How do I get rid of a fake Microsoft security warning?

Asked 22-Feb-2022
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Steps to get rid of a fake Microsoft security warning:

  • The bogus 'Microsoft Security Alert' problem messages are a social engineering attack that causes your browser to go full screen and display persistent pop-up warnings, thus locking it. These fake error messages are intended to get you to phone a designated technical help hotline. If you contact these con artists, they may provide fictitious answers to your 'issues' and demand payment in the form of a one-time fee or a membership to a fictitious support service.
  • Remove harmful apps from Windows.
  • Remove 'Microsoft Security Alert' adware with Malwarebytes.
  •  Scan for malware and undesirable apps with HitmanPro.
  •  Use Zemana AntiMalware Free to double-check for harmful programmes.
  • Reset the browser settings to get rid of 'Microsoft Security Alert' pop-ups.

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