How to Remove “Windows Security: Microsoft Edge” Virus | Updated

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If you stumble upon the “Windows Security: Microsoft Edge” message, don’t worry. This alert is fake. Its purpose is to scare you, in order to trick you into taking unnecessary actions. Do not do anything the message urges you to do because that’s exactly what it wants. The fraudulent message is a sign that a nasty PUP (Potentially Unwanted Software) resides on your computer. The PUP can be anything – a seemingly reliable app or a browser extension, but with malicious intentions.

Such parasite is responsible for this message alert, as well as other things like your flooded with advertisements screen every time you open your browser. It will get paid for each click you make on such promoted content. Bu the thing is, such ads often lead to unreliable and even infected sources that seek to harm your PC and steal valuable information. In order to steer clear from the troubles that come from this malicious software, you need to remove it from your computer as soon as possible!

As we already said, the “Windows Security: Microsoft Edge” alert is due to the existence of a PUP on your computer. But how did it end up there? You installed it. Such parasites use trickery in order to sneak on the computer of their unsuspecting victim. You probably opened an infected spam email or installed a software bundle under the Quick mode in the setup wizard. Other means of distribution include corrupted torrents, dubious links and ads, as well as fake updates.

When trying to install software on your computer, make sure to opt for a Custom or Advanced type of installation. This way, if there is any hidden malicious software, you’ll be able to prevent it from getting access to your PC. Parasites often disguise themselves as additional software, that won’t be visible if you choose to go with a Quick install.

It is very important to act quickly, once you see the “Windows Security: Microsoft Edge”. Do not fall into hackers’ trap. Do not contact the ‘support team’ that is listed in the message. Do not install any software that is included there as well. This is a smart strategy that crooks use, in order to get their hands on your personal and financial information. If you do, as they say, you will allow them to steal sensitive information such as but not limited to your bank accounts, credit card numbers, passwords, IP addresses, Login ID, etc.

The only way you can stop the parasite from succeeding in its mission is to get rid of it as soon as possible! Locate the PUP and remove it from your computer! If you are unsure how to do this, you can follow our detailed instructions below.

Windows Security: Microsoft Edge Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Windows Security: Microsoft Edge from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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