How to remove Security Warning from the computer and browsers

This article is going to assist you to erase Security Warning from the system. We've made the tips for hand deletion and links to fine software to clean your computer from Security Warning and other “viruses”.


Security Warning adware

What is Security Warning. Removal reasons and methods

The Security Warning virus is of the "Tech support scam" type, and in itself is not dangerous to the system. This is a program that penetrates the user's computer and at some point starts showing him various pop-ups, warnings and additional tabs in the browser, which say that the computer is infected with a terrible virus that cannot be deleted. More precisely, you can delete it only if you call the toll-free number specified on the window, or if you download a special anti-virus program. Scammers try to make these warnings as plausible as possible, and often in the title of the programs or in the text of the message there are names of well-known manufacturers of anti-virus or any other software. Do not let this lead you astray: scammers have nothing to do with Microsoft either with Apple or with any other reputable company. Another of the tricks of scammers is locking the browser. Having visited a malicious website, or already having a Security Warning virus on your computer, you may encounter such a problem. Opening a new tab, you will see a pop-up window, similar to a message from the browser. This window cannot be closed, and therefore many users believe in what is written there. To get rid of this - just close the browser in the task manager, and then start a new session.

For those readers who have not yet encountered similar threats, we will explain everything in detail: if you, while using your PC, or surfing the web, saw a message stating that your computer is infected with a virus - it is an attempt to deceive you. Scammers try to frighten the user, so he downloaded their virus, or called them. Of course, the number indicated in the message is not free, and if you call, you will be very surprised by the amount in the next bill from telephone company. In addition to fraud with a toll call, they will try to sell expensive and absolutely useless antivirus, and also will offer to install remote access to your PC so that a specialist can remove the virus himself. Do not call at the number offered in such messages, and do not agree to anything. The only thing you should do in this situation is scan the system for viruses, and reset the browser settings. In the following parts of the article, we will tell you how to quickly and effectively remove Security Warning from your computer and from the browser.

Security Warning removal tool

The most effective way to forget about annoying viruses is to clean your computer from them. Eliminating the unwanted programs is an important goal which will demand extra attention and certain level of practice. If you decided to remove advertising applications manually, you will need to repeal the scheduled tasks for reinstallation of a virus, remove browser shortcuts and then create the new ones, clear the registry, alter the browser settings and delete the adware from the control panel. For an ordinary user, some of these operations may look very difficult therefore we've made a complete instruction. Since we cannot verify the process, we advise you to backup the important data before starting the removal. On the other hand - there is no necessity to risk the security of your system if you can choose more effective and fast manner - an automatic uninstalling with help of Spyhunter anti-viral software. With this program you will not only uninstall Security Warning, but also secure the workstation from other harmful programs. This anti-malware has a lot of pluses, including modest price, speed of operation, compatibility with other anti-viruses and day-and-night technical support. If you want to buy Spyhunter or to download the test version with malware scanner - just click the link below.


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Security Warning removal instructions

If you use MAC OS, follow our article: MAC adware removal.



Step 1. Remove Security Warning from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the Security Warning, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Security Warning and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Security Warning from browser's settings

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari



Video instruction how to clean browsers




Step 4. Delete elements that would stay after Security Warning deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Security Warning in the search box
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list of search results. Under Search again in, Click Computer
  • Wait for the search results
  • Delete items found

2. Delete registry keys

  • Click the Start button
  • Type Regedit.exe and press Enter
  • Press Ctrl+F and type 'Security Warning'
  • Click 'Find Next'
  • Delete the entries that were found

Step 5 (Optional). Scan the computer with antimalware scanner

  • Download antivirus tool, e.g. Adwcleaner
  • Press Scan button


AdwCleaner start window


  • Press Clean button


AdwCleaner scan the system


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