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'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups

'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups are fake alerts that might appear if you get redirected to a website called professionalizing.space. It is a typical phishing or scam website that shows a scary message saying that you need to call the support immediately. The note might claim that your computer got infected and that hackers are trying to steal your sensitive or personal information. Of course, none of this is true and what you should do if you ever get redirected to the mentioned website is to close it immediately. If you cannot do so or browser got stuck, we advise using our removal instructions available below that show how to eliminate 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups. As for learning more information about the fake alerts, we invite you to read the rest of our article.

Usually, users get to websites showing fake alerts like 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups by interacting with unreliable links displayed on suspicious websites, pop-up alerts, and ads. Thus, we highly recommend against interacting with the mentioned content if you are not sure that it is legit and that nothing will go wrong. If you find it difficult to determine which websites, ads, or pop-ups are suspicious or potentially dangerous, we advise keeping your browser up to date and having a reliable antimalware tool on your device. Of course, your browser and your security tool might not always be able to warn you in time or protect your computer. Thus, when it comes to fake alerts and websites it is important to know what details you should pay attention to.

Firstly, you should always look at the URL addresses of the websites that you get redirected to. Keep in mind that the last part of the URL address shows where the website leads. Meaning, even if you see words like Microsoft or Windows somewhere in the beginning of an URL address, it does not mean that you will be taken to a legitimate Microsoft or Windows website. The URL address of the website that shows 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups might not seem suspicious but given that the pop-up says it is a system alert, an address like professionalizing.space should raise a red flag. Also, it is always advisable to check what kind of lock icon is placed near a website’s URL address. The lock icon near professionalizing.space should be crossed over, which means that a website might be unreliable.

Next, we recommend looking at the information displayed both on the website and on the alert. Perhaps the text on it contains grammar mistakes or there are parts that do not make much sense. For instance, 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups say that “Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a pornographic spyware and virus.” The first question should be who is “us” and why your computer and not your antimalware tool or your operating system’s antivirus tool notified them. Not to mention that if anyone should be notified that a computer got infected, it should be his owner so he could take appropriate actions.

In other words, the whole idea that your computer notified some unnamed support services and that the support shows a message asking to call them, should make no sense. If your system or your antimalware tool detects malware or spyware, it should tell you how to deal with it, for example, delete the threat or quarantine it, instead of asking you to call someone. Of course, calling someone might not seem dangerous, which is why some users could fall for the 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups scam. Users who believe scammers could be tricked in many ways. They could be advised to purchase services or tools that they do not need. For example, scammers could say they can remove the detected threat remotely for a price. The worst part is that such services may require access to your system and if you give it away to scammers, they might be able to install malicious applications, steal sensitive data, etc.

Also, people behind 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups might try to convince users to reveal login credentials, and other sensitive information. Not to mention their telephone number might not be toll-free as the pop-up says, so the conversation with scammers could cost you even more. Therefore, we advise not to panic and most importantly, not to believe anything that is said on the 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups. The safest thing to do is leave the website displaying the fake alert without interacting with it. The instructions prepared below can tell you how to exit your browser via Task Manager. We recommend scanning your device with a reliable antimalware tool too just to be sure that nothing sneaked in while being on the scam website or interacting with the fake alerts.

Get rid of 'System Warning Alert' Pop-Ups

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Select Task Manager.
  3. Navigate to the Processes tab.
  4. Find your browser’s process and select it.
  5. Then click the End Task button.
  6. Close Task Manager.
  7. Open your browser again without restoring the last session.
  8. Scan your system with a reliable antimalware tool.
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