055bccac9fec Windows Internet Security Alert Removal (July 2018 Update)

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This page helps users remove “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec”. Support numbers used by this scam: 844-395-1479, 888-487-2919, 866-897-2718, 8886233522, 8778734887, 866-377-6274.

“Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” is a potentially unwanted piece of software that can hijack your browser and make your time spent using the browsing program really unpleasant. This browser hijacker promises to improve the users’ web surfing experience by making modifications in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser that is installed on the computer, but in fact, it does the exact opposite. For example, as soon as this program gets installed in the system, the default web browser starts behaving strangely. Users complain about large amounts of ads appearing on their screens out of the blue. Typically, these ads are labeled with the following text: “Ads powered by Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” or something like that. Some people also report the integration of new homepages or search engines, which replace their default ones and cannot be uninstalled.

Generally, the purpose of a browser hijacker like the “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” popup is to flood you with third-party ads, pop-ups and banners, so you can click on them (deliberately or accidentally) and visit the sponsored web page. Each unique visit generates pay-per-click revenue for the creators of these ad-generating browser-redirects. That’s why they are typically quite aggressive in their advertising activity and irritate the users with their never-ending stream of pop-ups and redirects. For this reason, despite the fact that browser hijackers technically do not belong to any malware category, it is recommended that you remove them from your computer.

Surfing the web can be seriously affected when you have a browser-hijacker like “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” in the system!

When on your computer, the “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” popup can change the homepage and new tab settings as well as the default search settings in favor of some sponsored new tools. Keep in mind that the results, provided by the newly imposed search engine may be full of promotional links, redirecting to potentially dangerous web pages. In most of the cases, the web pages that are advertised in this way are trying to increase their page rank by getting more visits but they may also trick you into installing suspicious software on your computer or expose you to malicious content such as Ransomware, Trojans and Spyware viruses.

“Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

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If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

  1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
  2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
  3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

DNS

Step5

  • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

The clearest sign that “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” is hidden on your computer is the redirects that interrupt your browsing and the potential browser modifications that have occurred without your permission. Some of the users who have been affected by this browser hijacker report links that redirect them to web locations different than the ones they actually wished to go to as well as exposure to unwanted pop-up ads that bother them. If you want to avoid such redirects, you basically need to remove “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” from your system. To uninstall this intrusive browser-hijacking software, however, you may need the help of a professional removal tool or a detailed removal guide.

According to the victims who have already encountered it, “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” is quite difficult to remove, as the software might leave no components in the Control Panel and might bring back its browser-extension element even after you disable it and remove it. Some customers also report that resetting the browser settings is only a temporary solution to the problem. This means that the hijacker uses additional components that get installed deep inside the system and help it get re-added to the browser. “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” may also target your Windows Registry. With a few small changes to your to certain Registry keys or with the addition of several new ones, this browser hijacker may make your browser obey its commands in a variety of ways.

If you want to keep things under control, however, you should remove the hijacker from the system. The best and fastest way to do that is to you use the professional malware removal program offered on the current page. It can detect and uninstall the hijacker in no time and without risk for your PC. Manual removal instructions are also available in the Removal Guide below if you feel like you can handle this on your own. For best results, though, we would advise you to combine both methods and use them together.

Avoid installing potentially unwanted programs by following these tips:

Browser hijackers are not as dangerous as Ransomware, Trojans or Spyware. They are not even considered to be viruses viruses, yet their intrusive, ad-generating behavior and ability to impose browser changes is what makes them quite unwanted and undesirable. Page-redirects like “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec” are often distributed through free software packages and bundles, but you can easily avoid them as long as you know how to stay safe online. First of all, you should pay more attention to the installation process of new software – choose the User/Advanced Setup and avoid following the Recommended/Automatic installation. To keep your computer protected, use a high-quality antivirus program and make sure it always has its latest updates installed and also, do not download any software from unreliable sources.

SUMMARY:

Name “Internet Security Alert 055bccac9fec”
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Frequent page redirects, generation of ads, pop-ups and banners, new homepage or search engine installation. 
Distribution Method Spam messages, ads, free download links, shareware platforms, torrent sites, automatic installers, software bundles. 
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.