Do you know what Windows Firewall Warning Alert is?
Windows Firewall Warning Alert is a part of another tech-support scam. Some users see it because they enter bad websites or get redirected to them against their will, but there are still more people who see this fake alert because there is an advertising-supported application (adware) installed on their computers. If you cannot close Windows Firewall Warning Alert, i.e. it appears on your screen again out of the blue even if you do not let your web browser restore the previous browsing session, it is very likely that you will get rid of it only by deleting the untrustworthy application that you have from your computer. There are hundreds of adware programs that might automatically open domains with fake alerts, so it will not be easy to find an untrustworthy program opening Windows Firewall Warning Alert on your computer. If malware is responsible for the appearance of fake alerts on your screen, you will have to find and remove it no matter how hard it is to do that because, in such a case, it is the only way to make sure disturbing fake warnings do not show up on the screen ever again.
Windows Firewall Warning Alert will be opened to you unexpectedly. In most cases, users get redirected to domains showing fake alerts when they surf the Internet. You should not pay much attention to the warning you see because it is completely fake. Its only goal is to scare users into believing that a serious problem that needs to be fixed ASAP has occurred. To be more specific, it will try to convince you that “malicious Spyware/Riskware” has been detected on the system, and, because of this, access to the computer will be disabled soon “to prevent further damage to our network.” Without a doubt, this is a lie, so do not dial the telephone number the fake alert you see contains even if it tells you that financial data, Facebook logins, credit card details, email account logins, and photos might be stolen. You will not contact technical support if you make a call. It is more likely that you will contact cyber criminals. Most probably, they will tell you that they can fix this security-related problem, i.e. remove malware from your computer. Of course, they will not do that for free. Also, they might try to extract some personal details from you so that they could sell this information on the black market. Last but not least, if you allow these “technicians” to access your system remotely, they might install malicious software on your computer without your knowledge instead of erasing existing malware for you.
Some users see Windows Firewall Warning Alert when they surf the Internet because they are taken to suspicious domains containing fake alerts or open them by mistake; however, the appearance of this fake notification might be linked to the successful entrance of malicious software too. Our experienced specialists say that it usually turns out that users have adware active on their computers. Users might download these programs themselves from the web, but, in most cases, they do not know anything about their successful entrance, which suggests that they might be installed on their computers without their knowledge. Ad-supported programs do not differ much from other undesirable applications. That is, they are also mainly distributed bundled. Users allow them to enter their computers during the installation of other programs, which explains why they usually do not know anything about their entrance. Be more careful the next time you install software downloaded from the web. You should also enable security software on your computer so that more harmful threats could not enter your system unnoticed too.
If you cannot get rid of Windows Firewall Warning Alert by closing your web browser, it is very likely that you will need to remove an untrustworthy program you have active on your computer. Check Control Panel first – some adware programs can be deleted like ordinary programs. If you cannot find any suspicious applications, we recommend scanning the system with a reputable malware remover. It will clean your system within a minute.
Delete Windows Firewall Warning Alert
Remove suspicious applications
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application and click Remove.
- Press Win+R.
- Type Control Panel in the command line and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the untrustworthy program you want to delete.
- Click Uninstall.
Reset web browsers to default settings
- Open Internet Explorer and press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Put a tick in the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Access the browser’s menu and press Alt+F.
- Click Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
If Windows Firewall Warning Alert ever shows up on your screen, do not believe a word this message contains because this alert is fabricated. It only wants you to call the provided telephone number. It is a very bad idea to do that, believe us. Cyber criminals will pick up the phone if you make a call, and they might try to extract personal information from your or try to gain remote access to your computer so that they could install untrustworthy software on it. Also, they might tell you that they can remove malware from your computer if you pay for the service. Since malware Windows Firewall Warning Alert tells you about does not exist on your PC, there is no point in doing that.