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This article will assist you in utter removal of pop-ups, which are extremely annoying to observe. Their goal is to make you really scared about the condition of your computer and later on to convince you to pay money in favor of cyber frauds who spread them. Nevertheless, it is a mistake to interact with the crooks standing behind these pop-ups. The only wise solution is to delete them right away. pop-ups will first report thousands of computer infections and will then instruct you to call some toll-free helpline supposedly to speak with Microsoft Customer Service representatives. In reality, these people who claim to be related to Microsoft are simply the load of cyber frauds who hunt for your money.
Fake alert message:



Windows has detected some suspicious activity from your IP address.

Some virus and spyware have caused a security breach at your network location.

Please call us immediately at the toll-free number listed so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. 

Call us immediately on our Toll Free 1-888-710-1018 for Technical Assistance.

***********************************Toll Free 1-888-710-1018***********************************

Please do not use any internet based services to avoid any identity thefts.


Of course, you must not trust such deceitful statements given by pop-ups. Do not call any of these toll-free helplines as they suggest. What you should do right now is to thoroughly scan the system with a proven virus removal software, delete all detected items and reset your browsers with its help as explained in the remainder of the guide below.

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Removal tool for 1-888-710-1018

Removal instruction for

  1. First of all, you need to download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware.

  2. Run to scan your computer system with it.

  3. Shut down all your available browsers.
  4. In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:

    Anti-Malware: Reset Browser Settings

  5. Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:

    Anti-Malware: Tools: Reset Browser Settings

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with 1-888-710-1018 virus in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “On-Run Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Anti-Malware: Protection

The useful and interesting function may allow people to prevent install of malicious software. It means, when you will try to install some suspicious file, On-Run Protection will block this installation attempt ahead of time. NOTE! If users want to allow the dangerous program to be installed, they may choose “Ignore always” button. In case, if you want to terminate a malicious program, you must select “Block always”.

Simple tips you must follow to decrease chances of being reinfected by

  • Advertisements. You shouldn’t click on any ads and pop-ups on websites, this can lead to the redirection on potentially viral pages!
  • Spam messages from email. Attached files in emails can appear to be malicious in most cases. Consequences for this will be infection with malware or adware program. Don’t download or open such attachments!
  • Surfing the internet. There are thousands and millions of phishing website on the internet. Each one of them can be very dangerous for your computer. Avoid such pages, try only reliable and trusted websites!
  • Using anti-virus programs. It is essential to use protection program that won’t let any viruses to get inside even if you will make any mistake.
  • Scan your computer from time to time. A lot of trojans and viruses may infect your computer without you even noticing it. That is why you should perform a scan at least once a week. In GridinSoft Anti-Malware you can do this automatically, you just need to set up a “Scheduled Scan” in “Settings” tabs.
  • Pay attention to what you install. There are tons of malicious programs that are being installed through bundled applications and downloaders. Don’t install any suspicious program and files, always check signer before proceeding further!

That is all! Leave your comments and questions below, or use our ticket system to make contact with our professional support team. We will gladly help you!

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