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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to Remove 1-844-662-4142 Pop-up on IE/ Chrome/ Firefox/ Edge Effectively?

You got a pop-up telling you to call 1-844-662-4142 for tech support? What is it? Is this legit? Don’t know how to get rid of the 1-844-662-4142 pop-up completely? Read this article, you will get both the manual removal method and another quick solution here.

What is 1-844-662-4142 pop-up?

The 1-844-662-4142 pop-up is a malicious and intrusive website, which is used by scammers to promote their paid support services and programs by scaring victims with fake security alerts. After running into your PC, unauthorized modifications will be made on your web browser settings causing homepage hijacking and redirection.

In order to draw more attention, the 1-844-662-4142 pop-up keeps promoting out at the moment you launch the browser or open a new tab. You may notice that this malicious pop-up tries to convince you that your PC is infected and you need to call 1-844-662-4142 for immediate assistance. However, what you will get when contacting the so-called Microsoft are all lies.

Please keep in mind that the 1-844-662-4142 pop-up is merely a scam. Calling this number just gives the scammers a chance to cheat you money as they will confirm you with enormous viruses you had. Be aware that it is just one of their strategies so you will pay whatever amount they ask. What you should do when seeing this 1-844-662-4142 pop-up is to take measures to remove it as quickly as you can.

How to get rid of 1-844-662-4142 pop-up easily and completely?

Method 1: Follow a recommended video
Method 2: Manually remove it yourself
Method 3: Automatically remove it by using SpyHunter

Method 1: Follow a recommended video

(In case the removal video is not always helpful for your specific issue in your specific system, please Free Download Recommended Security Tool to fix your PC.)

Method 2: Manually remove it yourself

Step 1: Close 1-844-662-4142 pop-up pop-up

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc all together to open Task Manager, locate its related process (e.g. iexplore) and click "End Process".

Step 2: Reset your web browser

Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon, choose "Internet options", go to General tab, enter your favorite website address, and click "Apply".
  2. On General tab, click "Delete…" button going to the "Delete Browsing History" window, click "Delete". Click "OK" to close the Internet Options window.
  3. Click "Start", find "Internet Explorer" and then right click on it, choose "properties". On the pop-up window, go to Shortcut tab, delete the extension after ".exe" in Target, and click "OK".

Google Chrome:
  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the icon menu (top right), select "Settings", and then go to On startup option, click "Set pages", delete the unwanted website address and then "OK".
  2. Go to Appearance option, check "Show Home button", and then click "Change". On the pop-up window, delete the unwanted website address in Open this page option, click "OK", and then uncheck "Show Home button".
  3. Go to History tab, click "Clear browsing date…" button. On the confirm window, click "Clear browsing date", and then close Chrome.
  4. Click "Start", find "Google Chrome", right click on it, and select "properties". On the pop-up window, go to Shortcut tab, delete the extension after ".exe" in Target, and click "OK".

Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the icon menu (top right) and select "Options". Go to General tab, click "Restore to Default", and then click "OK".
  2. Here select "History", click the "Clear Recent History…" button. On the pop-up window, click "Clear Now".
  3. Click "Start", find "Mozilla Firefox", right click on it, and select "properties". On the pop-up window, go to Shortcut tab, delete the extension after ".exe" in Target, and click "OK".

Microsoft Edge:
  1. Type your homepage URL (here takes google.com as an example.) in the search bar next to the Windows 10 logo on the bottom off the screen, and hit Enter.
  2. Microsoft Edge opened up with a new tab for Google. You can see 1-844-662-4142 pop-up still opens in a new tab that doesn't have focus.
  3. Click the "X" to close Edge. Do not click on 1-844-662-4142 pop-up tab or it will get focus again.

Step 3: After a reboot the pop-up should be gone.

Method 3: Automatically remove it by using SpyHunter

Users: Why should I choose SpyHunter?
Lily: SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc.
Users: Oh, it sounds really helpful!
Lily: Here shows how it works. See for your reference.

Step 1: Download SpyHunter to kill 1-844-662-4142 pop-up.

SpyHunter download button

Follow the installation guides to install it properly.

Step 2: Click "Malware Scan" to scan for 1-844-662-4142 pop-up.

Step 3: Select all the threats and click Remove to fix them.

Optional Step: Optimize your PC with RegCure Pro

Users: What can RegCure Pro do for me?
Lily: Developed by ParetoLogic Inc, RegCure Pro is really good at dealing with the left files. It can help to check and optimize your PC at the same time.
Users: Does RegCure Pro contain any additional items or conflict with my current used antivirus program?
Lily: No. You can download and use it with confidence. Here shows how it works.

Step 1: Download RegCure Pro.

RegCure Pro download button

Step 2: Follow the installation guides to install RegCure Pro step by step.

Step 3: Launch RegCure and make a full scan.

Step 4: If you do find anything, click "Fix All" to get rid of all the problems.

Important Note:

On removing 1-844-662-4142 pop-up, computer experts can try the manual steps. Novices are recommended to take SpyHunter. Don't make your PC worse when you even can't tell from your system files.

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