Earlier today I did a web search and after clicking on one of the search results I suddenly got a pop up message on Edge browser which gives me a blue screen and Windows Defender Error Code: 0x80073afd thing. Now I am not able to get access to the Internet. On the pop-up message, it wants me to call a tech support number to fix the issue. I searched this problem on the other laptop, and downloaded a few security tools suggested to solve the problem, but none of them worked. I still cannot get this page off. Why I got this BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202 Warning on my computer? My PC is running with Windows 10 and it is out of protection, so i need help to fix this problem. Is there any way I can get rid of the warning completely and gain Internet access back?
BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202 Warning is a fake message generated by potentially unwanted programs or adware with an aim to deceive innocent computer users into paying for a bogus technical support service. Tech support scams promoting suspicious toll free numbers are nothing new but yet they still continue to affect and fool many users. This BSOD: DLL Virus is one of the scams that can attack all kinds of common-used internet browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera etc. At first glance, the pop-up warning seems real as it uses a blue background and a message that seems reminiscent of the Windows Blue Screen of Death. However, unlike the real BSOD, the ‘BSOD: DllRegisterServer failed with the error code 0x80040202’ pop-ups doesn’t cover the whole computer screen, instead it only appears in a Web browser window. It is like an ads pop-up that blocks users from going online.
This is what the message reads:
BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202
Windows Defender Error Code: 0x80073afd
Error Code 0x800705b3 when Starting Windows Defender
Windows Defender Time Out Error code 0x8007005b3
Error code 0x800705b4 when trying to open Windows Defender
Windows HEALTH IS CRITICAL!
Immediately Call Microsoft Support Center: +1-855-337-0031 (Toll-Free)
The pop-ups is designed to trick inexperienced computer users into calling a phone number contained in this message. It first convinces users computer users there are something wrong on the PC, and then it seizes control of the web browser to prevent users from going online. Typically, such pop-ups don’t provide the option to be closed the normal way (via the X in the upper right corner). If the infected users try to close this notification window, additional error messages may appear to block them immediately. It also gives users many irritating pop-up windows and advertisements. But calling the so called tech support will not solve any issues – you won’t be speaking to a Microsoft certified technician on the other side of the line but to a crook.
When computer users call this number, their phone account could be billed with unexpected amount. And the person on the other end of the line will try to convince them to allow remote access to the affected computer. They make the unwary users believe that their computers are infected with threats and then ask them to pay hundreds of dollars for a fake tech support service. Fake BSOD ERROR alert usually appears after you open an email attachment, download files, visit websites hosting malicious software or click on a pop-up advertisement. It can cause homepage hijacking, browser redirection, DNS modification and crazy pop-up ads for users, therefore the fake BSOD: DLL virus should be removed quickly. To rid your system of BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202 warning pop-up, manual removal is the best choice.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by adware. For this type of adware, it can keep giving you “BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202” warning pop up. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Fake BSOD screen hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to “BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202” scam manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
“BSOD: DLL RegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040202” warning message in your web browser asking you to call the so called Microsoft Support Center is merely a scam and should not be taken in. It is not real and the telephone number for a ‘help desk’ is not related to Microsoft or Windows in any legitimate way. Mostly this warning is generated by an ad-supported extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. It works like adware that can be distributed using a delusive software marketing method called ‘bundling’. Browsing through unknown websites, clicking on advertisements, and visiting unsafe sites are the common reasons that you got this fake BSOD Screen. In order to prevent “BSOD: DllRegisterServer Failed” attack, you must take extra caution when visiting web sites particularly unknown ones. As much as possible, avoid downloading unfamiliar freeware or shareware that are commonly the carrier or adware and other malicious programs. Never open attachments sent from unknown person. Most importantly, take immediate measure to get rid of the warning from the PC to avoid further damages.
Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help. This application provides no uninstall feature and hides from the user in order to obstruct its removal as much as possible so you had better remove Happy2Save manually instead.
Published by & last updated on July 19, 2016 2:13 am