'InstantSupport' Pop-Ups

'InstantSupport' Pop-Ups Description

Security experts recognize the InstantSupport browser widget that users may see during their Internet browsing activities as adware. The InstantSupport adware might be dispersed among PC users via freeware bundles that most users may install with the 'Typical' or 'Express' option. The InstantSupport adware-powered browser widget is designed to offer users to call 'Microsoft© trained technicians' at the 888-693-5841 phone number and resolve PC issues. The InstantSupport pop-ups are generated by the adware mentioned before, and it may appear as a browser extension, add-on, plug-in and Browser Helper Object. The InstantSupport adware might be listed in the 'Programs and Features' module of your 'Control Panel'. The InstantSupport adware is not affiliated with the Microsoft Corporation, and you will not receive legitimate technical support at 888-693-5841. Moreover, the InstantSupport adware may slow down and crash your Internet browser to incite you to call 888-693-5841 and receive help. Users are not advised to follow the instructions loaded on the InstantSupport pop-ups to avoid security issues and losing data. The InstantSupport adware functions like Instant Search Widget and LittleApp Suggestor and may read the meta tags of pages you visit to recommend installing third-party software like Antivirus Antimalware 2011 and Windows Problems Remover. The above-mentioned programs are rogue security instruments that will not provide users with adequate protection and might use fake security detections to urge users to pay more than $300 for an inexistent protection. You can eliminate the InstantSupport and avoid cyber threats by installing a reputable anti-malware suite.

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Technical Information

File System Details

'InstantSupport' Pop-Ups creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\InstantSupport\InstantSupport.exe 5,740,032 a969466a3390ca72222d5f459df68ca4 48
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Registry Details

'InstantSupport' Pop-Ups creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
Software\InSTab
SOFTWARE\InstantSupport
Software\ISTab
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\instantsupport.help
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\InstantSupport.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PCAP InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\PCAP InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\InstantSupport.exe
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PCAP InstantSupport
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PCAP InstantSupport
Directory
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\InstantSupport
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\InstantSupport
%appdata%\InstantSupport
%AppData%\PCAP InstantSupport
%PROGRAMFILES%\InstantSupp
%PROGRAMFILES%\InstantSupport
%ProgramFiles%\PCAP InstantSupport
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\InstantSupp
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\InstantSupport
%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PCAP InstantSupport
CLSID
{480ED1A4-0C5C-43bA-AD0E-A9CEA7A51A5E}
{48BED1A4-0C5C-43bA-AD0E-A9CEA7A51A5E}
{48DED1A4-0C5C-43bA-AD0E-A9CEA7A51A5E}
{48DED1A6-4444-43bA-AD0E-A9CEA7A51A5E}
{48DED1A6-5556-43bA-AD0E-A9CEA7A51A5E}
File name without path
Instant Support.lnk
PCAP Instant Support.lnk
Uninstaller
InstantSupport

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