Monday, July 7, 2014

Remove/ Get Rid of Pop-ups Quickly

The system is attacked by pop-up virus? The installed antivirus cannot remove it? Suffering from chaotic online activities? Read this post and take detailed and fast guide to completely solve the problem.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: can be classified as a nasty browser hijacker or pop-up virus that attacks all web browsers stealthily. It disguises as a legit and helpful browser tool to get installed in random Operating System. pop-up virus has the ability to install itself to the web browser without asking for any approval. It then takes the place of your default home page and messes up the Chrome, Firefox or IE. malware can generate a lot of unwanted pop-ups when you surf the Internet. You’ll be asked to download programs to fix system errors or problems which are not real.

Besides, pop-up virus would change system DNS settings and browser settings furtively. It could shut down your network connection randomly to block the browsing activities. You may need to wait for a long time to open desired programs. What’s worse, pop-up malware would introduce many other malicious programs or risky PC viruses like redirect virus. In such case, your machine would be messed up greatly. Even, pop-up virus drops new icons to the desktop to mislead you to download nasty programs. All in all, it’s wise to remove pop-up virus once it appears. The following post will do you a favor.

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 makes changes to the system DNS settings and browser settings stealthily.
2. It replaces the default home page and generates pop-up windows on the web browser.
3. It will even install many unwanted add-ons or plug-ins to the Chrome, Firefox and IE stealthily.
4. It masks as a helpful tool to promote certain malicious programs.
5. It threatens the victim to download unwanted programs and displays error pages.
6. It messes up the PC and slows down the whole system performance greatly.

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\.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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