Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-up Ads Step by Step

What is Pop-up Virus: is defined as a malignant pop-up virus that hijacks all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This annoying program can install itself automatically once it enters your Operating System. Your PC would catch this malware if you visit unsafe websites, download unauthorized free programs or open spam email attachments. After then, you’ll have to deal with a lot of troubles and inconveniences. pop-up virus can change your system registry settings stealthily so as to run along with the system. Besides, it could drop many useless files to system folders and cause chaos.

Through altering your default browser settings, pop-up virus takes over your web browser. But you are not allowed to change them back as normal. In such case, this unwanted website pops up immediately when you open Firefox, IE or Chrome. Even, your new tabs or desired pages could be redirected to pop-ups. Such windows mainly want to promote programs and gain illegal income. But meanwhile, they may spread additional malware such as redirect virus. Therefore, you had better not click any button on them. To prevent further troubles, please follow professional removal guide below to delete this malware.

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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