How Dangerous is Error Ticket: WBCKL457?
Error Ticket: WBCKL457 is generally displayed through astrumpops.online which is flagged as a malicious website. This site is categorized as a unsafe domain by Google because of its participation in potentially malicious and misleading activities. Freelancer malware researchers unveiled that such pop ups are displayed by a browser hijacker or potentially unwanted application. Guess what during analysis we found that astrumpops.online is a browser hijacker that invades your computer through bundled software using stealthy installation tactic and Dark pattern.
Apparently, this browser hijacker is written up to promote malicious technical support services that are hosted on 1800-693-5082 toll-free cell line. Further, Error Ticket: WBCKL457 tech support scam operators claim to be Microsoft Certified Technical support executive in order to mislead inexperience Windows users. They present the scam pop up as legitimate alert/warning from Microsoft support center. However, paying closer attention reveals the truth. The pop ups edited using Photoshop to include toll free phone line 1800-693-5082 and scary message to gain trust of victims. Even, its web page is designed to look same as official webpage of Microsoft support center. At first appearance, it looks so genuine but when you see the page URL, you find astrumpops.online instead support.microsoft.com/en-us.
How does Error Ticket: WBCKL457 work?
In fact, the technical assistance agents (con artists) on the phone line are not certified by Microsoft Corp. to solve issues related to Microsoft Windows. They infect your computer with some sort of a browser hijacker through bundled software or unsafe domains in order to extort money from you in exchange of providing online tech support to remove ZEUS malware from your computer. Even, you computer may not to be infected with such malware, the con artists will tell you that your computer is infected and you need to get essential support ASAP. However, you should not call them, instead you should utilize following instruction to eliminate Error Ticket: WBCKL457 virus and related browser hijacker application from your infected computer.
Instructions To Remove Error Ticket: WBCKL457 Completely From Your System
Step 1: How To Reboot Your PC in Safe Mode With Networking
For Windows 7 / Vista / XP
Restart your PC. To be sure don’t miss the time because you need to press F8 as soon as the system starts booting. Then after, choose Safe Mode With Networking option.
For Windows 8 & Win 8.1
Click the Start button, select Control Panel >> System and Security >> Administrative Tools >> System Configuration.
Now, check the Safe Boot option and tap OK. Click Restart in pop-up.
For Windows 10
Click Troubleshoot icon, select Advanced options, then Startup Settings. Tap Restart.
After the reboot process, click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking.
Step 2: Delete All Hidden Files & Folders Related to Error Ticket: WBCKL457
for this you need to know how to reveal hidden files and folders
Step 3: Process To Uninstall Error Ticket: WBCKL457 From Control Panel
Hold together Start Key and R. Type “appwiz.cpl” command and hit OK.
You are now in Control Panel. Look for Error Ticket: WBCKL457 related suspicious programs and uninstall them immediately.
Step 4: Remove Related Startup Items Created by Error Ticket: WBCKL457
Type msconfig command in search field and click OK button. Now, a window will pop-up.
Select Startup >> Uncheck all entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or look for suspicious Error Ticket: WBCKL457 related items.
Step 5: Tips To Clean Suspicious IPs Linked with Error Ticket: WBCKL457
Hold Start Key and R, paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” command and tap OK.
A new file will open. So, if you are hacked, there will be a number of unknown IPs connected to you at the bottom. You can see it on the image provided below.
Step 5: Delete Rogue DNS Added by Error Ticket: WBCKL457
- Open start menu and search for the Network Connections (On Win 10 you just write it after clicking on the Windows button), then hit enter.
- Right-click on Network Adapter that you are using >> Properties >> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), and tap on Properties.
- Now, the DNS line should be set to the Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, then set it by yourself.
- Click on the Advanced >> DNS tab. Remove Error Ticket: WBCKL457 and everything from here (if there is something), then hit OK.
Step 6: Method To Eradicate Error Ticket: WBCKL457 From Web Browsers
Remove Error Ticket: WBCKL457 From Browser Shortcuts
Right tap on browser’s shortcut, select Properties.
Then after, Properties >> Shortcut. In the Target, eradicate Error Ticket: WBCKL457 and everything after .exe.
NOTE: Here, we are showing steps for Google Chrome, but you can do this for IE and Firefox or Edge.
Uninstall Error Ticket: WBCKL457 Related Add-ons From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, and tap on Manage Add-ons.
Find Error Ticket: WBCKL457 >> Disable. Go to >> Internet Options >> alter the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked), then Apply.
Kill Malicious Extension Added by Error Ticket: WBCKL457 in Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox, tap on Add-ons >> Extensions.
Find Error Ticket: WBCKL457 and click on Remove ASAP.
Step 7: Guideline To Delete Error Ticket: WBCKL457 From Windows Task Manager
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC keys simultaneously. Now, go to the Processes Tab and try to determine which ones are dangerous or related to Error Ticket: WBCKL457.
Right click on each of the malicious processes separately and then select Open File Location. End process after you open the folder, then remove the directories you were sent to.
Step 8: Clean Error Ticket: WBCKL457 Related Malicious Registry Entries
- Type Regedit in Windows search field and hit Enter.
- Press CTRL and F together and type Error Ticket: WBCKL457. Right tap and delete any entries you find with similar threat name. If the malware related registry entries do not show, then go manually to these directories and uninstall them.