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Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam


This article aims to help users remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.

Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

“First Choice Tech Support” Scam is a typical example of the Adware family of online threats. It operates by generating unwanted Ads in the internet browsers of computers infected by it. These Ads are characterized as being highly aggressive in their pattern of appearance and contents and can be incredibly annoying, especially those that come with sound attached. The primary goal of these Ads is to generate revenue for the people responsible for creating and destributing “First Choice Tech Support” Scam – at the expense of your patience. Unfortunately programs similar to “First Choice Tech Support” Scam are also responsible for the destribution of a large variety of viruses and bloatware applications. In addition to all of these “First Choice Tech Support” Scam is also responsible for any slowdowns you may experience while browsing on your computer. The Ads that you see need their data downloaded and then displayed alongside the contents of the load page that you are about to read.

Don’t trust “First Choice Tech Support” Scam with anything it may offer you

As mentioned “First Choice Tech Support” Scam is malicious in it nature and everything associated with this should be avoided.

Reputable online sites never advertise via programs like “First Choice Tech Support” Scam, although some may be added “for free” in order to create a veil of legitimacy to the Ads. Remember that for the most part the Ads you see lead to shady internet sites that could be loaded with all kind of online viruses or part of some greater scam. Exploring the Ads is just not worth the risk.

If it can’t get to you through its Ads “First Choice Tech Support” Scam may try to trick you into downloading some virus infected executable file. This could be a file that is supposedly needed by your computer or under the ruse of being free software likely targeted at solving computer problems and for system optimization. Another Note that “First Choice Tech Support” Scam may try to soften you up by creating Ads that look exactly like system messages. If you are seeing any items on the following list note that it is extremely likely that the message is a fake created by “First Choice Tech Support” Scam in order to scare you into downloading the infected executable:

  • Missing plug-ins required
  • Outdated program that needs emergency update (Java/Flash are commonly used as bait)
  • A specific video player/codec needed in order to view medina online
  • Free online scanner searched your computer and found viruses/errors/other problems
  • Many more alone the same lines

Never download and install files that appear system related while you have “First Choice Tech Support” Scam installed on your machine. The chances are there isn’t really any problem at all and “First Choice Tech Support” Scam is trying to exploit you into authorizing an authorization for another virus.

SUMMARY:

Name First Choice Tech Support
Type Trojan
Danger Level  High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Detection Tool

“First Choice Tech Support” Scam Removal

If you are looking for a way to remove “First Choice Tech Support” you can try this:

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS.
  2. Go to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program.
  3. Search for “First Choice Tech Support” and any other unfamiliar programs.
  4. Uninstall “First Choice Tech Support” as well as other suspicious programs.

Note that this might not get rid of “First Choice Tech Support” completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

    • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Remove “First Choice Tech Support” Scam

    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

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    About the author

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    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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