Friday, June 13, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-ups Completely and Quickly

Chrome, Firefox or IE is messed up by pop-ups? The PC performs much slowly? The installed antivirus cannot scan anything? Read this page and take detailed and fast guide to completely remove pop-up virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus:

It is reported that pop-up virus is spread through the Internet wildly to cause chaos and damage to the affected system. This unknown program can get into the target Operating System via spam email attachments, unsafe websites and unauthorized free programs. Once pop-up virus finishes its infiltration into your machine, it will first add some new entries to the system registry furtively. As a result, it activates itself on Windows boot-up. Besides, this pesky program makes changes to the system DNS settings and browser settings. pop-up malware takes the control of the web browser and begins to generate tons of unwanted pop-ups.

You could be asked to download program updates when you want to open a web site or even a new tab. That is, pop-up virus blocks your online activities to promote certain programs or products. But you should not click any button or icon on those unfamiliar pop-ups that could lead you to suspicious or dangerous websites. Additional hazardous PC viruses like redirect virus could take chance to access your OS. On the other hand, pop-up malware occupies great system resources when running in the background. As a consequence, the machine performs rather slowly. Therefore, to get rid of all annoyances and inconveniences, you had better take instant action to remove pop-up virus. The following post will do you a favor.

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 replaces the default home page and redirects almost all websites to suspicious web pages.
2. It makes changes to the browser settings and won’t allow you to change them back.
3. It adds many unwanted add-ons to the web browser without asking for any approval.
4. It can shut down the Internet connection randomly to block your online activities.
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

How to Open and Back up the Registry in Windows 8

No comments:

Post a Comment