Saturday, August 30, 2014

Get Rid of/Remove Pop-up Virus Permanently

The Internet Explorer is attacked by pop-up virus? Cannot surf the Internet as before because of constant annoying pop-ups? Find no way to completely solve the problem? No worries, this post contains professional and fast removal guide to help you.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is categorized as a stubborn pop-up virus that aims to spread malicious programs and gather illegal benefits. This malicious browser hijacker can get into your workstation through hacked websites, spam email attachments and unverified free downloads. You had better pay much attention during online activities. pop-up virus is able to alter your system registry settings without asking for any approval. After then, it’ll be executed automatically in the background. Every time you open the web browser, pops up as your default home page as well.

Moreover, or similar pages appear on the screen to ask you to download programs or updates so as to continue your web browsing activities. But if you click any button on those unknown pages, you could be led to catch additional malware or even risky PC viruses. pop-up virus may even download other threats like redirect virus to cause further chaos. Apart from messing up your web browser, pop-up virus would cause chaos on your system as well. It may add new shortcuts to the desktop without any consent. In some cases, it shuts down the Internet connection to disrupt your online activities. All in all, is not a good thing. And it’s wise to remove it immediately.

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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