How to remove Microsoft Warning Alert

In this article, we’ll explain to you what is Microsoft Warning Alert and how to deal with it. We will sort out the ways through which Microsoft Warning Alert deceives you and tell you how to counteract with it. We’ll also give you a few suggestions on your system security that might help you to avoid suchlike threats in future.

 

Microsoft Warning Alert is a threat that we’re going to discuss in our today’s article. It is a bit different from our other articles, as Microsoft Warning Alert isn’t always a program on your computer – it might be just a malicious website that has to be closed, and your PC won’t suffer any harm from it. Remember: it doesn’t matter where it is – you can easily get rid of it with the help of our removal guide.

 

Microsoft Warning Alert adware

What is Microsoft Warning Alert. Removal reasons and methods

Microsoft Warning Alert is a scam. It’s a result of a decreasing level of computer knowledge, and the growing efficiency of antiviral tools. Let us explain ourselves: we’ve mentioned that the quantity of viruses is decreasing drastically, and scam schemes are coming in their place. Scammers don’t want to develop a virus that’ll get beaten in a few hours if it’ll get into the attention of well-known malware researchers or any of the major anti-viral software developers. Instead of that, they just trick the trustful users into downloading adware, or even into calling them and giving them money directly. Let’s figure out how Microsoft Warning Alert works.

 

You see a pop-up (or a drop-down) window in your browser that says that the computer is heavily infected and you should do something about it until it’s too late. The text looks scary, and it appears in such a form that you might have never seen before. The text and the numbers might change a little, but here’s how it looks like, on average:

 

Microsoft Warning Alert

Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected.

Error # 0x80072ee7

Please call us immediately at: 0-800-...-....

Do not ignore this critical alert.

If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.

or

Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a Pornographic Spyware and riskware. The following information is being stolen...

> Financial Data

> Facebook Logins

> Credit Card Details

> Email Account Logins

> Photos stored on this computer

You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone to protect your identity. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.

Toll Free: 0-800-...-....

 

It appears in your browser, and you can’t close the browser, not the tab in which it appeared. And, of course, you don’t want your PC to be locked, or your “Financial data” and “Facebook logins” to be stolen. This a simple plan to figure out, whether the victim has some basic experience with suchlike scams, or he’s a trustful person who doesn’t want any trouble. If a victim calls the specified number – the fun begins. The number isn’t toll-free, and you’ll be surprised at how seriously not free it is. The operators will try to hold you on the line for a long while, to get as much money as they can. The second stage begins if a victim agrees to allow the remote access to his computer to remove the threat, or just gives scammers all information about his system that will enable them to hack it afterward easily. The machine gets infected and can be used for all sorts of scam, from DDoS attacks and email spam to botnets.

 

The third stage is when the operators shrug their shoulders and say that such a massive infection could be removed only with a super-powerful antivirus. They offer it to you and if you agree – it might cost you another $50 or even more. After that, you’ll remain with the massive phone bill, hacked computer and a useless piece of software that probably won’t be an antivirus at all.

Infected or not infected?

This is the question bothering every user that sees a Microsoft Warning Alert pop-up. It’s really interesting, and we have an answer to that. Microsoft Warning Alert can either be on your computer or on the website you’re visiting. It’s very simple to understand: if you see the pop-up on a reliable website, such as YouTube, Facebook or something like that – malware is in the system. If you’re on some strange website and you came there by accident or got redirected through some suspicious link – most likely your PC isn’t infected. In this case – just close the browser via Task Manager and don’t visit that website again. If the Microsoft Warning Alert pop-up appears once more, you’ll probably need a computer cleanup.

How to remove Microsoft Warning Alert

If Microsoft Warning Alert is in the system, you still don’t need to worry, as the program itself is quite simple. It can’t steal, encrypt, and remove any files or information – its only job is to show you one single pop-up, and that’s all. You can remove it easily by hand, with the help of our removal guide, but the problem is that such tools usually infect the computer via the bundled installation. This means that if you have Microsoft Warning Alert, you must have a few other advertising tools or viruses, which didn’t show themselves yet. It could be hard for you to find them all if you don’t know where to look, and we can’t be sure what viruses were in that bundle to help you.

 

In this case, we can offer you Spyhunter antivirus. This program was designed to remove adware, malware and all sorts of useless or unwanted programs that dwell on the Internet and interfere you from using your computer freely. It has more than a dozen years of experience and tens of thousands of customers around the world. It can also boast of 24/7 customer support, impressive viral signature database, and a moderate price. If these features didn’t impress you – just download a trial version by clicking the link below, and try Spyhunter for yourself.

 

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Microsoft Warning Alert removal instructions

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

 

 

Step 1. Remove Microsoft Warning Alert 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 suspicious program, 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 unfamiliar program 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 Microsoft Warning Alert 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 Microsoft Warning Alert deletion

1. Remove files and folders, if they stayed:

  • Type Microsoft Warning Alert 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 'Microsoft Warning Alert'
  • 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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