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How to resolve your pop up related issues?

Popup ads or popups are forms of online advertising on the World Wide Web. Popups are generally new web browser windows to display advertisements. The popup window containing an advertisement is usually generated by JavaScript that uses cross-site scripting (XSS), sometimes with a secondary payload that uses Adobe Flash. They can also be generated by other vulnerabilities/security holes in browser security. Get the latest pop-up support by calling us +1-877-916-7666.

A variation on the popup window, the pop-under advertisement, opens a new browser window under the active window. Pop under do not interrupt the user immediately, but appear when the user closes the covering window, making it more difficult to determine which web site created them.

We have recently seen an increase in the number of users reporting an issue with their web browsers (Safari, Chrome, or Firefox), where a pop-up alert window appears instructing them that their computer may have been hijacked or that there is a “major security issue”.  The window may even have a phone number to call as seen below:

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What You Should Do If You See One of These Windows?

It’s important to understand that this is not a computer virus, and your Mac has not been infected with any malware.  It is also very important that you do NOT call the phone number listed in this window.  This is a scam, and you should not spend any money or share your personal information with anyone to get rid of these messages.  If you do happen to call one of these phone numbers, you will more than likely be asked to install special software on your Mac that will allow them to remotely access information on your computer and possibly compromise your system further.

Removing the Pop up Alert From Your Web Browser:

If you see this message in your web browser, follow the instructions below to clear this threat:

1. Reset Your Browser

2. Force Quit and Restart Browser

3. Delete Safari Preferences Manually

4. What To Do If You Called the Phone Number

5. Protect Your Computer From Future Attacks

6. Contact Our Support Line

1. Reset Your Browser

Update: The process for resetting Safari has changed with Mac OS X Yosemite or higher.

Curiously, Apple has actually made this process a lot more difficult than it used to be. There are now three different areas inside Safari for removing certain information.  To reset Safari, follow these steps:

In the Safari menu, choose “Preferences…”

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Click the ‘Privacy’ button at the top of the new window that appears, and then click the “Remove All Website Data” button. It will ask you if you are sure you want to remove all data stored by websites on your computer.

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Select “Remove Now” to clear data that could be used to track your browsing.

Next, you’ll want to clear caches. To do so, you now have to enable Develop mode to clear Safari caches:

  • From your Safari menu bar, click Safari > Preferences, then select the Advanced tab.
  • Enable the checkbox to “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.

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  • Now from the menu bar, click Develop > Empty Caches.

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For older versions of Safari 7.x and lower:

In the Safari menu, choose “Reset Safari.” The browser will restart without bringing up the problematic site. It will, however, erase a lot of other historical saved data.

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For Chrome or Firefox instructions related to Popup help, click the appropriate links:

Reset Chrome

Reset Firefox

2. Force Quit + Hold Shift Key While Restarting Your Browser

The other tactic simply targets the function that resumes open windows after a crash, which can be done by holding the Shift key while starting Safari.

First you will need to force-quit Safari as you would expect, either by going to the Apple menu and choosing “Force Quit” and choosing to quit Safari, or by using the keyboard-combination Command + Option + Escape  (Cmd+Alt+Esc) to bring up the same window.

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The second step is to hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari, which restarts the browser without reloading any previously open windows.

3. Delete Safari Preferences Manually

If neither of the steps above work, then you will want to manually delete files from your computer to fix the issue for good.

First, you will need to go to your Preferences folder.  Open a Finder window.  Click: Go > Go to Folder… in the top menu bar:

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Now, type the following exactly as listed below (or copy-paste):

~/Library/Preferences

It should look like this:

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Next, locate the file called:  com.apple.Safari.plist, and drag and drop this file in the Trash.  Then, restart your computer and open Safari again.  If for some reason you still see the same pop-up alert message, follow the same instructions from above and go to:

~/Library/Saved Application State

Locate a folder called:  com.apple.safari.savedState, and drag the file to Trash.  Restart your computer again and this should resolve the issue.

To remove Chrome or Firefox files, click the appropriate link below:

Chrome – Delete User Profile Information

Firefox – Remove User Data and Settings

4. What To Do If You Called the Phone Number?

If you fell victim to the scam and contacted one of these companies for additional assistance, your computer may have been compromised.  The first thing you should do is contact your bank or credit card company to dispute the charge as fraudulent and monitor your records for any unusual purchases or activity.

You should now restore your computer from Time Machine or Personal Backup.

