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Danger level 7
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes background
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421

Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421 is a malicious application that is set to enter your computer secretly and promote the indicated fake tech support phone number. You have to remove it if you want to restore your computer to its normal state because this application will modify certain settings that will replace the desktop with a bogus error window. Also, it doubles as a fake Windows key verification window that we think might be used to steal product keys. In this article, we will discuss how this application functions, where it comes from and how you can get rid of it. So without further ado, let us begin.

Malware such as this is developed by cyber crooks that use deceptive methods to distribute their “products.” Of course, this program’s developers are unknown because they would get into a lot of trouble with the law because of it malicious actions. We were surprised to find that Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421 is distributed using bundled software. We have received information that says that this malicious application is currently being bundled with free software and put up for download on various shady software distributing websites. We think that the installers it comes with inject it into your computer secretly because there is no way to justify this application’s functionality if it was presented in an explicit manner. Of course, the bundles can always mislead users by making up bogus features. However, that is not the case with this particular malware. In summary, this infection comes from an unknown entity and is set to enter your computer in a clandestine manner and given the deception here it is plain to see that it is one unreliable piece of programming.

When a computer becomes infected with Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-442, its Windows Shell configuration in Windows Registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon is replaced to execute this malware instead of the desktop when the OS boots up. It presents you with a fake Windows activation screen that asks you for the product key. Note that ERROR_LOCAL-USER_PRODUCT KEY MISSING is a fake error message not present in the Windows operating system.

We are of the opinion that its developers might try to steal retail products keys of Windows, but we have no way to fact check this assertion. In any case, this malware features links to TeamViewer, Supremo, and Logmein sites as well as a button named CMD that launches the Command Prompt. Also, it has the aforementioned +1 -855-441-442 tech support phone number. So this program presents you with the necessary tools to resolve the error that it caused in the first place. We think that the tech support number might actually be premium toll and the people on the other end of the line might try to sell you expensive and useless software claiming that it will eradicate malware and reactivate windows for you. You should not believe anything those people say because their aim is to get your money.

We have tested this infection and have found a way to terminate Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421. All you have to do is click the provided CMD button and launch Control Prompt. Then, you have to type taskmgr and kill its process (scroll down for detailed instructions.) Once you have terminated it, the desktop should be available, and you should be able to delete all of its files and registry keys.

In conclusion, Windows Support. Call TollFree: +1 -855-441-4421 is definitely a malicious application that is set to enter your computer via freeware bundles. It is configured to replace your PC’s desktop with its window and subtly promote the fake tech support number. Therefore, we have prepared a detail removal guide that will show you how to end its process and delete all of its files and registry keys.

Removal Instructions

  1. Click the CMD window located found in GUI.
  2. Type taskmgr and click Processes.
  3. Locate WindowsActivation (32-bit), right-click on it and click End Process.
  4. When in desktop, press Windows+E keys.
  5. In the resulting Explorer window’s address box enter C:\Program Files (x86)\WindowsActivationError or C:\Program Files\WindowsActivationError
  6. Locate error.exe and delete it.
  7. Close the Explorer window.
  8. Press Windows+R keys.
  9. Type regedit in the box and click OK.
  10. Go to one of the following registry keys.
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon (64-bit architecture)
    • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon (32-bit architecture)
  11. Find the string named Shell.
  12. Right-click on it and click Modify.
  13. Edit the Value data by replacing error.exe with explorer.exe
  14. Then, go to the following registry keys and delete them.
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\WindowsActivationError
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\WindowsActivationError
    • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WindowsActivationError
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