Zxcvc Virus Pop-ups - How to remove

Zxcvc live Mac pop-ups exist as a family of websites that warn users who visit them about their Mac being infected with a virus. It’s not genuine – these are fake alerts only meant to promote expensive junkware. Everyone who ends up in Zxcvc is shown the same exact virus warning whether or not you actually have malware in your system. Then Zxcvc tries to sell you Smart Mac Booster – an application that’s borderline malware.

Fake virus alerts like those from Zxcvc are used to scare people into thinking that their device is infected and then sell them unwanted software. This software tends to scream about your Mac being in a dire state and in need of urgent repairs, even when the Mac is fresh, with its OS just installed.

It looks like a Mac system pop-up on one of Mac OS’ default background pictures. If you’re unlucky, the website will look like your desktop with a real Mac OS warning about a virus on your system. But of course, Zxcvc is just a website made by some random fraudsters who are trying to impersonate Apple support.

Issues with the Zxcvc like virus detection pop-ups:

Type of threat
How dangerous is Zxcvc
  • Money lost buying a potentially unwanted security program
  • Possibly  software installed
Explanations for Zxcvc pop-ups
  • Infected websites or ads redirect to Zxcvc
  • An adware infection opens Zxcvc in the browser
Stop Zxcvc pop-ups
  • Delete malware with the help of security software (Combo Cleaner)
  • Uninstall suspicious browser extensions
  • Delete browser data

How Zxcvc virus pop-ups work

Zxcvc sites are many and they are all named with “Zxcvc”, followed by a number, followed by “.live”. For example:

  • reward9898.zxcvc101.live
  • competition0505.zxcvc1.live
  • mobile1317.zxcvc86.live
  • competition0456.zxcvc24.live

This makes it difficult to know how big Zxcvc really is and how many people it’s affected. But as these scams are going on (older variants include Checkingforward, Wedyoulife, and others), they must be lucrative to the creators – why else would they continue releasing new scareware sites like Zxcvc?

To think that people actually lost money because they were convinced by sites like isn’t very surprising – the scammers did try to make the warning as scary and realistic as possible. The initial warning appears randomly and unexpectedly, saying:


A website you visited today has infected your Mac with a virus.
Press OK to begin the repair process.

Not many people would go on to skeptically check the URL (Zxcvc is obviously not associated with Apple) or to doubt the warning. If you continue on listening to the Zxcvc pop-up, it then lists your location, IP, and other information that seems private. It’s nothing to be concerned with, probably just another scare tactic used by Zxcvc to say “we know who you are” when they really don’t.

Zxcvc pop-ups should be closed and ignored. If you can’t simply close the virus warning from Zxcvc, try using keyboard shortcuts – Cmd+W can close the current browser tab, while Cmd+Alt+Esc will open the force quit menu where you can close your browser. You can also clean your browser.

" 3 detected URLs under this domain reward9898.zxcvc101.live", the zxcvc virus warning

How to stop Zxcvc virus pop-ups

When somebody sees a Zxcvc pop-up, it’s likely that they only encountered it because they ended up on an infected website or clicked on a bad link. Some websites have code injected into them by criminals to force those websites to redirect visitors to Zxcvc or whatever malicious site that the criminals like. Ads can also redirect people to Zxcvc either when they’re malicious or infected.

Of course, since visits to Zxcvc might have also been caused by an adware virus. Scan for malware using a trusted anti-malware program, like Combo Cleaner, to find out if your computer really is infected.

The good news is that your computer might be totally clean. Just visiting the Zxcvc site doesn’t do anything and, as long as you didn’t go through with downloading and installing the program that was being offered, you’re okay. However, you can’t easily control Zxcvc – it’s a website, after all. And though you can block Zxcvc on your own computer with the help of security software (some antivirus tools do recognize Zxcvc sites as malicious), new scam sites will appear soon after.

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How to remove Zxcvc Virus Pop-ups from Safari:Top

Remove malicious extensions
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Select Extensions and uninstall Zxcvc Virus Pop-ups and other suspicious extensions.
  • If your homepage was changed, click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Preferences and choose General tab. Enter preferable URL to the homepage field.
    Reset homepage
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings(older versions) If you are still experiencing any issues related to Zxcvc Virus Pop-ups, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari…
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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