If you have seen a pop-up in the form of an antivirus program that resembles some of the most widely used ones with attached ‘1-855-596-2695’ phone number to it, there is a good chance that this is an attempt to lure you into a scam. This may have happened if you installed an unwanted application on your computer, bundled with third-party installers. Some users have reported that the ‘scanner’ may have displayed messages, similar to ‘Your system is compromised! Call Customer Support to help fix the issues.’ Such pop-ups may be the result of an unwanted application that might be installed on the computer or a malicious site that could have displayed it.
1-855-596-2695 Pop-up – How Does It Work?
The fake antivirus pop-up may come onto the computer in several different ways. The most common way is if the user clicks on an advertisement that may redirect him to a website, which could display the pop-up. The other way users might get this is by installing freeware programs from unofficial for them sites. Such websites may bundle PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) in the installer program of the freeware as free extras.
We have researched the phone number and found some reports in forums that this same number has been calling consumers in relations with a non-existent debt collections. Users report various activities associated with it:
→“This number is a total “SCAM”! I received a popup window stating that my computer was full of malware! After clicking on the button that says “Fixit”, and nothing happens (big surprise) a number pops up to call!”
“Anyone else get a call from this number? They state they are with MBSA Financial Solutions LLC in Atlanta ga and even gave me their address and claims they filing a civil case against me and garnish my wages if I don’t pay them and I don’t even know what it’s for and can’t find this so-called company anywhere online…. I am thinking it’s a scam. Any thoughts?”
It is highly advisable if you receive such fake virus alerts with a phone number attached to them to not call the number. In case you do call the number, and you have suspicions it may be a scam, you should:
→-Aggregate information about the number`s company, address, and another telephone number.
-Hang up immediately.
-Never give away your personal and financial information
-Report the caller id to FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
How To Remove 1-855-596-2695 Fake Support Pop-up?
In case you keep seeing this pop-up, and you do not want it on your computer, you should act immediately. First, follow the removal manual below to locate and delete it. Second, make sure to download a reputable anti-malware program that will remove whatever traces may be left from this app. Also, such particular program may ensure your constant future protection from all types of malware.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter