Saturday, July 12, 2014

Get Rid of/ Remove Pop-ups Thoroughly

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 defined as a much nasty browser hijacker or pop-up virus. It is able to mess up all web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Generally speaking, your machine could catch pop-up virus when you open spam email attachments, visit unsafe web pages or download unverified free programs. It will then get installed to the system without asking for any permission. After then, you’ll have to deal with a lot of troubles and inconveniences. pop-up malware can first drop boot-up files to run at the back. Besides, it installs many unknown add-ons to the web browser stealthily.

Through modifying the default browser settings, pop-up virus takes over the web browser as well as your home page. It appears on the screen whenever you open the web browser. Meanwhile, when you click a link or open a new tab, this unfamiliar page pops up as well. pop-up malware can even generate similar pages to block your browsing activities. Those sites aim to gather illegal benefits through asking you to download malicious programs. That’s really annoying. On the other hand, malware occupies a lot of CPU usage and decreases the PC performance seriously. You may even receive error pages as this malware would shut down the Internet connection. All in all, the earlier you remove pop-up virus, the better it will be.

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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