About Windows Support Alert

Windows Support Alert fake alerts are appearing on your screen because you either were on a suspicious website and got rerouted, or you have an advertising-supported application. This is a regular tech-support scam that tries to intimidate users into calling certain numbers where they would be requested to provide remote access to their system. If you’re dealing with advertising-supported applications , the adverts will be highly invasive. An advertising-supported application may normally be installed accidentally, when you install freeware. The alerts aren’t going to harm your system, as long as you don’t fall for the scam. If you did call them, you would be put through to people who scam others for a living, and they would request permission to remotely connect to your device, do some unneeded tampering, and then charge money, basically for nothing. Allowing some suspicious technicians remote access to your PC may turn out to be a very bad idea, so be cautious. And when it comes to this alert, don’t pay any attention to it, it is not real. And if you just eliminate Windows Support Alert the advertising-supported program, the ads should go away.

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Why are the alerts appearing

Free software packages are normally used to distribute adware because no one would install it otherwise. If the software has something attached to it, you should deselect it, and Default settings will not allow you to do that. Instead of Default, pick Advanced or Custom settings. Those settings will show all items, and you just need to uncheck them. And while those items might not necessarily be dangerous, if you weren’t properly informed about their installation, they don’t belong on your OS. Pay close attention to what you install onto the OS, and how you do it, unless you wish to constantly end up having to delete Windows Support Alert or similar.

We can guarantee that whatever tech-support scam alert you see on your screen, it’s saying that your system has encountered a problem and requires urgent attention. It may be some kind of virus, system error, licensing issues, etc, scammers will use all kinds of situations. It is also not uncommon for the alert to include warnings about data loss or leaks as this intimidates users into reacting. So as to stop those data loss scenarios, the user is asked to call scammers who are acting as tech-support. When you come across these types of adverts, it is important to remember that legitimate software or security companies will not ask you to contact them through some random phone number. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is requesting you to call them, it is most certainly a scam. The scammers will use technical terms in order to seem like they are real, will explain that the problems have to be urgently repaired, and charge a lot of money. The reason these tech-support scams still exist is because less-computer savvy users still fall for them. Even if you dismiss the first advertisement, it would pop-up again and again later on, so users falling for such a scam isn’t difficult to imagine. However, even if the warning seems entirely legitimate, you should still look into it using a trustworthy search engine. We can promise that the first couple of results will be of people talking about being scammed out of hundreds of dollars. Now that you’re sure it is a scam, you can close the warning without worrying about damage to your system, and can deal with the actual issue. If it is adware that is causing them, you will need to locate and eliminate Windows Support Alert ad-supported software to make them go away.

How to remove Windows Support Alert

Taking care of Windows Support Alert removal shouldn’t be hard, so it is doubtful you will have issues. You could pick to uninstall Windows Support Alert manually or automatically, depending on how much experience you have when it comes to computers. The manual method might be more time-consuming but we have placed guidelines to help you below. If you would rather remove Windows Support Alert automatically, get spyware removal software. You ought to no longer run into the pop-ups if you erased the infection fully.

Learn how to remove Windows Support Alert from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Windows Support Alert

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete Windows Support Alert

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to delete Windows Support Alert
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete Windows Support Alert
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Windows Support Alert from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Windows Support Alert from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete Windows Support Alert
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete Windows Support Alert
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to delete Windows Support Alert
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Windows Support Alert from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to delete Windows Support Alert

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to delete Windows Support Alert
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete Windows Support Alert

Step 5. Remove Windows Support Alert from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to delete Windows Support Alert

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete Windows Support Alert

Step 6. Remove Windows Support Alert from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete Windows Support Alert
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete Windows Support Alert
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete Windows Support Alert
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Windows Support Alert
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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