Chrome Security Warning Scam

What is Chrome Security Warning Scam?

There is no doubt Chrome Security Warning Scam is a fake alert, so if you notice it on your browser, you should not believe anything it says. Our researchers learned it might be displayed by another threat accidentally installed on the computer and it seems to be compatible just with Google Chrome. If you want to find out more details about this suspicious notification, we invite you to read the rest of our article. Moreover, slightly below the text users can find deletion instructions prepared by our specialists at By following them, you could learn how to close the fictitious alert if your browser gets stuck, how to eliminate threats possibly related to Chrome Security Warning Scam, and reset the affected browser just in case. Of course, if it looks too challenging you could get a reliable antimalware tool instead and let it take care of potential threats for you.

Where does Chrome Security Warning Scam come from?

It was determined the user might get redirected to the fake alert’s web page by some untrustworthy application, e.g., browser hijacker, potentially unwanted program or PUP, adware, and so on. Thus, if you started seeing Chrome Security Warning Scam quite recently, it is possible some recently downloaded program initiated the redirection. In which case, it would be a good idea to go through all newly installed applications and see if you did not download any potential threats unknowingly. This could happen while using torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks as the setup files they provide are often bundled with additional suggestions. Sadly, sometimes such suggestions appear to be dangerous. For this reason, we advise you always to pick advanced installation settings and carefully review all terms and suggestions, although the safest choice would be not to use doubtful file-sharing web pages anymore.

How does Chrome Security Warning Scam work?

First of all, the user should be using Google Chrome and should be redirected to a particular suspicious web page (e.g., On the Chrome Security Warning Scam’s web page the user might see an alert claiming the computer is now locked. Our researchers say this threat cannot lock user’s screen, although there is a chance the affected browser itself could get stuck. Still, if you manage to close your browser, you should see that you can use the computer just the same as before.

The interesting part is that even though the notification claims the computer was locked because it was used for illegal activities, such as loading web pages containing child pornography, instead of talking about consequences of such unlawful actions; the additional Chrome Security Warning Scam pop-up may show the following request “Please call immediately to fix this problem: 0800 046 5257.” In the future, you should know that any system alert asking to call technical support, certified technicians, or merely a specific phone number like in this case, should be considered as suspicious. If you have not noticed already, legitimate alerts advise specific actions and contacting technical support is usually suggested only as a last resort.

How to eliminate Chrome Security Warning Scam?

There are two ways to deal with Chrome Security Warning Scam and users should pick one accordingly to their skills and experience. Users who feel up to the task may try to remove the fake alert and the threats possibly related to it manually. If you have no idea where to start, we recommend using the instructions located a bit below this paragraph. Users who prefer using automatic features could acquire a legitimate antimalware tool, set it to scan the computer and wait till the report shows up. Then all there is to do is press the removal button and all identified threats should be erased.

Get rid of Chrome Security Warning Scam

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Open the Processes tab and look for the browser’s process.
  4. Select it and click the End Task button to close your browser.
  5. Exit Task Manager.

Restore Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Slide down and select Advanced.
  4. Scroll down and press Reset.
  5. Tap the Reset button.

Delete suspicious applications

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Go to the Control Panel.
  3. Click on Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious application and pick Uninstall.

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type Control Panel and press OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Choose the undesirable application and click Uninstall. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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