Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-up Ads Completely and Permanently

Annoyed by lots of pop-up ads? Cannot remove it with the installed antivirus? Internet connection shuts down randomly? Read this post and take professional guide to completely remove pop-up virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is classified as a malicious and foxy pop-up virus that aims to spread malicious programs and unworthy products. Along with certain unauthorized free downloads, this pesky program gets into the target computer. Then it installs itself without asking for any approval. pop-up virus is able to change your system registry settings stealthily, which enables it to run automatically on Windows start-up. After then, this malware attacks your IE, Firefox and Chrome, making modifications to the default browser settings. pop-up virus would replace your favorite homepage with unknown websites.

In addition, you’ll get tons of ads including pop-ups and inserted links and so on. pop-up virus will try hard to gain illegal income. Even, it could shut down your network connection stealthily and disrupt your online activities. If you check your browser extensions, you’ll find some unfamiliar add-ons which are installed without any approval. What’s worse, pop-up virus could keep record of your keyboard activities and online history to collect sensitive data. This will be really dangerous. Therefore, it’s wise to remove pop-up virus from the system once it’s found.

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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