Pluslivetechhelp.com is a suspicious website that has been reported over internet forums to be malicious and a hoax. It may come as a redirect from a third-party advertisement, displaying a ‘repeater’ pop-up that claims the computer is at risk. Usually, such websites appear as a result of clicking on adverts from third parties and they may be dangerous to user PCs since some of them might input malicious code that may create exploits on the computer.
Pluslivetechhelp.com – How Does It Work?
Pluslivetechhelp.com is a website to which you may be redirected and tricked into calling possibly fake customer support numbers. When you visit it, a pop-up appears, claiming that the website you have visited contains malware and you might be infected and your files stolen. It also included a Customer Care number in the end with advises to call it as fast as possible.
We have tried to remove the appeared pop-up in order to visit the site that the it was claiming to be dangerous, and then we found out that the pop-up window was a ‘repeater’ and could not be gotten rid of.
Google Chome detection of pluslivetechhelp pop-ups
On Chrome and Firefox when we attempted to press ‘OK’ button, the pop-up appeared once again. Also when we tried to click on the ‘X’ button on the tab, the web page opened a new tab that loaded the same page and displayed it once more.
This pop-up had several tech support numbers that were different for every browsing session, prompting the user to call as soon as possible. We have identified that all of the numbers begun with +1-(877)-XXX-XXXX. Our number was +1-877-540-4898 for Firefox and +1-877-415-6558 for Chrome. However, we also managed to see some other figures. The pop-up was very intrusive since it blocked all of the other browser buttons and the only way for us to close it was to end the browser process in the Task Manager. Also we have some other miscellaneous unwanted files such as cookies from the web page, that were installed on our computer.
How to Protect Yourself from Pluslivetechhelp.com?
The link that we have checked, regarding pluslivetechhelp was only one that started with the prefix ‘fix’ on it. However, there might be other links that may redirect you towards this malicious domain.
There are several steps to get rid of such tech support websites when you see web page, containing ‘pluslivetechhelp.com’ in it:
- Step 1: Press ⊞ + X and then choose ‘Task Manager’ from the down-right fall menu.
- Step 2: Close any Firefox.exe, chrome.exe, internet explorer.exe processes from the task manager.
- Step 3: Download reputable anti-malware scanner on your computer and scan for any infections.
*For Windows users:
In case you are not a professional in anti-malware solutions, be advised that you need to install a particular anti-malware program to ensure your future constant protection from cyber threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter