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Inside the Tech Support Scam Ecosystem – UnboxHow

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Tech Scamor Tech Support Scam pop-up virus is a phishing campaign that affects computer users worldwide. The authors of groups managing such scams take the advantage of users cautiousness about their computer system and show fake security alerts and pop-ups.

The pop-ups and warnings may appear anytime while you are surfing stating that your computer is infected and you are recommended to immediately call on their provided tech support number for assistance. They might often trick users by imitating to a “Microsoft Tech support” warning. So as to make users easily believe on such warnings and agree to call on the number.

Once user calls on the number, the people sitting remotely will attempt to control your computer system in lure of providing technical support and resolve the issue. But they will trick you by showing fake system reports and errors and will ask you to pay for their services. But they are just fooling you, and are only meant to grab money from you. If you don’t agree to pay the money, they will threaten you to block your computer system.

Even if you agree to pay them, they will record all your bank account information and fraud all your hard earned money.

So, users need to very cautious while dealing with Tech scam pop-ups.

Why am I Seeing Tech-scam pop-up on my browser?

This can happen to anyone and any moment,  if you are suddenly noticing pop-up and alerts that warn you about your computer is in risk, then it is because of any potentially unwanted program controlling your web browser.

Tech Support pop-ups generally caused by any fake extension installed on the browser whether it is Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Such fake programs are known as Adware/PUP (potentially unwanted programs) that are distributed through freeware downloads and other monetization platforms.

Another way through which you can get Tech-scam virus is downloading freeware programs that bundle with faker versions of legitimate programs or even malicious download managers, PDF readers, video streaming apps and many such.

Once such ad-supported programs are installed, they alter various settings of the browser as well as the computer system, that why you see fake security pop-ups each time you start your browsers.

The Tech Support pop-ups and websites are managed by groups of cybercriminals that cheat users into installing their fake tools, cheat money and even allow remote access to your computer system and collect all data.

“Windows OS: Manually Find And Remove {{keyword}} ( Only Recommended For Advanced Users)”

The manual steps guided below are the links separately made with caution, to avoid any confusion to our readers. Please follow the links below and perform them one by one. If you are going for the manual removal process, then we recommend you to print/download these instructions or open it from another uninfected computer or laptop and follow step-by-step manual removal instruction. Windows OS PDF Guide.

You should not skip the full system scan step. As even if you don’t perform the manual steps for removing the Adware, running system scan will automatically detect and remove the threat. Security experts always recommend doing deep system scanning if you are not a technically sound person. All the steps mentioned above needs a good knowledge of system utilities, so if anything goes wrong it will hamper your device.

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