Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Remove/Get Rid of Pop-up Virus Thoroughly

IE/FF/Chrome is messed up by constant pop-ups? The installed antivirus tool does not scan anything? Keep reading this post and take professional and fast guide to completely delete virus.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is classified as a malignant pop-up virus that hijacks all web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. As long as this pesky program gets into your machine along with certain unverified free downloads, it installs itself without asking for any permission. After then, you’ll have to deal with great troubles. pop-up virus can install many unknown add-ons to the web browser stealthily. It appears on the screen whenever you open the web browser. Meanwhile, similar pages or windows would pop up when you open new tabs or access desired pages. pop-up virus will ask you to download programs that are not real in the reality.

If you know little about pop-up virus and click provided button on those pages, virus will lead you to log into your email or bank account to get fake programs. But meanwhile, your keyboard activities would be traced and sensitive data could be collected for further marketing or illegal actions. Hence it’s not advisable to click any link or button from suspicious resources. What’s more, pop-up virus may shut down your network connection randomly to block your web browsing activities. In a word, with pop-up virus in the system, your machine would become useless. Therefore, the earlier you remove it, the better it will be.

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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