What is Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup? Windows Security Microsoft Edge warning is a misleading advertising that created in order to trick you into calling fake Microsoft Tech support. If you find yourself facing a suspicious Windows Security Microsoft Edge warning on your screen, then it is possible that your computer has become a victim of a malicious software from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) group.
Adware is made for the purpose of showing lots of ads without the user’s consent or permission. If you want to remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up warnings, you will not succeed, because the adware is very stubborn. Using the following guidance, you surely can remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts completely from your browsers.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a ton of popup ads. It may download and install on to your computer other malicious and undesired apps without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious web sites. Moreover, the ad supported software can install a web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll change your browser setting like default search provider, home page and new tab page with an annoying website.
Even worse, the ad supported software can gather lots of marketing-type data about you such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This confidential info, later, may be sold to third party companies.
By following steps below it’s easy to detect and get rid of adware from your PC system. Learn how to remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up scam and malicious applications, as well as how to run a full computer virus scan.
Remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge warning (Virus removal instructions)
There are several steps to deleting the adware that causes misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts on your web-browser, because it installs itself so deeply into Windows. You need to delete all suspicious and unknown applications. Then, you need to reset your internet browser settings to get rid of any changes the ad-supported software has made, and then check your personal computer with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) or HitmanPro to ensure the ad-supported software is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge, execute the steps below:
- Get rid of Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts without any utilities
- How to automatically delete Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up
- Use AdBlocker to stop Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup warnings
- How to prevent Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup from getting inside your machine
- To sum up
Get rid of Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts without any utilities
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete ad supported software that causes multiple misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge alerts and popups. Even if the guidance does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such ad-supported software that causes misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts on your web-browser.
Uninstall suspicious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
Some of PUPs, ad-supported software and hijacker infections can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs utility which can be found in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are running any version of Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all applications installed on the system.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up scam from browser
In this step we are going to show you how to reset Microsoft Edge settings. Adware can make changes to your internet browser settings, add toolbars and unwanted addons. By resetting Microsoft Edge settings you will remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up scam and reset unwanted changes caused by adware. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Firstly, you should reset Microsoft Edge settings and enable the “Block pop-ups” option. The settings can be changed/disabled by adware or other malicious software. Below, how to reset Edge settings and turn the ‘Block pop-ups’ option back on.
Run Microsoft Edge. Click the More button (…) button and select ‘Settings’ option as shown on the image below.
Scroll down and click ‘Choose what to clear’ button and then click ‘Show more’ button. Select all data types that are listed here. Next, click ‘Clear’. Restart your personal computer.
Re-open the Microsoft Edge for a next step. Click the More button (…) button and select ‘Settings’. Scroll down. Under ‘Advanced Settings’, click ‘View advanced settings’ button. Click the slider under the heading that says “Block pop-ups”.
If annoying pop-up ads continues to appear in Microsoft Edge, then remove adware extensions from Edge by clicking the More button (…), then click Extensions. It will open the ‘Extensions manager’. Right-click the extension you want to delete and click Remove. Restart Edge.
Check the Task Scheduler Library
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you boot your PC, it will show Windows Security Microsoft Edge warning. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically delete Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up
Many antivirus companies have made software that allow detect adware and thereby delete Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup from the Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox internet browsers. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to run. Your computer may have lots of PUPs, ad-supported software and hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or harmful program returns after restarting the computer, then boot your machine into Safe Mode and use the antimalware utility again.
Automatically remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up scam with Zemana Free
You can download and use the Zemana Free for free. This antimalware tool will scan all the registry items and files in your PC system along with the system settings and web browser extensions. If it finds any malicious software, adware or harmful extension that is responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted Windows Security Microsoft Edge scam then the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will delete them from your computer completely.
- Click the following link to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM). Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button for checking your PC system for the ad-supported software that developed to show misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts within your internet browser. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free program is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- After the scanning is finished, you will be shown the list of all found items on your personal computer. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next”. After the procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Get rid of Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up and harmful extensions with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free program which created to remove malicious software, PUPs, hijacker infections and ad supported software from your personal computer running Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll help to identify and remove adware which causes misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts on your web browser, including its files, folders and registry keys.
Visit the following page to download Hitman Pro. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Next” button to find out adware that causes browsers to display misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up scam. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient. After HitmanPro completes the scan, Hitman Pro will open a scan report as displayed in the following example.
Next, you need to press “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up scam
Remove Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up scam manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijacker infections that your personal computer can be infected too.
Click the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes AntiMalware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, press the “Scan Now” button to find out adware that causes internet browsers to display misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop up warnings. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware will look for threats exist on your PC. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the steps or the video guide below.
Use AdBlocker to stop Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup warnings
We suggest to install an ad blocking program which may stop Windows Security Microsoft Edge scam and other unwanted web sites. The ad-blocking tool such as AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
- Download AdGuard on your machine from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block unwanted advertisements, Windows Security Microsoft Edge scam, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
How to prevent Windows Security Microsoft Edge popup from getting inside your machine
These days certain free programs makers bundle third-party applications which could be PUPs such as this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not free applications as install an unwanted software on to your Windows PC. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the World Wide Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual setup mode, disable all third-party programs.
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the adware which causes misleading Windows Security Microsoft Edge fake alerts on your internet browser. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and unwanted harmful web-sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Windows Security Microsoft Edge pop-up warnings from the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.