Microsoft Warning Alert Scam (ERROR #268d3x8938) – How to Remove It

This article has been created in order to explain what is the Microsoft Warning Alert scam and how you can remove it from your computer and stop such redirects and fake errors from appearing in the future as well.

A new scam has been reported by security researchers to lock the web browsers of the computers it has been installed on. The scam has one and only purpose – to display a fake Error #268d3x8938 which is basically a pretext for the victim to call a fake tech support number, which is very likely to be a tech support scam aimed at getting victims to call and pay insane ammounts of money in order to get the scammers to pretend to fix issues on their comptuers that may not even exist. Nonetheless, security researchers often outline redirects, like the Microsoft Security Warning to likely be caused by potentially unsafe programs that display redirects and advertisements on victimized computers by them. If you see the Microsoft Warning Alert scam, it is urgent that you read this article as it aims to show you how you can remove it from your computer effectively.

Threat Summary

NameMicrosoft Warning Alert
TypeTech Support Scam/PUP
Short DescriptionAims to scam victims over the phone for their information or money.
SymptomsYour web browser is redirected to a web page that locks you in it and claims that your computer is under threat.
Distribution MethodThe scam is likely introduced by a suspicious site or as a result of having a PUP installed on the victim PC.
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