Security Help Page pop-ups are a part of a tech support scam trying to convince users that their PCs have been infected. Security Help Page also provides a phone number suggesting users to call so that the supposed issues are removed. That is why users often refer to such pop-up windows as viruses. Any claims made by Security Help Page should not be trusted since the displayed pop-ups are generated by an ad-supported browser extension. Security Help Page pop-ups should be ignored, and affected users may want to scan their systems.
Security Help Page Pop-Ups General Description
Adware applications such as Security Help Page are not malicious. However, they bring along certain issues and may affect the PC’s overall performance. Furthermore, ad-supported tech support scams are especially threatening to gullible users that decide to call the given phone number. On the other side of the line, however, is not a trustworthy technician, but a cyber crook attempting to steal one’s money.
Phone calls to fake tech support lines usually are not cheap. On one hand, they overcharge the user, and on the other, the ‘technicians’ do no repairs. As a matter of fact, remote access could be obtained and, as a result, the PC may be flooded with more potentially unwanted applications.
Also, users should always keep in mind that adware tends to:
- Be bundled with other potentially unwanted apps under the ‘advanced’ option of the installation package.
- Compromise their online safety by adding persistent cookies to their browsers.
- Collect personally identifiable information such as browsing habits, IP addresses and sometimes website credentials.
- Slow down the operational system and interfere with users’ PC activities.
Security Help Page Removal Options
Considering the intrusive character of the ad-supported scam, its removal is highly recommended. The fact that a call may be initiated by an inexperienced user should not be neglected as well. To diminish the negative outcome, just install a powerful anti-malware solution to scan the system and delete found threats.
Above-average users may try the step-by-step tutorial provided below the article. Keep in mind that the browser’s settings also need to be restored.
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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Security Help Page Pop-Ups
Step 2: Uninstall Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Security Help Page Pop-Ups from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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 Security Help Page Pop-Ups will be removed.
Eliminate Security Help Page Pop-Ups 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.