the Your computer is at High Risk! popup is shown when the PC is infected with an adware application. Online scammers try to deceive the PC user into downloading an ad-supported application to install malware in the web browser. The Your computer is at High Risk! popup is a fake and the only purpose of the popup is to mislead the PC user.
The Your Windows computer is at High Risk popup warns the user that the PC is corrupted and the files will be deleted after several seconds. In order to solve the problem, an update to the latest software is required to prevent the files from being deleted. It’s a scam obviously, similar to Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses. The only purpose of the popup is to install malware on the PC.
Your Windows computer is at high Risk!
Please note: Windows security has detected that the system is corrupted. All system files will be deleted after … seconds. Required: Please click the button below to “Update” the latest software, scan your system and prevent your files being deleted.
Some popups that warn the PC user with “Your Windows computer is at High Risk!” display a telephone number in order to solve the problem and call for support. The support is fake and known as a Microsoft Tech Support scam. If the Your Windows computer is at High Risk popup shows a telephone number, do not call the telephone number, instead, scan your PC for malware, the PC is infected with adware.
Remove Your computer is at High Risk! pop-up
Follow the steps below to remove the malware responsible for the Your Windows computer is at High Risk popup in the web browser.
If the pop-up stays on top with alert's in your browser and it seems impossible to close the warnings you need to perform this optional step. After performing this step, please continue with Malwarebytes to start the actual removal of the adware that is causing the pop-up in the browser.
- Start the Windows Task Manager by using CTRL+ALT+DEL for Windows 7 or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC for Windows 8.
It is also possible to hit the taskbar with a right click and select the Task Manager from the menu.
- Select the browser you are using from the list and right-click on it, selecting End Task. It is also possible to use the End Task button at the bottom of the window.
- The internet browser should be closed now, continue to the next step to start the actual removing process of the malware.
Remove the Your computer is at High Risk! popup (malware) with Malwarebytes
Download Malwarebytes to remove the malware from your PC. We have run many malware removal tests on infected PCs including adware, potentially unwanted programs, and spyware. Malwarebytes is by far the best malware removal tool available today to get rid of malware. Malwarebytes is always free to remove any malware. Malwarebytes works great alongside antivirus software.
Remove the threat with Malwarebytes and see the results for yourself!
Start the Malwarebytes installation setup file. Click here for detailed Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start searching for malware on your PC.
Malwarebytes will start searching for malware on your PC.
Wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan. The Malwarebytes malware scan usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
Once the malware scan is completed, Malwarebytes will display the results of the malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.
Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware found on your PC to quarantine.
Malwarebytes needs to perform a system reboot to complete the malware removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.
After the system reboot, your PC is clean from malware. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future threats. Malwarebytes stops adware, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine.