Critical Security Warning! Scam Removal Guide

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Critical Security Warning! Scam is a newly discovered tech support scam that claims that your Mac computer is under attack and that your privacy is jeopardized. The fact o the matter is that this scam was designed to convince you to call a fake tech support phone number and buy useless malware removal services and computer protection. We have found that this scam is shown to users by a potentially unwanted program that can be a standalone application or a browser extension. If you do not want to see this scam window, you have to delete the software that is redirecting you to its page. In this article, we will talk about how this scam is distributed, what it does, and how you can get rid of it.

If the potentially unwanted program that promotes this cam were to get onto your Mac computer, then it will redirect you to it at random while you browse the web. The scam page is an empty website with a dialog that says “SYSTEM SECURITY AT RISK” in the heading. The scam tries to convince users that their computer has been attacked and that their IP address is being accessed form a different location which is nonsense. However, the scare tactics do not end there as this scam claims that your logins and online banking details can be stolen. On top of that, it claims that your Internet activity is being monitored.

The solution offered to you is to call a fake tech support number which is +1-888-225-6662. The people impersonating Apple’s tech support personnel will most likely say that you need to pay for the malware removal services and might also try to sell you non-existent computer protection from future attacks. You should not believe the people impersonating Apple’s employees since the problem is not an elusive cyber attack, but the message you see claiming that your PC has been attacked. Therefore, you ought to delete the software that continually redirects you to Critical Security Warning! Scam. Now let us discuss how the software displaying this scam can get onto your PC.

It is no secret that many potentially unwanted programs are disseminated using bundled software installers. We believe that this might be the case with the elusive application (or browser extension) that promotes Critical Security Warning! Scam. The software redirecting users to this scam’s page can be bundled with free programs and put up for download on questionable software hosting sites. If you install a program from such as site, then the bundled installer can also install potentially unwanted programs on your PC and, thus, you will start being redirected to this scam’s page while you browse the web.

In closing, Critical Security Warning! Scam is dedicated to convincing you that your computer was infected with malware and offers you to call its promoted fake tech support number to get help. However, all those people will try to do is extract money from you. So, if you see this scam message while you browse the Internet, follow the instructions below to remove the unwanted software set to load Critical Security Warning! Scam’s URL.

Remove unwanted application

  1. Select Go in the menu bar.
  2. Click Applications.
  3. Hold down Control and click the unwanted program.
  4. Click Move to Trash.

Remove unwanted files manually

  1. Click Finder.
  2. Select Go and click Go to Folder…
  3. Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the bar and click Go.
  4. In the LaunchAgents folder, identify suspicious files and move them to Trash.
  5. Then, in the Go to Folder bar, type /Library/Application Support and click Go.
  6. Identify suspicious files and move them to Trash.
  7. In the Go to Folder bar, type /Library/LaunchDaemons and click Go.
  8. Identify suspicious files and move them to Trash.
  9. Lastly, in the Go to Folder bar, type ~/Library/LaunchAgents and click Go.
  10. Identify suspicious files and move them to Trash.

Remove unwanted extensions from the web browser

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click Open Menu.
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. Click Extensions.
  5. Find the unwanted extension.
  6. Click Remove.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click Chrome menu.
  3. Click More Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Find the unwanted extension.
  6. Click Remove.

Apple Safari

  1. Open the browser.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Extensions.
  4. Find the unwanted extension.
  5. Click Uninstall.
Download Remover for Critical Security Warning! Scam *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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