Because of its low popularity level, there have not been too many infections that target the Microsoft Edge browser, but we have Microsoft Edge Scam now that may be able scare you and trick you into calling a given phone number. Let us tell you right now that this is just another fake alert that uses scare tactics to push you into the corner so that you would see no other choice but call the toll-free number provided. This fake alert, like many other, claims that your computer has been infected with a virus that may steal sensitive information from you unless you call this number immediately for technical support. No wonder that such fake alerts, including the recently emerged Wannacry Detected Scam, Your Mac Is Heavily Damaged Alerts, and "Your Windows has been blocked" +1-844-528-4333, are also called technical support scams. Obviously, all the support you will get by calling this number is a sales pitch about a system optimizer or cleaner tool or service that you do not even need. What you need now is remove Microsoft Edge Scam from your browser as soon as possible.
As you must have guessed already, this fake alert targets Windows 10 users and more precisely, the Microsoft Edge browser. But there has to be a trigger event for this alert to show up in your browser because you will only see it when you get redirected to a scamming webpage like syserr7387.help, which may not actually work anymore. First, and this is the possibly better case, you may click on the wrong web content (e.g., third-party advertisements, compromised links, and fake buttons) while visiting the wrong website (e.g., gaming, gambling, torrent, and shareware). One click on such content can take you to malicious pages like this one and you may get scammed out of your money in no time. This is why you should always make sure that you only surf reputable pages and use official pages for downloading software or streaming movies. If this is how you ended with this fake alert in your browser, chances are your computer is not infected at all, which we doubt to be frank, and you may be able to delete Microsoft Edge Scam simply by closing your browser window.
Second, and this is the worse case, your PC could be infected with, for example, adware programs, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted apps, which are capable of redirecting you to questionable websites like this one. When your computer is infected with such threats, it is quite likely that you infected it yourself by installing a malicious software bundle that could have contained several such threats. This can easily happen when you download free files from suspicious file-sharing websites or when you click on third-party content on other suspicious pages as well. It is always risky to land on such pages because even if you try to click on normal content like a search field, chances are that the page is running malicious scripts that can open new tabs and drop infections triggered by your click. All in all, we believe that it is important that you scan your computer with a reliable online malware scanner after you remove Microsoft Edge Scam.
When you see this fake alert suddenly popping up on your screen, you may actually believe that it is authentic. Over a realistic-looking error page, you will see a pop-up window that claims that your computer has been infected and this supposed virus can steal vital information from you, such as your banking information, credit card details, photos, passwords, and so on. The list contains all the trigger words that could make you go blind for a second. All you may see clearly is the telephone number at the bottom, "(855) 404 3522," which you are asked to call immediately to help you with this "nightmare." However, calling this number will not get you anywhere really; it will not sort out your alleged system issues for sure. In fact, all that would happen is you calling a sales expert to scam you by selling you a product you may not even need. This software or service may be totally useless, to be frank. If you do not want to waste your money or be annoyed by this fake alert coming back on your screen, we suggest that you remove Microsoft Edge Scam as soon as you can.
We have found that it may be enough for you to reset your Edge browser to eliminate this annoying fake alert. Please follow our instructions below if are ready to act. In some cases it is possible that resetting your browser may not be enough; therefore, we also recommend that you scan your list of installed programs to find any suspicious applications you have installed recently and uninstall them. If you would like to be safe in your virtual world, this would be the right time to install a professional anti-malware program like SpyHunter to automatically protect your PC against all possible and known threats.