Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Remove the Fake Windows Security Alert (Uninstall Guide)

"Windows Security Alert" is a rogue pop-up that closely mimics those of familiar Windows tools and usually shows up after a minute of fake scanning activity. It could easily fool casual users into thinking that the alert was real. A dialog from a web page labeled Windows Security Alert that reports tons of infections is suspiciously generic. Besides, it looks like a local security message and that doesn't make sense because a random webpage can not know what is installed on your computer. If you encounter any suspicious webpage dialog, the correct procedure is to immediately close your web browser. If you can't dismiss it via the "X" close button then use Windows Task Manager to close the browser.

Some people say it's a fake Windows Security Alert virus but actually it's not a virus, not even close to a real virus. It's just a fake scanner or warning that reports a huge number of non-existent viruses and security problems to make you think that your computer is infected. Over the years, the crooks began to use a variety of fake online scanners and fake warnings labeled "My Computer Online Scan", "Windows Web Security" and "Windows Security Alert" to trick casual Internet users into installing rogue security software, Trojan horses and other malicious software. If you've installed rogue security application or other malware from such a misleading web page, please run your favorite security tools or the ones listed below. Malware like this is easy to avoid, if you pay attention to what's going up on your screen. If you have any suspicions at all, dismiss such fake pop-ups as "Windows Security Alert" at all. If you have any questions or need assistance in removing this malware, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Free anti-malware software:
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

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