Login Security Alert Scam

Also Known As: "Login Security Alert" virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Login Security Alert removal instructions

What is Login Security Alert?

"Login Security Alert!!!: Your Login Credentials At Risk" is a fake error message displayed by a malicious website. Users are redirected to this site by various rogue applications that infiltrate systems without consent. Therefore, these apps are categorized as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). As well as causing unwanted redirects, they deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity.

Login Security Alert adware

The "Login Security Alert" error states that users' logins/passwords have been stolen and, therefore, personal details are at risk. Users are encouraged to immediately contact 'certified technicians' via a telephone number ("+1-844-884-4235") provided. They will then supposedly receive help in solving the issue. As mentioned above, however, the "Login Security Alert" error message is fake - merely an attempt to generate revenue by scaring and tricking victims into calling and paying for technical services that are not required. Therefore, you should never attempt to call the telephone number provided. This error message can be removed simply by closing the web browser. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs employ a "virtual layer" to generate pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements. This enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, displayed ads often conceal underlying content of visited websites. In addition, some of these ads may redirect to malicious websites and even accidental clicks can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside is information tracking. Be aware that PUPs continually record geo-locations, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, mouse/keyboard activity, and other similar data. This collected information is later shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who often misuse private data to generate revenue. Thus, the presence of information-tracking apps can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. All potentially unwanted programs should be uninstalled immediately.

There are dozens of fake errors virtually identical to "Login Security Alert". The list of examples includes Your Computer Is In Blocked State, Enter A Product Key, Microsoft Help Desk, and many others. These errors claim that the system is infected, missing files, or damaged in other similar ways, however, as with Login Security Alert, all are fake and should not be trusted. The only purpose of fake errors is to generate revenue for the developers (cyber criminals). Potentially unwanted programs are also designed to achieve this goal. By offering various 'useful features', PUPs often trick users into believing that these apps are legitimate and useful. In fact, they are useless for regular users. PUPs cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive ads, and record various user-system information.

How did adware install on my computer?

Cyber criminals proliferate PUPs by employing a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - stealth installation of third party applications with regular software/apps. Criminals know that users often rush the download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, bundled apps are hidden within "Custom/Advanced" settings. By skipping this section, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

This situation can be prevented by taking two simple steps. Firstly, never rush when downloading and installing software. Select the "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each step. Secondly, decline offers to download/install additional applications and cancel those already included. The key to computer safety is caution.

Text presented within "Login Security Alert" pop-up error:

Login Security Alert !!!: Your Login Credentials at risk
Do not login to your account! Before call in this No. +1-844-884-4235 Immediately! All login credentials has been changed or compromised.
So please call on this no. +1-844-884-4235
It’s an important notification for the customer
Do not close and refresh this window
Anonymous Activity
Private and Financial Data is at risk:
Your credit card and banking information.
Your email password and other account password.
Your Facebook, Skype, AIM, ICQ and other chat logs.
Your private & Family photos and other sensitive file.
Your webcam could be accessed remotely by stalkers.
Immediately call login support at:
+1-844-884-4235

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Login Security Alert adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Login Security Alert ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Login Security Alert ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "login security alert" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Login Security Alert  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Login Security Alert ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "login security alert" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Login Security Alert ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Login Security Alert ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "login security alert" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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