How to remove (uninstall) Windows Activation Alert

Windows Activation Alert is a virus program. It shows the pop-up window on your desktop, and it claims, that your copy of Windows is outdated or corrupt.

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Windows Activation Alerts penetrates computers via viral email attachments, or in bundles with free software. After the installation you recieve the message with something about "Hello, your Windows is corrupt, give us a call on this very toll-free number, and give us the product key of your Windows, and everything will be allright." Not very clever, but it works! Firstly, the message text is exactly the same for everyone, except the phone number. (the number changes frequently, because such business is illegal and authorities just try to close it) This means, that even if your Windows is the most licensed OS ever, and the disc was given to you by Bill Gates personally - Windows Activation Alerts will find a corruption there. And here comes the catch: for what purpose scammers do this? These windows appear every minute, they are annoying and it's hard to close them, but do people really want to annoy you so much? No, the answer is much simplier: it's all about the phone number. They say, that it's the toll-free tech-support number. It's almost true, except two things: the number is very expensive, and there are no tech-support team. The operators which will pick up the phone, if you'll call are teached to do one thing: to play on time. You will wait, you will tell them your CD-key, it will take 5 minutes to check it, then you will explain the issue... By the way, the product key will be immediately used by scammers for their criminal purposes. So, if you don't want to feed the web-swindlers, just don't call anywhere, and don't tell your personal info to unknown people, even if they claim that they are tech-support workers.


You could not spot Windows Activation Alert or other unwanted program for what it is at first. But now you know, that the program is just a harmless pop-up spammer. It's just annoying thing, and you have to get rid of it as soon as possible. We have a set of instructions for such case, also we have videoguide for manual removal. And if you don't want to waste yout time on the removing of single virus, but you want to protect your PC for a long time - just purchase the worty AV program.

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If you're experienced enough, you may likely get rid of Windows Activation Alert by hand. If you've faced this before - take a look at the given advices to refresh your memory, and start removing. But, if you don't have the skill, it will be wise to use an effective software like Spyhunter, which will clean your PC from malware.

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Windows Activation Alert removal instructions

It's a vise choice to uninstall the soft, over which you have no control, because you can't just turn it off, until it works in your system. Search for the main folder of undesired program, and use uninstall file, or delete it in the Control Panel. And when you do this, begin to clean your browser. As soon as you remove all pieces of Windows Activation Alert in the Control Panel - change the settings of your browser to default. If the removal from browser and the whole system is finished, check your computer with anti-malware program.

Brief removal steps

Step 1. Uninstall Windows Activation Alert from the operation system

Step 2. Scan computer with antimalware scanner to remove malware completely (optional)

We have two advices for those, who have viral infection. Manual uninstalling is one of them. And also, it has one main requirement: customer's high skills and experience. There are unpaid tools, that promise to uninstall Windows Activation Alert from your system, but be advised, that they won't be capable of doing this. The most efficient, and simultaneously the extremely pricy decision is to go to the specialized PC-repair services. They will certainly be able to get things done, but at a great price. The majority of users prefer the fee-based anti-viral software, which guard their computers for the small price.

Advantages of different removal methods


How to uninstall Windows Activation Alert from Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall Windows Activation Alert from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Windows Activation Alert
  • C:\ProgramData\Windows Activation Alert
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Windows Activation Alert

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Windows Activation Alert" and delete these elements


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How to remove Windows Activation Alert from Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Windows Activation Alert and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from 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 Windows Activation Alert from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall Windows Activation Alert from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


How Windows Activation Alert infects your computer and how to defend the system

On the world wide web you can find lots of good looking toll-free programs or applications which you wanted to add to your computer. But, you must realize, that Windows Activation Alert, and other undesired soft distributes itself exactly with help of such good looking extensions. To defend your computer, be cautious where you get toll-free programs from, and always pick the “manual” option when installing. There you will see the list of components, which are added to the software bundle. Decline the installation of these malicious software by unchecking them in the advanced options.

If you did not clicked the right items in the installation menu, you may have accepted to install Windows Activation Alert and other undesired programs to your system. The installation of Windows Activation Alert lets it to obtain control over your system without any difficulties. It will reset your homepage and reset your pre-set search engine, and simultaneously bombard you with pop-ups when you go online shopping. Actually, any kind of products or services, which are advertised so aggressively, are poor, and just can't attract the user's attention in more respectable way. The overall cleaning of your PC from adware, and from Windows Activation Alert is an ideal decision to ensure your privacy. This happens because Windows Activation Alert collects your information, usually your search queries and shopping preferences. Follow our guide to delete Windows Activation Alert from your computer.

If you really want to defend the system from any hazards, you should realize how to guard your workstation from Windows Activation Alert by your own deeds. Here we have a list of obligatory regulations:

  • Use trustworthy antimalware programs and run a full system scan at least once a week.
  • Do not visit unreliable webpages and never download anything from them.
  • Pick the extended variant, when downloading or installing a program to see additional add-ons.
  • Don't install unknown executable files.

The rapid answer to malware infection is the best way to eliminate malware. Look at these warnings, they will help you to find out, that there's malware on your computer.

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It's normal, if you could not delete Windows Activation Alert on your own. But then you must do it in other manner, and the wisest decision is to buy Spyhunter. This software is trusted by professionals to eradicate the perils and shield your system in the future. Spyhunter can even protect your system from threats that other so-called reliable programs cannot even discover.

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SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If program detects virus on the computer, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool for 39.99 to delete viruses. Uninstall steps and additional information EULA , Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

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