install untrustworthy software. Last but not least, they might say that they can delete malicious software from your computer only if you send them money. Finally, the provided telephone number might be a premium-rate telephone number instead of a toll-free one.
If you see Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert because you have opened an untrustworthy website, or you are sure that you have simply been taken to a dubious domain distributing fake alerts after clicking on an untrustworthy link, you should no longer see the fake warning on your screen after you close your browser if you do not visit previously-visited websites/do not click on links redirecting to domains with fabricated notifications. If you cannot get rid of Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert by closing your web browser, the chances are high that you have some kind of untrustworthy program installed on your system. As mentioned previously in this article, it might be adware.
Some adware programs showing fake alerts can be removed through Control Panel, but we cannot promise that it could be erased so easily in your case. Specialists say that users might need to reset their browsers too if they keep seeing Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert because their settings could have been modified without their knowledge as well. If you cannot make fake alerts gone from your screen yourself, let an antimalware scanner help you.
Delete Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert
Remove all suspicious applications from your computer
- Launch Run (tap Win+R).
- Type Control Panel.
- Press Enter.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Find and select suspicious software.
- Click Uninstall.
- Click Start.
- Select Control Panel and open Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the untrustworthy application you wish to delete.
- Click Remove.
Reset your browsers
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click the button located in the top-right corner to open the main menu.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
- Click Reset.
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Confirm the Reset.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Access the Tools menu.
- Select Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the box next to Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert might be displayed to you if you open an untrustworthy website, get redirected to it from another page, or you have some kind of untrustworthy program installed on your computer. If you already see it, ignore this message completely because it is fake. Do not think about dialing the telephone number it promotes either because this might result in many problems.