Google Chrome – “Authentication Required” pop-ups -How Do I Eliminate It?

Victims have reported that after changing their website password, Chrome browser started showing up pop ups stating that “Authentication Required. The server [server_name] required Username and Password”. This pop up kept appearing on their browsers constantly. Whenever they opened their browsers they see the same alerts pop up. Every time they needed to click on cancel button to proceed browsing. Hence, during research we found that “Authentication Required” pop-ups is a very annoying pop up. So, we have created this article to get rid of it easily. Kindly read the article to the very end.

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“Authentication Required” pop-ups – What it is

Being an annoying adware “Authentication Required” pop-ups redirect Chrome browser to various URLs and pop out pop up alert which forced users to input Usernamme and Password because authentication required by server. “Authentication Required” pop-ups occurs only if your PC is already endangered by any Potentially Unwanted Program or Adware that is designed to trigger this pop up alert. This pop up also gets triggered by some hyperlinked random text that you might see on web pages. It also displays social engineered scam as browser update, operating system/software updates or redirect your browser to a telephone deceptive support scam to fix your PC.

Moreover, this scam pop ups have been created by very experienced Cybercriminals so that it shows random pop ups based on keywords found in the content of the web pages that you are visiting. Hence, it is very difficult to say which pop up will appear when on your browser. The researchers revealed that these pop ups only appears on the Google Chrome browsers but it can appear on other browsers in the coming days as well.

Reason to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups ASAP

  • It misleads you into downloading and executing other adware or PUPs by displaying bogus informations and alerts.

  • It uses your PC's resources to communicate with Attackers and upload your confidential information on its C&C servers which can bring dooms day in your life. For example, as you may also have seen in SuperGirl TV series that a hacker get hired by the company man to hack Ms Grant's email server. Company wanted her to step down from her current position. To achieve the goal, he does public her past life and other private moments. It can also happen with you if you don't take necessary precaution on time.

  • It causes unexpected system failure, browser crash and other performance related issues.

Intrusive Method of “Authentication Required” pop-ups

Primarily, it invades your PC along with freeware package installation, from Phishing Website and by use of strange downloaders. Free software/games mostly come bundled up with adware/PUPs. Once you install them on your PC, without blocking addition installation from the installer window (or from Advanced installation), your PC gets penetrated with additional program like “Authentication Required” pop-ups, Ads by Qubiv etc.

Therefore, to keep your data and PC safe you have to remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups from your Windows System immediately. Follow the quick adware removal guide:

Click to Free Scan for “Authentication Required” pop-ups on PC



How to Uninstall “Authentication Required” pop-ups from Compromised System

Step:1 First of all, Reboot your PC in Safe Mode to make it safe from “Authentication Required” pop-ups

(this Guide illustrates how to restart Windows in Safe Mode in all versions.)

Step:2 Now you need to View all Hidden Files and Folders that exist on different drives

Step:3 Uninstall “Authentication Required” pop-ups from Control Panel

  • Press Start Key + R together and Type appwiz.cpl
  • appwiz

  • Now Press on OK
  • This will Open the Control Panel. Now look for “Authentication Required” pop-ups or any other Suspicious program
  • once found, Uninstall “Authentication Required” pop-ups ASAP
  • Step:4 How to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups from Startup Items

  • To Go to Startup Area, Click on Start Key + R
  • Type msconfig in the search area and click on Enter. A window will pop-out
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  • In the Startup area, look for any suspicious “Authentication Required” pop-ups entries or that are from Unknown Manufacturers
  • (This is an important step and users are advised to monitor all items carefully over here before proceeding further.)
  • Step:5 How to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups from Localhost Files

  • Click on Start Key + R in Combination. Copy and Paste to Open hosts File
  • notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts
  • Soon, you will get a list of suspicious IP’s in the bottom of the screen
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  • this is quite helpful in knowing if your browser has been hacked
  • Steps 6: How to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups and Block Pop-ups on Browsers

    How to Remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups from IE

    Open IE and Click on Tools. Now Select Manage add-ons
    IE Extension 1

    In the pane, under Toolbars and Extensions, Choose the “Authentication Required” pop-ups extensions which is to be deleted

    IE toolbar and extensions

  • Now Click on Remove or Disable Option.
  • Press Tool button and Select Internet Option
  • Internet-options

  • This will lead you to the Tab, now Select Privacy Tab, Turn on Pop-up blocker by clicking on it.
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    How to Uninstall “Authentication Required” pop-ups from Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome is to be Opened
  • Now Click on menu present at the top right corner
  • Choose Tools >> Extensions
  • Select “Authentication Required” pop-ups related Extensions and now Click on Trash icon to remove “Authentication Required” pop-ups
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  • Under Advanced Settings Option, Enable Do not allow any Site to Show pop-ups. Click on Ok to apply it.
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    How to Block “Authentication Required” pop-ups on Mozilla FF

  • Select and Open Mozilla FF, Select “Authentication Required” pop-ups or other Add-ons by clicking on Menu button
  • Mozilla Addon 1

  • In the Add-ons Manager, Select the extension related to “Authentication Required” pop-ups.
  • Mozilla Addon 2

  • Now Click on Remove to delete “Authentication Required” pop-ups permanently
  • Also Select and Check mark “Block Pop-up Windows” under po-ups in the Content Tab
  • How to Get Rid of “Authentication Required” pop-ups on Edge on Win 10

  • First of all Open MS Edge and Click on “More actions(…)” link
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  • Now Select and Click on Settings In Menu under “More Actions”
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  • Under Settings, screen click on View Advanced Settings button
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  • In Advanced Settings, turn on Block pop-ups by toggling button to ON
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    Following the above Manual Steps will be effective in blocking “Authentication Required” pop-ups. However, if you are unable to accomplish these steps, click the button given below to scan your PC


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