|Name||Fake BSOD 1-855-484-3589|
|Type||Fake BSOD Scam|
|Short Description||The fake BSOD features a phone number which should not be called.|
|Symptoms||The display of fake BSOD indicating that the system has been infiltrated by a PUP.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundling, unsafe browsing.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Fake BSOD 1-855-484-3589|
What Is 1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up?
1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up is a fake warning. It will mimic the infamous Blue Screen of Death. However, it will appear on your browser. This means that your computer will not have actually crashed. The pop-up will feature the phone number, and it will say that this is a technical support hotline. Do not call the number. This is nothing but a trick designed to scam you. Simply ignore the pop-up. However, the fact that this misleading pop-up has appeared means that there is a potentially unwanted program on your computer. This has to be removed as soon as possible if you do not want to put your system at risk.
What Does 1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up Do?
The pop-up will appear while you are browsing the web. It will claim that a problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down. It will want you to restart your computer, and then it will suggest you do a few things that are way too hard for layman users to do. Then, it will offer that you call the “Windows helpline.” There is no such thing, so you will just end up calling scammers.
These scammers will usually try to trick you into paying for their fake services. They will offer a yearly subscription to their support service, starting at around $300. They may also want you to install some software on your computer that will help them steal your sensitive information. This is why you should not call the hotline and ignore this fake BSoD error message.
Where Did 1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up Come from?
This pop-up is generated by a potentially unwanted program on your computer. This program is most likely classified as adware. There is a large possibility that this program has been installed on your computer without you knowing it. They usually manage to sneak onto computers by being bundled with free applications. There are a few things you can do to avoid bundled downloads:
- Avoid third-party software distributors.
- Be sure to read carefully through all information presented in the install wizard.
- Select Advanced/Custom installation. This will show you whether additional software is featured on the installer, and you will have the chance to decline it.
Adware programs can be a risk for your system. Although they are not malicious themselves, they can expose you to malicious content as they are easily exploited by cyber criminals. You may be presented with an ad that leads to some malicious website. There, some scam may be attempted as it is the case with the 1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up. Or the website could attack your PC with malware. You do not want this to happen. This is why it is vital that you remove the adware program as soon as possible.
How to Get Rid of 1-855-484-3589 Pop-Up
To stop this annoying pop-up from appearing, you have to remove the program that is generating it. To do that, go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find any unfamiliar applications and remove them.
However, some adware programs are harder to remove than others. If you keep seeing the pop-up, it is recommended that you acquire a reliable AV program. This will get rid of the intruder. What is more, the security software will also get rid of any other unwanted software and make sure that our system does not get compromised. This way you can be sure that all of your data is completely safe.
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