Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get Rid of/ Remove Pop-ups in a Fast Way

The computer is attacked by pop-up virus? Cannot surf the Internet as normal? The installed antivirus cannot scan anything? Read this post and take step-by-step instructions to solve the problem.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is much malicious and stubborn and gets into the target workstation stealthily. This malware can come into your machine through unverified free programs or junk email attachments. It disguises as a legit browser add-on and pretends to help your online activities. However, the web browser will be messed up by pop-ups. This malicious program can insert many nasty codes to the system registry as well as other system folders. It then is able to run in the background when you open the Windows. Besides, it occupies a lot of system resources and slows up the PC performance.
As a typical pop-up virus or browser hijacker, malware will occur on the screen each time you open the web browser or try to open a new tab. In addition, you’ll get similar pages as well. In some cases, you are not able to close those annoying pop-ups. Even, pop-up virus shuts down the Internet connection suddenly to cause error pages. You won’t be able to access security software related sites to download files or tools. pop-up virus aims to promote many malicious programs. Hence you had better not click any link or button on them. To prevent further damage and troubles, you should remove pop-up virus as long as it appears.

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 replace the original start page and generate numerous pop-ups on the screen.
2. It disrupts your online activities with many promoted or threatened pop-up messages.
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 adds many new icons to the desktop to mislead you to dangers.

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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