ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up Removal Guide

Do you know what ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up is?

Pay no attention to the ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up because it is completely bogus. It is also known as the Microsoft Security Warning, Microsoft Warning Alert, or +1-855-624-0192 Fake Alert, and it was created by schemers who are after gullible and careless Windows users. The pop-up could appear on malicious or corrupted websites, but it is most likely to appear on the screens of those users who get redirected to the corrupted pages representing the fake alert. At the time of research, our team could not find a single page that was actively promoting the scam, but that does not mean that things could not change at any point. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how to check if you need to delete ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up-related malware, as well as how recognize scams and fictitious security alerts in the future.

The two pages that were known to present the unreliable and misleading ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up in the past were and These pages are currently down, and, hopefully, that is how they stay. It is possible that you were redirected to these pages when you clicked a corrupted link or advertisement, or visited an unreliable website. If the pop-up is “removed” after you close the corrupted page and stay away from it, the chances are that you do not need to delete anything malicious. However, if the pop-up keeps reappearing, you are either visiting the same redirect page over and over again, or malware that is responsible for redirecting you to scam pages exists. Use a legitimate malware scanner to perform a full system scan, and you will find out right away if you need to delete malicious infections. If you need to take care of this, do not waste any time.

Tech-support scams are pretty common these days, and it is enough for schemers to set up a fake page or alert to convince gullible users that something is wrong. For example, the schemers behind the ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up simply want you to call +1-855-624-0192, and they use deception and false information to trick users into doing exactly that. The fake alert informs that spyware exists and that personal data and photos are at risk. Add that to the name of Microsoft, and you have a panicked user. If you panic, you are in trouble because you are more likely to call the fake number without even thinking about that twice. If you are more cautious, you will at least enter the number into the search engine to see what comes up. Obviously, if you learn that the number is linked to a scam, you should NOT call it. If you fall for the scam, you could be tricked into revealing private information or downloading programs that would permit remote attackers to access your system!

You want to close the page representing the ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up immediately. Next, you want to scan your operating system to check if you need to remove ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up-related malware. Hopefully, you do not, and you can successfully clean your browsers using the instructions below. What if malicious threats are found? If that is the case, you have to figure out how to remove them manually, or you have to install an anti-malware program you can trust. We suggest going with the latter option because you want the comprehensive protection this program can produce to protect you against malware in the future.

Delete ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Firefox and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  5. Select time range and mark boxes.
  6. Click Clear Now.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Chrome and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and then click Advanced.
  3. Move down to the Reset menu.
  4. Click Restore settings… and then Reset settings.
  5. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  6. Select time range and mark boxes.
  7. Click Clear data.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab and then Reset.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete.
  5. Mark the desired boxes and click Delete.

Microsoft Edge

  1. Launch Edge and tap Alt+X.
  2. Click Choose what to clear.
  3. Mark the desired boxes and then click Clear.

In non-techie terms:

You might be in shock when you encounter the ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up, but you must not lose your head. Gullible and panicked users are the ones that the schemers behind this fake alert are after, and if they trick you, they can make you disclose personal information and even download malware or programs that could help schemers access your system remotely. If you do not think you can recognize scam alerts in the future, keep in mind that you can always use a malware scanner to check if you need to remove infections, and you can always research the helpline numbers that are presented via the alerts to check if they are legitimate or if they belong to schemers. Finally, although it should be enough to close the browser and clean it to remove ERROR #268d3x8938 Pop-Up, you might need to delete malware too. Scan your system, and if threats are found, employ anti-malware software to have them eliminated automatically.