1-844-809-5828 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.
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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- Guide 1: How to Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert
Step 2: Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by 1-844-809-5828 Alert on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by 1-844-809-5828 Alert there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the 1-844-809-5828 Alert will be removed.
Eliminate 1-844-809-5828 Alert from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.