Monday, August 11, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-ups Completely

The Internet Explorer is blocked by lots of pop-ups? The Internet connection shuts down at times? Being afraid of losing important data? Keep reading this post and follow professional guide to completely get rid of virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is a malicious pop-up virus that hijacks all web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Usually, your machine could catch this malware when you open spam email attachments, download unverified free programs or visit unsafe websites. As long as pop-up virus gets installed in your system, it first adds boot-up files to the system registry folder. After then, it attacks the web browser and modifies browser settings stealthily. Your default home page could be changed to without asking for any permission. Even, similar pages pop up to ask you to download programs when you try to open new tabs.

It’s reported that pop-up virus is mainly created to promote products or even spread malware. Hence it’s not advised to click any button on those windows. On the other hand, this pesky program may shut down the network connection randomly through changing the system DNS settings. pop-up malware blocks you from downloading security software from the Internet but it will communicate with the remote servers to do instant updates and avoid being detected. All in all, is not a good thing. We strongly recommend that you remove this nasty program to prevent great troubles.

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

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