Windows Firewall Warning Alert

What is Windows Firewall Warning Alert?

There are many ways how adware could affect your system security, and fake alerts are one of them. Windows Firewall Warning Alert is also a fake alert that says your system is under attack. The scammers behind this attack want yourself to call the given phone number. Supposedly, you can receive professional help if you call them, but that is a blatant scam. You have to close Windows Firewall Warning Alert right now, and then scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. It will help you find the unwanted programs that could be behind all those annoying pop-ups that you encounter every day.

Where does Windows Firewall Warning Alert come from?

Unfortunately, there are no programs that are openly associated with this fake alert. Our research team suggests that the message is generated by an adware application. Users often install adware apps without even realizing it. It usually happens when users download freeware from file-sharing websites. Please remember that it is quite risky to download programs from third-party sources. Even if those sources do not have any malicious intention, they can host almost anything because they do not scan or review the content that gets uploaded there.

So when you download programs from file-sharing websites, the chances are that the third-party installer carries more than just one application. When you launch the installer, you usually can choose to deselect the unnecessary applications. But let us be honest here, how many of us take our time to read every single step in the installation wizard? We usually just breeze through the steps because we want to use some application as soon as possible, right? As a result, programs that generate Windows Firewall Warning Alert and other annoying things easily get installed on our computers. This shows how important our web browsing habits are when it comes to securing our personal information and our computer systems.

On the other hand, perhaps you do not have an adware program or some other unwanted app that is generating Windows Firewall Warning Alert. It is also quite likely that the message might be delivered via some website that supports third-party advertising. Hence, it is also necessary to remain attentive when you access pages that are full of random pop-ups and commercial advertisements. The bottom line is that your web browsing habits might help you avoid Windows Firewall Warning Alert, but you should also consider acquiring a legitimate security tool as well.

What does Windows Firewall Warning Alert do?

This fake alert interrupts your web browsing sessions by displaying a message that says malicious spyware was detected on your computer. It says that, “if you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.” The scammers behind this notification want you to panic and call the given number (+1 (866) 475-7161). Supposedly, if you make that call, professional security experts will help you remove the dangerous infection that is about to steal your personal information. However, it goes without saying that there is no such thing on your computer.

Even if there are potential threats installed on your system, Windows Firewall Warning Alert will not inform you about it. This fake alert is there to only push you into spending your money on a product that cannot deliver. What’s more, it might try to prevent you from closing the message. It is possible that you will see another pop-up if you try to close this fake alert. If you see that your browser is blocked, you can end the browser’s process via Task Manager. Windows Firewall Warning Alert is not sophisticated enough to block you from doing that.

How do I remove Windows Firewall Warning Alert?

In order to get rid of this fake alert, you need to terminate all the programs that could be associated with it. Restoring your browser’s settings to default might also help. To find all the unwanted programs, you should scan your PC with a reliable antispyware tool. Also, you will find the manual removal instructions below this description.

To protect your PC from similar intruders, please stay away from unfamiliar websites, and download programs only from their official homepages. Finally, investing in a powerful security tool would also be a good idea.

Manual Program Removal

Windows 10 & Windows 8.1

  1. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  2. Type Control Panel into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove undesirable programs.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu button and open Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove undesirable apps.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or remove programs and uninstall unwanted programs.

Reset Your Browser Settings to Default


  1. Press Alt+F and open to Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and press Advanced.
  3. Scroll down again and press Reset.
  4. Click Reset again.

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and open Internet options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and press Reset.
  3. Choose Delete personal settings and press Reset.
  4. Click Close.


  1. Press Alt+H and open Troubleshooting information.
  2. At the top right of the new tab, click Refresh Firefox.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox on the confirmation box.
  4. Click Finish. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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