Another tech support scamming website has been reported to spread a fake hotline number to con people into giving personal and financial information. One of the websites connected to the scam is called bluescreen-alert(.)info and it displays a poorly written pop-up and a fake Windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error, lying inexperienced users that their computer has been infected with a virus. All users who have witnessed these symptoms should immediately follow the step-by-step instructions below to get rid of this scam permanently.
|Name||855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info|
|Type||Scamming domain/Fake Tech Support|
|Short Description||The domain creators may do dangerous or unhealthy to the user activities.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake BSOD pop-up as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info.|
1-855-652-2162 Fake Tech Support Pop-Up Distribution
These type of scamming hosts may spread to your computer in several different ways. You may have clicked on a suspicious advertisement, or you may have adware on your computer that may have caused a redirect to the website. Either way, such unwanted programs may usually find their way to your computer via bundled installers. To put this in perspective, imagine that you have downloaded a free program from a third-party website. When you install such applications, other ad-supported programs may slip in unnoticed bundled in your program’s installers as “free extra”. This unhealthy marketing practice is very profitable and we highly advise users to check carefully the installers of the programs they download and always choose the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation preference.
1-855-652-2162 Fake Tech Support Pop-Up in Detail
Once presented on the computer, the fake tech support scam displays a fake BSOD with a pop-up that states the following message:
→“There is a .net frame work file missing due to some harmfull virus
Debug malware error 895-system 32.exe failure
Please contact microsoft technicians to rectify the issue. please do not open internet browser for security issue to avoid data corruption on your registry of your operating system. Please contact microsoft techicians at
Tollfree Helpline at 1-855-652-2162
PLEASE DO NOT SHUT DOWN OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, DOING THAT MAY LEAD TO DATA LOSS AND FAILURE OF OPERATING SYSTEM, HENCE NON BOOTABLE
RESULTING COMPLETE DATA LOSS.
CONTACT ADMINISTRATOR DEPARTMENT TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE ON TOLL FREE – 1-855-652-2162”
The pop-up does not have the option to be closed the conventional way because it reappears. Such scareware messages featuring names such as Microsoft aim to scare an inexperienced user into immediately calling the “customer representatives”. Judging on how poorly written the message is, the scammers may be non-native English speakers.
When it comes to risks for the user, they may vary, but the main ones are:
- Ask users for personal information.
- Obtain financial credentials.
- Request users to download actual malware on their computers.
- Charge users a lot by the minute for the phone call under the pretexts the call is “Toll-Free”.
- Subscribe the phone number of the user to an expensive and automatic SMS service.
Stop 1-855-652-2162 Fake Tech Support Pop-Up Permanently
To put this pop-up to a complete stop, you need to take unorthodox measures. First, you should stop the process of your web browser by entering Task Manager and ending your web browser as a task. After it has been stopped, you may proceed with removing for the actual program that Is causing this pop-up to appear using the following instructions.