Remove 1-888-256-1119 tech support scam ads – Removal Guide




The 1-888-256-1119 telephone number is another scam by Tech Support Scammers. The 1-888-256-1119 tries to convince the PC user into calling a very expensive and useless support telephone number: 1-888-256-1119. However, this particular pop-up ad is for intended for Mac OS users it can also occur on Microsoft Windows devices.

As the 1-888-256-1119 pop-up domain is random, it’s difficult to say which pop-up might occur on your computer, as mentioned above this 1-888-256-1119 pop-up is random, the scammers use different domains and different telephone numbers. Adware can also trigger the pop-up on your computer. The pop-ups are not easy to close as they keep popping up a message with a specific warning notice, for example, “Mac Online Support” ads.

Do not call this 1-888-256-1119 pop-up telephone number; it’s expensive, won’t help you and might be used for identify theft (searching for passwords, or installing Remote Administration Tooling). Read more how to close the 1-888-256-1119 pop-up and remove the associated malware from your device.

Remove 1-888-256-1119 pop-up (Tech Support Scam)

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closeOptional - Close the Tech Support Scam pop-up


adwcleanerStep 1 - Scan your computer with MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

malwarebytesStep 2 - Scan your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

zemana-anti-malware-iconStep 3 - Scan your computer with Zemana Anti-Malware


browser-extension-iconOptional - Check your browser for Potentially Unwanted Browser Helper Objects and Browser Extensions

internet explorerOptional Reset browser settings

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adware removal macIf you experience a Tech Support Scam pop-up on Apple Mac OS
follow this Removal Guide to remove Adware from Apple Mac OS


close_32How to close the 1-888-256-1119 pop-up


If the pop-up stays on top with alert's in your browser and it seems impossible to close the warnings you need to perform this optional step. After performing this step, please continue with Malwarebytes to start the actual removal of the adware that is causing the pop-up in the browser.

  • Start the Windows Task Manager by using CTRL+ALT+DEL for Windows 7 or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC for Windows 8.
    It is also possible to hit the taskbar with a right click and select the Task Manager from the menu.

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  • Select the browser you are using from the list and right-click on it, selecting End Task. It is also possible to use the End Task button at the bottom of the window.

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  • The internet browser should be closed now, continue to the next step to start the actual removing process of the malware.

malwarebytesRemove the 1-888-256-1119 pop-up with MalwareBytes

Get rid of Malware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove malware from your PC. Detect the latest adware, potentially unwanted programs and other malware  with Malwarebytes. Protect your PC with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes works perfectly in addition to a virusscanner.

Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for malware.

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Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

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Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

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Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

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Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the malware removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

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After the system reboot, your PC is clean from malware. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future threats. Malwarebytes stops adware, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine.


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