Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-ups Step by Step

The system is attacked by pop-ups? Cannot surf the Internet as before? The installed antivirus software does not scan anything? Keep reading this post and follow professional and fast instructions to completely remove virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is regarded as a much stubborn and nasty browser hijacker that messes up the affected web browser with a lot of unwanted pop-ups. This malicious pop-up virus usually comes into your system along with unverified free downloads such as video players. Once pop-up virus finishes its infiltration, it will start to carry out many malicious activities. For example, it injects a few boot-up files to the system so that it runs automatically in the background. Besides, it could drop many useless files to other system folders, which would lead to much slow PC performance.

Through making changes to the browser settings, pop-up virus takes over Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After then, it replaces the default home page without asking for any approval. Meanwhile, you’ll receive lots of pop-up windows constantly when you try to access desired web pages. Those annoying pop-ups would ask you to download programs or updates. In other words, pop-ups will block your online activities seriously. Even, it keeps record of your keystrokes and search queries so as to gather your online habits. As described above, you had better take instant actions to remove pop-up virus once you find it. Or further chaos or damage could be caused on the system.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open the web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, you find that the original welcome page is replaced by a certain unknown website, and then it can be a conclusion that your browser could be hijacked by a virus. For this kind of browser hijacking virus, it can change your default home page to without asking for your permission. Other traits of this malicious virus are as below:
1. It will not only replace the original start page but also generate a lot of unwanted pip-ups on the web browser.
2. It installs many unfamiliar add-ons to Chrome, Firefox and IE without any approval.
3. It can make alters to some important browser settings stealthily and won’t allow you to change them back.
4. It blocks your online activities and asks you to download many malicious programs.
5. It may generate some pop-up windows that cannot be closed.
6. It consumes most of the system resources and slows up the affected PC performance.

Manual Removal Guide of Pop-up Virus: pop-up virus hijacks the web browser and generates a lot of annoyances and inconveniences. On the other hand, it is able to avoid the detection and deletion of some antivirus software. Hence, manual removal can be considered at first. Please follow the manual guide below to get rid of pop-up virus thoroughly.

1. Remove all cookies on the affected browser.
Google Chrome
Click Tools menu, then select “Clear browsing data”. Tick “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” and click “Clear browsing data”.

Mozilla Firefox
Click Tools, then Options. Under Privacy tab, click “remove individual cookies”. Then click on “Remove All Cookies” button.

Internet Explorer
Click Tools button. In Safety tab, click “delete browsing history”. Then check “Cookies and website data” and click Delete.

2. End all related processes of pop-up virus from Task Manager.
Press Ctrl, Alt and Esc keys (Windows 7) together to activate Task Manager. Click Process tab and find out related processes of pop-up virus. Then stop them.

3. Show hidden files and folders.
Click Start button, then Control Panel. Search Folder Options, then click View tab. Check “Show hidden files and folders”, and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (recommended)”. Then click OK.

4. Clear all created files and registries of pop-up virus.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0

How to Open and Back up the Registry in Windows 8

No comments:

Post a Comment