How to Remove 1 888 688 2154 Tech Scam Popup – Fake Warning Popup Removal

“…WARNING WARNING WARNING computer at high risk. Please contact Microsoft technician immediately for rescue at USA toll free + 1 888 688 2154…” This message will not go away. What do I do?

What is 1 888 688 2154 Popup?

The 1 888 688 2154 Popup is actually a kind of popular tech support scam which is used to make the victim believe that the computer has issues that need to be fixed. And the 1 888 688 2154 is the number provided by this kind of tech support scam. If you call the number, you will be asked to pay for the tech support service. You are not suggested to do that because it is actually of no use. The man at the other end of the phone may be the one who distributes the scam popups.

Commonly, 1 888 688 2154 Popup is caused by the adware or potentially unwanted program which sneaks into your computer via free downloads. Alongside the adware/PUP are usually other junkware which may be hard to remove. So the appearance of this scam popup is a sign that your computer is in great trouble. For example, this annoying popup can redirect your browser over and over, making you unable to use your browser properly. Besides, it may change your important settings and drop some malicious cookies to your computer, leaving your computer run weirdly. What’s worse, the malicious cookies may lock your browser at the scam popup and track your sensitive information.

It is too bad to infect with this scam popup. You should keep away from it. If your computer has already been infected by 1 888 688 2154 scam popup, you can follow the guide below to get rid of it completely.

How to Remove 1 888 688 2154 Scam Popup from IE/FF/Chrome?

Want to remove 1 888 688 2154 and the associated infections quickly and safely?

Please use the updated SpyHunter Anti-Malware SoftWare.

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Guide 1: Manually Remove 1 888 688 2154 Scam Popup

Step 1. Uninstall unwanted programs and adware from Control Panel.

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel


2. Locate Uninstall a program from the jump-out window and go to the list of programs you have.


3. Highlight the program you want to remove, and then Uninstall or right click the program to select Uninstall.


Step 2. Remove 1 888 688 2154 from Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons


2. Disable the items which are related to 1 888 688 2154

3. Back to IE Tools, and navigate to Internet Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page and click ‘Delete…’ to delete Browsing History (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

general opt delete cookies

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to Firefox’s Tools, and then select Add-ons


2. Look through the items under Extensions and Plugins, and remove those associated with 1 888 688 2154


3. Back to Firefox Menu, and navigate to Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page. On the Privacy tab, clear browsing history and remove cookies (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).


Google Chrome

1. Click the Chrome Menu (three-bar icon on the top-right window) and select Settings


2. Click Extensions on the left panel and remove the extensions related to 1 888 688 2154


3. Go to History, and then click Clear Browsing data (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

clear browsing history

4. Go to Settings and click ‘Manage search engine….’ . Delete the suspected items and make Google as default.

google engine

Step 3: Show Folder Options

Click Start on the bottom left, input “folder options” in the search bar and hit enter. On the jump-out window,click View tab, tick Show hidden files, folders and drives, and untick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 4: Delete registry entries related to 1 888 688 2154

Click on Start button, type into regedit and hit Enter. Then Clean all the malicious files and keys of 1 888 688 2154 in the registry editor.


Delete the following entries (samples):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Guide 2: Automatically Remove 1 888 688 2154 Scam Popup with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a legitimate, real-time anti-spyware application designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. Here shows how it works.

Step 1. Click the below button to download the file.


Step 2. Double click on SpyHunter-Installer.exe to install the program. Then click Run button.

Step 3. Open SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! to allow the program to start a scan on your computer.

Step 4. When the scan is completed, all the threats in your computer are successfully detected. Tick Select All and then click Remove button to uninstall it.

Optional Choice: Optimize your PC with RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro is an advanced optimizer which is able to solve your computer system problems, remove your privacy items produced by online searches, delete junk files, uninstall malware and fix performance problems. Here shows how it works.

1. Click the below button to download RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro

2. Run the RegCureProSetup Application and click the Yes button to install the program step by step.

3. When the program is successfully installed, double click on its desktop shortcut to open it. On the Overview tab, check all the scan settings and then click on the Click to Start Scan button to run a system scan on your computer. The first system scan will take some time, please be patient.

4. When the system scan is done, click on Fix All button to completely remove all the performance problems in your computer.

Warm Tips:

There will be some leftover enabling the popup if you don’t manually remove all the related infections. So if you encounter any difficulty in getting rid of 1 888 688 2154 manually, you are highly recommended to use SpyHunter Malware Removal.

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