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Remove BSOD Error virus (Simple Removal Guide)

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How not to get scammed by the BSOD Error virus?

Questions about BSOD Error virus

If your browser suddenly begins flashing frightening messages about the supposedly critical condition of your computer – ignore them – it’s probably a BSOD Error virus trying to trick you. And the scammers behind it are not new in the business. They know exactly what buttons to push to make their plan work. This time, they employ adware programs to generate fake Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) notifications on the infected computer’s Internet browser. BSOD is an error screen Windows uses to inform the user about the problems and malfunctions that occur in the system. Since it mainly warns about system errors, it untypical for the Windows BSOD screen to appear on the browser. It is a primary indication that you are dealing with some nasty malware. Numerous adware viruses can generate these notifications, so we cannot provide you with a name of one specific distributor you should look out for. Nevertheless, if such ads start emerging on your computer, please scan it with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to find the origin of the problem and remove BSOD Error virus from your computer.

Example showing BSOD Error virus activity

When the adware carrying BSOD Error notifications infiltrates the computer, it will start generating notifications about a supposed malware attack. It tries to deceive the user into thinking that the only way to solve this problem is with the help of a remote tech support technician. The fake message may look similar to the one displayed in the picture above or say something like this:

BSOD: dllRegisterSetting has detected the error code 0x80060402
Window’s DefenderError code: 0x80016CFA
Error code 0x800610A3 while starting Window’s Defender due to Malware Activity
Window’s Defender time out error code: 0x000B0043
Error code 0x800610A3 unauthorized access to registry dll
Please contact MICROSOFT CERTIFIED technicians At Toll-Free:
to immediately rectify the issue to prevent Data Loss.

As you can see, the message is primarily based on the scare tactics to keep the users from closing the Internet browser and figuring out about the fraud. But if you called the indicated number you would be offered no actual help. Instead, the fake “Microsoft-Certified technicians” will try to persuade you into buying some non-existent tech support contract or some software to remove the “detected” malware from the computer. If you feel pressured into purchasing something you do not need, do not hesitate, hand up immediately and make sure you perform the BSOD Error removal before the scammers think of new, more fraudulent ways to swindle you out of your money.

How to stop the scammers from infecting your computer with malware?

First off, we must point out that BSOD Error is not an individual virus. These fake notifications are most likely just a small part of a much larger advertising base. To avoid such fraudulent ads, you have to protect your computer from adware infiltration, as well as viruses like browser hijacker that are also known for generating ads and redirecting to malicious sites. These viruses usually spread via insecure websites on which they are disguised as legitimate video/audio streaming software, PDF converters, and similar applications. So, the users unknowingly install these PUPs on their computers. Malware creators can be exposed if you choose “Advanced” or “Custom” settings when installing software on your system. In the following installation stages, look for the list of software package components and carefully double-check whether all of them are reliable and necessary.

How do you remove BSOD Error virus?

Though BSOD Error virus may seem dangerous, it can only bring damage if you interact with it. Otherwise, you can remove it from your computer just like any other adware infection. Are you ready to fight this malware off? If you are not sure where to start, we have a few options for you. There is manual BSOD Error removal. Since it is unknown what PUP exactly is causing the BSOD Error ads, it might be difficult or even impossible to locate and remove it from your computer. You can try looking through the list of recently installed applications and see if you notice anything suspicious there. But a more guaranteed option is to remove BSOD Error automatically using some professional and reputable antivirus suite. The program will track the virus for your and shield your computer from similar infections in the future.

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To remove BSOD Error virus, follow these steps:

Remove BSOD Error from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall BSOD Error and related programs
    Here, look for BSOD Error or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Uninstall BSOD Error from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for BSOD Error or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete BSOD Error from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for BSOD Error and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete BSOD Error removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of BSOD Error virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, BSOD Error should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate BSOD Error from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select BSOD Error and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete BSOD Error removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase BSOD Error from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select BSOD Error and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete BSOD Error removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove BSOD Error from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for BSOD Error or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete BSOD Error removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Rudolf says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Doesnt this infection lock the computer screen?

  2. Tiger193 says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 2:48 am

    Wow! I though I would not get rid of this virus until I found your removal guide! Helped me lots ! thank you

  3. Puerto Rico says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 2:49 am

    One of these support-scam viruses isnt it.? These fellas are getting really aggressive

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