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 malware|
|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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info
Step 2: Uninstall 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info will be removed.
Eliminate 855-652-2162 Toll-Free or bluescreen-alert(.)info from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.