Remove Windows Warning Alert

Windows Warning Alert, which shown in your web browser, is a popup alert to try and get you to either buy “Windows Defender” or to call the number 1-833-820-8247. There is a legitimate program called Windows Defender that is installed when Windows is installed; however, if your computer is infected with a computer virus, there was be a fake version, known as randomware, on your computer. If you are just getting popups, and they are due to the websites you are visiting, you can close out, but we recommend that you at least check to see that there aren’t any vulnerabilities in your computer. Below is how the website looks.

It reads “Windows Warning Alert” and “Please call us immediately at” and “Do not ignore this critical alert”. Remember, as this is your own computer, it is important for you to secure your data and act to remove any virus from your computer that may compromise the system.

If the popup continues to come, if could be from a malicious add-in. In Firefox and Chrome, it likely hides as an extension; in Internet Explorer, it likely hides as an Add-on. However, just removing the add-in or extension may not be a permanent so you may have to find the program on your computer making the change. Issues like this can be quite frustrating, and it best to remove issues like this to protect your information and data in the computer.

Some browser hijackers will hide in plain sight in the Chrome extensions. If you are getting pop ups, definitely check to see if there are any extensions here which you didn’t mean to install.

The most efficient way to remove it is to scan your computer to find this issue, with other potential issues. If you would like to go the free route with a quality program, we recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs cost money, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version which will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page, and a video further below on how to use the program. The paid version is if you would like real-time protection. The reason why Malwarebytes is able to be free is that it has an outstanding community behind it.

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Malwarebytes provides high quality protection for free

The video below provides how to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below. We are here to help!



Stop gsafe.getawesome1.com Popup

 

If you are getting pop ups from gsafe.getawesome1.com, your computer may be infected with a browser hijacker. Don’t fret, you will be able to remove it. If you are being redirected to the page, it is best to close out of it. If it keeps taking your there, then your computer may have a malicious program taking you there. gsafe.getawesome1.com is used to promote Mega Music Search, a program which claims to have a large database for music. Due to the nature of how it is promoted, it is recommended that you steer away from the program. Below is how the website looks.

Gsafe.getawesome1.com is used to promote Mega Music Search. We recommend scanning your system for issues if you keep getting a popup from the website.

One way to remove this program is to find and remove it from your computer. In Firefox and Chrome, it likely hides as an extension; in Internet Explorer, it likely hides as an Add-on. However, just removing the add-in or extension may not be a permanent so you may have to find the program on your computer making the change.

Some browser hijackers will hide in plain sight in the Chrome extensions. If you are getting pop ups, definitely check to see if there are any extensions here which you didn’t mean to install.

The most efficient way to remove it is to scan your computer to find this issue, with other potential issues. If you would like to go the free route with a quality program, we recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs cost money, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version which will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page. The paid version is if you would like real-time protection. The reason why Malwarebytes is able to be free is that it has an outstanding community behind it.

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Malwarebytes provides high quality protection for free

The video below provides how to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Again, the free version will allow you to remove malware, popups, adware, and randomware, and the paid version will provide you with continuous protection. We recommend Malwarebytes since they provide free removal, which most programs don’t.

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below. We are here to help!

Mega Music Search – How to Remove

Mega Music Search notes that it has the largest database of music albums, songs, videos all in one click. However, the program is likely a browser hijacker, and will re-direct you to websites which are used to promote their content. It is recommended to remove Mega Music Search, and go with other content providers. Mega Music Search is generally promoted through website gsafe.getawesome1.com, which users are generally redirected to when surfing the web.

One way to remove this program is to find and remove it from your computer. In Firefox and Chrome, it likely hides as an extension; in Internet Explorer, it likely hides as an Add-on. However, just removing the add-in or extension may not be a permanent so you may have to find the program on your computer making the change. There may also be small pieces of the program left behind; therefore, it is best to do a clean check of the system.

The most efficient way to remove it is to scan your computer to find this issue, with other potential issues. If you would like to go the free route with a quality program, we recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs cost money, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version which will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page. The paid version is if you would like real-time protection. The reason why Malwarebytes is able to be free is that it has an outstanding community behind it.

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Malwarebytes provides high quality protection for free

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below. We have tens of years of experiencing removing issues like this, and we are here to help. Please feel free to write us a note below.



How to Remove Search9.askthepotato.com

If you have been browsing the web, and your web browser keep on taking you to Search9.askthepotato.com, then your browser and computer is likely infected with a browser hijacker. Don’t worry, this isn’t the type of infection that affects your body; it just infects your computer. Essentially, some program, which you may have or may not have installed on your computer, is likely changing your browser settings to go to this website. This program is classified as a browser hijacker.

