Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Virus - How To Remove?

Type: Ransomware

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus is a ransomware that is presented as a reliable warning stating that you have been visiting sites with infected or pornographic contents and for this reason your system has been blocked. The message also says that you can lose all your information or your system can get collapsed if you do not take proper actions.

Basically MSE Alert virus will tell you to restore your Windows system performance by downloading some additional module. In fact it’s a smartly created trick of computer hackers who want to get money from you. This update is presented as a paid one, so if you do what Microsoft Security Essential Alert ransomware tells you, this will definitely cause you losing some money. Do not believe that this module will fix your system’s slowdown or prevent a system crash. It’s just a way for this nasty program to swindle your money away. Have a look how this alert looks like:


Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

Your system has been blocked for security reason.

Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats! Your system has reached the critical security level, because of visiting sites with infected and pornographic contents. Its further use may lead to the system collapse and complete loss of information. To restore Your Windows system performance, you need to download and install an additional module of the dynamic proactive protection. This module is an optional paid update for especially infected Windows systems. It eliminates the causes of system slowdown, associated with the presence of difficult-found malicious software, prevents the system crash and stabilize its operation.

It might be that you screen will be locked and you won’t be able to do anything but respond  to the Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus. However, you should reboot your computer in a SafeMode. You can find a tutorial for this action in our website. For you convenience, here is the link if you have never done this and wish to be guided: click here. At first we found out about such scamming is in 2012 but such pop-ups still persists to bother users all the way until 2016. Now people have to be extremely cautious not to get infected with parasites that are so easy to catch: it is easier to catch a Pokemon in Pokemon Go.

Although the warning looks very reliable and persistent, beware that it is fake and it only wants to take your money away. Once infected, you must do all it takes to remove Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus from your system. This is the only solution to deal with this annoying problem. To get rid of this ransomware completely, we recommend you to do the following steps:

1. Reboot your system into safe mode with networking.

2. Scan you computer with a reputable antimalware program such as Spyhunter or hitman.

It should remove Microsoft Security Essential Alert virus from your system and get your computer back to its normal functioning.

Automatic Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus screenshots


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August 21, 2012 11:09, October 13, 2016 23:08

7 thoughts on “Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus

  1. I cannot load games .I got a Microsoft Security Essentials Alert saying I have 3 viruses. How do I remove them?Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I was on internet, trying to find part 2 of a movie i watched on netflix, it was revelution road 2, i tried different web sites, so i thought i would run security, full scan, due to the way my computer was running, and it came up my computer was at risk, so while i was searching for this movie, my computer blinked, then went black, and came up to send file’s to Microsoft, to evaluate, then came up a cyber FBI notice, that Microsoft was working with FBI cyber … it was found on my computer porn or misusing the warning on videos, and told the fine, and prison time, but if i spend $300. they would unlock my computer, so i forced shut down my computer. went to my kindle and found this on viruses, ect. should i report this?? What Next??? hope this helps.

  3. Yesterday Ireceived a notice that may computer was locked and gave me a number to call for removal and new security lifetime TH\he company primeinfovision removed the virus as far as I can tell and rebooted my computer. They sold me a lifetime virus security protection for $800 .Is this scam and should payment be stopped

  4. Hello, Faye, it seems like this situation is definitely a scam and you should try to reverse the payment if possible. Instead of that, take care of the security of your computer by installing reliable anti-malware and anti-virus software.

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