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Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately is a scam that is generated by an adware program

Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately
Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately is a scam which helps criminals generate illegal profits.

Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately is a pop-up window which claims that a virus has been detected on your computer. In order to protect private data, users are urged to contact Microsoft technical support immediately via +0 800 433 7682 or +0 800 090 3829. However, experts warn that this is a phishing scam which is designed to trick gullible people and generate illegal profits by the criminals. Note that, “Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately” scam is not related to Microsoft or any other legitimate corporation in any way. This alert is generated by an adware program installed on your PC.

Name Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately
Type Malware
Danger level Medium. Users can be tricked to give remote access to their devices
Symptoms Fraudulent pop-up appears during browsing sessions and claims that the user's computer is infected with a virus. Victims are advised to contact so-called technical support immediately
Indicated number +0 800 433 7682; +0 800 090 3829
Distribution methods Software-bundles and malicious websites
Removal You can quickly get rid of Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately scam by running a full system scan with Reimage

Usually, adware programs which display Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately alert enter the targeted systems via bundling technique. Note that there are similar fraudulent notifications, such as Microsoft Warning AlertCall Microsoft Support, and others. Thus, users are advised to stay cautious and avoid becoming the victims of technical support scams[1]

Once the user appears on the website which urges to Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately, it might be hard to exit the site. Furthermore, criminals have designed the page to look convincing and included the following statements to intimidate gullible people:

  • Your computer has been locked;
  • Your computer has been infected by a virus;
  • System Activation KEY has expired, and your information has been stolen;
  • System Activation Error Code: 0x44578 Lock Screen. 

Here is the fraction of the message displayed by so-called Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately virus:

Your computer has been Locked

Your computer with the IP address might infected by the Trojans– Because System Activation KEY has expired. Your information (for example, passwords, messages, and credit cards) have been stolen. Call the Help Desk number 0800-090-3829 to protect your files and identity from further damage.

‘System Activation Error Code: 0x44578 Lock Screen.
To immediate rectify issue and prevent data lose Please call Toll free : 0800-090-3829

Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately

Experts note that Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately is a scam and victims should never agree to call via indicated number. In fact, the criminals behind the phone might demand you to give a remote control over your device to supposedly eliminate cyber threats. However, this is a trick used to infiltrate the system with more malicious programs. 

Additionally, scammers of Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately pop-up can promote various questionable security tools which are ineffective and expensive. Thus, you should never click on any content displayed by the rogue website and refrain from calling the fraudulent tech support. 

Instead, you can temporarily remove Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately scam by closing the tab or window. However, this solution won't help you uninstall the adware program which will continue to display Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately alert in the future. 

For complete Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal you must install a reliable antivirus and scan your computer. It will eliminate the ad-supported program and ensure your system's security. We strongly recommend using Reimage or another professional tool. 

Browsing on suspicious sites can lead to adware infections

Usually, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)[2] which redirect to scam alerts are distributed with the help of social engineering techniques. Users can unconsciously install the adware if they keep browsing on dangerous pages. It is vital to avoid clicking on suspicious content online to protect your system from PUPs.

Additionally, experts[3] warn that adware can spread via software-bundles. It means that you can get infected during the installation of freeware if you recklessly rush through the procedure. Keep in mind that you should opt for Custom/Advanced settings and de-select all questionable check marks to avoid PUPs. 

Get rid of Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately scam

Simply closing the window will not remove Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately pop-up. The elimination procedure is more advanced and should be performed attentively. For that, check the instructions at the end of this article. 

Although, if you want to speed up Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal, you can run a full system scan with a verified security tool. Later, don't forget to reset all of the affected browsers. 

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes 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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To remove Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately, follow these steps:

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Delete Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately from Windows systems

It is essential to uninstall all suspicious programs from Windows which could be related to Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately scam.

  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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately and related programs
    Here, look for Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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'
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Remove Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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'
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Erase Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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, Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

The easiest way to fix Mozilla is deleting all suspicious entries as shown below.

  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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately from Google Chrome

Reset Chrome to the primary state and ensure that none of the unknown extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons are left.

  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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately 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 Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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