Welcome to our Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen Scam removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC.
If you are on this page now, perhaps you are familiar with the following situation:
You start your computer as usual, wait for it to load all of its features and then you begin using your preferred browser (It doesn’t really matter which one you will choose – Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer or some other). However, after that something strange happens. Your browser window is loaded but something begins to annoy you – the appearance of a huge number of online ads. You try to use your browsing program, but you get redirected to some totally unknown pages. You don’t really know what to do so you start searching the web for the cause of your problem, and again – surprise, your previous homepage and search engine have been removed and some new ones have appeared in their.
If all of that is true in your case, here comes the explanation. Your browser has probably been invaded by a browser hijacker such as Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen ( DO NOT call these numbers 888-563-5234, 855-247-2962 or 0800 088 5258). In order to safely handling this issue, continue with the rest of this article.
What does browser hijacking represent?
The usual definition of the term “browser hijacker” is any kind of possibly unwanted page-redirecting and/or browser modifying software that may get installed on your PC without you OPENLY OR DIRECTLY agreeing to the installation process. After that, the hijacker may modify your browser settings in the following way:
- Your browser might start feeding you with plenty of irritating ads such as pop-ups and banners.;
- It is possible that your default browser homepage could get changed in favour of a new one. The same might apply for your default search engine, a new one which likely has lower quality might get added in place of the previous search engine.
- Perhaps you might end up getting redirected to many websites, particularly online stores or other sponsored pages. This sort of hijacking is known as DNS-based.
In some of the more severe infection cases, it is even possible that Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen may prevent you from going back to your own default browser settings configuration. In other words, it may continue replacing your browser’s homepage/new-tab page and search engine each time you attempt to change them back to the way they used to be before.
It may sound rather creepy, but…
All of this is indeed to the advertising and the marketing industries. It is normal for the 21st century for the web-based businesses to be hungry for any kind of consumer-related info. Due to this, many hijackers actually collect telemetry information by keeping tabs on the user’s online activities. This enables them feed one’s screen with targeted ads and thus – increase their profitability, even at the expense of the users’ privacy.
How you may be tricked into installing a redirect such as Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen:
DIfferent techniques are being used when it comes to hijacker/page-redirect distribution. Different web-ads, spam messages, sketchy links, banners, pop-ups, torrent sites and many more. Social engineering is usually the main technique used when it comes to making sure that a certain potentially unwanted piece of software gets on as many computer devices as possible.
However, the most frequent cause of a browser hijack is any free software in the form of a bundle:
We can say that what comes free is almost never really for “free”. Certain developers need to make a profit in some way, so they may create some very tempting program bundles. These bundles are several different programs added to the same installer – normally there is a main program and several added applications bundled with it. Usually these bundles are free and may contain new games to catch the interest of the users.
However, you can download such a bundle and still be hijacker-free if you follow our advice – never install anything on your PC by using the default or quick installation settings. Always make use of the other options such as the Custom or the Advanced one since they are the only ones that offer you control over the installation process. This is the way to choose what you need on your computer from a given bundle and what is unwanted.
How to protect yourself against a browser hijacker
Compared to actual malware infections such as Trojans, Ransomware, Worms, Rootkits and others, browser hijackings cause a less severe kind of infection. The majority of the known hijackers are not damaging or hazardous on their own. As we have mentioned, they are simple advertising tools.
To remove Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen, follow the instructions we have shared inside the Removal Guide posted below and that should be enough for the safe uninstalliation of this browser-redirect.
Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen (888-563-5234) Scam Removal
I – Safe mode and revealing hidden files
II – Uninstallation
- Use the Winkey+R keyboard combination, write Control Panel in the search field and hit enter.
- Go to Uninstall a program under Programs.
- Seek the unwanted software, select it and then click on Uninstall
If you are unable to spot Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen, search for any unrecognized programs that you do not remember installing on your PC – the unwanted software might disguise itself by going under a different name.
III – Cleaning all your browsers
- Go to your browser’s icon, right-click on it and select Properties.
- Go to the Shortcut tab and in the Target make sure to delete anything written after “.exe”.
- Now, open your browser and follow the instructions below depending on whether you are using Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
- Chrome users:
- Go to your browser’s main menu located in the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
- Scroll down, click on Show Advanced Settings and then select Clear browsing data. Just to be sure, tick everything and clear the data.
- Now, in the left pane, go to Extensions and look through all extensions that are integrated within your browser. If you notice any suspicious add-on, disable it and then remove it.
- Firefox users:
- Similarly to Chrome, go to the main menu and select Add-ons and then Extensions.
- Remove any suspicious browser extensions that you may have even if they do not have the name Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen on them.
- IE users:
- Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons.
- Click on all add-on types from the left pane and check if there is anything suspicious in the right panel. In case you find anything shade, make sure to remove it.
IV – Removing Shady processes
- Go to your start menu, type Task Manager in the search field and from the results open View running processes with Task Manager.
- Thoroughly look through all processes. The name Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen might not be there, but if you notice any shady looking process that consumes high amounts of memory it might be ran by the unwanted program.
- If you spot the process ran by Google Chrome Critical Error Red Screen, right-click on it, open its file location and delete everything in there. Then go back to the Task Manager and end the process.
V – DNS check
- In the start menu search box write View Network Connections and open the first result.
- Right-click on the network connection you are using and go to Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
- If Obtain DNS server addresses automatically is not checked, check it.
- Go to Advanced and select the DNS If there is anything in the DNS server addresses field, remove it and click OK.
- Click OK on the rest of the opened windows.