|Type||Fake Tech Support|
|Short Description||Fake virus alerts are displayed in the browser, and a phone number is promoted.|
|Symptoms||Pop-up alerts about viruses.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, unsafe browsing, rogue software, etc.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702|
|User Experience||Join our forum to follow the discussion about TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702.|
Several complaints have been made about warning pop-up windows stating that the ‘system detected a new virus’. The virus in question is TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 or TRJ.DealWare.Stealth. The alerts then go on with a text claiming that a number should be called – 1-844-618-6702 – so that the virus is removed. Even if the browser’s history is cleared out, and the browser is restarted, the annoying pop-up will continue showing. Beware that the given number should not be called under any circumstances. It is a part of a fake tech support scam. TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 or TRJ.DealWare.Stealth is just used to scare users and make them call the number.
TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2, 1-844-618-6702 Distribution Method
Fake tech support scams are usually distributed via rogue browser extensions and ad-supported applications. You can also be affected by such a scam, if you have landed on a suspicious page.
- Fake tech support scams can be distributed through downloading rogue software onto the system.
- Fake alert pop-ups can be activated by clicking on compromised links or advertisements, videos or gifs.
To avoid being affected by such online threats, users are advised to:
Enhance their browsers’ security settings, enable the Windows Firewall, and sustain a strong anti-virus program to inform them whenever a threat is attempting to sneak into their PCs.
TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2, 1-844-618-6702 Risk Level
Fake alerts and rogue software are not malicious. However, their prolonged residence in the system increases its susceptibility to malware. Moreover, calling the number 1-844-618-6702 is not recommended, because:
- It may overcharge the user for a service he won’t receive.
- The user may be tricked into allowing remote access to his machine.
- His PC may be flooded with potentially unwanted programs and even malware.
TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2, 1-844-618-6702 Removal Steps
The fake virus alert should be removed from the system. The removal can be done by following the removal guide we have provided below the article. Even after the threat is removed, scanning the system is highly recommended. Running an AV scanner is the best way to determine the number of potential threats hiding in the background of the operating system.
In order to completely be rid of this tech support scamming site you should follow these steps:
For Google Chrome
Right-click on the Chrome icon in your taskbar and then click on ‘New Incognito Window’. This will disable any webpages running on startup.
In the address bar type chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings in the address bar and click on ‘Reset’.
For Mozilla Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox by right-clicking on its icon in the taskbar and licking New Private Window.
In the address bar type about:support. Then click on ‘Refresh Firefox’ and accept the prompt from Firefox to save your old data on your desktop so you can easily access it.
For Internet Explorer
Right-click on the Internet Explorer icon in your taskbar and click on Start In-Private Browsing.
Click on the gear leaver icon in the top right and from the drop-down menu click on Internet Options.
Go to the Advanced Tab and then click on the ‘Reset’ button.
Open Safari and click on the gear leaver icon.
From the drop-down menu click on the Reset Safari button and you should be fine.
Also, in case you received this pop-up as a redirect (it suddenly opened) there is a good chance that it may have been done by an adware program or a browser hijacker on your computer. The worst case scenario may be if you have been redirected via a Trojan.Clicker – spyware that visits sites on your behalf. In order to detect and remove such programs, make sure that you boot into safe mode and scan your computer. On way to do this is to follow these steps:
Step 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode to Remove TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702.
Removing TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702 from Windows XP, Vista, 7 systems:
1. Remove all CDs and DVDs, and then Restart your PC from the “Start” menu.
– For PCs with a single operating system: Press “F8” repeatedly after the first boot screen shows up during the restart of your computer. In case the Windows logo appears on the screen, you have to repeat the same task again.
– For PCs with multiple operating systems: Тhe arrow keys will help you select the operating system you prefer to start in Safe Mode. Press “F8” just as described for a single operating system.
3. As the “Advanced Boot Options” screen appears, select the Safe Mode option you want using the arrow keys. As you make your selection, press “Enter“.
4. Log on to your computer using your administrator account
While your computer is in Safe Mode, the words “Safe Mode” will appear in all four corners of your screen.
Removing TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702 from Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 systems:
Whilst holding down Shift button, click on Power and then click on Restart.
A menu will appear upon reboot. You should choose Safe Mode by pressing its corresponding number and the machine will restart and boot into Safe Mode so you can scan for and remove TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702.
Step 2: Remove TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702 automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all TRJ.DealXware.Stealth2 1-844-618-6702 associated objects.