Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Get Rid of SlowPCRepair.net Pop-ups Completely and Safely

Receive lots of SlowPCRepair.net pop-ups? Do not know when and how the system catches this nasty browser hijacker? Keep reading this post and take professional and effective guide to remove SlowPCRepair.net pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of SlowPCRepair.net Pop-up Virus:

SlowPCRepair.net is defined as a much nasty and stubborn browser hijacker that attacks all web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once this malware gets into your system, it will generate a lot of pop-ups on the web browser without asking for any approval. SlowPCRepair.net pop-up virus will make changes to the default browser settings. It could replace the original start page with random websites. Each time you open the web browser, you’ll get this unknown page. Besides, when you want to open a new tab or type in a correct domain, you could get similar SlowPCRepair.net pop-ups as well. That is, this annoying virus will block your online activities and promote certain programs.

But if you accidentally click any button on them, malicious programs will be installed on your system automatically. Or you’ll be led to suspicious pages to buy unworthy products. In addition, SlowPCRepair.net pop-up virus will slow down the PC performance via occupying great system resources. It could even shut down the Internet connection randomly through making changes to the system DNS settings. Furthermore, new icons would be dropped to the desktop to mislead you to dangers. In a word, you would be unable to work as usual with SlowPCRepair.net pop-up virus inside the system. The earlier you remove this malware, the better it will be. 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 SlowPCRepair.net 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 SlowPCRepair.net Pop-up Virus:
SlowPCRepair.net 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 SlowPCRepair.net 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 SlowPCRepair.net 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 SlowPCRepair.net 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 SlowPCRepair.net 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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