Thursday, June 19, 2014

Remove/ Get Rid of Pop-ups Completely and Quickly

The web browser is messed up by pop-ups? Suffering from rather slow PC performance? Cannot remove this nasty program with the installed antivirus? Read this post and follow professional and effective guide to completely and safely get rid of pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is classified as a much stubborn and nasty browser hijacker that generates a lot of unwanted pop-ups on the web browser. This malicious program takes chance to enter your OS when you open spam email attachments or download free programs from unverified websites. pop-up virus can make changes to the system registry settings to activate itself on Windows boot-up. Besides, it modifies the default browser settings without asking for any approval. After then, this unknown website appears on the screen each time you open the web browser. When you want to open a new tab, or similar pages pop up as a new tab as well. In such case, you’ll get rather annoyed.

But you should pay much attention and not click any of those pop-ups which ask you to download programs or updates. Or they could lead you to suspicious web pages that could contain risky PC viruses. What’s more, pop-up virus will eat up a lot of system resources, which results in rather slow PC performance. You may receive error pages when opening desired programs. Even, this pesky program could shut down the network connection randomly to avoid you from downloading security tools. pop-up malware can download files to do instant updates so as to stay as long as possible in the system. All in all, it’s better to remove virus once 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 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.
C:\Users\user account\Appdata\Local\Temp
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

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