Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert

What is Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert?

The trademark of Microsoft has again been misused by schemers to trick users with a fake alert into thinking that the Microsoft System Security Alert is a legitimate notification. If your browser shows you a full-screen browser window containing a warning in a red background, you are dealing with another scam aimed at making you call a toll-free number. The Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert should be ignored, and closed if possible, because it is another example of social engineering. The attackers seeks to manipulate users into taking action to solve the issue presented in the warning providing misleading information. It is essential to ignore the instructions given in the fake alert, because this bogus security notification has been created to obtain from you any benefit possible.

How does the Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert work?

The Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert can be displayed by advertising-supported websites or adware; the latter usually refers to browser extensions enabling remote servers to deliver various advertisements to the user’s screen. It is highly advisable to navigate away from such alerts, but, you might have noticed that the Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert is quite persistent and requires more clicks on the OK button to have it closed.

The Microsoft System Security Alert scam shows the victim different warnings. One of the warnings says that the website you just visited sent some malware to the computer; hence, the browser and the operating system have been locked until the issue is solved by a technician available at +1-866-217-8835. When the OK button of the warning is clicked, another fake alert is displayed. The following fake alert says that Windows has detected the Zeus malware. The unsuspecting victim is advised against restarting the computer and again asked to call the number 1-866-217-8835.

The same name Microsoft System Security Alert can be used to refer to another scam asking victims to call 1-877-372-6054. This warning informs victims that some spyware, riskware, or malware has been detected and that it is advisable to contact the engineer within 5 minutes. In this particular warning, Microsoft Windows Help Desk is referred to as the service solving the issue.

Calling the number given is likely to lead the schemers to success. Even if you do not agree to follow the instructions provided by the imposter, it is highly possible that you will be charged for the call. Instead of wasting your time, remove the Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert from the screen by simply closing the warning or the browser.

There are several scenarios the fraudster can choose from, but all of them are aimed at making some gain. For example, you might be asked to download a software program so that the fraudster can supposedly solve the issue. The software you are asked to install could be highly dangerous, stealing personal data or installing more malicious applications. You could also be asked to provide your personal details verbally. For instance, the imposter could ask you your banking details in return to the fix of the issue. Do not ever reveal your personal information, and, if you have already done that, inform the bank about the fraud immediately to prevent long-term consequences.

How to remove the Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert?

Removing a scam warning is nothing difficult compared to the removal of a complex computer infection spreading its components across the operating system and running malicious processes. All that you should do is close the deceitful warning. If necessary, click the OK or Close button several times. If not, remove questionable browser add-ons. If the Microsoft System Security Alert fake alert is not displayed by a nefarious website, some adware program may be running on your PC. Our removal guide should help you remove unsolicited browser applications, and, if you have any questions, our team at is ready to help you.

Remove unwanted browser hijackers

Internet Explorer

  1. Select the Tools button in the upper-right corner.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove questionable browser applications.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Menu button (three lines) in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  2. Click Add-ons.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

  1. Click the three-dot button in the upper-right corner of the browser.
  2. Select More tools.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Remove unwanted extension.

Windows Edge

  1. Click the three-dot button in the top-right corner.
  2. Click Extensions.
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