Do you know what Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 is?
If you see Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 on your screen all of a sudden, it does not only mean that you have landed on a malicious website, but it is also possible that your computer has been infected with malware that can redirect you there. This is, of course, a fake alert that tries to scare you enough to make you call the provided telephone number that is supposedly toll free. However, if you do so, you may lose money or worse: Your personal information may be revealed to potential criminals. Therefore, if you have seen this fake alert even once, you should make sure that no infections are left on your system because that may be the only way for you to remove Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607. Please, read our full description to find out how you can end up seeing this annoying fake alert.
Our researchers have discovered that there are a number of ways for you to be exposed to this rogue Windows security alert. One of the possibilities is that a hosts file modifier program infiltrates your system and it inserts the malicious website’s URL (system-recovery-help-errorx0022.weebly.com) into your hosts file so that you will be redirected to this page when you open your browser. Another way is that you click on infected third-party ads that cause you to get redirected to this website. These malicious ads can come from adware applications that have already infected your system or you may be presented with such ads when viewing unreliable gaming, torrent, or freeware websites. If you clicked on such an ad, you should first make sure that there be no malware infections on your computer or that you stay away from such suspicious sites. We suggest that you run a malware scanner to identify all threats because that can help you delete Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607.
Yet another method is the use of redirections. It is possible that you are redirected to system-recovery-help-errorx0022.weebly.com to be scammed by Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 when you click on corrupt links on malicious websites or even among modified search results. But you can also get redirected when your computer is infected with malware. Finally, user reports show that you might also be introduced to this fake alert if you play a corrupt video on the net. All in all, the best way for you to protect your PC from similar attacks is to have a decent up-to-date anti-malware application. You can also try to be more careful with your clicks and the choice of websites you visit, but this will not give you perfect protection from malware threats. It is important that you remove Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 and all other malware infections from your system if you want to feel safe in your virtual world.
This fake alert is all about frightening you that your operating system and your IP address have been compromised and, therefore, your most important and personal information may be exposed to criminals, including your passwords and banking information. You are told to call a toll free telephone number (1-888-220-3607) in order to contact allegedly Windows certified technical support. You should know that according to our researchers, this phone number has been used several times by different schemers and can also be found in connection with onlinesetupexperts.com. This is a usual technical support scam actually. This means that schemers try to push you this way to buy a certain product, some worthless software, or technical service that is supposed to fix your problems. We do not advise you to engage with these people in any way.
Once you land on this malicious site, it looks like you are viewing a legitimate Microsoft page, the Malware Protection Center, which not surprisingly also seems to promote this phone number. But as soon as this page loads, this fake Windows security alert message is shown, which informs you about a fake critical situation. If you click on the OK button, an audio will be played in an endless loop that informs you about the same thing and tries to push you to call this number. At the same time, another fake alert message is shown. If you want to get out of this and press the OK button, the page reloads, the fake alert is shown again and the audio goes on and on. This is rather annoying and the only way to stop this is to exit your browser. You need to understand that closing your browser window may not stop this malware infection from reappearing. You should delete Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 right now if you do not want to see this fake alert again.
Unfortunately, in this case it is not easy to tell which specific application causes this redirection or changes to the hosts file. Therefore, we suggest that you eliminate all malware threats that can be found on your system. You can try to accomplish this by removing all suspicious programs and browser extensions through your Control Panel and your browser settings. But the most efficient would be to use a reliable malware removal tool. Once you are certain that your computer is clean, it is worth checking your hosts file and make the necessary changes. Please find our guide below this article that can assist you with this. If you have any questions regarding the removal of Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607, please leave us a comment below.
Remove Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607
- Tap Win+E to open File Explorer.
- Open the “hosts” file in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc directory.
- Find any occurrences of “system-recovery-help-errorx0022.weebly.com” and delete them.
- Save the “hosts” file.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 is a fake security alert that is displayed by a malicious website. This fake alert can lead to a technical support scam if you get fooled and dial the given phone number. This alert claims that your computer has been compromised and there are critical security issues, including exposing your credit card and banking details to cyber criminals and so on. This fake alert has one purpose only: to scare you. If you call the allegedly toll free number, you may get scammed to buy a useless application or technical service to fix your system security issues. According to our researchers, this malware infection can mainly hit your computer when you have other threats, such as adware programs, on your system. So in order to remove Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 from your computer, you should eliminate all other possible threat sources. If you do not want to manually take care of this, we suggest that you download and install a reputable malware removal tool.