Code 055BCCAC9FEC Scam

Also Known As: "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Code 055BCCAC9FEC removal instructions

What is Code 055BCCAC9FEC?

"Code 055BCCAC9FEC" is a fake error similar to Your Device Is Under Threat, Google Security Warning, Windows Support Alert, and many others. It is displayed by a malicious website that users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. Research shows that, as well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.), gather sensitive information, and, sometimes, reduce overall system performance.

Code 055BCCAC9FEC adware

The "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" error states that the system is corrupted/infected and that users' confidential data (logins/passwords, banking details, etc.) is at risk. It goes on to state that the malware must be eliminated immediately and users are encouraged to contact "technical support" via a telephone number ("+1-833-337-6555") provided. These people then supposedly guide victims through the malware removal process. Be aware, however, that "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" is a scam. In fact, cyber criminals attempt to scare and trick victims into calling and paying for technical support that is not required. In addition, cyber criminals often demand remote access to victims' computer. Once connected, they stealthily install malware and change system settings. Then, they claim to "detect" additional issues and offer further help for an extra fee. For these reasons, you should "Code 055BCCAC9FEC". Never attempt to call the telephone number. This error can be removed simply by closing the web browser (preferably, via "Task Manager") or rebooting the system. Never restore closed tabs after re-running web browsers, otherwise you will return to the rogue site.

Potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive advertisements via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, displayed advertisements often conceal underlying website content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, these ads can redirect to malicious websites and even execute scripts that download/install malware. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. Be aware also that many PUPs gather various information that typically contains personal details. IP addresses, geo-locations, keystrokes, websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other collected data is shared with third parties who misuse private details to generate revenue. Therefore, data tracking can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Some PUPs misuse system resources to perform various unnecessary tasks (for instance, to mine cryptocurrency). These programs significantly reduce overall system performance. For these reasons, you are advised to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

As mentioned above, "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" shares many similarities with dozens of other fake errors. All claim that the system is damaged, however, as with "Code 055BCCAC9FEC", they are designed only to extort money from regular users. All potentially unwanted programs are similar. By offering "useful features", PUPs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, since their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers, they deliver no real value for regular users. PUPs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did potentially unwanted programs install on my computer?

Some PUPs have official download websites, however, most infiltrate systems without permission. Developers proliferate PUPs by employing the aforementioned intrusive ads, together with a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party apps together with regular [typically free] software). "Bundled" applications are often hidden within various sections (e.g., "Advanced/Custom" settings) of the download/installation processes. Many users rush download/installation processes and skip steps. In addition, they click various ads without considering the possible consequences. In doing so, they expose their systems to risk of various infections.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and lack of caution. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and, especially when downloading/installing software. Intrusive advertisements often look legitimate, but once clicked, redirect to dubious sites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.) If you experience these redirects, immediately eliminate all dubious applications/browser plug-ins. It is also important to analyze each step of the download/installation processes and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. Bear in mind that criminals monetize third party downloaders/installers by promoting dubious software (the "bundling" method). Therefore, download software from official sources only, using a direct download link. Using a legitimate anti-virus/anti-spyware suite is also essential.

The appearance of "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" pop-up (GIF):

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Text presented in "Code 055BCCAC9FEC" error:

Internet Security Alert! Code: 055BCCAC9FEC

Internet Security Alert : Your Computer Might Be Infected By Harmful Viruses.
Please Do Not Shut Down or Reset Your Computer.

The following data might be compromised if you continue:
1. Passwords
2. Browser History
3. Credit Card Information
4.Local Hard Disk Files.

These viruses are well known for identity and credit card theft. Further action on this computer or any other device on your network might reveal private information and involve serious risks.

Call Windows Technical Support: +1-833-337-6555 (Toll Free)

Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted programs:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Code 055BCCAC9FEC adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "code 055bccac9fec" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "code 055bccac9fec" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Code 055BCCAC9FEC ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "code 055bccac9fec" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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