How to Remove Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc Popup – Don’t Call 844-311-3794 Bogus Tech Support

You have malware which is creating pop-ups to interfere with your browsing? Popup coming with “Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc” misdirects your searches and asks you to Microsoft Technical Support at 844-311-3794? Please don’t be cheated. It is actually a tech support scam. Here is a guide telling what it is and how to remove it. Please keep on reading.

Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc Popup is a fake warning/alert

If you keep receiving a random and misleading popup coming with “Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc” and asking you to contact Microsoft Technical Support, then your computer is infected by some adware or potentially unwanted program. You should never call the so-called toll-free number and you should never trust even any letter on the popup.

This tricky Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc Popup is actually a fake warning or fake alert. It would tell you something like this:

“Windows Firewall Security Damaged!!!

A Suspicious Connection Was Trying to Access Your Logins, Banking Details &Tracking Your Internet Activity……”

This kind of scam usually targets on deferent brands of Internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. It sneaks into your computer and starts to take effect after you download and install some infected software to your computer. As it is installed, you will find your computer runs weirdly. When you open your browser, you will then be misdirected to this annoying error page and other suspected pages which may then lock up web browser and not allow you to do anything else. To bring your computer back to normal, you’d better take immediate steps to deal with the infections in your computer.

Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc Popup should be deleted with effective methods

If you want to completely remove Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc Popup and bring your computer back to normal, you can refer to the effective guide in the following passage.

Want to remove Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc and the associated infections quickly and safely?

Please use the updated SpyHunter Anti-Malware SoftWare.

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Guide 1: Manually Remove Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc GPopup

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

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel

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

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

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Step 2. Remove Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc from Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons

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2. Disable the items which are related to Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc

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).

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Mozilla Firefox

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

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2. Look through the items under Extensions and Plugins, and remove those associated with Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc

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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).

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Google Chrome

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

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2. Click Extensions on the left panel and remove the extensions related to Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc

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

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

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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.

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Step 4: Delete registry entries related to Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc

Click on Start button, type into regedit and hit Enter. Then Clean all the malicious files and keys of Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc in the registry editor.

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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 Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc 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.

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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 Windows Defender Error Ox80072afc manually, you are highly recommended to use SpyHunter Malware Removal.

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