Remove codebtor.stream – Microsoft Support scam – Removal Guide




The codebtor.stream pop-up is another scam by Microsoft Support Scammers. The codebtor.stream tries to convince the PC user into calling a very expensive and useless support telephone number: 888-632-4017

As this codebtor.stream pop-up is random, it’s difficult to say which pop-up might occur on your computer, as mentioned above this codebtor.stream pop-up is random, the scammers use different domains and different telephone numbers. Adware can also trigger the pop-up on your computer.

Do not call this codebtor.stream 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 codebtor.stream pop-up and remove the associated malware from your device.

Remove codebtor.stream pop-up (Support Scam)

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close_32How to close the codebtor.stream 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 codebtor.stream 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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