Friday, June 20, 2014

Remove Pop-ups in a Fast Way

The system is attacked by pop-ups? The web browser is messed up seriously? Find no way to speed up the PC? Read this post and take step-by-step guide to completely get rid of pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is categorized as a malicious browser hijacker that messes up the web browser with a lot of unwanted pop-ups. This malware takes chance to enter your system when you open spam email attachments or download unverified free programs. Disguising as a legit browser add-on, pop-up virus installs itself to the web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer without asking for any approval. Meanwhile, it adds many unknown browser add-ons stealthily. As a result, pops up on the screen every time you open the web browser.

Besides, you’ll get many pop-ups when trying to access desired websites. Even such annoying windows appear on the screen when you open new tabs. In a word, you’ll find it hard to surf the Internet as before. On the other hand, pop-up virus could insert malicious files to the system registry and other folders. It may take up most of the system resources to decrease the PC performance. To avoid great troubles and inconveniences, you should remove pop-up virus as fast as possible.

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.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

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