If your web-browser are being redirected to the site called 6556385.com offering install an questionable browser extension, then you most likely have an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) installed on your computer. The adware will change your internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search provider or install unwanted browser plugin so that it will automatically open a large count of annoying 6556385.com popups. If you would like to clean your PC system of adware and thereby delete 6556385.com redirect and are unable to do so, you can use the guide below to detect and remove this adware and any other malicious software for free.
The adware that opens malicious 6556385.com popups, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional internet browser extensions and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, IE, FF and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will change the browser’s home page and search provider. Even worse, the adware has the ability to collect personal data about you such as what web-sites you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This user information, in the future, may be used for marketing purposes.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ‘ad supported’ software to also alter all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to undesired ad web sites like 6556385.com, certain of which might be malicious. It can make the whole PC more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
To find out how to get rid of 6556385.com pop-ups, we advise to read the few simple steps added to this blog post below. The guidance was prepared by experienced security experts who discovered a way to get rid of the annoying ad supported software out of the machine.
Remove 6556385.com popup (removal guidance)
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely remove this adware that causes multiple unwanted popups. To get rid of this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal tutorial which are given below or free malware removal utility like Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or AdwCleaner (all are free). We advise you use automatic removal solution which will allow you to delete 6556385.com popups easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC system or in the case where ‘ad supported’ software is not deleted automatically. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your browser or restart your computer.
To remove 6556385.com, perform the steps below:
- How to manually remove 6556385.com
- Uninstall potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to get rid of 6556385.com redirect
- Remove 6556385.com pop ups from Firefox
- Remove 6556385.com popups from Chrome
- Get rid of 6556385.com pop ups from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove 6556385.com pop-up with free applications
- Use AdBlocker to stop 6556385.com and stay safe online
- Don’t know how your internet browser has been hijacked by 6556385.com redirect?
- To sum up
How to manually remove 6556385.com
The useful removal instructions for the 6556385.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove 6556385.com pop up let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking applications and ad-supported software can be removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and get rid of all programs which has the name such as “6556385.com”. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware, ad supported software or PUPs, then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC system.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to get rid of 6556385.com redirect
Unfortunately, the ad-supported software can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the 6556385.com ad page will be displayed when you start the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge or another internet browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to run your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser that is redirected to the 6556385.com or other intrusive web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you run your web browser. Depending on the browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown in the figure below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the 6556385.com web site or any other intrusive web-pages. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove 6556385.com pop ups from Firefox
If your Firefox web-browser is redirected to 6556385.com without your permission or an unknown search provider opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the web-browser reset.
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove 6556385.com popups from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is re-directed to intrusive 6556385.com web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of 6556385.com pop ups from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware that causes multiple undesired pop-up, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and default search provider to default state.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted 6556385.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove 6556385.com pop-up with free applications
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the adware that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups again infect your computer. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to get rid of ad-supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to detect and delete adware is to use free malware removal software.
How to automatically remove 6556385.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such adware and adwares which most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any 6556385.com pop-ups removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana AntiMalware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the adware that causes lots of unwanted 6556385.com pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
Once finished, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will display you the results. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete adware that causes undesired 6556385.com pop-ups and add items to the Quarantine. When the procedure is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Get rid of 6556385.com redirect with Malwarebytes
You can remove 6556385.com redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it may easily get rid of hijacker infections, ad supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) from the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Once the download is done, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the ad-supported software that causes web browsers to show unwanted 6556385.com popups. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware has completed scanning your PC, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ad supported software that made to redirect your browser to various ad web pages such as 6556385.com and move items to the program’s quarantine. When the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to get rid of browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your system for adware that redirects your web browser to intrusive 6556385.com web site, potentially unwanted applications and browser hijacker infections and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any malicious web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below.
Further, press “Scan” button for scanning your system for the adware which causes intrusive 6556385.com pop-ups. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. Once that process is finished, AdwCleaner will display you the results as displayed below.
All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box as displayed on the screen below.
You need to click “OK”. When disinfection is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop 6556385.com and stay safe online
Use ad blocker program such as AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your personal computer performance and impact your PC system security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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- Once downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up, web pages such 6556385.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Don’t know how your internet browser has been hijacked by 6556385.com redirect?
To sum up
After completing the steps outlined above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge will no longer open intrusive 6556385.com web site when you surf the Web. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted 6556385.com pop up.