How to Get rid of Error #AP7MQ79 POPUP redirect – Fake Virus Alert

If your web browser is blocked by a popup with “error #AP7MQ79” and “Your Browser has been blocked“. You are a victim of fraud. These popups that claim the browser is blocked and a critical error #AP7MQ79 is presented. These popups are caused by rogue ad networks that direct users to this form of fraud using intrusive popup ads. If you would call the number that appears on the screen then you are calling a Microsoft Tech Support scam engineer. Chances are that the engineer is willing to solve the “problem” with error #AP7MQ79 in your web browser, however, a contract has to be arranged first. The popup is pure fraud and meant to make people pay a lot of money for a problem that doesn’t exist at all on your PC and in your web browser.

The #AP7MQ79 popup also claims that your PC has been infected with a spyware or virus, which is not true. Your PC may be infected, but not with spyware but with adware. It’s adware that causes popups and unexpected redirects in the web browser, and refers the web browser to scams like the #AP7MQ79 error popup. It is important that you never call the number: 8052209695, even if the popup claims that the number is free, it is not. The telephone number that the #AP7MQ79 error popup wants you to call is very expensive, and you may not get anybody on the phone. Microsoft Tech Support fraud often does not last long, usually no longer than 24 hours. After 24 hours the webpage in which the #AP7MQ79 popup occurred disappeared again and the fraudsters have already come up with another way to deceive people by the web browser. There are many identical tech support scams such as “support windows says” popup, Zeus virus detect popup, and “your mac might be infected” scam popups.

Remove error #AP7MQ79 pop-up – Fake Virus Alert

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close_32How to remove Error #AP7MQ79 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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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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