Pluslivetechhelp.com is a suspicious website that has been reported over internet forums to be malicious and a hoax. It may come as a redirect from a third-party advertisement, displaying a ‘repeater’ pop-up that claims the computer is at risk. Usually, such websites appear as a result of clicking on adverts from third parties and they may be dangerous to user PCs since some of them might input malicious code that may create exploits on the computer.
Pluslivetechhelp.com – How Does It Work?
Pluslivetechhelp.com is a website to which you may be redirected and tricked into calling possibly fake customer support numbers. When you visit it, a pop-up appears, claiming that the website you have visited contains malware and you might be infected and your files stolen. It also included a Customer Care number in the end with advises to call it as fast as possible.
We have tried to remove the appeared pop-up in order to visit the site that the it was claiming to be dangerous, and then we found out that the pop-up window was a ‘repeater’ and could not be gotten rid of.
Google Chome detection of pluslivetechhelp pop-ups
On Chrome and Firefox when we attempted to press ‘OK’ button, the pop-up appeared once again. Also when we tried to click on the ‘X’ button on the tab, the web page opened a new tab that loaded the same page and displayed it once more.
This pop-up had several tech support numbers that were different for every browsing session, prompting the user to call as soon as possible. We have identified that all of the numbers begun with +1-(877)-XXX-XXXX. Our number was +1-877-540-4898 for Firefox and +1-877-415-6558 for Chrome. However, we also managed to see some other figures. The pop-up was very intrusive since it blocked all of the other browser buttons and the only way for us to close it was to end the browser process in the Task Manager. Also we have some other miscellaneous unwanted files such as cookies from the web page, that were installed on our computer.
How to Protect Yourself from Pluslivetechhelp.com?
The link that we have checked, regarding pluslivetechhelp was only one that started with the prefix ‘fix’ on it. However, there might be other links that may redirect you towards this malicious domain.
There are several steps to get rid of such tech support websites when you see web page, containing ‘pluslivetechhelp.com’ in it:
- Step 1: Press ⊞ + X and then choose ‘Task Manager’ from the down-right fall menu.
- Step 2: Close any Firefox.exe, chrome.exe, internet explorer.exe processes from the task manager.
- Step 3: Download reputable anti-malware scanner on your computer and scan for any infections.
*For Windows users:
In case you are not a professional in anti-malware solutions, be advised that you need to install a particular anti-malware program to ensure your future constant protection from cyber threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com
Step 2: Uninstall fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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 fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com will be removed.
Eliminate fix.Pluslivetechhelp.com 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.