Thursday, August 7, 2014

Get Rid of/ Remove Pop-up Ads

A lot of pop-up windows appear on the screen? Cannot use the web browser as normal? Suffering from much slow PC performance? Keep reading this post and take professional guide to completely get rid of virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is regarded as a foxy and malicious pop-up virus that is mainly created to spread malicious programs and useless services. With the help of unverified free programs and junk email attachments, pop-up virus gets into random Operating System. After then, it adds boot-up codes to the system registry and runs along with the Windows. Besides, malware occupies a great amount of system resources and slows up the entire affected PC performance. Error messages could pop up on the screen when you want to open a program. In addition, pop-up virus makes modifications to the browser settings without asking for any approval.
As a result, your default home page could be replaced by pop-ups randomly. Unknown pages or ads would occur as well on the desktop when you try to access favorite pages. Those unwanted pop-ups mainly ask you to download programs or updates or buy cheap services. However, they could lead you to additional dangers after you click any button on them. Hence, pop-up virus should not be trusted. On the other hand, this malware shuts down the Internet connection randomly to block you from accessing security software related websites. But it could download files to do instant updates so as to avoid being removed. As described above, the sooner 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.
%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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