Microsoft Alert Virus Scam – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of Microsoft Alert Virus Scam

Microsoft Alert scam – What is that?

Visiting malware sites either by unintentional redirects or intentionally might pop up some threating scams to you to make some illegal profit. “Microsoft Alert” is one of these alerts that appear in fake sites. Such sites are usually visited by redirecting the users via fake advertisements. One other possibility of visiting these sites are PUPs, which are capable of intruding your device without consent and also running undesired processes in the background.

Get rid of Microsoft Alert Virus Scam


“Microsoft Alert” claims that your PC has been invaded by ZEUS virus that is capable of stealing all of your personal details regarding passwords and credit card details. Moreover, it also claims that upon closing this message, your PC will be disabled to threaten you not to close the message. They recommend that you have to call (“1-800-511-8970“) as means of fake support team so that they could ask you for money to solve the problem. The only method to evade such issue is to completely ignore this message and get rid of all of these cyber criminals. These websites that pop up this message aim to collect many personal information about you like your web browsing history, search queries, and IP address. Be careful that any click made by mistake in these sites could cost you a lot of damage. So the basic solution is to neglect such pop up messages and never visit such sites again. Unfortunately, some websites implement scripts so that you become unable to close the browser, so in this case, open the Task Manager and end the browsing experience or reboot your system.

How did Microsoft Alert scam get installed on your computer?

Developers stack up their viruses with authentic and nonauthentic applications as a pack so that they inject their viruses stealthily in your PC. You might find in your installation window that you are asked to download more apps and that it is “recommended” to download them for enhanced performance or any other purpose. By agreeing on this, you agree on downloading a virus on your computer that is capable of stealing your private information in compensation with money. You will be scammed and spammed a lot by many fake alerts and this will do nothing but add more damage. Software updates from nonauthorized sources also are packed with these viruses. And you will usually agree on everything just to make your software update and skip all the important steps that download the virus on your PC.

How to get rid of (Uninstall) and remove Microsoft Alert scam?

Check the advanced and custom settings when downloading any app, even if authentic one because being cautious is the best cure to viruses. Prevent downloading any unwanted app even if it is claimed that it is authentic. Use authentic sources and stop using free and dangerous sources that might cost you a lot more than paying for original apps. Disregard any scam message that pops up out of nowhere and remove all of the suspicious applications on your PC. Track what you have downloaded from nonauthentic sources and uninstall them right away.

Despite the fact that this virus Microsoft Alert is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Microsoft Alert Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Microsoft Alert from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Microsoft Alert Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Microsoft Alert Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Microsoft Alert on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Microsoft Alert

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Microsoft Alert file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Microsoft Alert.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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