A new scam has been reported to be associated with a fake black screen website that is reported to deceive users that their system has crashed. Instead, the scam is nothing more than a web-page with a pop-up that cannot be closed the conventional way. However, having this scam pop-up on your computer may be an indication that you have adware program active and operational on your computer. This is why it is recommended to read this informative article to help you evade the 1-855-213-4353 scam and remove any ad-supported applications or malware from your device.
|Name||1-855-213-4353 Tech Support|
|Type||Tech Support Scam|
|Short Description||Aims to scam users for money, by making up issues with their computer.|
|Symptoms||Comes either as a rogue security software or a browser pop-up that locks the web browser with a scareware type of message.|
|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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support.|
1-855-213-4353 Tech Support Scam – Distribution
This scam is reported to be spread in several different ways. One of them is a URL to which the affected user may have been redirected via a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on his computer. Users report seeing their Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Opera browsers locked and a pop-up with a scary message:
→ “new scam-went to go on general website go urgent message that I had been hacked and to call Microsoft tech support immediately-banking, credit cards, etc. were compromised-call #-foreign accent-tried to get me to start to do steps for him to fix problem–i hung up and turned off computer and restarted-is fine now-could not get out of warning page with recording-that’s why I called #.” Source: Affected user report at findwhocallsyou.com
Not only this, but the spread of such scamming URLs has also been reported to be via programs that resemble security software, like PC Bug Repair – a rogue program that just pretends to be antivirus software.
Such applications that are rogue and induce pop-ups on your browser are known as PUPs, and most conventional antivirus software does not detect them since they are classified only as potentially unwanted and are not directly dangerous to the computer. However, they may redistribute scams such as the 1-855-213-4353 tech support fraud.
1-855-213-4353 Fake Tech Support In Detail
The tech support scam is believed to display the following audio message after it locks your web browser:
This shareware type of indirect communication aims to drive the user to call the posted number. However, do not get fooled because this number is a sham and all it aims is to steal your information and funds. Users have reported that the “customer representatives” presented themselves as Microsoft tech support and most of them spoke with either Indian or Middle Eastern accents. They have also been reported to request access to the user PCs and to explain an issue which may or may not exist on their PC.
Users are strongly advised NOT to call this service, because there are certain dangers it may introduce:
- Request insanely large payment for the service they provide. (In the range 500-1000 USD)
- Subscribe the caller to an automated SMS service that drains money from his SIM card. As a result, you receive a huge cell phone bill out of nowhere.
- The user may let the scammers infiltrate his PC and extract financial or personal information either by the phone or from the infected PC.
Stop 1-855-213-4353 Fake Tech Support Scam Pop-ups
The bottom line for these scare-ware messages is that this should not appear anymore on your computer. To remove the software that may be displaying these pop-ups, you need to clean up your web browser and delete any ad-supported applications from your programs and features. To do this effectively, please refer to the after-mentioned instructions below. Besides this, we strongly recommend using an advanced anti-malware software to detect and remove and adware or malware that may be residing on your device and causing those pop-ups. This also ensures that you are protected from such in the future.
- Guide 1: How to Remove 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support
Step 2: Uninstall 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support will be removed.
Eliminate 1-855-213-4353 Tech Support 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.