Easy Guide to Remove Hacking Alert from Your Web Browsers

What is Hacking Alert?

Hacking Alert is a scammy adware program that displays fabricated security alerts and offers consolation and assistance in providing technical support. It will use pop up notification tactics to show the alerts on your browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera etc. The mechanism of pop up alert might look like genuine so that you might feel scared for a while. It can manipulate you into calling on 0-800-098-8383 and providing remote access to your PC to the cyber crooks. They may claim that the given number is toll free but in reality, it will cost hight call rate per minutes.

Sample of Hacking Alert pop up

“*** Hacking Alert ***

System Blocked for Security Reasons.

Call 0-800-098-8383 for Support.

Please ensure you do not restart your computer it may lead to Permanent Damage to the System or data loss.

WARNING – Microsoft windows has detected that a porn virus has infected your system and trying to steal pictures, data and social networking passwords.

Please Call 0-800-098-8383 Now for Support.

Virus Code : 079-208-021


Call Toll Free 0-800-098-8383 and

Provide Virus Code: 079-208-021 to the Support Engineer


Primarily, Hacking Alert target your PC from trojanised URLs and compromised websites as well. If your computer is infected with any adware programs, usually you might see these kinds of pop ups on your browsers. Hence, we recommend you to install highly secured Antivirus program on your PC to fight against the adware attack. Even, keep your system software, drivers, operating system updated so that it can get abilities to protect your PC even against the latest adware threats.

However, it is advisable to remove Hacking Alert from your computer completely as soon as possible. Follow the quick adware removal guide

Click to Free Scan for Hacking Alert on PC



How to Uninstall Hacking Alert from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from Hacking Alert

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall Hacking Alert from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for Hacking Alert or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall Hacking Alert ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove Hacking Alert from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
  • Misconfig 1



  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious Hacking Alert entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove Hacking Alert from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
  • hosts_opt-1

  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove Hacking Alert and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove Hacking Alert from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the Hacking Alert extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
  • IE-block-pop-ups


    How to Uninstall Hacking Alert from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select Hacking Alert related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove Hacking Alert
  • chrome-extensions 2

  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
  • Chrome-not-allow-pop-ups

    How to Block Hacking Alert on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select Hacking Alert or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to Hacking Alert.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete Hacking Alert permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of Hacking Alert on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
  • Edge-1
  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
  • Edge-2

  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
  • Edge-3

  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
  • Edge4


    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking Hacking Alert. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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