How to remove Warning-threat-alert.info Pop-up Ads & Audio Warning
What is Warning-threat-alert.info:
Threat Classification: Adware
If your computer starts talking about some viruses, cyber threats or starts advising you to call a windows help line, you should consider your computer infected by an adware. It usually starts while your browser loads the Warning-threat-alert.info website – you’ll get a pop-up saying that “There is a .net frame work file missing due to some harmful virus.” and a warning message saying “Important security message, windows firewall has detected critical virus on your computer, please contact windows help line phone number 1-855-495-4100 to fix your computer“. The cyber crooks will try everything to make you believe that the toll free number 1-855-495-4100 is the official Windows Help Line, but you shouldn’t believe them – it’s a SCAM!!! Furthermore, you need to understand that your computer has already being infected with an adware by the same people, which are now offering you this FAKE remote support service. Once active, you should start getting various strange pop-up ads, messages or even audio warnings when you start your browser and the Warning-threat-alert.info begins loading. Warning-threat-alert.info is a new kind of website, used by the cyber crooks & adware creators & command & controllers – to provide your with bogus & malicious remote support service. All these ads are caused by a malicious browser extension adware, distributed via one of the many online advertising or marketing platforms or suspicious software “bundles”, often exploited by cyber crooks. The Warning-threat-alert.info Ads are caused by an ad-supported extension for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The adware is capable of displaying ads on random webpages, including pop-up windows and is compatible with all well-known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Generally, users that have it installed on their systems might see various pop-up & pop-under browser windows, informing the victim that a Video Player is ready for download, Install Media Downloader, Infection was Detected or Important software update, New driver updates are released etc.. The Warning-threat-alert.info is set to display FAKE POP-UP ALERTS on the victim’s computer. Please note that all these alerts are FAKE! Actually, the main purpose of the Warning-threat-alert.info is to drive as much traffic as possible to certain domains, which then is converted to cash via one of the many online marketing platforms.
Warning-threat-alert.info is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation. That’s why, you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Warning-threat-alert.info bundle varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
The purpose of Warning-threat-alert.info is to attract more users to certain domains, so that the creators of such or similar adware could generate income from the online traffic, using one of the many online marketing platforms. Warning-threat-alert.info may use tracking cookies and other relevant techniques to steal your personal data such as account information, usernames & passwords, bank account data etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended, and needs to be terminated immediately, as it seems to be a serious threat to your online security.
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for all users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Automatic Warning-threat-alert.info Removal:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Warning-threat-alert.info and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
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Manual Warning-threat-alert.info Removal:
!!! Please note: You can remove Warning-threat-alert.info manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is ONLY recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For all users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Warning-threat-alert.info Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to Warning-threat-alert.info, Wander Burst, Vaudix, Optimizer Pro, YoutubeAdBlocker, BuyNSave, Free Video Converter, Youtube Downloader HD, Video Media Player 1.1, Fast Free Converter, DIVX Player 3.2 or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. You should also look for all kinds of suspicious programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind, that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit Enter.
2. Remove Warning-threat-alert.info from your browser:
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then restart it in order for the new changes to take effect.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (upper-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button (3 horizontal lines), go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset / Refresh Firefox button in the top-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset / Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
3. Check for arguments added by Warning-threat-alert.info in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Warning-threat-alert.info might also hijack your web browser shortcuts to force-load its home page. This causes the Warning-threat-alert.info`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Warning-threat-alert.info uses to hijack shortcuts should look like (or is similar) to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut`s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Warning-threat-alert.info by checking the following locations: