"ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" removal instructions
What is "ERROR # MS-0x8024402C"?
"ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" is one of the many tech-support scam websites claiming that it has detected an error and encouraging visitors to call the displayed number. We strongly recommend to ignore websites of this type, scammers use them to extract money from unsuspecting people. Typically, people do not visit pages of this kind on purpose. Browsers open them because they (or operating systems) are infected with some potentially unwanted application (PUA).
Browsers open the "ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" scam page in a full-screen mode. According to the displayed text, this site has detected a critical error (MS-0x8024402C) that was caused by some malware which is installed on visitor's computer. This page encourages its visitors not to close it because closing it might cause further damage. It is also stated that installed malware was used to steal information such as Facebook and email account logins, credit card details and data such as photos and documents. To remove malicious software from a computer, visitors are encouraged to call the "+1 (833) 461 9779" number as soon as possible. This scam page is disguised as official Microsoft page, however, the actual company has nothing to do with it. As a rule, scammers use pages of this type to trick people into paying money for their services (such as malware removal) or some software that supposed to fix/eliminate the occurred problem (error, virus and so on). In order to exit full-screen mode enabled by this page it is required to press the "Esc" key on a keyboard. Once it is done, this page can be closed as any other regular page. If it cannot be closed in a normal way, then we recommend to close the browser (end its process) through Task Manager. It is not recommended to restore the closed session because the browser will open the same scam website again.
PUAs are apps that open various untrustworthy websites/cause unwanted redirects and gather information such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of opened sites, entered search queries and so on. People behind these apps share collected data with other parties who might be cyber criminals. One way or another, other parties misuse user's data to generate revenue. Having apps of this type installed might lead to serious problems like identity theft, or cause privacy, browsing safety and other problems. Apps of this type should be uninstalled immediately.
|Name||"ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" virus|
|Threat Type||Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud|
|Fake Claim||This tech-support scam claims that it has detected an error that was caused by installed malware.|
|Tech Support Scammer Phone Number||+1 (833) 461 9779|
|Detection Names (kfykv[.]club)||Kaspersky (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Symptoms||Fake error messages, fake system warnings, pop-up errors, hoax computer scan.|
|Distribution methods||Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.|
|Damage||Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.|
To eliminate ERROR # MS-0x8024402C virus our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many examples of pages that are similar to this one, some of them are "HARDDISK_ROOT KIT_TROJAN_HIJACK.EXE", "Windows Antivirus - Critical Alert" and "Hard Drive Safety Delete". Typically, scammers use pages of this type to swindle people out of their money. When contacted, they urge people to solve the "problem" with their paid software or services. Pages of this type should never be trusted. Same applies to PUAs that often are the reason behind redirects to shady pages. Typically, developers present them as useful and legitimate. However, most of the times they do not deliver any value and cause various issues.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
Sometimes potentially unwanted apps can be downloaded from their websites. Nevertheless, most of their users download and install them unintentionally, they are tricked into it. To achieve it, developers use a "bundling" method. They include PUAs into setups of other software. These unwanted apps usually are hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of download or installation setups. People download and install them when they leave all settings that are available in setups unchanged. In other cases it happens when they click unreliable, deceptive ads that are designed to run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We recommend to download software (and files) from trustworthy, official websites, especially if it is free. Examples of unreliable download sources are: Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and so on), unofficial pages, third party downloaders and other channels of this kind. It is not recommended to use third party installers too. Install programs properly, check all the "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar options/settings and opt-out offers to download or install unwanted apps. Keep in mind that intrusive advertisements cannot be trusted, most of them are designed to redirect users to untrustworthy websites or start unwanted downloads. If intrusive ads appear often or browser opens shady pages on its own, then check what extensions, plug-ins and add-ons on are installed on a web browser (or programs on a computer) and uninstall all suspicious or unwanted software as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
The appearance of " ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" scam (GIF):
Text presented in " ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" scam:
** Microsoft Windows Warning Alert **
ERROR # MS-0x8024402C
Please call us immediately at: +1 (833) 461 9779.
Do not ignore this critical alert..
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network. Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a pornographic spyware and virus.
The following information is being stolen:
B.Credit Card Details
C.Email Account Logins
D.Photos and documents stored on this computer.
You must contact us immediately so that our expert engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone to protect your identity. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled or from any information loss.
Microsoft Toll Free:+1 (833) 461 9779
Instant automatic removal of ERROR # MS-0x8024402C virus:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of ERROR # MS-0x8024402C virus. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is " ERROR # MS-0x8024402C"?
- STEP 1. Uninstall deceptive applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue extensions from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove potentially unwanted plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Removal of potentially unwanted applications:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error # ms-0x8024402c" virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the "error # ms-0x8024402c" virus, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with "error # ms-0x8024402c" virus removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove "error # ms-0x8024402c" virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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