One way to remove this program is to find and remove it from your computer. In Firefox and Chrome, it likely hides as an extension; in Internet Explorer, it likely hides as an Add-on. However, just removing the add-in or extension may not be a permanent so you may have to find the program on your computer making the change.

The most efficient way to remove it is to scan your computer to find this issue, with other potential issues. If you would like to go the free route with a quality program, we recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs cost money, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version which will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page. The paid version is if you would like real-time protection. The reason why Malwarebytes is able to be free is that it has an outstanding community behind it.

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Malwarebytes provides high quality protection for free

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below. We are here to help!

Uninstall ByteFence

More fake programs are getting on the web! Many people have noted that ByteFence is more of a potentially unwanted program rather than malware. If you are interested in removing ByteFence, you should be able to do so through the generally un-install process in windows (click windows, search “add or remove programs”, click on it, search ByteFence, and have it removed).

It is always a good idea to scan your computer in order to ensure that all malware has been removed. If you would like to go the free route, we recommend that you scan your computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs advertised are paid, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version which will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page. The paid version is if you would like real-time protection.

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below. We are here to help!

Chromium browsers removal

Chromium is an open source browser developed by Google; however, there are reports that some people have re-coded it to do malicious activity on the computer and track keystrokes. If you believe that this is happening on your computer, we recommend that you remove it immediately. This can be done through the add/remove feature on Windows.

We recommend that you scan your computer with a free high quality program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs advertised are paid, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.

Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below.

Advanced mac cleaner virus removal

Advanced mac cleaner is a fake utility which infects mac computers and tries to sell itself as a utility which will clean the mac and make it run faster. However, the utility itself slows down the mac and makes up the scan results, thereby attempting to convince the user with the 1000+ issues it tries to say are impacting the system. Instead, we recommend that you click go, utilities, activity monitor, find advanced mac cleaner, and select force quit. Then remove it from the system and use a program to scan your system.

From there, always try to only go to websites which are well known to potentially avoid issues like Advanced Mac Cleaner. Above all, make sure to remove it and clean your system to make sure no remaining pieces are still there. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

How to stop Videojosmooth.com popup ads

If you are constantly getting pop ups from Videojosmooth.com, your computer is likely been infected with adware. Adware is software which provides generally unwanted ads to the user. You will see the browser in chrome take you to videojosmooth.com and will ask if you will allow notifications with the following wording “Just one more step! Allow to continue”. If you click allow and subscribe to notifications, then you will get many pop-up ads from Videojosmooth.com. From there the adware makes other changes to your computer which you may not want.

There are great paid programs which will remove the adware; however, the best free program is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. While the program has a paid version, the free version will still identify and remove adware. Many of the other programs listed on the web will charge to remove so Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is recommended. Additionally, we have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.

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Hao1258.com (Hao1258) web redirect virus removal

Users have recently reported that their browsers have been taking them to Hao1258.com. It is highly recommended to remove the redirect which is causing the browser to go to this website. Redirects can generally be installed through a trojan horse, which hijacks the browser and takes users to websites which they don’t want to go to. From looking to statistics, it looks like most of the users going to the website are from China.

The best program that will remove the Hao1258.com virus for free (if you believe it is a virus) is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. While the program has a paid version, the free version will still identify and remove the virus. Many of the other programs listed on the web will charge to remove so Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is recommended. Additionally, we have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.

If you have any questions around a program pretending to be the real Hao1258.com virus, please ask them below. We are here and happy to help as we want to make sure you can remove the adware on your computer.

Remove Tampermonkey (Tamper Monkey) Virus

Tampermonkey (and GreaseMonkey) are add-on programs for Chrome (Tampermonkey) and Mozilla Firefox (GreaseMonkey). These two programs are both legitamate programs; however, if they are installed on your computer and you want it to be removed, you can do so through the browser.

Tampermonkey helps with running userscripts, or code that add features to a webpage. For example, if you wanted to always have a download now button on each YouTube page, then Tampermonkey would help you do that. Whenever launched, it should look like below.

However, if a fake program is using this program name and attempting to look legitimate (and doesn’t look like above), then it should be removed from your computer.

The best program that will remove the Tampermonkey for free (if you believe it is a virus) is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. While the program has a paid version, the free version will still identify and remove the virus. Many of the other programs listed on the web will charge to remove so Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is recommended. Additionally, we have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.

If you have any questions around a program pretending to be the real Tampermonkey, please ask them below. We are here and happy to help as we want to make sure you can remove the adware on your computer.