Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 Removal Guide

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Many users have started seeing the message Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 these days. There are hundreds of users’ complaints on the web saying that the pop-up with the text claiming that there is something wrong with the computer keeps appearing on their screens while they try to open some kind of website no matter which browser they use. Therefore, researchers at have decided to find out where this annoying pop-up comes from. Unfortunately, it has turned out that, in most cases, users see the Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-up on their screens if they have some kind of malicious software installed on their computers. Undesirable programs that might display those pop-ups are, most probably, ad-supported programs or potentially unwanted programs; however, other threats might also be responsible for these pop-ups. It will not be very easy to detect them; however, when you manage to do that and get rid of them all, you will notice immediately that the Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-up message is gone too. You will know how to get rid of those threats after reading this entire article.

If you see the Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-up when you try to open some kind of website, there is no doubt that you have malware which tries to convince you to call the provided number installed on your computer. First of all, the pop-up message says that “Your System has identified a potential threat which may crash the Hard Drive”; however, if you click on the OK button, you will immediately notice a bigger pop-up claiming that “Your Computer IP Address {IP address} has been compromised!” and you need to “contact Microsoft Certified Technician.” Of course, both these messages promote the telephone number 1-888-220-3607. Specialists have found that this number is also associated with the website The service promoted on this website is advertised as the “solution to all technical related issues”; however, we do not think that it is very useful and legitimate if it uses malware to promote itself. Specialists say that you should not dial the provided number even though it is said to be a toll-free number because this might not be true. Besides, you might be offered to buy unreliable security software, or they will ask you to provide the personal information and then use it for mischievous plans. Do not worry; pop-ups you see are completely fake and they will disappear after the removal of malware installed on the computer, so you should focus on finding malware.

In some cases, users are redirected to and see the Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-up also because they open an untrustworthy website. Also, you might see it if you start playing an online video available on an unreliable website. If you are sure that you have not visited a questionable website recently or opened a video, there is no doubt that you see Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-ups because you have undesirable software installed on your computer. These threats might have sneaked onto your computer in software bundles together with other applications as well. Also, you might have downloaded and installed them instead of useful files from torrent websites unknowingly. Either way, you need to eliminate those infections from the system as soon as possible in order not to see the Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-ups anymore. We also suggest installing an antimalware tool on the system to prevent adware, PUPs, and other similar threats from entering the system again. We are sure that a reliable tool, e.g. SpyHunter will protect your computer from harm 24/7.

It is not very easy to find the program that is responsible for the presence of Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 pop-ups; however, you should definitely check Control Panel and the Add-ons Manager on all the browsers. Also, you should check the hosts file because it might have been modified by malware to display pop-ups for you. If you do not find anything suspicious, you should use an automatic malware remover, e.g. SpyHunter to scan your computer and eliminate all the existing threats. Its free version can be downloaded from 411-spyware, so make sure you do that as soon as possible, upgrade the scanner, and then launch it.

Remove the malicious software

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the program and click Remove.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the malicious program.
  5. Select Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Launch RUN and enter Control Panel in the box.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the undesirable software.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
  3. Click Reset and mark the Delete personal settings box.
  4. Click on the Reset button again.

Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and scroll down.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Click Reset settings.
  5. Click on the Reset button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and tap Alt+H.
  2. Select Troubleshooting information.
  3. Locate and click on the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox.

Modify the hosts file

  1. Launch RUN (Windows key + R).
  2. Enter C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts in the box and tap Enter.
  3. Open the file with Notepad.
  4. Locate the suspicious entry and delete it.
  5. Click on the File tab and select Save.
Download Remover for Windows Security Alert! 1-888-220-3607 *
*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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