Windows Warning Alert

What is Windows Warning Alert?

Windows Warning Alert has nothing to do with the Windows OS or Microsoft Corporation. It is just a fake warning that users might find opened on their screens. Researchers say that users are usually redirected to the domain hosting the scam after they open some kind of dubious website or click on a malicious link, but, theoretically, some users might also see it because they have some kind of untrustworthy application installed on their computers. Specialists say that advertising-supported applications (adware) are usually the ones that are responsible for the periodic appearance of fake alerts on users’ screens. They affect users’ browsers and, because of this, users get redirected to the domain with the scam periodically. No matter what the reason you see Windows Warning Alert on your screen is, make it disappear. It might reappear on your screen if untrustworthy software is directly associated with it, but you should be able to get rid of it by simply closing your web browser. Do not let it restore the previous browsing session! If you cannot close the fake warning because it has gone full-screen, press F11 on your keyboard. You might also need to close your web browser by killing its process because fake alerts usually do not have X in the corner and thus cannot be closed normally.testtest

What does Windows Warning Alert do?

There is no need to worry if Windows Warning Alert has been opened on your screen because the alert you see is a scam. Its primary goal is to scare users into dialing the provided telephone number. Users are told that they must contact “engineers” that will walk them through the malware removal process over the phone. Malicious software you have been informed about does not exist on your system, so there is nothing to delete. As a consequence, do not make a call even if the fake warning displayed to you tries to convince you that such personal details as Facebook logins, financial data, photos, etc. are in danger. If you ignore our piece of advice and make a call, you will contact cyber criminals behind this scam. It is very likely that they will try to convince you to purchase software for the automatic malware removal. Also, they might tell you that they can delete detected malicious software for you if you pay for the service. Finally, it is unclear whether 1-877-804-5390 is a toll-free telephone number. As you can see, it is not such a good idea to dial the number you see.

Where does Windows Warning Alert come from?

Specialists say that Windows Warning Alert shows up as a redirect, so do not be surprised when it is displayed to you out of the blue when you surf the Internet. In most cases, users are redirected to the domain with the scam against their will after visiting an untrustworthy website causing redirections to other dubious domains. Also, they might encounter the Windows Warning Alert scam after clicking on some kind of malicious link. If you see the fake alert because you have been redirected to the domain hosting it, you should no longer see it once you close your web browser and do not visit suspicious websites ever again. If this does not help you to get rid of the scam, i.e. it reappears after some time, the chances are high that you see it because there is untrustworthy software (e.g. an adware program) installed on your computer. It does not mean that it is not there if you do not know anything about its installation, so check all installed programs and delete suspicious ones through Control Panel.

How to remove Windows Warning Alert

The first thing you should do after discovering Windows Warning Alert on your screen is closing it. If needed, press F11 and/or kill the main browser’s process. Some users do not see it ever again after doing that, but some of them find it reopened on their screens shortly after. If it is your situation, you should, first, remove all programs you find suspicious. Then, reset your browser displaying fake alerts to default settings. If you do not consider yourself an experienced user, feel free to use our manual removal guide – you will find it right below this report.

Delete Windows Warning Alert

Remove suspicious applications

Windows 7/Vista/8/8.1/10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Insert Control Panel and press Enter.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select suspicious software and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select untrustworthy software and remove it by clicking Remove.

Reset your web browser to default

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information from the Help menu.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation box.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F and select Settings from the browser’s menu.
  3. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page and click Reset.

Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Tap Alt+T.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click on the Advanced tab to open it.
  5. Click Reset.
  6. Put a tick in the checkbox next to Delete personal settings.
  7. Click the Reset button. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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