Saturday, August 9, 2014

Get Rid of/Remove Pop-up ads

The Chrome/ Firefox/ IE is messed up by a lot of pop-up ads? Can hardly surf the Internet as before? Keep reading this post and take professional guide to completely get rid of virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is categorized as a much malicious pop-up virus that has the ability to attack many web browsers stealthily. It usually gets into the target workstation along with certain unsafe free downloads like music players, video players and PDF readers. If you do not pay much attention during online activities, your PC would catch pop-up virus. After then, you’ll have to deal with a lot of troubles. The main purpose of this unwanted program is to spread malicious programs or promote unworthy products. New entries will be added to your system registry so that pop-up virus runs with the Windows. Even, a lot of useless files are dropped to system folders to cause chaos.

You would find that your PC performs much slowly as pop-up virus can eat up most of the system resources. On the other hand, this malware makes modifications to the browser settings and takes over your favorite home page as well as many other desired pages. You will receive pop-ups when you open Chrome, Firefox or IE or want to access desired websites. What’s worse, you may be disallowed to visit security software related sites randomly. For pop-up virus can shut down your network connection. But it could download files to do instant updates and avoid being detected. All in all, pop-up virus is not a good thing to your computer, please follow step-by-step guide below to thoroughly get rid of virus.

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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