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About this infection

The most probable reason you are seeing “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam adverts is because an advertising-supported application has infected your OS. These scam warnings will try to to make you call scammers pretending to be technical support so that they could sell you worthless software or gain access to your machine remotely. If an ad-supported program is indeed to blame, expect advertisements to be quite intrusive. An advertising-supported software is commonly added to free programs as an extra item, which you didn’t see, hence it was allowed to install alongside. You just need to not fall for these scams, the pop-ups are not dangerous themselves. The scammers on the other side of the phone would try very hard to trick you into giving remote access to your operating system, and then try to make you believe that they have solved the issue (which does not even exist in the first place), for which you would be charged. Authorizing some suspicious tech-support to have remote access to your PC might turn out badly, so be careful. And when it comes to this pop-up, just ignore it, you’re operating system is not in jeopardy, neither is your data. And if you just remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam the advertising-supported application, the ads should go away.

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Why are the alerts popping up

An advertising-supported application is frequently discovered bundled with other programs. These types of infections are often attached as additional offers, and while they are not compulsory, many people end up installing them because they don’t see them. We advise picking Advanced (Custom) mode because otherwise, you will not be able to uncheck the offers. Advanced will show you the items, and you just have to uncheck them. And while those items might not necessarily bring about danger, if you weren’t properly informed about their installation, they shouldn’t be permitted to install. It’s essential that you pay attention to how you install applications and where you get them from because otherwise, you will end up having to remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam or similar over and over again.

Whatever warning you are seeing on your screen, we can assure that it’s saying that your operating system has ran into an issue and requires urgent attention. Con artists warn you about a variety of different of issues, such as malware, licensing or computer issues. Since the likelihood of data loss seems pretty terrifying, it would not be shocking to see warnings about possible data breaches. So as to prevent those data loss scenarios, the user is required to call their tech-support, who are pretending to be legitimate to scam you. Take into account that legitimate software or security company will never ask users to call them. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is requesting you to call them, it’s most certainly a scam. The con artists would remotely connect to your machine, pretend to find some problem, very quickly explain it to you and suggest a way to solve everything, for which of course, you would be charged. Quite a few users fall for these scams because they could be pretty elaborate, which is why tech-support scams are still around. And we can see how some less computer knowledgeable people may believe the allegations, as even if they do not fall for the first attempt, after they start showing up frequently, they might think that it has some truth to it. If you aren’t convinced real companies would not use browser alerts to warn you about malware, you can always investigate the provided number. Probably, the very first result will inform you that it’s a scam. Now that you’re sure it’s a scam, just close the warnings and deal with what’s bringing them about. If the warnings are regular, you will need to delete “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam adware to make them stop.

Ways to delete “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

We doubt you’ll have trouble with “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam removal because it’s rather simple. It’s possible to remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam in two ways, manually or automatically, and you should opt for the one best suiting your experience with computers. If you were to choose the manual way, you will see instructions below this report to aid you to take care of everything. You may also pick to eliminate “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam automatically, using anti-spyware software. If the pop-ups are still popping up, that means you did not eliminate the threat fully.

Learn how to remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

d) Mac OS X

  1. Finder → Applications.
  2. Find the programs you want to remove, click on them, and drag them to the trash icon.mac-os-app-remove How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash.
  4. Empty Trash by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete [postname[ from Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-gear How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  4. Task Manager → Processes tab.
  5. Find Microsoft Edge process, right-click on it, choose Go to details. task-manager How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  6. If Go to details is not available, choose More details.
  7. Locate all Microsoft Edge processes, right-click on them and choose End task.

b) (Method 2)

We recommend backing up your data before you proceed.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe and delete all folders. edge-folder How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Right-click on the result, choose Run as administrator.
  4. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste this: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} below PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter. edge-powershell-script How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Select Add a new page, and type in the URL of the homepage you want.
  4. Press Add.
  5. Settings → Search engine → Manage search engines. chrome-search-engines How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  6. You will see three dots next to the set search engine. Press that and then Edit.
  7. Type in the URL of your preferred search engine, and click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Menu → Settings. chrome-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

Step 6. Delete [postname[ from Safari (Mac)

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. In the General tab, put in the URL of the site you want as your homepage.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Clear History.
  2. Select from which time period you want to delete the history, and press Clear History.safari-clear-history How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced How to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  5. Press Develop (it will appear at the top) and then Empty Caches.
If the problem still persists, you will have to obtain anti-spyware software and delete “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam with it.
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