Method To Remove Pop-up Safely From Windows

What does Pop-up mean? Pop-up is a deceptive alert which appears in the compromised Internet browsers all of a sudden. In case, if you continue receiving such scary alerts on your PC screen on a daily basis, then it means that your system is infected with an adware threat that keeps rerouting you to a shady website. However, the Microsoft logo on the appeared web page shouldn't convince you that are dealing with a kind of nasty malware or hazardous computer virus. The purpose of this fake alert is to convince the system users that their machine has been infected. Besides, the displayed message claims that the detected virus can only be solved with the help of experienced technicians. Pop-up

It is important for you to understand that the people waiting for you call on the number provided on Pop-up i.e. +1-888-448-5333 are none other than the criminal hackers trying to swindle money from you. You might be dealing with this threat if your device reports about 'critical' system issues and claims that the only way to solve it is to call on the displayed toll-free number. In fact, these advertised tech support numbers will connect you to the virus operators who are willing to trick the computer users into downloading a rogue security application or stealing their personal and confidential information as well. The website responsible for displaying Pop-up is registered to the IP address reported as

Consequences related with Pop-up

In most of the cases, such online scams result in greatly increased phone bills, installing fake softwares and stealing confidential data from your PC. So, there is no doubt that you should remove the adware threat responsible for Pop-up from your system as early as possible. Due to the presence of this infection, you can also be redirected to other scam portal which is filled with Microsoft logos and some other tricky details. The phishing domains associated with these bogus alerts starts with a line that “** YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED **”. However, you should ignore this pop-up, because it has nothing to do with the Microsoft. When the RMV security experts have tested this error alert, they noticed that some of its updated version stopped blocking the system's desktop right after 5, 10 or more minutes. The scammers behind Pop-up only seek to swindle money from unsuspecting victimized users.

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Learn To Remove Pop-up Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete Pop-up Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of Pop-up Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to Pop-up related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from Pop-up On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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