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1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up is an adware threat. This type of malware is considered to be the least vicious of all the viruses one might encounter. That’s generally true, because the consequent pop-ups you are bound to encounter are mostly annoying and time consuming to deal with. Yet one must be very careful not to click on the displayed advertisements. If one does click on such an advertisement then things change quickly and you are probably in real danger. You must not despair though, just take decisive action and remove the pest as quickly as you can manage.
1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up just like similar types of adware is going to try and trick you into giving it access and permission to influence your computer. The virus will try to achieve this via the above mentioned ads. You should be fully aware that most of the displayed advertisements are completely fake and not give away any personal information while trying to complete a purchase of any kind, especially banking or credit card details.
Typical tricks associated with 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up and the consequent dangers
Often you will be urged to download a PC-optimizing or virus-removing tool. As you have probably guessed you should not do that under any circumstances. The malware is just trying to delude you into giving it permission to write on your hard disk. Often 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up spawn pop-ups telling you there is a pending update for some of your legit programs like Adobe Acrobat, Windows Media Player or even updates for Windows! Obviously such a pop-up window is not the place where you should be downloading such updates from. Just ignore them and go remove this annoyance from your system before some real damage has been dealt.
What is the purpose of such malicious software?
You are probably wondering what the purpose for the creation of such software is. It’s not like this is ransomware or some other nastiness that will lead to direct profit for its creators. The truth is much simpler than that. Imagine this – a website owner wishes to promote his or hers website but instead of going the legitimate way he or she chooses a shadier path to success. Adware creators are paid to produce this software that will redirect infected internet users towards said website. For the creators of such software it’s an easy profit, most adware is simple enough and only minor changes are required so it will target a specific web address. However there is a wrinkle to the story here – these people are not stupid and they fully realize the affected will rightfully try to remove 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up as soon as they can. That’s why about 30 percent of the redirects will lead you to shady websites where you might be infected with yet more viruses.
Remove 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the window of time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Next, type about:config on the web page address bar. A message will tell you that you need to be careful. Agree and say OK. Directly below the address bar, there is a search bar. Type in it 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up. Any entries that Mozilla finds with the term need to be reset to their defaults by right clicking and choosing the Reset option.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on after you supposedly removed it, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
You should do the following for ALL browsers you have installed. Browser hijackers infect everything while in your system. You need to manually get rid of it from each shortcut. You should do the following:
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
Alternatively, if you have your browser pinned down to the taskbar, you Right click it, then Right Click again on the Small Browser Icon —–> Properties
NOTE: Below, we are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, you should REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe”
FOR CHROME USERS:
Now click on the Menu icon on top, and go to Settings. In Settings, find the Search section (the fourth one from top), then click Manage Search Engines. In there you should remove any search sites you do not use.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft— Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 7 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing 1-855-596-2695 Pop-Up. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.