How to remove Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen (855-247-2962)?

Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen is a fake error pop-up that redirects you to burner-websites used to scam the user. The error is caused by adware on your computer. It is designed to trick the user into calling a designated number, after believing their computer has crashed or been infected with a mysterious virus. The adware is usually bundled into download packs for free software. Calling the number will connect you to scammers who will try to sell you various useless “support” contracts. The website that the user is redirected to is usually built with malicious javascripts, that will do everything in their power to prevent you from closing the website.

Note: Do not call the numbers! Do not enter the website! 

Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen is classified by security tools as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), and are classified as such, because they have bad reputations and sometimes will behave maliciously. However, Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen will not inflict critical damage to your system.

Note: These programs will sometimes be installed without the user’s knowledge, and may not always be checked by antivirus software to be removed, by default.

PUP is a classification for programs that may contain adware, install toolbars or other malicious behavior. The Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen breed in particular has rootkit capabilities, that have the potential to embed themselves deep into a operating system. In addition it could hijack your browser, and otherwise interfere with the users default computer settings.
Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen is used to increase ad revenue, through black hat SEOs, by falsely affecting a webpage’s rating in search results.

A way of infection can be through installing freeware software, such as download-managers, that include the Crossride programs in their installation. In addition sites like Softonic, CNET, etc., will often include PUPs in their custom installers.

Always keep in mind to look for suspicious check-boxes when installing new software, to reduce the risk of such PUPs being installed on your system.

How did Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen got my PC infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Microsoft Edge Critical Error Red Screen
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Medium
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.