If the user sees pop-up windows with the number 1-855-791-2391, he should be aware that an adware application has entered his system. 1-855-791-2391 pop-ups may be considered a fake tech support line trying to trick users into calling. If the user does call, not only he will be charged a solid amount of money but he may also be flooded with more potentially unwanted applications. Calling fake tech support lines may grant remote access to cyber crooks.
How is 1-855-791-2391 Distributed?
The most common distribution technique for adware and PUPs is software bundling. The user automatically downloaded the application alongside another free application available on a legitimate shareware website. Bundling can be avoided by choosing the advanced installer and deselecting additional pieces of software.
Are Pop-Ups by 1-855-791-2391 Dangerous?
First of all, affected users should keep in mind that any information provided on the pop-ups is not to be trusted. Warnings about system errors, missing updates and detected threats are all part of the scheme called fake tech support. The sole purpose behind it is generating revenue for third parties. Often, such scams are developed so that remote access is acquired. If that is the case with 1-855-791-2391, more PUPs and browser-targeted software may enter the system. That is why researchers often call bogus support lines a gateway to malware infiltration.
Ad-supported applications are also known to:
- Add tracking cookies and gather PII (personally identifiable information).
- Slow down the system and the browser by causing occasional crashes and freezes.
- Cause unsafe browser redirects to pages loaded with spyware.
1-855-791-2391 Pop-Ups Removal Options
Adware can be removed automatically or manually, depending on the user’s knowledge of how the suspicious software works. In both cases, have a look at the step-by-step guide below the article to solve the problem. The default settings of the browser also need to be restored. A removal video is available as well.
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