"ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" removal instructions
What is "ERROR # MS-0x8024402C"?
"ERROR # MS-0x8024402C" is one of many tech-support scam websites claiming that it has detected an error and encouraging visitors to call the number displayed. We strongly recommend that you ignore websites of this type, since scammers use them to extort money from unsuspecting users. Typically, people do not visit these sites intentionally. Browsers or operating systems open them, since they are infected with potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
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) caused by malware installed on the visitor's computer. The page encourages visitors not to close it, since this 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 other data/media such as photos and documents. To remove malicious software from their computers, visitors are encouraged to call the "+1 (833) 461 9779" number immediately. This scam page is disguised as an official Microsoft site, however, this company has nothing to do with it. Generally, scammers use these pages to trick people into paying for their services (such as malware removal) or software that will supposedly fix the problem (errors, viruses, and so on). To exit full-screen mode enabled by this page, press the "Esc" key on the keyboard. It can then be closed as any regular page. If it cannot be closed in the normal way, close the browser (end its process) through Task Manager. Do not restore the closed session, since the browser will reopen the same scam website.
PUAs open untrustworthy websites, cause unwanted redirects, and gather information such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of opened sites, entered search queries, and so on. The people behind these apps share the data with other parties who might be cyber criminals. These third parties misuse private data to generate revenue. Therefore, having apps of this type installed on your system can lead to serious problems such as identity theft or cause privacy/browsing safety and other issues. Uninstall all PUAs 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||18.104.22.168|
|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 other similar pages, including "HARDDISK_ROOT KIT_TROJAN_HIJACK.EXE", "Windows Antivirus - Critical Alert", and "Hard Drive Safety Delete". Typically, scammers use these site to extort money from people. When contacted, they urge people to solve the "problem" with paid software or services. Never trust these sites. The same applies to PUAs, which are often the reason behind redirects to dubious web pages. Typically, developers present them as useful and legitimate, however, they deliver no real value and simply cause issues.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs can sometimes be downloaded from their websites, however, users often download and install them unintentionally - they are tricked when developers use the "bundling" method. They include PUAs into the set-ups of other software. These unwanted apps are usually hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of the download or installation set-ups. Furthermore, many people download and install PUAs when they leave settings available in the set-ups unchanged. In other cases, this happens when they click dubious, deceptive ads that run certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software and files from trustworthy, official websites, especially if it is free. Examples of dubious download sources are Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, and so on), unofficial pages, third party downloaders and other channels of this kind. Do not use third party installers. Install programs properly. Check all "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar options/settings and opt-out of offers to download or install unwanted apps. Bear in mind that intrusive advertisements cannot be trusted, since most redirect to untrustworthy websites or start unwanted downloads. If intrusive ads appear or your browser opens dubious web pages, check extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons installed on the browser and programs on the computer. Uninstall all suspicious or unwanted software immediately. 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:
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- 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 plug-ins 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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