Alert-microsoft-system.xyz is a vicious virus which hampers the browser application installed on a system. It is a combination of browser hijacker and a scam virus. This application alters the default search engine and homepage of the infected browsers. It also changes the functionality and design of the new tab page on the browser. The browser hijacker also shows an error message on the system. This tells the victim that there is some serious error found on the PC. The victim of Alert-microsoft-system.xyz is also provided a number to call to fix the issue. This number will connect you to cyber criminals who will pretend to be computer experts.
Alert-microsoft-system.xyz gets installed on the computer with some other program downloaded from the internet. This program can be a freeware or a paid program. The adware comes as a bundled program with this software. When a user installs the program using the express installation option then the Alert-microsoft-system.xyz program also gets installed on the computer. Spam emails are also used widely by the developers of this program to distribute it. The malicious application is sent to computers as an attached file. This email is in fake name of some big brands or banks. These names are used to trick user into opening the email. When a user downloads the file attached in the email, the virus gets activated.
There are several serious threats caused by the Alert-microsoft-system.xyz adware which is a serious concern. This adware is coded in a manner that it can spy on the computer it is installed. The malicious application starts to record the online activities performed by the user. It starts to track the IP address of the site visited by the user. It also keeps a record of the search queries performed by the user of the system. This data is sold to people who use this data to make marketing strategies targeting the users. This virus also tries to figure out the credit card details stored on a computer. It also tries to know the online banking login credentials. This data can be misused to steal money from your bank accounts. All these activities make this virus a serious threat. It is advisable to remove Alert-microsoft-system.xyz from the affected system.