About this threat

The most likely reason you are seeing “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam warnings is because of an ad-supported application infection. The main goal of these false advertisements is to trick users into dialing alleged tech-support numbers where scammers would first ask for remote access to your computer, and then install overpriced, possibly useless software. Ad-supported software can generate very intrusive ads so expect the advertisements to pop up regularly. If you don’t pay attention to how you install freeware, it isn’t surprising you picked up an adware. The ads themselves will not harm your machine, as long as you don’t call the con artists. The reason calling them is not a wise idea is because they would attempt to trick you out of a lot of money, or some damaging software would be installed. Allowing some dubious tech-support remote access to your computer could turn out badly, so be cautious. You can be calm that this contamination the alert is warning you about it is not real, and that your device is safe. And when you remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam the adware, the alerts should go away.

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Are the pop-ups legitimate

Since adware installation hardly happens knowingly, it is frequently distributed through freeware. If some kind of item spreads together with the free software, you need to deselect it, and it can’t be done in Default mode. Instead of Default, pick Advanced or Custom mode. If Advanced settings reveal something, ensure everything is unmarked. And while those items might not necessarily be dangerous, if they didn’t inform you about their installation properly, they do not belong on your device. If you wish to avoid having to delete “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam and similar regularly, pay attention to how you install programs.

Whatever alert you are seeing on your screen, we can assure that it’s saying that your PC has came across a problem and requires immediate attention. You’re possibly seeing a supposed malicious program, licensing or computer problems, because scammers are not very creative when it comes to schemes, and they’re all essentially identical. Since less-computer savvy users are more like to fall for scare tactics, the warning will probably also include warnings about possible data loss or leak. According to the warning, if you wish to resolve the indicated issues and prevent data from leaking, you must dial their tech-support, who are actually con artists. One thing to keep in mind is that legitimate software or security company would never ask users to call them. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is asking you to call them, it’s definitely a scam attempt. The con artists will use technical terms so as to appear legitimate, will explain that they can repair the fictional issue, and charge a lot of money. The reason these tech-support scams are still around is because less-computer savvy people still fall for them. And we can see how some less computer knowledgeable people could believe the allegations, because even if they don’t fall for the first attempt, after they start appearing over and over again, they might believe that something is actually wrong. If you are still in doubt about whether the alert is legitimate, use a reliable search engine to look into it. The first results will certainly lead to pages that report it as a scam. So you may just safely ignore the alerts while you deal with the issue. If you regularly get these alerts, you just have to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam ad-supported software to make them stop.

Ways to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

There shouldn’t be problems with “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam termination because it is not hard. You could either uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam manually or automatically, depending on how much experience you have when it comes to computers. The by hand way might take more time but it’s possible, and we have written up guidelines to aid you below. If you wish to uninstall “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam automatically, obtain anti-spyware software, and permit it to take care of everything. If the warnings are still appearing, that means you didn’t erase the infection 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 → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
 

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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
 

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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam 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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

Step 5. Remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam

Step 6. Remove “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  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 get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to get rid of “VIRUS ALERT FROM MICROSOFT” Scam
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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