Monday, September 15, 2014

Remove/Get Rid of Pop-up Virus Permanently

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is a malicious website that hijacks the web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Usually, such annoying browser hijacker is mainly created and spread by cyber hackers to promote suspicious programs or products and gain illegal benefits. Once your PC is infected with virus, you’ll have to deal with a lot of pop-ups. Hiding in spam emails and unauthorized free downloads, this pesky program enters lots of computers. It then installs unknown add-ons to the web browser and change the default browser settings without letting you know.

Later on, you will get pop-ups constantly during web browsing activities. Those unwanted windows will provide certain messages about your domain status and ask you to click buttons to continue to get details. But if you accidentally click any of those suspicious links, you would be led to download malicious programs or PC threats like redirect virus and Supra Savings adware. Under such circumstance, your workstation would become more useless. Even, pop-up virus records your online history and collects sensitive data for further marketing. This can be really dangerous for your personal data. Hence, we strongly recommend that you remove pop-up virus as soon as possible.

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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