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NameAntivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups
TypeFake Tech Support Scam
Short DescriptionThe page is a fake tech support scam that decieves users into beliving their computer is at risk to prompt them to pay for tech support services. In reality there may be nothing wrong with the user PC.
SymptomsThe user may be misled or redirected to a site, displaying a pop-up that blocks his browser. The pop-up site features this audio message if the user has Flash Player enabled:
Distribution MethodCaused by clicking on a pop-up that resembles actual windows error or caused by a PUP installed on the user PC via bundling.
Detection ToolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups
User ExperienceJoin our forum to follow the discussion about Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups.

Stuck on Antivirus-store(.)us Pop-Ups? The website features around 4 pop-ups which it administers right away and lock the user out of his browser. After that the site displays a sound message prompting users to call, because their computers have been infected with a virus. What is more the number +1-877-608-0630 associated with this cyber threat is reported by many users to be a fraud and to infect user PCs and even crash them. Security experts strongly advise to take precautions to scan the computer with a particular antimalware program. This should be done to identifying and removing any unwanted programs on the computer that might be causing these pop-ups, manual for which you can find after this article.

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Antivirus-store(.)us +1-877-608-0630 Pop ups – How Did I Start Seeing Them?

One way to start viewing these advertisements is to have what you might call Adware otherwise known as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) on your computer. Such applications may come bundled and also as browser extensions and they may collect different information from users and display adverts. Such apps are usually the result of a bundled download of freeware like your favourite media player, file converter, etc. Third-party software providing websites usually bundle programs with the sole purpose of generating profits by marketing other software in the installer. Users are advised to be cautions when they install new programs because they might not notice such programs slip past them.

Such applications may be advertised via a pop-up message or a banner similar to the one below:

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Antivirus-store(.)us +1-877-608-0630 Pop ups – More about It

The website itself is a legitimately looking site that resembles apple support – a widely known service. What is more, it features the infamous pop-up message stating the following:

A Suspicious Connection Was Trying to Access Your Logins, Banking Details & Tracking Your Internet Activity.
Windows Security Center & Firewall Services are Disabled, Error code 0x8007042c; .
Your TCP Connection Was Blocked by Your Firewall. Your Accounts May be Suspended Until You Take an Action.
Your Personal Information May Have Leaked. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE REQUIRED
Your Hard Disk May Have Trojan Virus! Please Do Not Try to Fix Manually, It May Crash Your Data.
Please Visit Your Nearest Windows Service Center OR Call Help Desk
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Customer Service: +1-877-608-0630 (TOLL-FREE)

These type of scareware messages are very common for tech-support scammers. The pop-up window may reappear in case you click on the ‘Ok’ button and does not have a traditional method to be closed. The only option to close it is from the Task Manager in Windows for which there is a tutorial after this article.

What is more the number +1-877-608-0630 has been reported on several forums and phone advisory websites, such as 800notes.com:


Flanders
19 Oct 2015
Infects your computer and gives you a virus.
Total scam to fix. Don’t donit
Caller: “Virus fixing”
Call Type: Telemarketer
_______________________________
Ian White
19 Oct 2015
This is obviously a scam. My computer was slowly being infected with garbage. Then I started getting directed to this page saying that I MUST call this number immediately to have the problem resolved. I called, and it was a cell phone. the guy could hardly speak English. Of course he immediately started asking for my personal information. I told him I wasn’t comfortable giving it out then he said, “why have you done something bad?” Hethen said it would cost $180.00 for him to tell me how to remove the trash THEY put on my computer to begin with. I hung up. Now I’m stuck hiring someone to fix my computer. THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL!!!!!!!!
Caller: I called them. He wouldn’t tell me thw company name. Only” technical support”
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Ashley replies to Johnny dase
22 Oct 2015
Yes it will give you a virus they hacked my computer aND crashed my hard drive
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Security researchers strongly advise users to beware for such messages and not to trust the scam. The first thing that should be done upon encountering such a number is to immediately close out your browser and research the number that they have provided for legitimacy.

Removing Antivirus-store(.)us +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups Completely

In order to get rid of this malicious threat on your machine, you should do several different actions. The first step that you should take is close your browser via Task Manager and open it again in order to see if the page has been set as your home and new tab. In case that is done, you need to check step “1. Restore the settings in your browser.”.

After your browser has been reset you can proceed to identify whether or not this pop-up has been brought by unidentified program or malware on your computer which means scanning it with an anti-malware software thoroughly.

1. Restore the settings in your browser

1. Remove Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups from your browser and restart it.

Remove a toolbar from Mozilla Firefox and reset itRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome and reset it. Remove an add-on from Internet Explorer and reset it. Remove an extension from Safari and reset it.

Step 1:Remove Firefox Add-ons

Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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Select Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups and click “Remove

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After Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

Step 2: Reset Firefox

IMPORTANT: Before resetting Firefox make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Right-click on Firefox on its icon in the taskbar and click New Private Window to enter private browsing.

Type about:support in your address bar.

Click on the ‘Refresh Firefox’ and accept any prompts from Firefox to save your old data before resetting.

Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

Step 1: Remoove Google Chrome Extensions

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Step 2: Reset Google Chrome

    IMPORTANT: Before resetting Google Chrome make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

    Right-click on the Chrome taskbar icon and then choose ‘New Incognito Window’. This will start Chrome without any home pages.

    Type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings and then click on the ‘Reset’ button.

    Step 1: Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

    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 Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups 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’.

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    After Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Step 2: Reset Internet Explorer

    IMPORTANT: Before resetting Internet Explorer make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

    Right-click on Internet Explorer’s icon and choose Start In-Private Browsing.

    Click the gear leaver icon in the top right side of IE and choose Internet Options from the drop-down menu.

    Click on the Advanced Tab after which click the ‘Reset’ button. Wait a little for the ticks to complete and you should be fine.

    Step 1: Remove Safari extensions

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Antivirus-store(.)us and +1-877-608-0630 Pop-ups will be removed.

    Step 2: Reset Safari

    IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

    Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

    Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.

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