Microsoft Defender Alert Pop-Ups


The following article is to provide information on the different types of Microsoft pop-ups and what to do when it happens to your device.


  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


  • Microsoft Defender


The following images are examples of what the scam pop-ups would look like:

To get rid of these pop-ups, follow the steps below:

1. Disconnect the power cable.

2. Press and hold the on/off power button for a minute.

3. After your laptop has been turned off wait for a minute.

4. Reconnect the power cable.

5. Turn on the laptop.

6. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Quick Scan.


Article ID: 1109
Tue 10/3/23 9:59 AM
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