RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection POP-UP Scam

Also Known As: "RDN/Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection removal instructions

What is RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection?

Similar to RDN/Trojan/Hacking, RDN/YahLover.worm Infection, and many others, "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC" Infection is a fake error message displayed by various deceptive websites. Research shows that most visitors arrive at these sites inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive ads delivered by other rogue sites. In most cases, potentially unwanted programs infiltrate systems without permission and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements, gather various information, and (sometimes) misuse system resources to run unwanted background processes.

RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection scam

This error states that the system is infected with a type of trojan virus that poses a direct threat to users' personal data (logins/passwords, banking information, etc.) Users are encouraged to eliminate the malware immediately, however, they must first contact Microsoft 'tech support' via a telephone number ("+61-1800-431-247") provided. They are then supposedly guided through the malware removal process. Be aware, however, that this is a scam - "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" error is fake and has nothing to do with Microsoft. Cyber criminals generate revenue by tricking gullible users into calling and paying for services that are not required - your computer is probably safe. For these reasons, ignore the "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" pop-up and never attempt to call the aforementioned telephone number. This error can be removed simply by closing the web browser, however, note that some sites employ scripts designed to prevent users from closing browsing tabs/windows. In these cases, terminate the browser via Task Manager or simply reboot the system. After re-running the web browser, do not restore the previous session, otherwise you will return to the malicious site/s.

Potentially unwanted programs often deliver various intrusive advertisements (such as coupons, banners, pop-ups, and similar). To achieve this, they employ various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, intrusive ads often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, these ads might lead to malicious websites and execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware. Therefore, even a single accidental click can result in high-risk computer infections. In addition, PUPs gather information such as IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, keystrokes, and similar. The data often includes personal details that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people misuse personal details to generate revenue. Therefore, having information-tracking apps installed on your computer can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs often misuse system resources to mine cryptocurrencies or run other unwanted processes without consent. This reduces overall system performance. For these reasons, we strongly advise you to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

As mentioned above, "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" shares many similarities with dozens of other fake errors. All claim that the system is damaged (e.g., infected, missing files, etc.), however, these errors are designed only to extort money from unsuspecting users. Potentially unwanted programs are also known to have many similarities. By offering various "useful features", they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. Following infiltration, however, PUPs provide no real value for regular users. These programs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than enabling any of the functions promised, 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/promotion sites, however, in most cases, these applications infiltrate systems without permission, since developers promote them using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Developers know that users often rush download/installation processes and skip steps. Therefore, they hide "bundled" apps within "Custom/Advanced" settings or other sections of the download/installation processes. Skipping these steps (and clicking on various advertisements) exposes 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 careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, however, they redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious websites. If you experience these redirects, immediately eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, carefully analyze each window download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. You are also advised to avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since they are often monetized by promoting ("bundling") PUPs. Software should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links.

Tet presented in "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" pop-up:

Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately at +61-1800-431-247
The following data will be compromised if you continue:
1.Passwords
2. Browser History
3. Credit Card Information
The virus is well known for complete identity and credit card theft. Further action through this computer or any computer on the network will reveal private information and involve serious risks.
Call Microsoft Technical Support Immediately at +61-1800-431-247

The appearance of "RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection" pop-up (GIF):

RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection scam gif

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.

RDN_Trojan.worm!055BCCAC9FEC Infection 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 rogue extensions 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 rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "rdn/trojan.worm!055bccac9fec infection" 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 rogue extensions 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 and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the "rdn/trojan.worm!055bccac9fec infection" 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 rogue extensions 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 on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with "rdn/trojan.worm!055bccac9fec infection" 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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