Thursday, February 27, 2014

How to Remove Heroic Play Toolbar Virus from IE/Firefox/Chrome

Heroic Play Toolbar somehow appears on my Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This malicious domain hijacks my homepage, and I fail to set my homepage back to Is this Heroic Play Toolbar a virus? I do a full system scan with my antivirus, but nothing has been found. Is there any way to get rid of this nasty Heroic Play Toolbar from my browser?

What is Heroic Play Toolbar Virus?

Heroic Play Toolbar Virus is classified as an irritating browser hijacker which is able to introduce all kinds of potentially unwanted programs and malicious software into the infected machine and make chaos to it. This troublesome hijacker virus will pretend to be a normal game site which seemingly offers computer users the chance to play all of the free online games provided by Marvel games and gathers the feedback from the players. When innocent players are led to the official website of Heroic Play, there are a mass of fun online games which are freely available for the users to download. However, just like other hijacker viruses including Virus and Virus, it is a totally malicious domain. Once unwitting players download these free game packages into their machines and perform the installations, a bunch of rouge and malicious programs will be brought and installed into their computers at the same time unknowingly. And you will suffer from a series of knotty system issues like unstoppable pop-ups and annoying redirects, which make you feel very upset. This Heroic Play Toolbar virus will slow down your computer performance to a large extent. Worse still, some important system files will be damaged badly. This Heroic Play Toolbar virus will also help remote hackers collect your sensitive data for illegal activities. To prevent further damage, manual removal is the most efficient method to remove this Heroic Play Toolbar virus thoroughly. 

Heroic Play Toolbar Virus Screenshot:

Heroic Play Toolbar Virus will do much harm to the infected computer:

1) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus redirects the web address that you type in to other irrelevant websites.
2) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus makes changes to your homepage and default search engine without permission.
3) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus hijacks your search results when you search with this bogus search site.
4) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus gets unwanted plugins and toolbars installed into your computer secretly.
5) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus slows down your computer severely and causes unexpected system failuers.
6) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus blocks accesss to some system tools like Task Manager and Registry Editor.
7) Heroic Play Toolbar Virus makes you tired of numerous pop-ups and other irritating spam information.

How to Remove Heroic Play Toolbar Virus from your PC?

1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 Key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then hit ENTER Key to continue.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time to open Windows Task Manager and end Heroic Play Toolbar process.

3. Go to Computer Control Panel from Start menu and open Folder Options. Click View and then tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

4. Press Winkey+R together then enter “regedit” to start your registry editor. Delete the following registry keys.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\SOAU8277512 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

5. Delete the following and related system files.

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll

Note: Heroic Play Toolbar virus is rather stubborn and malicious. It requests certain computer skills when you dealing with it in manual way. Any incident action could lead your machine to a more terrible situation.

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