Compromised Windows Security Pop-up - How To Remove?

 

If you keep on receiving Critical System Failure pop-ups, informing about Compromised Windows Security, directing to call the support number provided, then, there is almost no doubt that your computer is infected with Compromised Windows Security technical support scam, which is responsible for the display of the previous notifications.

About Compromised Windows Security Pop-up

Compromised Windows Security pop-up is a rogue application – one of technical support scams – which pop fake system security warnings up. The display of such alerts serves one purpose. They are generated and rendered so that inexperienced users got caught in the trap and contacted the cyber crooks by the given number, which is 855-616-6772, and, finally, purchased some bogus security software, which will turn out to be just another malware, the same as Compromised Windows Security program itself. This is how the developers of tech support scams build their profit. The pop by Compromised Windows Security looks like this:

compromised-windows-security-pop-up-2-viruses

As you can observe, it has Microsoft Security logo and is quite laconic. The text of the pop-up is:

Critical System Failure
Compromised Windows Security
Please Call Technical Support 855-616-6772
Computer ID: 3257-6989
Response Code:

The pop-up does not disclose beforehand, but, as we have already revealed, the ‘‘services’’, these ‘‘support technicians’’ are going to provide you, will be charged. Most probably, you will be offered to purchase some fake version of existing antivirus utility. But you will find out about such a swindle only after having bought, downloaded and installed that scam application, which can do no good to your computer’s system, just on the contrary. These pop-ups, rendered by Compromised Windows Security application, in addition to being the tools of the swindle, behave as parasitic varmints by snatching your computer’s resources up, namely, the resources of the processor and the memory, which results in the general slowdown of the system.

How does Compromised Windows Security Pop-up Start Appearing on Your Computer?

Compromised Windows Security pop-up can start appearing on your PC, after some recent free download you have performed. That wouldn’t be a coincidence but, rather, a logical outcome. Many of the users contaminate the operating systems of their devices by incautious installations of free applications. While many people have understood that smoking causes serious body deterioration, not many have become conscious of the aftermath of careless installation of free software, which threatens one computer’s system with various species of malware. The safe mode of installation comes under the Custom settings, which lay bare the malicious additions of freeware and make them optional.

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How to remove Compromised Windows Security Pop-up using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Compromised Windows Security Pop-up install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing Compromised Windows Security Pop-up from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing Compromised Windows Security Pop-up from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up. Click on the trash bin icon next to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing Compromised Windows Security Pop-up from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Compromised Windows Security Pop-up related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Compromised Windows Security Pop-up from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, Compromised Windows Security Pop-up should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top Removing Compromised Windows Security Pop-up from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the Compromised Windows Security Pop-up. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Compromised Windows Security Pop-up, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

     
 

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September 21, 2016 04:57, July 17, 2017 08:26
   
 

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