Windows.security notification.help is adware and a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that sneaks into your system without your knowledge and tries to scare you into believing your computer is in danger and you need to call tech support for help. The real problem, however, is the malicious program Windows.security notification.help that generates these fake messages itself.
What Does Windows.security notification.help Do to Your PC?
Once windows.security notification.help infiltrates your system, it will display a message saying that “your computer may not be protected.” It will then prompt you to call a tech support number immediately “for assistance on how to remove malicious pop-ups and malware.” Also, the pop-up ads that will start appearing on your screen are generated precisely by windows.security notification.help.
Unexperienced users are likely to trust the message and really call the fake number. They will be asked to pay $199 to have malware specialists remove the “threat” from your PC.
In addition to the fake warning message with instructions and the pop-ups, windows.security notification.help may also serve as a backdoor for other threats from the Web. This could happen if you click on any of the pop-ups as they will redirect you to potentially corrupted websites. Also, random web page text may be turned into hyperlinkes.
How to Remove Windows.security notification.help without Paying the Demanded Fee
Following the fake instructions and paying the demanded fee will not solve your problem. Windows.security notification.help is likely to remain on your PC and at some point may start displaying fake warning messages again.
Therefore, in order to permanently get rid of that PUP, you must use a trustworthy anti-malware tool. It will perform a fill system scan for you, will detect the threat and will remove it safely and permanently for you.