How to Restore From a Time Machine Backup

How to Restore Using Personal Backup

What To Do If You Don’t Have a Backup?

There’s no way to know for certain what might have happened if you called the phone number in the alerts and allowed one of these companies remote-access to your computer.  If you don’t have a backup that you can recover from, then the most secure thing to do is to erase your entire computer and start over from scratch. Please note that this will erase all of your data from your Mac.

Erase and Reinstall Mac OS X or macOS

5. Protect Your Computer From Future Attacks

All of this information highlights the fact that a multi-layered approach to security is the best method to protect your digital life from the bad guys. Assistanceforall offers powerful Mac antivirus and security software that works together to create layers of security. This tactic makes your machine a less profitable (and therefore less desirable) target for cybercriminals. So keep your Mac safe with advanced Mac security solutions such as Mac Premium Bundle, which protects from malware, network attacks, web threats, spyware, and more. Contact our PopUp Support Line +1-877-916-7666.

6. Contact Our PopUp Support


We encourage anyone who encounters ransomware to send the files to our Virus Detection Team for further analysis.  If you have any other questions or concerns, contact us at +1-877-916-7666 Pop-Up Support and one of our Mac experts will happily assist you.

Q: How to stop Pop Up window in Google Chrome?

A: The first thing should be to open your Google Chrome browser. You will then have to click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar. Then access the More tools and head on to Extensions menu. Once you do that visit the Chrome Web Store to search the extension “Pop up blocker”, type “Pop up blocker” and install the extension. Once you are done with the installation, you will see it on your browser and which you can navigate too. Through the medium of this extension you could visit any website without any annoyance. If you want any help relating to your Pop up issues on your Google Chrome, contact Pop Up technical support by dialling +1-877-916-7666 which is the Pop Up tech support helpline number.

Q: How to remove Pop ups from websites?

A: Here is how you can remove Pop ups that you get on different websites. You might have some add blockers to block the adds. If you don’t, then you really need to see to what that is. Sometimes it may happen that while you are visiting a link and suddenly the screen blackens out and the pop up window tells you to disable your add blocker in order to open the website. This is what you could do to fix it. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox provide a tool for developers called inspector that could be used to see the code of the website. You will then have to select an element on page to inspect it. You could then see a division element which you need to delete. You can then easily read the content on the website. If still not fixed dial +1-877-916-7666 the customer care number of Pop Up tech support.

Q: How to manage the pop up asking for registration?

A: For instance if you see a pop up asking you to register to the website while trying to open something when you already have say because you may not have visited it from the same device. This is what you could do to fix this. First you will have to press Ctrl+Shift+C command to developer console and directly select an element. In order to solve the scrolling issue while the pop up window comes, open the developer console where you will see an attribute in the body element named signup_wall_prevent_scroll and this would block the scrolling on the page. If you need any tech help or support from the technicians at Pop Up Help and support, dial Pop Up support helpline number.

Q: How to contact Pop Up tech support? Or what is the customer helpline number of Pop Up tech Support?

A: Resolve all your pop up related queries and issues on Pop Up tech support by contacting the Pop Up tech support. The Pop Up help desk number is +1-877-916-7666. This Pop Up tech helpline number connects you to the authorized technical specialists who are happy to help you anytime round the clock. If you need technical assistance on how you can remove, add or block  pop ups from browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer you just need to know how to contact Pop Up tech support. Call now at +1-877-916-7666 and get the best Pop up tech support possible.

Q: How to remove uninstall key chain pop ups on iMac Pro?

A: These annoying key chain pop ups even Affect your computers when you want to open up Safari, it slows down, especially happens when you download something. First of all steps to fix the issue is to find the finder, go to home, then to library, head to keychain. Here you will find the files of what you downloaded. You will have to delete the ones that were recently installed. Now you will have to go ahead and restart the computer. This would solve your issue with key chain pop ups on your iMac Pro. If you didn’t find problem in finding a way out, contact the technical experts at Pop Up Support. You will just have to dial +1-877-916-7666 which is the Pop Up Support helpline number.

Q: How can Pop up indicate that there is virus on your system?

A: There are certain scams attacking the Mac computers and their browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and possibly few others. This scam appears in the form of a sudden pop up window which tells you that your Mac is in trouble infected by viruses. The scam comes in the form of a Pop up window saying virus found and alert messages. You must not trust this sort of deceitful information. In case of any technical help you can call on +1-877-916-7666, the Pop Up Support and get the  best Pop Up Support possible.

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