Numerous users’ complaints have been registered on security forums concerning a ‘647-360-4456’ fake tech support scam presumably sponsored by advertisements. Affected users have reported that they have witnessed a pop-up window on their Safari web browsers warning that a phishing website might be ahead. Then, the 647-360-4456 phone number is provided suggesting the user to call so that the issue is fixed. The fake tech support line pop-ups are most likely traced back to www.macyreport – a suspicious domain probably located in India.
How Is ‘647-360-4456’ Scheme Spread Across the Web?
The most common distribution method for schemes of that scale is bundling. Bundling is a technique that has been quite popular among advertisers and developers, mostly used for financial reasons. Various online platforms are monetized through bundling, and money losses are covered. To avoid unwanted downloads from ever happening, just opt out of the automatic installer and uncheck additional pieces.
What Are the Features of ‘647-360-4456’ Scam?
Once activated, the ad-supported browser extension will start generating annoying ‘647-360-4456’ pop-up windows trying to lure the user into calling. Users are highly advised not to call the given number since their online security may be seriously compromised. Firstly, if the affected user calls, he may be charged a tangible amount of money. Secondly, he may unknowingly grant cyber crooks remote access to his PC. If such access is obtained, various types of malicious software may be let into the system.
Furthermore, clicking any of the provided content may redirect victims to pages loaded with spyware and viruses. Ignore anything sponsored by www.macyreport domain and proceed towards scanning the system.
How Can I Remove ‘647-360-4456’ Pop-Ups Permanently?
Ad-supported browser extensions and fake tech support lines are suspected to alter both the browser and the system’s settings. Thus, manual removal may be challenging to average users. In those cases, running a full system scan is advisory. First, install a valid anti-malware solution to detect and delete all threats. Once installed, the anti-malware product will continue to guard the system.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups
Step 2: Uninstall 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups will be removed.
Eliminate 647-360-4456 Pop-Ups 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.