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Recently, have been bothering computer users with fake alerts that claim the computer is infected, and the user needs immediate help from a computer technician. Unfortunately, is no different from,, or pages. All of these annoying pages are generates by the identically named potentially unwanted program (PUP). Security vendors claim that these programs belong to the adware category; they do not steal your homepage, but they do send a lot of intrusive interferences such as pop-ups, pages opening in new tabs, and so on. This fraudful program seeks to use the ignorance of inexperienced computer users, sadly. You do not have to blame yourself – many computer users have never dealt with such programs, so naturally, they do not expect to receive such deceptive messages.

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These suspicious ads by show a quick load up line that is supposed to pretend the process of a computer scan. In reality, it is just a .gif image, which has nothing to do with computer security check. Once ads show up, they display misleading information, for instance:

A Suspicious Connection Was Trying to Access Your Logins, Banking Details & Tracking Your Internet Activity.

Windows Security Center & Firewall Services are Disabled, Error code 0x8007042c;

Your TCP Connection Was Blocked by Your Firewall. Your Accounts May be Suspended Until You Take an Action.

All these difficult words and error codes may sound frightening for the inexperienced PC user, but all that is just a deception. Therefore, you should not believe in scam, and you should NOT call the fake support number it provides! This suspicious number is probably a high-rate number, which rips off a lot of money from naive computer users. Please, do not fall for these fake warning messages and stay alert. If you want to check your computer with a trustworthy spyware detection software, you should install Reimage. We can assure you that Reimage is going to delete virus immediately. This is the program that generates these fake pop-ups for you. alert message

How can hijack my computer?

If you have recognized ads, there is no doubt that adware is running in your system’s background processes. The question is, how did it get there? We can help you to sort this out. First of all, PUP is spread in a sneaky way called bundling. This distribution method is a secret technique to group several programs together and build a software pack. Of course, such software package is named after a well-known and reliable program’s name. Sadly, such programs frequently carry dubious attachments, which appear to be potentially unwanted programs. Users can easily refuse to install them, but they need to know how. Let us share some tips with you. To avoid installing additional freeware on your computer without your knowledge, you have to be very attentive when installing software on your system. The most important part is to choose correct installation mode – and such modes are Advanced and Custom ones. These options provide the list of optional apps suggestions, and to refuse them, simply untick the agreements to install them (you will see them on the next setup window). That is it. In case you want to find out how to remove this questionable adware from your computer, continue to the next page.

Adware removal techniques virus is a program that is easy to uninstall. However, as we have already mentioned, some task may seem to be easy for some computer users, while for others it might appear to be a challenging task. This is why we provide two removal options. The automatic method is easier and safer to perform – so anti-spyware program scans your computer, detects threats and deletes them. Moreover, it keeps your computer safe. The manual removal method is just good for one time – but it does not maintain your computer’s security for a longer time. Plus, it is a bit harder to perform. Whichever method you choose, we wish you good luck removing virus. You can find both removal methods provided below this text.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Erase from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Eliminate from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Anja says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 4:59 am

    My computer was working slowly recently… So I almost believed that there are viruses on it when I saw these pop-ups!

  2. GustavAmbihorn says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 5:18 am

    The difference is that i called this number. What an idiot i was. My phone bill reached about 250$ at the end of the month!!!

  3. Holla says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 5:01 am

    This application only tries to intimidate the computer user by showing these fake ads… it creates that “infected computer” effect because your computer works slow and crashes from time to time… when in reality the only virus is itself

  4. henriq says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 5:04 am

    unrealistic warnings… remove it… i recommend the manual removal guide it was faster to remove this adware scam

  5. Kendall says:
    December 3rd, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I have installed this virus together with a suspicious media player. Removed both of these threats straight after installing them… It did not take long time to understand what caused these fake warnings

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