Monday, June 16, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-ups Completely

Stuck with pop-ups? The web browser is taken over? Suffering from much slow PC performance? Keep reading this post and follow fast and detailed guide to completely remove pop-up virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is classified as a much malicious program that attacks all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With the help of unverified free programs, this malware gets inside the target computer. After then, it causes great chaos and displays a lot of pop-ups. pop-up virus can change the system registry settings without any approval. Later on, it’s able to activate itself on Windows boot-up. Besides, it adds new icons to the desktop to mislead you to dangers. By modifying the browser settings, pop-up malware controls the web browser. It appears on the screen each time the web browser is open.

Besides, pop-up virus displays many other unwanted windows when you want to open new tabs or access desired websites. Those unfamiliar pages will ask you to download malicious programs. Hence you had better not click any icon on them. On the other hand, pop-up virus can consume high system resources and slow down the computer performance greatly. You’ll have to wait for a long time to open a program. Even, the Internet connection would be shut down suddenly. Therefore, it is wise to remove pop-up virus to prevent great damage and loss.

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 can change both your home page and other desired websites to its domains without any approval.
2. It makes changes to the browser settings and won’t allow you to change them back.
3. It will even install many unwanted add-ons or plug-ins to the Chrome, Firefox and IE stealthily.
4. It would prevent you from accessing certain websites like security software related ones by shutting down the Internet connection.
5. It shows lots of promoted windows to ask you to download programs.
6. It can alter system files or settings to cause chaos to the desktop.

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.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

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