What is fake pop-up?

At last time, more and more users cause troubles with annoying messages in popular browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other browsers. These messages, called pop-ups, usually highlights nonexistent problems with Mac, iPhone & iPad; or report about other fake information, for example about winning the lottery, besides it may be banners with an advertisement, e.t.c. All these pop-ups invented for the main purpose: to draw the user’s attention to different sponsored mostly commercial offers. For example, pretty notorious pop-up, called Your Mac (iPhone, or PC) was infected by 3 viruses, which offers to scan and clean users Mac/iPhone/iPad from viruses. Don’t believe it, in fact, all tabs that are opening by clicking on Scan Now link redirects users to download software for MacOS, iOS or Windows. Most of these software products are useless and can be classified as badware. Take care of the safety of your information and remove ‘Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses’ or others fake pop-ups from Mac right now.

Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses

Another common popup, called Amazon winner pop up cyclically shows fake information, that user wins iPhone or other smartphones. In reality, it is annoying virus. Another version of pop-up viruses is SCAM, or telephone virus. It has same purposes, but unlike a usual pop-up, Scam viruses can lock screen in browsers, by showing alert screens, for example, Windows trouble SCAM shows, that windows can’t work normally and the user should call to ‘tech support’ number. The main purpose of Scams is to force victims to call on fake software support, for solving fake PC, Mac or iPhone error. Users don’t realize, that their device was hacked and try to call and solve troubles by scammers advice. Of course, these “advice” can include a purchase of “fixing tool”, which can fix all errors. Our advice: don’t pay anything! Example of scam virus: Windows Virus Warning Tech Support Scam, that shows a fake threat, and offers to contact virus emergency support. Be careful, Microsoft (and Apple) never send unsolicited email messages or make unsolicited phone calls to request personal or financial information or fix your computer.

Tech Support Scam

Examples of scam messages in the list below:

Your system is infected
Google Chrome Critical error
Mozilla requires manual update
Safari critical security alert
System may detected a viruses
Suspicious activity found
iOS crashed

How fake pop-ups (Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses) gets on your device?

Most of the viruses hidden come on PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad by malicious emails, network attacks, malware sites, or with other freeware software. Few are closely watching the installation process, and sometimes do not know that their device is at risk. We recommend to read the user agreement and don’t press “Next” button once. Make sure that the program is safe. Select advanced installation type. Remember that there are many similar programs on the Internet. Read reviews about the programs, and if your device is already infected by popups or scam, please use the instructions below.

Amazon.com virus

How to remove Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses and other pop-ups from your Mac, PC or iPhone?

The easiest and modern way of removing pop-ups, trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

Recommended Anti-malware tools:

Try SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Windows clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to malware. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate malware but also the safest and most assuring one. The full version of SpyHunter costs $42 (you get 6 months of subscription). By clicking the button, you agree to EULA and Privacy Policy. Downloading will start automatically.

Download SpyHunter

for windows

Also, you can try to remove Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses pop up virus manually. For uninstalling Your Mac is infected with 3 viruses pop up virus remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and registry keys.

Step 1: Remove pop up from Mac

Pop up may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with pop-up name)
  2. Open Finder
  3. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  4. If you see Uninstall pop up or pop up Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  5. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove pop up from your browser.

iPhone/iPad iOS:

If you get a pop-up, close it. Don’t “like” it, and don’t open it, to prevent more malware infiltration into your phone. Certain third-party download sites might include programs that you don’t want with the software that you install.

    remove popup from ios
  1. Check all apps on your device, find malware apps(their names ussually are simmilar with pop-up name)
  2. Touch and hold the app until it jiggles
  3. Tap cross in the upper-left corner of the app
  4. Tap Delete

Step 2: Remove pop up from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Pop up.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find apps related with pop-up.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose pop up related apps.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Information provided by Tim Kas

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