A fake BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) has been detected in the wild. Once it has been activated on the system, the targeted system is displayed with the BSOD message. Its content suggests that a phone number – 1-888-991-9974 should be called so that the supposedly detected problem is removed. However, all users that have encountered the BSOD message should be alarmed that it is part of a scam. Continue reading to learn how to disable the message and clean the system.
How Did 1-888-991-9974 BSOD Message Affected My PC?
Some users have complained that the fake message appeared after they downloaded a printer driver. This is what the fake BSOD states:
→A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any bios updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
For technical support to this problem, call Windows helpline: +1-888-991-9974.
It is important to keep in mind that legitimate Windows messages never suggest calling any numbers. The +1-888-991-9974 is most probably part of a fake system support scam and should not be called under any circumstances.
A print screen of the problem is also provided so that the threat is immediately identified:
Besides downloading the driver, it is quite likely that the fake message entered the system alongside a PUP or ad-supported software. Such software is often downloaded together with legitimate programs, since it is included in software packages. The method is known as software bundling and can be avoided by going for the advanced software installer.
Downloading software from safe websites is also crucial to the safety of every PC.
How Can I Remove 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message?
As already visible, the BSOD message triggered by the fake tech support scam is not a real Blue Screen of Death message. Some BSODs may be triggered by the infiltration of a Trojan horse into the system. In most cases, however, the BSOD is an error screen shown on a computer running Windows OS. It is usually caused by a fatal system error proving that the system cannot operate normally any longer.
To fix the issue caused by the 1-888-991-9974 fake BSOD error message, users may want to download a strong anti-malware solution to scan their systems completely. Since every PC is different and the severity of the problem may vary, the removal steps provided below the article may not be equally efficient on every machine. In such cases, professional help is highly recommended.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter