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Pcerror.support pop-up virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Pcerror.support pop-up ads, Pcerror.support virus, Pcerror.support adware | Type: Adware

What is Pcerror.support?

Pcerror.support is a suspicious advertising platform that is closely associated with third parties and is known for being included to suspicious activities. We have heard about this misleading program from Internet users who have reported about suspicious pop-up alerts that this domain delivers to them. Of course, none of them even suspect that all pop-ups, alerts and messages from this domain are caused by an adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Most of the people report that Pcerror.support is a virus because it infiltrated their computer suspiciously. Fortunately, it's not a virus but may also cause you various troubles and may even trick you into spending a considerable amount of money for nothing. To be more precise, we have to say that an adware that causes Pcerror.support pop-up ads may get inside your computer along with various freewares and sharewares if you tend to install them not attentively enough. Once it gets inside, it may hijack all most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. After that, it corrupts various settings and installs tracking cookies that continuously monitor your online activities. Beware that not only your search queries, websites visited, data entered, time spent on certain websites, and so on. However, such data as IP address, email address, PC's location and similar information may be collected as well and used for tricking you in various ways. Even more, you may continuously receive Pcerror.support popups reporting that your computer is infected, it's performance is low due to the fault of suspicious programs, that you are under phishing attack and so on. Most probably after clicking on them you will experience Pcerror.support redirects to a suspicious domain where you may be offered to call for a remote control service and fix all the issues remotely. Do not fall for that because this way you will not fix your computer but will lose a considerable amount of money for some bogus service. Thus, if you have already started receiving such and similar pop-ups, run a full system scan with Reimage and get rid of them ASAP.

How can Pcerror.support hijack my computer?

Pcerror.support pop-up ads are certainly caused by an adware-type program. As you have probably already understood, the main aim of this adware si to lure people's money and collect information about them. In addition yo that, it may also deliver fake update alerts filled with suspicious links and may try to trick people into installing other potentially unwanted programs. To prevent installing such and similar programs on your computer, the only thing that you need is attentiveness. You should never ever rush when installing free software because they are usually filled with additional components, such as add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars and extensions that you certainly do not want to install. In order to deselect them, whenever you are about to install free software, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully check everything. Inspect every check box and if you spot such statements as “By clicking the 'next' button you accept to install Pcerror.support add-on and agree with its Terms.” Be very careful and make sure that you unmark all ticks that are already marked for you. In this way, you may stay safe from Pcerror.support virus.

How to remove Pcerror.support virus?

Get rid of Pcerror.support virus either manually or automatically. You may find a detailed guide down below:

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Pcerror.support pop-up virus snapshot
Pcerror.support pop-up virus snapshot

To remove Pcerror.support pop-up virus, follow these steps:

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Remove Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up and related programs
    Here, look for Pcerror.support pop-up 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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Uninstall Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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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Delete Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up virus 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, Pcerror.support pop-up should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Get rid of Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up 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 Pcerror.support pop-up removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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