Computerlivehelp.co is a fake technical support website that provides third parties with chat interface and phone hotline that imposes the skills computer security experts for various (in most cases fraudulent) purposes. The site itself is not a threat, since it has no malicious content. What can expose your system to numerous security risks is the advice you will receive from the “experienced tech support team” on the other side of the line. Instead of helping you with a PC issue you need assistance for, the agents may convince you to take steps that may harm your computer, like installing certain software or granting “the experts” remote control to your machine.
Computerlivehelp.co – The Tech Support You Do Not Need
Malware experts associate any redirects to the website with adware, browser hijackers and similar browser settings-changing computer threats. Mac users are not spared the attacks; in some cases the Computerlivehelp.co operators claim to be affiliated to Apple.
Computerlivehelp.co is different than the average mainstream computer attacks, because it does not host malicious-related content of any kind. Instead, Computerlivehelp.co poses as a legitimate tech support-offering web page.
Computerlivehelp.co can be promoted by different potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), which usually end up on your PC bundled with software downloaded from assumably untrustworthy sources.
The domain can be exploited in numerous ways, but experts find several kinds of attacks especially harmful and respectively, they are the ones that should be brought to the user’s attention.
- The attackers may skilfully convince you to grant them remote access to your machine as a part of the process of fixing the issue you have contacted them for in the first place. This would allow the crooks to change the system settings, track your information, modify your files, etc. whenever they please to do so.
- The authors of Computerlivehelp.co may trick you into buying rogue security software or other scareware that can help them get their hands on your sensitive information, such as payment card details, login credentials for financial institutions, etc.
Please note that similar to many other threats in the wild, Computerlivehelp.co can access your system only with your consent (whether you realize it or not). Be attentive to the download and installation process of any kind of software you acquire online. Do not open emails from unknown senders and never download email attachments you are not expecting.
Scams like Computerlivehelp.co rely on the ignorance of PC users who have encountered different issues with their computers, be that browser hijackings or adware attacks, and search for help online. Make sure to verify the identity of any company you contact or have been approached by, and do not grant remote access to your computer.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Computerlivehelp.co from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Computerlivehelp.co from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Computerlivehelp.co from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Computerlivehelp.co from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Computerlivehelp.co from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Computerlivehelp.co from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Computerlivehelp.co from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Computerlivehelp.co from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Computerlivehelp.co
Step 2: Uninstall Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Computerlivehelp.co from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Computerlivehelp.co, 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co 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 Computerlivehelp.co will be removed.
Eliminate Computerlivehelp.co 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.