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Remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus (Virus Removal Guide)

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The real reason why “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” messages appear on your screen

If the reason why you are reading this article right now is that “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus attacks you, then we suggest reading it carefully. First of all, we want to inform you that you are dealing with tech support scammers, who managed to convince you to install their malicious software. This software could come into your computer system along other free programs that you have recently downloaded and installed. Please be careful; this program is designed to forge legitimate pop-up messages, dialogs or websites and simply do everything to convince you that your computer is at risk and that your can only get help from “experienced” IT technicians. Typically, BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed with the error code 0x80040201 malware displays fake alerts showing fictitious error numbers, false claims about computer system status, and other problems that need to be solved immediately. Remember – certified IT technicians never promise to fix user’s computer remotely via programs like TeamViewer or LogMeIn. If the technical support technician asks you to give them details allowing them to connect to your PC remotely, or if they ask you for your credit card details, hang up and scan your PC for malware using ReimageIntego or another reputable software. Please do not try to remove BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed virus manually unless you are an expert in IT sphere.

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Scammers that work behind such deceptive projects seek to swindle money from users by telling tales about non-existent computer problems. Typically, they “guide” the victim to go through series of pointless tasks, for instance, open rarely-used folders, touch system settings, type in something in command prompt and initiate other meaningless activities just to confuse the inexperienced user and in the meantime, tell him/her lies that the computer has been compromised. The scammers typically apply one of two strategies to deceive the victim. The first method that they use is to scare the victim and ask him to install a particular computer software, of course, a paid one. Sometimes, scammers urge the victim to provide credit card details to “verify user’s identity,” which is absolute nonsense. Do not let them scam you! The second deceptive strategy is based on persuasion to provide them access to the computer. Scammers ask the victim to install a certain remote administration tool and then tell them login details. Once they get access to the computer, scammers can steal important documents, plant malware, execute ransomware or other malicious viruses, or just delete all victim’s files. Be careful!

How do such viruses spread?

Fraudsters can integrate malicious download links into various Internet websites. However, typically users install such malware along other free programs downloaded from questionable Internet pages. BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed hijack happens when the user fails to opt-out unwanted additional downloads added to his/hers download. Such programs are typically hidden under Default or Standard settings. Choosing these settings means that all optional downloads get installed alongside the main program without even notifying the user. To opt these additions out, the user has to select Advanced or Custom settings and adjust software components appropriately. On top of that, users who want to avoid this malware should avoid clicking on suspicious links sent via email and also attachments added to such messages, especially if they come from unknown sources.

“BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” removal tutorial

Please do not let “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus trick you – do not call these support scammers. First of all, you might lose a considerable amount of money, since these scammers typically provide premium-rate numbers, despite the fact that they state they are toll-free ones. What is more, they attempt to deceive users by asking to buy rogue software or provide sensitive information. If you suspect that your computer system is infected with such malware, we suggest scanning your computer system with ReimageIntego or another reputable software to remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus automatically. As we have already stated, users should not try to delete “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” malware manually unless they have already encountered similar programs before and know how to uninstall them properly. Remember – leaving at least one component of such program on the system can make it vulnerable to further infections. You can find instructions on how to fix this issue provided below or in this post.

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To remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus, follow these steps:

Remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Windows systems

To remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Erase “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Uninstall “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Delete “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to “BSOD : DllRegisterServer failed” virus and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.

 

Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 

 

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Olivia Morelli
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  1. Dunya says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I seriously hate tech support scammers! They have called my mom and tried to deceive her!

  2. nico says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Just fixed my computer, thanks to you! Reimage is a good program – I guess i have underestimated it earlier.

  3. Bobbi90 says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Thank you for your help. I was so confused when these lying alerts started to appear on my screen…

  4. Rocky says:
    August 30th, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for informing us about these crooks.

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