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1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message Removal

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.

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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:

bsod-error-message-fake-tech-support Image Source: deletemalware.blogspot.com

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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message

1. Remove/Uninstall 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message and click “Remove

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    After 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the 1-888-991-9974 Fake BSOD Message will be removed.

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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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