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Hackers and cyber criminals always keep on haunting novice and ignorant Microsoft Edge users to send them fake warnings and sticky pop-up alerts. These pop-ups may include a wide variety of ads including a highly fraudulent phone support fraud and simple software endorsements. Your computer screen is flooded with pop ups while browsing something online when it gets malware infections. Malware is a particular type of infections that terribly affects web browser’s ability and alters its settings. Altered settings allow fake warnings to show up as a default page or tab and sometimes malware becomes leaves so adamant pop ups that they freeze the existing window and don’t allow users to navigate away from the page.


Microsoft Edge users have made many complaints that they are receiving a number of fake alerts and warnings, which hang the screen and the existing window in the browser. They also reported that even though they ran Windows Defender and other malware detecting software then also no fault and malware was detected and removed, but still Microsoft edge was frozen. They reported that Microsoft Edge is their go to browser and hitting the OK button they cannot find anything. The only way to close the browser is to using the task manager. To help you with such kind of troubles, a simple process is described below. This document will guide you the way to close the fake Microsoft Edge warning and such entities out of the browser permanently.

Steps to Remove Fake Warnings and Alerts from Microsoft Edge Browser

There are multiple options to fix the issues of your computer and Edge browser. Below given steps will be helpful to resolve fake advertisement and related issues if you execute them properly in the given order:.

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Option 1: Disconnect your Computer from the Internet

To be able to execute hijacking attempts in a loop, malware need to communicate constantly with its sever. This continuous communication gives controls to the hijacker to execute whatever script they are using for the loop to loop for hijacking a system. Therefore, it is important to cease the communication between the remote malware server and Microsoft Edge. To do so, follow the following steps:

  1. If you are on a wired network, unplug your Ethernet or LAN connector.
  2. If your PC is connected on a wireless network, turn off your Wi-Fi Modem or Disconnect your Wireless access.
  3. Close Edge browser and if this is not possible, hit Esc key on the keyboard multiple times or click OK/Cancel button on the hijacker window.
  4. Now activate Airplane mode.
  5. Look at the bottom right of your screen on the taskbar and click your Network/Internet Settings icon.
  6. Now, a settings window will open select Network and Internet.
  7. Look at the left side column and click on Airplane mode.
  8. Using the control on the right panel, turn on Airplane mode.
  9. Now launch Edge Browser and close the offending tab.
  10. After going performing these steps, clear Microsoft Edge browsing data. To see complete procedures go through the steps given below.

Option 2: Open Favorite Links Directly on Edge Browser

  1. Restart Windows 10 (don’t open Microsoft Edge browser).
  2. Go to your Favorites folder. Typically, its location will be:

C:\Users\[Your Username]\Favorites\

  1. Under the favorite folder, click on any URL twice and it will open-up with Microsoft edge, assuming that as if it is your default browser.
  2. Because the browser hijacker will be still present there on Microsoft Edge browser, so you will still see its presence as an added tab. DO NOT CLICK on the hijacker tab.
  3. To close it, Click X on the offending tab.
  4. Now go through the procedures as stated below to clear all browsing data.

Option 3: Clean Microsoft Edge Browser Active Directory

  1. Close your Edge browser.
  2. Navigate to the following directory and clear/delete all the contents.

C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxx\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\Recovery\Active\

  1. Now start Microsoft Edge browser and see if the fake warning is still there or gone.
  2. Once Microsoft Edge browser starts, go through the steps below to clear all browsing data.

Option 4: Clean Microsoft Edge Shortcut Links

If unknown web pages containing fake warnings and alerts keep on opening while accessing something in your browser, there is a strong probability that malware have hijacked the shortcut link. In such situation, try to open Microsoft Edge browser through the default list of All Programs. Checking and cleaning the shortcut links that you usually open and run on Microsoft Edge may also help you in resolving the issues.  Follow the steps given below to clean Edge shortcut links:

  1. Point mouse cursor to Microsoft Edge shortcut link icon, which you normally click for running the browser and right-click on that icon.
  2. Choose Properties from the list that will show Microsoft Edge browser properties.
  3. Under Target field, verify if there are any extra strings indicating to a malicious web page. Remove if you find any unnecessary strings and click on Apply.
  4. Click on OK button and close the current window. Now restart Edge browser.
  5. Alternatively, you can create new shortcut links and delete affected Microsoft Edge shortcut links. To create new ones, go to Start > All Programs > Microsoft Edge, right-click and click on Send > Desktop (Create shortcut) or Pin to Taskbar.
  6. After performing these steps, clear Microsoft Edge browsing data. To see complete procedures go through the instructions given below.

Option 5: Close Microsoft Edge Using Windows Task Manager

  1. To run Task Manager, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously on your keyboard.
  2. Under Process tab, look for Edge browser.
  3. Right-click and choose the option Go to Details.
  4. Close all instances of Edge browser running currently under Details tab.
  5. After performing these steps, clear Microsoft Edge browsing data is a must. Further, follow the procedures given below.

Option 6:  Clear all Browsing Data

  1. If the Edge browser is not running, open it.
  2. At the top right corner of the browser, click “More actions” (represented by …).
  3. From the drop-down list, select Settings.
  4. Under Settings, go to clear browsing data.
  5. After that click on Choose what to clear button.
  6. Now, select necessary data and click on Clear for changes to take effect.