Remove “Your device is under threat” Fake Alerts (Scam)

Can’t Remove Your device is under threat pop-ups?

Your device, indeed, is at risk. But not the type of thereat the the “ Your device is under threat” messages warn about. These alerts are part of a massive IT supports scam. The messages are trying to  trick you into contacting the crooks that created them. If you dial the provided number, you will reach the crooks. They will try to lure you into installing unneeded, possibly malicious, software. They may also try to trick you into subscribing to services you don’t want. Don’t do it. Don’t contact the crooks. They are criminals. You cannot win against them. The “Your device is under threat” message can actually be beneficial to you. Take its appearance as a warning. A warning that your computer harbors an adware-type of infection. Somewhere on your OS, an adware is lurking. This parasite has infected your web browser and is now terrorizing you online. It is programmed to inject advertisements on every website you open and to redirect your browser to sponsored third-party websites. It, however, is not programmed to verify the commercials it displays so freely. Anyone willing to spend some money can use the adware to promote. All sorts of crooks take advantage. Someone paid for you to be redirected to the “Your device is under threat” scam. Some more will follow. With the adware on board, you will get constantly redirected to scam pages. Don’t put up with this. You can remove this infection. We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. If you prefer automated solutions, you can also download a trustworthy anti-virus app. Choose your removal method and act!

Remove Your device is under threat

How did I get infected with?

The adware behind the “Your device is under threat” messages use a lot of trickery. It travels hidden in software bundles, torrents, and spam emails. The key to a secure and infection-free computer is caution. Whenever you are installing a program, pay close attention to the setup process. If you are offered an Advanced/Custom option, by all means, select it. Under it, you will be presented with a list of all extra programs that has arrived with the app you’ve downloaded. Deselect the extras. If you truly needed them, you would have downloaded them by yourself. Before you click that “next” button, take a moment to check the Terms and Conditions. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation. The Internet is a very dangerous place. Be careful. Only you can keep your machine virus-free. So, don’t be lazy and do your due diligence. Even a little extra caution goes a long way!

Why are these ads dangerous?

The “Your device is under threat” alerts will not stop popping up. To block them, you must remove the adware that causes them. You should remove this intruder immediately. It is a giant hole in your security wall. The adware displays countless commercials. Yet, it doesn’t verify them. If you have the misfortune to click on a corrupted ad, you will download more malware or viruses. There is no way to distinguish the malicious from the legit ads. What is worse, the adware may redirect you to infected websites too. But wait, there is more. Apart from injecting commercials, the adware is also spying on you. It monitors your browser related data. It knows your hopes and needs and uses this knowledge in its advantage. The adware uses the collected data to select appealing commercials for you. But, it is also selling the data to third parties. Can you imagine your usernames, passwords, email addresses, etc., becoming a possession of cyber criminals? If such an event occurs, the consequences will be devastating! Do not risk it. Remove the adware before it is too late. As a bonus, the “ Your device is under threat” alerts will disappear.

How Can I Remove Your device is under threat Pop-ups?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall suspicious software from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete unknown add-ons from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Your device is under threat from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall unknown programs from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the any unknown program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Your device is under threat Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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