Thursday, June 26, 2014

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

Annoyed by pop-ups? The web browser is messed up completely? Cannot access some desired websites? Suffering from much slow PC performance? Read this post and follow step-by-step guide to completely solve the problem.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is categorized as a much nasty browser hijacker or adware. It generally gets into the target computer along with certain unverified free programs like video players, music players and PDF readers. The main purpose of virus is to generate a lot of pop-ups and gain illegal income. Once this malicious pop-up virus gets installed on your Operating System, it will first add some harmful codes to the system registry. As a result, pop-up virus executes itself automatically on Windows boot-up. Meanwhile, it would drop a lot of useless files to other system folders to take up system resources. You’ll then suffer from much slow PC performance.
On the other hand, pop-up virus will make modifications to many important browser settings as well as system DNS settings. After then, it controls Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Your default home page would be changed to without your consent. Besides, when you want to open new tabs or access desired web pages, similar pages pop up on the web browser to ask you to download malicious programs or Java updates. But you should not click any button on them as they could lead you to download risky PC threats like redirect virus. What’s worse, pop-up virus shuts down the network connection to block you from visiting security software related pages. Therefore, it’s highly advised to remove pop-up virus ASAP to avoid great damage.

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 will not only change the original start page to random sites but also display suspicious web pages.
2. It alters important browser settings to take over the web browser.
3. It can install many unknown browser add-ons stealthily and secretly.
4. It will shut down the Internet connection suddenly to block your online activities.
5. It generates a lot of unwanted promoted pop-up windows constantly.
6. It would add new icons to the desktop so as 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.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\

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