Remove 1-888-641-5111 pop-up – Microsoft Tech Support virus

The 1-888-641-5111 pop-up “your computer was locked” pop-up belongs to another scam by Tech Support Scammers. The scammers behind telephone number 1-888-641-5111 try to convince the PC user into calling a very expensive and useless support telephone number: 1-888-641-5111

As the pop-up ad with phone number 1-888-641-5111 pop-up is random, it’s difficult to say which domain might occur on your computer, as mentioned above this 1-888-641-5111 pop-up is random, the scammers use different domains. The domains the scammers use often don’t exist very long, these typical scam domains are usually taken offline within 24 hours or less. However, the telephone number remains and a new domain is registered to deceive users.

Do not call this 1-888-641-5111 scam 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 1-888-641-5111 pop-up and remove the associated malware from your device.

Remove 1-888-641-5111 tech support number


closeOptional - Close the Tech Support Scam pop-up

adwcleaner Step 1 - Scan your computer with MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

malwarebytes Step 2 - Scan your computer with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

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

browser-extension-icon Optional - Check your browser for Potentially Unwanted Browser Helper Objects and Browser Extensions
internet explorer Optional Reset browser settings

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close_32How to close the 1-888-641-5111 tech support 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.


  • 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.


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

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Adware is showing the 1-888-641-5111 scam pop-up in the web browser. Often an adware or potentially unwanted program is installed on the PC that redirects the user to the 1-888-641-5111 pop-up. You should remove the adware from your PC to stop the 1-888-641-5111 scam pop-up.
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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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