Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Remove/Get Rid of GotClip Ads Virus from IE/Firefox/Chrome

GotClip Virus has hijacked my web browser, and makes it run much slower than usual and sometimes even freeze. Numerous pop-ups continue to come out for no reason. And it constantly redirect me to some strange websites and makes me unable to visit my favorite websites. I don’t know what to do. How can I get my browser back to normal? 

What is GotClip Ads Virus?

GotClip Ads Virus comes under the category of adware viruses which has the ability to take advantage of the system vulnerabilities to drop many different kinds of dangerous viruses and rouge programs into your infected computer. Usually, this GotClip virus gets itself installed into your machine without letting you know. You are likely to encounter it miserably when you browse unreliable webpages, download corrupted freeware, click on suspicious links or perform other unsafe online activities. Once this GotClip Ads virus successfully enters your computer, similar to Getsoftfree.com pop-up ads Virus and Radsteroids Ads Virus, it will begin to modify your browser configuration regardless of what web browser you are using. And then your current homepage will be forcibly changed into GotCilp.com and other unexpected changes will happen out of your control. A variety of pop-up ads will be constantly triggered by this GotClip Ads virus no matter what type of website you are visiting. These unwanted pop-up messages are mostly coupons, discounts, sponsored links, banners, online-video ads and the like. Moreover, this GotClip Ads virus is capable to check the traces of your online activities like your search queries and browsing history and transmit these private data to cyber criminals to promote their advertising campaign. Hence, you are highly advised to remove this GotClip Ads virus promptly before it causes further damages.

GotClip Ads Virus Screenshot: 

GotClip Ads Virus will do much harm to the infected computer:

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

How to Remove GotClip Ads 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 GotClip Ads 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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0

5. Delete the following and related system files.

C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Roaming

Note: GotClip Ads 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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