Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-up Ads Quickly

The Operating System is infected with pop-up virus? The web browser is messed up greatly? Find no way to speed up the PC performance? Read this post and follow detailed guides to completely remove pop-ups.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is a nasty pop-up virus that hijacks all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. With the help of spam email attachments and unauthorized free downloads, pop-up virus gets into the target computer. It has the ability to get installed without asking for any permission. After then, it will first insert new entries to guarantee its auto activation on system boot-up. Besides, pop-up malware can drop useless files to other system folders. It will take up high system resources and slow down the whole system performance greatly.
On the other hand, pop-up virus installs unwanted add-ons to the web browser stealthily. It appears on the screen whenever you open the web browser. In addition, when you try to access desired pages or open new tabs, or similar windows will pop up on the desktop to ask you to download video players or update web browsers. It aims to spread malicious programs and products. But it’s not advisable to click any button on those pop-ups. Even, you would receive error pages as pop-up virus could shut down the network connection randomly. As described above, should be removed immediately to prevent further chaos and damage. You can follow step-by-step guides below.

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.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

How to Open and Back up the Registry in Windows 8

No comments:

Post a Comment