How to remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

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Rogue Application Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

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Name

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

Description

A Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert may claim to find security threats on a computer, but it creates false alerts and then asks users to pay for services or buy additional software to remove malware. Some programs may claim to remove threats but actually install instances of malware.

Type

Rogue Application

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. If you find Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Rogue Application usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Rogue Applications are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Rogue Applications can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. After turning off the Internet and disabling Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Rogue Applications use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • How did my computer get Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert?

  • I detected Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert?

  • Can Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

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How did my computer get Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert?

In most cases, a user installs Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert after seeing a notification that his computer is infected with a virus.

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I detected Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for viruses and malware and remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert from the system. Do not believe every pop-up message displayed on websites.

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What damage can Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert do to my computer?

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert can infect your computer with another virus and offer to sell you “effective” anti-virus protection to remove it. It can also block your operating system and ask you to pay to unblock it, or ask you to make a donation. In other words, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert will try to squeeze money out of you.

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What are the main symptoms of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert spread to other computers?

If Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert contains a virus or a worm, it can infect other computers automatically. Otherwise, the user must take action before it can be installed.

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Countries with the highest Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

2016-02-22

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