Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Remove/Get Rid of Downlite.net Virus from IE/Firefox/Chrome

My homepage has been replaced with Downlite.net without my permission. This annoying Downlite.net happened about 2 days ago. I thought it was associated with the plug-in I installed by accident, so I uninstalled it immediately. But this nasty page still appears. How to fix this browser problem? And my computer is running slow. Can anyone help me get rid of it completely?

What is Downlite.net Virus?

Downlite.net Virus is regarded as a vexing browser hijacker which can monitor your online activities and send your sensitive information to its designers for illegal activities. This Downlite.net virus is compatible with all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. After this malicious hijacker virus successfully makes its way to your computer, it will take immediate actions to corrupt your web browser.Similar to “Your PC Performance is Poor” pop up Virus and DownloadActivate.com pop-up ads Virus, it modifies the default settings of your browser so as to replace your favorite home page as well as search provider. When you are in search for some information that you need, your search results will be redirected to some unknown pages where your computer may get attacked by numerous computer threats or unwanted programs. Then your computer security will be threatened seriously. On the other hand, some strange websites will be opened automatically out of your control. In addition, lots of ads will pop up on your desktop when you surf the Internet. Further more, Downlite.net virus is distributed mainly via undesirable websites, junk email attachments, corrupted free software and other unsafe online resources.What’s worse, Downlite.net may change your system registry settings and even delete some of your system files. Thus, it is highly advised that you delete Downlite.net before it causes more damage to your operating system.

Downlite.net Virus Screenshot:

Downlite.net Virus will do much harm to the infected computer:

1) Downlite.net Virus makes changes to the default settings of your web browser unknowingly.
2) Downlite.net Virus modifies your favourite homepage as well as the default search engine.
3) Downlite.net Virus invades your computer along with many other risky viruses and malware.
4) Downlite.net Virus gathers your search quaries and records your private data online.
5) Downlite.net Virus generates a large number of pop-ups when you are surfing the Internet.
6) Downlite.net Virus continues to redirect you to a variety of unfamiliar websites.
7) Downlite.net Virus makes the system crash frequently and causes the slow network speed.

How to Remove Downlite.net 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 Downlite.net 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\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vir-help.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

5. Delete the following and related system files.

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Roaming

Note: Downlite.net 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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