Do you know what Windows Security Warning Popup Scam is?
If suddenly you find yourself on a blue webpage that seems to be a Windows security alert telling you to install some security software, Windows Security Warning Popup Scam could be the one responsible. When you are presented with this warning, it is possible that your system has been infected with malware, such as adware. You should know that this webpage cannot know how infected your system is and you should not rush to click the “Download recommended antivirus” button to lose money for no reason. As a matter of fact, our researchers say that this is a fake alert just like “Critical Vulnerability Found Popup,” “Error 0x8007042c,” and “Unknown Security Breach Popup.” These threats are typical technical support scams where you are either offered help via telephone or you are offered to download a security program directly. Obviously, these alleged support center calls also end with the fake technician offering you a security service or tool to download. We advise you to remove Windows Security Warning Popup Scam as soon as possible by detecting the related threats that could cause this fake alert to appear in your browsers.
It is quite easy to end up on a scamming page while you are surfing the net if you click on unreliable third-party ads or links, for example. You may want to download free software and land on an unfamiliar torrent or shareware page where you click on a fake download button. This is all it takes for you to be redirected to a page that displays such a fake alert. This is why you should stay away from suspicious gaming, porn, file-sharing, and gambling sites, which are typically the ones that promote questionable third-party ads and content that you cannot even identify at first sight as a third-party ad (e.g., fake download buttons and fake notifications) unless you are an experienced user. If this is how you may have ended up on the scamming page showing you this fake alert, it is possible that you simply need to close the browser to delete Windows Security Warning Popup Scam from your PC.
The worse case is when your system is infected with adware or other malware threats that are capable of redirection. It is possible that you have installed a freeware bundle or visited questionable sites lately where you may have clicked on suspicious third-party ads. In any case, one or more malware infections could have crawled onto your system in a bundle. Such a software package can contain several potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers, adware apps, and Trojans, one of which could easily be responsible for redirecting you to this malicious webpage with the fake alert. If you want to make sure that your computer is safe for you to use, you should regularly scan your system with a trustworthy online malware scanner. But before you rush to use one, we suggest that you remove Windows Security Warning Popup Scam first by uninstalling any suspicious program that could be related.
If you are an unsuspecting computer user, you may feel frightened to find this warning in your browser that resembles the good old BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). However, you should know that your Windows Operating System would never tell you about potential security problems through your browsers. This fake alert claims that you need to “install antivirus immediately” because your security may not be sufficient. You are offered to download the well-known McAfee antivirus software but we are sure that this kind of aggressive marketing and sales technique is far from official. In fact, our researchers say that this fake alert could be the work of an affiliate who wants to push sales and thus obtain more commissions. In any case, you should not believe this warning message for a second. Even if you may have to install an anti-malware program to protect your PC, it should be because this fake alert could be related to a malware infection that you may not be able to identify or find on your system. We recommend that you remove Windows Security Warning Popup Scam and all possible threats from your computer.
In your attempt to make your virtual world a safer place, we advise you to reset your browsers as a start. Then, you can scan through your installed programs list via Control Panel to find and uninstall any suspicious applications. Please follow our instructions below if you think you can do this manually. But even if these steps are done, it does not necessarily mean that you are able to detect and eliminate all potential threat sources on your system. Therefore, we suggest that you protect your PC by installing a professional anti-malware program like SpyHunter. It is also essential that you update all your drivers and programs regularly to stop cyber criminals from exploiting old security holes.
Reset your browsers
- Press Alt+H and select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Refresh Firefox.
- In the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox one more time.
- Press Alt+T and open Internet Options.
- On the Advanced tab, press Reset.
- Select the Delete personal settings checkbox.
- Press Reset.
- Press Close.
- Press Alt+F and select Settings.
- Click the Advanced link at the bottom of the page.
- Click Reset at the bottom.
- Press Reset in the confirmation window.
Remove Windows Security Warning Popup Scam from Windows
- Click Start and pick Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the uninstaller and press Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Access the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Press Win+X and select Programs and Features.
- Select the uninstaller and press Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Security Warning Popup Scam is a fake alert that can show up in your browser if you get redirected to a malicious webpage. This can happen if your PC is infected with malware (adware programs, browser hijackers, or potentially unwanted applications) or when you click on the wrong third-party content on a suspicious website filled with ads. It is possible that you do not need to delete any suspicious programs from your computer in order to remove Windows Security Warning Popup Scam from your browsers. Still, we suggest that you scan your system with a reliable malware scanner to find out how the malware situation is on your PC. If you need an automated tool for that, we suggest that you install a trustworthy anti-malware program.