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How Do I Remove 1-844-809-5828 Fake Alert?

malware1-844-809-5828 is a fake tech-support number that presents itself as a legitimate Microsoft service. The number gets to the user via pop-up alerts about system errors, generated by adware. This one, in particular, is aimed at hijacking Internet Explorer. Needless to say, the fake alert is not to be trusted.

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How Did This Number Get to Me?

One way the persistent pop-up window displaying 1-844-809-5828 phone number got into your system is through adware. Adware is usually designed with the sole purpose to show pop-up windows in order to generate pay-per-click revenue and boost web traffic. In the case of 1-844-809-5828 number, your Internet Explorer browser may be hijacked. Usually, once the browser is compromised, it will start loading a web page claiming that Microsoft detected an error due to suspicious activity. The fake alert then suggests calling 1-844-809-5828, so Microsoft live technicians resolve the problem.
As a matter of fact, initiating any calls is against Microsoft official policy, so users should never trust alerts of this sort.

Should I Be Alarmed?

Pop-up windows with fake tech-support lines don’t always mean that something bad is going to happen to your computer. However, calling the number may get you in trouble.
That is why the best thing a user can do is clear his computer from any adware in order to avoid spying on his personal data.

How Do I Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert?

To get rid of the persistent 1-844-809-5828 tech-support alert, it is advisable to use a trusted anti-spyware tool. Another option is to use a manual guide. Whatever you decide to do, just follow the steps provided below.

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1. Remove/Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert

1. Remove/Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select 1-844-809-5828 Alert and click “Remove


    After 1-844-809-5828 Alert is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate 1-844-809-5828 Alert and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After 1-844-809-5828 Alert is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select 1-844-809-5828 Alert to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After 1-844-809-5828 Alert has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on 1-844-809-5828 Alert
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the 1-844-809-5828 Alert will be removed.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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