How to remove (stop) Windows Warning Alert

In this article, we’ll talk about Windows Warning Alert: an incredible adware that allows scammers to earn extra money. We will explain how this software appears in the system and how to remove it from your browser and the system itself.

What is Windows Warning Alert

Windows Warning Alert

Fake alerts are the plainest way to draw the user’s attention, and also one of the easiest ways to infect the system. There is some irony about it, since a victim thinks that he’s protecting the system from some threat, while he lets the virus to enter the absolutely clean PC. Let’s figure out how this works, and how to stop that.

First of all, fake alerts could be of two types: they might come from your own computer, or from the website that you visit. The website ones are the funniest, as there might be not a single malicious program on your PC but you will still see the warning popping up in your browser. The difference between the computer-based and the website-based fake alerts is mainly in their area of action. The ones that are on your PC might appear even on the desktop, and the website ones – only in the browser. Still, the pop-ups look the same. They’re plain and simple, and they look like something coming from the OS itself, or at least from the browser. Here’s what they usually say:

Malicious Spyware/Riskware Detected

Error #0x30078ee6

Please call us immediately at: 1-888-...-....

Do not ignore this critical alert.

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

Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a Spyware and risk ware. 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 inforamtion loss. Toll free 1-888-…-….”

The phone numbers and the number of the so-called error might change from time to time, but you see the overall mood. These guys want to help you so bad that they even established a connection to your PC directly, but can’t Skype or e-mail you, and use stupid pop-ups.

The catch is that there is no error and no “riskware” in the system, except the one that shows you this message. It’s not very dangerous, but it can trick you into making stupid things, such as downloading a suspicious program, calling a suspicious number and sending money to scammers. To clarify this, we should say that any pop-up that appears in the system, has to be treated with suspicion. Reputable companies and software developers, including Microsoft, Adobe, Google and many others don’t use such methods of advertising. This means that if you see it – it’s an attempt to trick you. Now you know what is Windows Warning Alert, and we only have to tell you how to deal with it.

Methods to remove Windows Warning Alert

If you see Windows Warning Alert in your browser, it might be a website-based version. According to this, you should only close the browser clear the cache and leave the infected website. It really helps, by the way. If your version of Windows Warning Alert is computer-based, you will have to remove it manually, or with help of an antivirus program.

To clear the system manually you have to check two main sources of such problems: the task scheduler and the Autorun folder. Just search for any unusual programs and remove them, so that the Windows Warning Alert won’t be able to launch. In case if you don’t know how to use these services – you can read our step-by-step instruction, or just try an automatic removal way. It’s pretty easy: you will have to download an anti-viral tool and start scanning. We recommend you to use Spyhunter to get rid of this threat. It is a decent and reputable AV tool which is able to clear the system from all viruses in a few minutes. Just click the link below to download it.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall unfamiliar software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall program from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select program and press Uninstall
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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

 

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.

6. Delete program from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Windows Warning Alert from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Windows Warning Alert

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove suspicious add-ons

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove unfamiliar extensions

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Windows Warning Alert and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

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