Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Remove Pop-ups Step by Step

The system is infected with pop-ups? Cannot speed up the PC performance? Keep reading this post and follow professional and effective instructions to get rid of pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is regarded as a much malicious pop-up virus that hijacks all web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, this malware will get installed into your system without your consent. It hides in some unauthorized free downloads. After then, pop-up virus carries out many nasty activities. First of all, it injects new entries to the system registry so as to guarantee its auto activation. Besides, this malware adds many useless files to other system folders. It can take up high system resources and slow down the PC performance seriously. In some cases, pop-up malware shuts down the Internet connection to block your online activities. pop-up virus is able to change browser settings without asking for any approval. As a result, it takes over the web browser and replaces the default home page to its own domains. This pest generates a lot of pop-up windows on the screen each time you want to open new tabs or desired websites. That is, you’ll find it hard to surf the Internet as normal. pop-ups mainly ask you to download free videos or watch movies online. But you should not click any button on them which can lead you to great dangers. PC viruses like redirect virus could hide in those pop-ups. Therefore, it’s wise to remove pop-up virus once you find it.

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 modifies a lot of important browser settings furtively.
3. It will even install many unwanted add-ons or plug-ins to the Chrome, Firefox and IE stealthily.
4. It can slow down the PC performance and shut down the network 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.
%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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