|Type||Scamming/ phishing website, PUP|
|Short Description||The page generates a pop-up windows that tricks users into thinking their PCs are compromised by spyware.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive pop-up alerts are displayed, promoting a fake support line.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, unsafe browsing.|
|Detection tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up|
Adwares-support(dot)net is a suspicious domain that is associated with the display of fake alerts. The scam ‘works’ on iOS machines, but it may be compatible with Windows OS as well. If your browser has enhanced protection settings, you may witness a warning that a phishing site is ahead. Nonetheless, if you have landed on the page, you can be sure that adware or PUP has sneaked into your system. Security experts’ recommendation is to navigate away from the page by opening the Task Manager and closing the browser. Closing it directly in the browser is most likely impossible.
Adwares-support(dot)net Threat Description
The page generates a pop-up window that says your machine has been infected by adware or spyware. A toll-free number is promoted – 1 – 800 – 303 – 3005. However, calling it is not considered safe at all. On the contrary, the technicians on the other side of the line only seek to exploit your credit card and your computer. If you give remote access to the cyber criminals, your system can be flooded with various types of malicious software.
Adwares-support(dot)net Removal Options
The security alerts brought by Adwares Support are clearly a scam and shouldn’t be trusted. However, they are an indication that potentially unwanted software has entered the system. Scanning it via AV software is the best way to determine how many suspicious processes are running in the background and draining your PC’s resources.
Even though automated removal is recommended with threats of that type, you can still try and manually locate the PUP that is generating the Adwares-support(dot)net alerts. To do so, you can follow the removal guide below.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up.
Step 2: Remove Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up and click “Remove”
After Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up 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 Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Adwares-support(dot)net Pop-Up associated objects.