Do you know what Windows Warning Alert is?
Windows Warning Alert is a scam warning aimed at deceiving unsuspecting computer users into calling 1-877-804-5390 for more information about the issue presented in the warning. The Windows Warning Alert scam should be closed straigt away, because Microsoft does not display alerts asking its client to call any phone number. All security-related issues are solved only after the customer requests for assistance, so you should beware of schemers attempting to take advantage of you in such a deceitful way.
Do not worry if you cannot close it the window immediately. It may be necessary to click the close button repeatedly. If the warning is displayed in full screen, meaning that the close and minimize buttons are not visibile, press the F11 button on the keyboard to minimize the browser window.
The Windows Warning Alert notification is likely to be displayed when browsing dubious websites, which usually include online gaming websites, adult-oriented websites, forums, freeware sharing websites. Usually it is enough to navigate away, but, if the warning keeps being delivered to your browser when surfing even reputable websites, that implies that the browser is affected by an adware program. That also means that the unwanted program might be monitoring your online behaviour, so the removal of the unwanted program should not be delayed. The presence of some adware program can be suggested and by some other advertisements displayed continuesly, so, if you want to be sure that your OS is malware-free, removing questionable programs is essential.Windows Warning Alert screenshot
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According to the Windows Warning Alert scam, Windows Defender has detected the Zeus virus and, hence, the user has to act immediately to have the issue solved by some Microsoft technician. The scam alert instructs the user to keep the notification on the screen and call the technical support within 5 minutes. On top of the waning, another window is displayed. The windows request for a username and password; however, it is not specified what type of login details are supposed to be entered. Several scenarions are possible. For example, the con artist could instruction the victim to download some remote desktop application and ask to type in the username and password to get access to the computer. Another scenarion is that the impostor tells the victim some login details.
You should not type in any private information of yours so that the attackers do get a chance to access your PC and make unwanted changes. The Windows Warning Alert notification is a hoax that could cause a lot of trouble, so, instead of worrying whether to call 1-877-804-5390, take action to remove the cause of Windows Warning Alert if it is an adware program.
This type of social engineering is commonplace. Schemers use the names and logos of famous companies to deceive victims into thinking that the scam warning is legitimate. Not only do they attempt to make PC users call them, they also make so-called cold calls pretending to be from some company. If you find that some unknown number is calling, or that the number is international, do not answer the call, or if you do, hang up immediately.
Online scams are also possible not only in the form of pop-up warnings. Deceitful emails are another means of encouraging users to give schemers access to the computer. That can be done be convicing the user to download some file or click a link in the email. A computer infection is a more serious issue than just an intimidating pop-up warning that you can remove from the screen by just clicking the close button. To keep malware and spyware at bay, be sure that your computer is protected by a reputable anti-malware program.
If you are worried that your browsers contain some adware, use the removal guide provided below or install a powerful tool that will do it for you in no time.
How to remove Windows Warning Alert
- Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the browser or click Tools below the URL box.
- Select Manage Add-ons.
- Uninstall questionable browser extension.
- Click the button with three horizontal lines.
- Select Add-ons.
- Remove unwanted extensions.
- Click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Select More tools.
- Click Extensions and uninstall undesirable browser extension.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Warning Alert is a headline in one of the latest scams targeting Windows users. The scam is displayed in a browser window and can appear while browsing websites of a poor reputation. The content of the warning should be ignored because this pop-up notification is spread to make unsuspecting users fall an impostor who would attempt to deceive the user. The scam may also be displayed by an adware program, which should be removed from the browsers without further delay.