Do dot trust “DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” pop-ups! They’re very malicious and run by hackers who want to get your money. “DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” pop-ups appear in your computer when it is infected by certain nasty adware. The purpose of such pop-ups is not to clean the system but rather to make things even worse. In fact, the main goal of these fake alerts is to force you into eventually wasting your funds for nothing worth spending. In this tutorial you will find the automatic solution to get rid of “DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” fake Microsoft alerts from your browser.
“DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” scary warning may pop up in all widely used browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. These alerts use various scary methods to trick users into thinking their PCs are infected with some horrible infections and to prompt them into calling 1-800-490-5352 toll-free helpline run and controlled by cyber frauds. However, this is yet another trick of hackers to infect your PC with tons of other malware, plus to force you to waste your money for nothing good.
Appearance of “DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” alerts is explained by the operating of certain annoying adware in your computer. You may access the list of legally installed software in your PC and find some third-party applications you definitely do not need. Likewise, your browser may have some third-party add-ons (extensions) also responsible for such a pop-up show. However, when you uninstall those third-party programs in a regular way and/or delete respective extensions from browsers, pop-ups may still appear, being accompanied by other side effects of adware enabled in your system.
We know about the excellent solution to remove adware and get rid of related “DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY” pop-ups from your PC. We suggest that you scan the system with the proven malware removal tool. You will need to get rid of all the infections it finds in your PC (with its full registered version) and to reset your browsers with its help as demonstrated below.
1-800-490-5352 automatic removal guide
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Download free antimalware scanner:
After downloading is completed, please install it and run the full scan. Yeah, it will take a time, but security experts always recommend to choose a full scan as your first scan, especially if you suspect that your PC could be infected. Take a look at the screenshots below: it will help you understand what’s going on.
Step 1. Run a full scan of your system
…and go drink coffee until the end of it! 🙂
At the end of the scan, the program will offer you to move all malicious items to the quarantine. Just do it clicking on the “
Step 2. Reset your browser settings using an appropriate tool:
Check all browser boxes, which might be infected with the 1-800-490-5352, on a settings tab:
Then just press the “Reset” button. Voila! It is a good idea to restart your computer after all this manipulation and check if these annoying 1-800-490-5352 pop-up ads leave you in peace:
1-800-490-5352 manual removal steps:
Step 1. Delete 1-800-490-5352 from the system.
To delete 1-800-490-5352 extension from your PC, you should use “Uninstall the program” tool depending on your operation system.
Windows XP: Start —> Control Panel ––> Add/Remove Programs. Choose the 1-800-490-5352 extension in the list of installed programs by a right-click and press “Remove”.
Windows 7: Start ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Just the same actions: right-click on the 1-800-490-5352 extension in a software list and press “Uninstall”.
Windows 8/8.1: Right-click on Start ––> Quick Access Menu ––> Control Panel ––> Uninstall a program. Choose a 1-800-490-5352 extension among a listed here programs, right-click on it and then press “Uninstall”.
Step 2. Reset your browser settings.
It is necessary to reset browser settings after the deletion of the program from the list of software installed on your PC. For this, use the following tips depending on what browser are you currently using:
- Google Chrome Browser: Settings —> Show advanced settings. Click on “Reset settings” in the bottom of the page.
- Mozilla Firefox: press “Refresh Firefox” button in the right top corner.
- Opera: delete “Operapref.ini file” in folder “C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\” on your computer.
- Internet Explorer: Tools —> Internet options —> click on the “Advanced” button and then press “Reset”.
Step 3. Celebrate your victory!
Either you choose the manual or the automatic removal solution, congratulations! You won this battle with unfair malware developers. Your computer is clean now, so you should be proud and do something nice for yourself as a gift. Foam bath or tickets for the game? It’s up to you! 😉