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About Windows Support Alert

Windows Support Alert are bogus alerts attempting to convince you that there is a problem with your system. This is a regular tech-support scam that uses scare tactics to pressure users into calling certain numbers where they would be asked to give remote access to their machine. If you’re dealing with adware , it would not be surprising if the advertisements were very invasive and appeared over and over again. An ad-supported program is often attached to free applications, and if it’s not unmarked, it will install alongside the software. The adverts are harmless, and as long as you do not fall for the scam, you’ll be alright. The reason calling them is not a wise idea is because they would try to scam you out of a lot of money, or some malware could be installed. Allowing some dubious tech-support remote access to your system may turn out badly, so be careful. You can be calm that this contamination indicated in the alert it is not real, and that your PC is safe. And when you eliminate Windows Support Alert the adware, the advertisements should no longer appear.

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What does it do

The common way to get an adware is via free application bundles. It’s attached as an optional offer which is hidden in Default mode, and if you don’t see it, you can’t unmark it, which is essentially like giving the added offers the authorization to install. Only in Advanced or Custom settings will you be able to unmark everything so we recommend opting for those settings. Simply deselect the boxes that become visible in Advanced, and they will be prevented from installing. And if you feel they might be useful, remember that they did not intend to properly reveal their installation, and you would have installed them accidentally. It is essential that you pay attention to how you install applications and where you get them from because otherwise, you will end up having to eliminate Windows Support Alert or similar regularly.

We can assure you that whatever tech-support scam alert you see on your screen, it is saying that there is a serious problem on your machine. You are likely seeing a supposed malicious software, licensing or system problems, because scammers are not very original when it comes to schemes, and they’re all essentially identical. The alert will also caution you about leaked or lost data because these types of tactics are effective with inexperienced users. So as to stop those data loss scenarios, the user is required to call their tech-support, who are pretending to be legitimate to trick you. Trustworthy companies won’t ask you to call them, and especially not through some random pop-up, so remember that the next time you encounter similar ads. So if you get a pop-up from Apple, Microsoft, or some other technology company, and are asked to call them, you are being scammed. The con artists will use technical terms in order to seem legitimate, will explain that they can fix the non-existent problem, and charge a lot of money. The reason these tech-support scams still exist is because less-computer savvy users still fall for them. And we can see how some less computer knowledgeable people may fall for them, as even if they don’t fall for the first attempt, after they start popping up routinely, they may think that it’s a trustworthy warning. If you are still doubtful about whether the warning is legitimate, use a reliable search engine to look into it. We are 100% sure that the first couple of results will be of people talking about being tricked out of hundreds of dollars. Now that you are certain it’s a scam, just close the warnings and deal with what is causing them. If you frequently get these warnings, you just need to uninstall Windows Support Alert advertising-supported application to make them stop.

Ways to delete Windows Support Alert

Taking care of Windows Support Alert elimination shouldn’t be hard, so it’s doubtful you will have issues. Whether you ought to uninstall Windows Support Alert manually or automatically ought to really depend on how experienced you are with computers. The manual method means you will need to locate the infection yourself but you will see guidelines to aid you below this article. If you wish to eliminate Windows Support Alert automatically, acquire spyware removal software, and allow it to take care of everything. As long as the infection is erased fully, the alerts should no longer pop up.

Learn how to remove Windows Support Alert from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start icon → Control Panel win7-start Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Select Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  3. Uninstall unwanted programs win7-uninstall-program Uninstall Windows Support Alert

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on Start, and pick Control Panel. win8-start Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Click Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Uninstall Windows Support Alert

c) Windows 10

  1. Start menu → Search (the magnifying glass).
  2. Type in Control Panel and press it.win10-start Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  3. Select Programs and Features, and uninstall unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Uninstall Windows Support Alert

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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Disable all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options. ie-settings Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Enter the URL of your new homepage instead of the malicious one. IE-settings2 Uninstall Windows Support Alert

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Gear icon → Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset. ie-settings-advanced Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  3. Check the box next to Delete personal settings. IE-reset Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  4. Press Reset.

Step 3. Remove Windows Support Alert from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge → More (the three dots top right) → Settings. edge-settings Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Press Choose what to clear, check the boxes and press Clear. edge-clear-data Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Start → Search → Type in Windows PowerShell. edge-powershell Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert

Step 4. Delete [postname[ from Google Chrome

  1. Menu → More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions by pressing the trash icon. chrome-extensions-delete Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Menu → Settings → On startup. chrome-menu Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Manage start up pages → Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Scroll down to and press Advanced. chrome-settings Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  3. Scroll down further to the Reset option.
  4. Press Reset, and Reset again in the confirmation window. chrome-reset Uninstall Windows Support Alert

Step 5. Delete [postname[ from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-menu Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Delete all unwanted extensions. mozilla-extensions Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Menu → Options. mozilla-menu Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. In the homepage field, put in your preferred homepage. mozilla-options Uninstall Windows Support Alert

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Menu → Help menu (the question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Press Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Press on Refresh Firefox, and confirm your choice. mozilla-reset Uninstall Windows Support Alert

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

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  2. Choose Extensions, locate and delete all unwanted extensions. safari-extensions Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Open Safari → Safari (top of the screen) → Preferences. safari-menu Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  3. Safari → Preferences → Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box next to Show Develop menu. safari-advanced Uninstall Windows Support Alert
  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 Windows Support Alert with it.
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