Sunday, July 27, 2014

Get Rid of/ Remove Pop-up Ads Quickly

The web browser is messed up by constant pop-ups? Cannot remove it with the installed antivirus software? Internet connection is shut down sometimes? Keep reading this page and follow professional and fast guide to completely get rid of pop-up virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is a rather stubborn and malignant pop-up virus that is able to mess up all of your web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Disguising as a legit and helpful browser tool, pop-up virus gets installed on a lot of computers. After then, it first inserts some start-up files to the system to make sure its auto activation with the Windows. Besides, it will install many unknown add-ons or plug-ins to the system as well as the web browser. pop-up virus controls your original start page and appears on the screen whenever you open the web browser.

In addition, generates similar pop-ups when you try to open new tabs or access desired pages. Your online activities would be blocked seriously as those annoying pop-ups constantly ask you to download programs or update web browsers. Even, you may receive error pages suddenly when visiting websites. That is because pop-up virus could shut down the network connection to prevent you from accessing security related pages. But on the other hand, pop-up malware will communicate with the remote servers to download files to do instant updates, which makes it really difficult to completely remove this malware. As described above, it’s necessary to remove pop-up virus as soon 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.
%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

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