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Remove Liam.x Pop-Ups and 0-800-078-6078 Fake Tech Support

NameLiam.x Pop-Ups
TypeAd-supported Application, Fake Tech Support Scam
Short DescriptionOnce triggered, the user will start viewing pop-up windows about a virus detected on the system.
SymptomsPop-ups imitating a legitimate Microsoft Windows service.
Distribution MethodVia freeware packages (the ‘bundling’ method), or visiting suspicious websites.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Liam.x Pop-Ups

Complaints have been made about a new tech support scam imitating Windows Support. Pop-up windows have been appearing on users’ browsers suggesting that a virus called Liam.x has been detected by Microsoft Real Time Web Monitor. The pop-ups are most likely generated by an ad-supported browser extension that may have been downloaded via bundling. Another distribution method for such tech support scams is by clicking and executing fake updates, mostly Java and Adobe. Being cautious while browsing is very crucial to the online safety – never click on random pop-ups that are not associated with any of your recent activities.

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General Description of Liam.x Pop-Ups

Research indicates that Liam.x pop-ups will show up on every page the user is visiting. Besides trying to trick the user into thinking he has been attacked by a virus, various advertisements may also appear. There are reports about ads saying ‘Hot Deals’, showing up on Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Liam.x Fake Tech Support Scam

The pop-up window stating that the PC has been attacked by Liam.x virus may try to make users call a certain toll free phone number – 0-800-078-6078. However, calling the number will not fix any supposed issues but may further compromise the PC. As already mentioned, such pop-ups are usually generated by adware. Adware is not malware, even though it can be quite annoying and persistent.

Now that it is established that Liam.x is not a virus but an ad-supported application, let’s see what may happen to the user:

  • His browsing routine may be observed via tracking technologies (cookies, beacons, Flash cookies, etc.). This includes non-personally identifiable information – browsing history, visited websites, cookies, search entries.
  • His personal credentials may be harvested, banking information included.
  • If the user falls into the scam, calls the number 0-800-078-6078 and grants remote access to the cyber crooks, he may end up with more potentially unwanted apps and even malware.

Remove Liam.x Pop-Ups and Clean the System

In some cases, adware can be removed manually – via using the Uninstall option. It doesn’t matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, the steps provided below the article should do the job. However, some ad-supported applications, especially the ones promoting fake tech support help lines, tend to mess with the Registry. Some suspicious files may be left behind and the PC’s performance may be affected in the long run. Thus, performing a full system is always recommended – so that you’re 100 per cent sure you have eliminated any unwanted software from your machine.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Liam.x Pop-Ups

1. Remove/Uninstall Liam.x Pop-Ups 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. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Liam.x Pop-Ups.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Liam.x Pop-Ups from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Liam.x Pop-Ups and click “Remove

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    After Liam.x Pop-Ups is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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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 Liam.x Pop-Ups and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Liam.x Pop-Ups is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • 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 Liam.x 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 Liam.x Pop-Ups has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    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 Liam.x Pop-Ups
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Liam.x Pop-Ups. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Liam.x Pop-Ups will be removed.

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    3. Remove Liam.x Pop-Ups automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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