Have you ever received a virus alert on your computer from Microsoft claiming that certain malware infects your PC? Although malware is dangerous to your PC, it is also possible that these virus alerts are not from Microsoft, but some fake virus messages.
Virus alerts are the pop-up messages that appear on your screen, showing you that your computer is affected by the viruses. You have to do a quick fix; otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to use your computer may lose your documents and important files.
We have seen that many people are complaining that they get these virus alerts from Microsoft claiming their PC has some adult content that may also harm their computer.
Although viruses are dangerous for the computer, some are easy to remove whereas few are quite hazardous. We don’t know which one is more hazardous to our laptop so we must be cautious.
How Does A Virus Get Into Your Computer?
As viruses get into our body and invade our immune system, in the same way, computer viruses invade the computer without our permission and corrupt its functioning. These computer viruses are installed by some of the hackers that want to get access to our personal information.
Is There A Fake Virus Alert?
Recently a new virus alert is seen in which it notify the user that their PC is infected with certain malware as they were browsing untrusted websites. Upon receiving such virus alerts, we don’t realize what to do next. So, in such a situation, we blindly follow the instruction provided in the virus alert.
These virus alerts often ask for the residential address, and the user is so frustrated that he sends them all of his details. They start threatening him to give the desired money; otherwise, they will harm his family.
Can You Remove The Malware?
If you get the virus alert and worried about your computer, it is not a big deal. You can easily remove the virus without allowing it to harm your computer.
PUP, Potential Unwanted Program usually gets access while installing some other programs and cause the problem to your computer. All you have to do is, remove the program from your computer, and you will not get any such virus alert for the time being unless some other viruses infect your computer.
How To Avoid Installing These Programs?
While using the computer, you must be aware of all the scams these virus alerts are and the stuff that keeps circulating on different websites. While downloading any file or program, you must be cautious that it should not refer you to an untrusted webpage. Installing anything from an insecure and untrusted website isn’t the right choice and often causes you trouble.
Sometimes certain ads might not look suspicious at first sight, but when you click on them, they refer you to gambling and pornography websites.
If you unknowingly visit such sites, remove all the downloaded software and the plug-ins to remove your computer’s content.
How To Remove Potential Unwanted Program From Windows?
These fake virus alerts do not let you work on your computer and sometimes do not allow you to switch to other windows.
First, try to force it to close the browser. Once it is completed, go to the control panel, select uninstall the program, and remove that malware app after that, run a quick scan to ensure the protection of your computer.
Suppose you cannot open the web browser, press Shift+CTRL+ESC to open the task manager. In the task manager, select the process carried on your web browser, right-click, and click on the end task to clear the web browser.
Then go to the control panel and uninstall the malware. And finally, run a quick scan.
Reset Chrome Browser Settings
After running the scan, you need to make sure that you do not encounter any such problem next time. For that, you need to reset your browser settings.
To reset the chrome browser, click on the three dots in the chrome browser’s above right corner. The settings page will appear. Scroll through the settings and select the advanced option at the bottom of the page.
In the reset and clean up the section you will find the restore settings to their original defaults, select that, and reset settings option pp out. Click on the Reset settings, and your chrome browser is now free from any malware.
Signs That Your Computer Is Affected By Virus
1. Slow Speed
Suppose your computer is taking longer to open files or applications and even takes a lot of time to start, it is a virus alert, and you should run a quick scan.
2. Unable To Access Files
Sometimes, if there is a computer virus, it does not allow you to access some files and even allows you to log in or out.
3. Changes To Homepage
Another virus alert, if you find changes on the homepage from time to time and do not allow you to reset it, there is much possibility that a virus has invaded your system.
4. Unknown Programs
Computer viruses can install many unknown programs and software that cause problems in your regular activity and slow down your computer’s activity.
5. Disabling Of Antivirus Programs
Suppose the antivirus program working entirely previously on your computer has stopped working and does not give you virus updates. In that case, there are more chances of a computer virus that is preventing the antivirus from scanning your computer.
6. Windows Crash
Have you ever faced crashing up of windows or sometimes noticed the freezing up of the screen is one of the signs that the virus has invaded your computer.
These virus alerts can sometimes take you into a big problem. Sometimes these virus alerts are fake, but sometimes they are genuine. Don’t be too lazy to update your antivirus software and keep checking all the programs installed on your computer.
It is best not to open any link or ad and even avoid downloading any file from an untrusted website because you don’t know which contains harmful viruses along with the file.