If the user sees pop-up windows by Windows.security notification.help, he should be aware that his computer has been flooded with adware. The suspicious browser extension targets popular browsers and generates fake security alerts luring the user to call a certain phone number. Needless to say, calling will not only fix the supposed problem but will further endanger the PC’s condition.
Why Do I Have Windows.security notification.help Installed on My PC?
One of the possible entries for Windows.security notification.help is the so-called bundling method. Bundling is an effective marketing technique popular among developers who apply it for financial reasons. Windows.security notification.help may have been included in the package of a free software product available on legitimate websites.
However, the user has the option to uncheck it if he chooses the advanced installer over the automatic one. Always reading the download agreement is another crucial safety tip.
Is Windows.security notification.help Dangerous?
Windows.security notification.help may be considered a scam attempting to convince users that they have a security problem. Calling the suggested number will only generate revenue for the cyber crooks behind the scheme. Furthermore, if remote access is granted to them, they could infiltrate the PC with more potentially unwanted programs or malware.
Moreover, the browser may be compromised by the addition of session cookies that collect personally identifiable information. Browser misbehavior is also possible – the user may experience freezes and crashes until the problem is completely removed.
How Can I Remove Windows.security notification.help?
The system may also be affected by Windows.security notification.help. Such applications may have the capabilities to alter the Windows registry. If registry keys are added or deleted, the removal of the application becomes more challenging to inexperienced users.
That is why running a full system scan with the help of a powerful anti-adware tool is recommended. Once installed and running, such a tool will shield the computer against malware. Have a look at the step-by-step guide below the article to deal with Windows.security notification.help.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Windows.security notification.help from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Windows.security notification.help from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Windows.security notification.help from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Windows.security notification.help from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Windows.security notification.help from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Windows.security notification.help from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Windows.security notification.help from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Windows.security notification.help from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Windows.security notification.help
Step 2: Uninstall Windows.security notification.help and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Windows.security notification.help on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Windows.security notification.help there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Windows.security notification.help from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Windows.security notification.help and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Windows.security notification.help via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Windows.security notification.help from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Windows.security notification.help from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Windows.security notification.help from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Windows.security notification.help from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Windows.security notification.help will be removed.
Eliminate Windows.security notification.help from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.