How to Remove “Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft”

To be able to mislead MS Windows users, online fraudster will make use of the internet to show fake warning like “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft“. This is actually a web page that is in disguise of Microsoft Support notice asking computer user to contact a Toll free hotline number. The motive of such devious alert is to commit computer users in calling the given technical support number and attackers may proceed with other frauds thereafter.

In general, “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” is an online fraud. People behind this scam aims to swindle money from computer users by pretending to be a legitimate Microsoft technical support specialist who promise to take care of the issue for a certain fee. In fact, they were the ones who planted the “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” and collecting payment to remove such annoying pop-up is just absurd.

The thing is, “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” alert is not only trouble that will occur on the computer. Aside from fees collected for remotely fixing the computer, attackers are also responsible for installing rogue security application that will continue to bombard the PC with various warnings. In order to resolve it, computer users are requested to register the security program and as such, additional payment may be collected.

"Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft"

Is “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” Pop-up a virus?

If you are seeing “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”, it does not necessary mean that computer is infected with a virus. The real reason for repeatedly seeing such pop-up is due to modifications made on the browser, which replaces the default homepage with a web address serving “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” pop-up.

On some occasions, installation of adware or potentially unwanted program (PUP) is the source for these unwanted changes on browser program. It may have penetrated the computer via the installation of malicious freeware and shareware that users have acquired from unreliable servers like insecure file-sharing network, torrent sites, and malicious online advertisement.

Encounter with “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”

Some computer users who visit sites that are involve in piracy, either software or media may also bump with a website that exhibits “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” pop-up. This first encounter can become persistent if user clicks on prompts or access any button that it exhibits. The prompt could be a script that can trigger the download and installation of adware or simply change the current configuration of the default internet software, thus, making “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” web page to be the start-up page.

Stopping “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft”

As mentioned, the source of “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” may vary and so, removal of this annoying warning differs depending on how it influenced the internet browser program and computer in general. Some victims can stop “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” by just replacing the homepage default settings but this may not work on other computer users.

To totally stop “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” from showing, MS Windows users must carry out several procedures that start with the removal of malicious browser extensions up to resetting of internet settings. Aside from that, scanning the computer with powerful anti-virus and anti-virus program is recommended to delete all objects that are causing “Pornographic Virus Alert from Microsoft” to show up.

"Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer.

In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of pop-up and redirect adware like "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file, please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft", click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" redirect including all malicious objects from the computer.

Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if your are comfortable to manually get rid of the threat and malicious items linked with it.

Step 1 : Get rid of Pop-ups (Notification)

Normally, "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" pop-ups will start to bombard internet browser screen with pop-ups if web user was deceived to click “Allow” button that triggers the said website to send push notification. To stop "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from showing the pop-ups, please execute the procedures below.

Remove "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from Google Chrome

1. On Google Chrome browser, input the following in the address bar and press Enter:

chrome://settings/content/notifications

2. Navigate to the list under "Allow" section and look for "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft".

3. Click the ellipses (3 dots) beside "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" list to reveal the options.

Chrome Push Notification

4. Click on Block or Remove to stop "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from displaying pop-up ads on Google Chrome browser.

6. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

Stop "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" pop-up on Mozilla Firefox

1. On Mozilla Firefox browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter key:

about:preferences#privacy

2. Navigate below to Permission area and look for Notifications.

Firefox Notification Settings

3. Click the Settings button aligned with the Notifications.

4. Look for "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" entry and change the Status to Block.

Block Notification from Firefox

5. Click on Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox and check if "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" pop-up is gone.

Remove "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from Safari (Mac)

1. On top menu, click on Safari and then, select Preferences from the drop-down list.

2. Click on Websites tab to open its settings.

3. Select Notifications from the left sidebar.

Push Notification Safari

4. On right panel, it will display a list of websites with "Allow" attribute.

5. Find and click on "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft".

6. You may choose to Deny or Remove it from the notification list.

7. You may now restart Safari browser and see if "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" pop-up is gone.

Get rid of "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from Microsoft Edge

1. Assuming that Edge browser is open, click on the ellipses (3 dots) on upper right corner to open the Settings. Alternatively, you can press Alt + X on the keyboard.

2. Select Settings from the drop-down list.

3. Click on Advanced.

4. Under Website Permissions area, click on Manage Permissions button.

Edge Push Notification

4. Find and select "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" from the list. Click on X button to stop it from showing pop-up ads or notifications.

Edge Notification Removal

5. You may now restart Edge browser.

Step 2 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of codes causing "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" to show up on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft".

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" pop-ups.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Step 3 : Delete Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted applications are using a program called browser extension to be able to take over the settings of internet software. Therefore, we highly recommend to check and remove the extension that is closely related to "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft".

For Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find suspicious browser extension and Remove it from Google Chrome.

4. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

For Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions on sidebar menu.

4. Look for object that is suspicious and may be relevant to "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft". Click Remove to delete it from Mozilla Firefox.

For Internet Explorer (Uninstall For Edge Browser)

1. Open Internet Explorer program.

2. Go to top Menu and click Tools. Then, select Manage Add-ons from the drop-down list.

Internet Explorer Add-ons

3. Look for and Remove or Disable suspicious entries from Toolbars and Extension and Search Providers section.

4. Close the window and restart Internet Explorer.

If "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" is still present on the IE browser, another option is to remove the adware from Windows Control Panel.

5. Press Windows Key + R and then, type appwiz.cpl command.

6. Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in chronological manner with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

7. Select any distrustful item or recently installed unwanted entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from Windows system.

Please restart the computer to complete the uninstall procedure.

Step 4 : Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft"

Not all browser threats are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. On this instance, resetting the browser to default configuration is the only best solution. If "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to reset the settings of affected browser program.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft"

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. Type this strings in the address box: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down and expand Advanced settings area.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Cleanup section.

5. Click on Clean Up Computer. On next page, please click FIND to proceed.

Clean Up Computer

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find harmful software and remove it instantly. If unable to delete "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft", the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. Just go back to previous page (Clean Up Computer) and reset the settings. See more details on this page.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If Mozilla Firefox is affected by "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" and procedures above were not helpful, we suggest that you carry out these steps. This process can fix the issue by restoring Firefox browser to default factory state. Most browser data will be affected but not bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and internet cookies. Extensions and other installed plug-ins maybe deleted by this function. Therefore, if you wish to remove specific extension only, please see manual add-on removal from this link.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and type the following in the address bar: about:support

2. Browser will be directed to a page of Troubleshooting Information. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating ‘Give Firefox a Tune Up‘. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. Confirmation window will pop-up, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. The reset process will automatically close the browser and proceed with the restoration. Next, it will display a list of restored data. "Pornographic Virus Alert From Microsoft" should be gone by now. Click Finish to close the current window and open a fresh window of Mozilla Firefox.

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