WARNING! CHECK THIS SECTION FIRST! Considering you are here, you have identified that you are infected by a virus – however there is one extremely important piece you should remember. This is an Adware-class malware, and this type is famous for tricking users into installing other viruses. If it so happens that you click on some of the messages 1-855-791-2391 displays you can end up with more adware or even ransomware – the most dangerous virus class out there, as it can lock up your files and demand payment to release them. But, on the good side, it just so happens that adware have been around for so long that we’ve had the lucky break of studying their habits and techniques in length, so we can list the tricks you may want to expect. These are:
- Redirects whenever you mistakenly click on the ads and hyperlinks. These will send you to different websites riddled with viruses. Exit them immediately, as just being there is a threat.
- Java or Flash Player may suddenly alert you of new versions. These are fakes. However, remember that at least these exact messages may appear outside of web browsers – on the windows program tray down on the right.
- On the same page, 1-855-791-2391 is one of the newer threats that have gained a library of popular programs they can imitate. When the infection begins you will be scanned to check if you have any of these programs. The list is too long here, but just remember – and and all updates you see should be ignored. This includes windows updates.
- Web pages will probably have banners appearing near the beginning and end sections of the pages. These banners will prompt you to install some missing plugins.
- If, while you are undertaking some mundane tasks on your PC, a pop-up suddenly appears, asking you to scan your PC because you are infected – do NOT click it. This is part of 1-855-791-2391’s influence.
How To Avoid 1-855-791-2391 (And Other Malware)
The first thing you should note here is that there are four main ways that viruses use to find their way in. The first two you can do little about, except find a nice anti-virus program: corrupted links and spam email. The other two though require some manual handling on your part, because they basically march through the one real whole through every cyber defense – your permission. To that effect, the other 2 ways are bundles infected with adware, and fake programs. Fake programs are traps set up for people who search for specific files: books, movies, archives, pdfs, anything really. Their only merit is the confusion they cause. Many users supposedly find what they are looking for and download the torrent, but there’s an .exe file waiting for them. That’s the way to spot these things – just look if it’s an executable files.
Infected bundles are a different sort of trouble – they are real, often useful programs distributed for free, but carrying things like 1-855-791-2391. The good thing here is that whoever creates the free programs is afraid you’ll sue him/her because there’s a virus in the code, so they display legal disclaimers that warn you you will be receiving ads. Basically if you see something like this during the steps, exit the setup:
How to Remove 1-855-791-2391
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 Windows 8 and Windows 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.
1-855-791-2391 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 1-855-791-2391 . 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.
1-855-791-2391 should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
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, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for 1-855-791-2391 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.
STEP 5 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing 1-855-791-2391. 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.