Pcerror.support displays a pop-up alert message that informs the PC user about various threats detected on his computer. In order to fix the problem, the user is recommended to contact a team of IT experts on the number provided in the alert – 1-844-889-0066. Researchers warn that calling the tech support hotline will lead to high telephone bills and installation of PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) on the affected machine. More importantly, even if the PC user pays the fee required for the support, the pop-up ads associated with Pcerror.support will most likely not be removed.
What Does Pcerror.support Do?
- Pcerror.support pop-up is generated by adware and may pose as a web browser extension in a freeware bundle.
- The presence of Pcerror.support on your machine is associated with a number of pop-up, banner and in-text ads that appear on the web pages you visit.
- Pcerror.support displays a fake security warning that only aims to generate revenue for its authors by convincing the PC user to call the tech support hotline number provided in the alert message.
- The Pcerror.support pop-up may also cause unwanted redirects to predetermined websites, or manipulate the current browser settings, changing the default search engine and homepage.
Pcerror.support – Distribution Technique
Pcerror.support is usually delivered bundled with freeware and shareware that can be downloaded online, such as media players, PDF creators, download managers, etc. PC Users should be more conscious as they download and install freeware and always go for the Custom options where they can see what additional plug-ins, apps, and other software get installed on their PC together with the initially desired program, and opt-out. The Pcerror.support browser extension is compatible with the commonly used web browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)
How to Remove Pcerror.support?
Malware experts warn that since the security issues reported in the alert message are nonexistent, PC users should not try to contact the tech support number, but take measures to delete Pcerror.support from their computers instead. This can be accomplished with the assistance of a proper anti-malware program. Just follow the steps below to remove Pcerror.support permanently from your computer.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Pcerror.support from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Pcerror.support on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Pcerror.support in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Pcerror.support from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Pcerror.support from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Pcerror.support from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Pcerror.support from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Pcerror.support Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Pcerror.support from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Pcerror.support
Step 2: Uninstall Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Pcerror.support from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Pcerror.support, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support 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 Pcerror.support will be removed.
Eliminate Pcerror.support 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Pcerror.support from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".