Microsoft.windowserror.info is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware, and as such it slows down your system and exposes it to further threats.
What Does Microsoft.windowserror.info Do to Your Computer?
Microsoft.windowserror.info is adware because it enters your system uninvited, and it starts displaying multiple pop-up ads on your screen. It will:
- Display various pop-up ads and fake messages, sometimes falsely prompting you to update your Flash Player when you don’t really have to.
- Decrease your computer speed drastically.
- Redirect you to possibly malicious websites should you click on any of the pop-ups. Once you open an infected website, you basically expose you system to additional and more dangerous threats from the Web that could seriously harm your system and steal sensitive information from you.
Microsoft.windowserror.info is hard to detect by the average anti-malware program as it keeps changing its location and files’ names.
The worst of all, however, is that Microsoft.windowserror.info could serve as a backdoor for other malware to enter your system and cause a serious trouble. That happens via the multiple pop-up ads that could be quite annoying as you will not be able to close or remove them. Once you click any of them, they redirect you to unwanted and possibly infected websites. This way, cyber criminals could easily gain access of your system and accomplish whatever they are after.
How Does Microsoft.windowserror.info Enter My PC?
As with most PUPs and adware programs, Microsoft.windowserror.info sneaks into your system via free programs you download from the Web. In most cases, you are the one who allows the PUP to infiltrate your PC by not paying attention to the installation process of the freeware.
To protect your system from unwanted programs, simply aim for custom installation; disallow features you know nothing about; uncheck the “bundling” with other programs, and disable the “recommended” settings.
Other ways PUPs and adware sneak into your PC are via infected emails or corrupted websites.
Remove Microsoft.windowserror.info from Your PC
As explained above, Microsoft.windowserror.info is not dangerous by itself. However, it may serve as a backdoor for other malware to enter your system. That is why, it is important to remove it the moment you realize you have it.
Since Microsoft.windowserror.info is hard to detect by the average anti-malware program, we recommend that you install a trustworthy anti-virus tool that will perform a full system scan, detect the infection, and then clean your system successfully.
The free version of SpyHunter will only scan your computer to detect any possible threats. To remove them permanently from your computer, purchase its full version.