“Error Code 0x214aL” Virus Removal | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove “Error Code 0x214aL” Virus. This “Error Code 0x214aL” Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

If you are bombarded with the “Error Code 0x214aL” pop-up ads, we have bad news. Crooks are trying to scam you. Your machine is infected with a nasty adware program and you need to take immediate action to remove it. It is true that adware pieces are not the most dangerous type of cyber parasites but this doesn’t mean they cannot cause you trouble. Because they can. The adware you are stuck with it trying to take your money by lying to you. And the longer you let it stay, the worse your predicament gets. Don’t give this infection enough time to succeed in its malicious purposes. As soon as you notice the “Error Code 0x214aL” taking over your browsers, act. Find where the adware it hiding and delete it upon discovery. This is the only way of getting rid of the commercials as well. Otherwise, the pest will keep burying you with them to the point it won`t be safe to use your machine altogether.

When the adware enters, it goes after your browsers. It modifies all of your browsers by injecting them with the “Error Code 0x214aL” ads. From this moment on, your browsing experience is not the same. You are constantly bombarded with alerts and warning messages, claiming that your PC is infected with all types of parasites. The ads are trying to trick you into believing that your machine is in danger. Remember, this is not true. Aside from this one adware, you are dealing with, your computer is just fine. However, the hackers` goal is different. They are trying to dupe you and make you panic. By constantly stating your machine is infected, they are trying to get to your bank account. Yes, they offer you some fake anti-malware programs which you are supposed to purchase and which are going to fix your problems. As we already said, there are no problems. The only thing you need to worry about it this lying adware pest.

The fake warning messages will disappear the moment you get rid of the infection. And this is not the only positive. By uninstalling this program you are also protecting your privacy. The adware spies on your online activities, records them and then sends all the information to the crooks behind it. Not to mention that the virus serves as a backdoor to other infections and if you let it be, your machine could really get infected with all kinds of parasites. Don’t let that happen. Delete the adware now and save yourself a ton of issues. Also, due to the parasite`s presence, your computer is underperforming. It becomes sluggish and it crashes. Your browsers are overwhelmed with fake alerts and freeze occasionally. Even your Internet connection can worsen. Don’t waste more time. Follow our removal guide at the end of this article and put an end to all of this. The sooner, the better.

But you must be wondering how you got stuck with the adware in the first place? We think it is safe to say that you didn’t download it on purpose. No one would do that. And yet, you did something else with made it much easier for the adware to get it. You were careless and distracted and this is what crooks pray for. They need your negligence, otherwise, their methods would not work. One of the most commonly used entering tactics that adware pieces rely on is freeware bundling. This technique is so effective mostly because users tend to throw caution to the wind when installing programs. They prefer the faster way so they just agree to everything without bothering to read it first. This is how you end up infected.

You need to me more cautious if you want to protect your computer. Take the time to read the Terms and Conditions/EULA before accepting them. Also, opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basin ones as they give you complete control over the installation. Choose safety over speed. It is always easier and better to prevent an infection that to deal with it later on. Don’t forget that.

“Error Code 0x214aL” Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “Error Code 0x214aL” Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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