Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-up Virus Completely

Annoyed by lots of pop-ups on the web browser? Cannot browse the web as normal? Read this article and take step-by-step guide to completely remove pop-up virus and solve related problems.

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is a malicious program that generates tons of pop-ups on the web browser and causes great chaos. Along with certain free downloads from unknown resources, this pesky pop-up virus gets into random Operating System. After then, it adds new entries to the system registry and runs itself automatically on Windows start-up. pop-up virus can put unknown add-ons to the web browser stealthily on the other hand. As a result, every time you open the web browser, or similar pages pops up on the screen to ask you to download browser updates or media players.

Actually, such messages are not real but could lead you to catch additional malware or threats. pop-up virus may allow other malware like redirect virus to get into the affected PC for further chaos. In addition, it would shut down the Internet connection randomly to block your online activities. To get rid of annoying pop-ups and prevent further damage, it’s wise to remove this malware immediately. If you have no idea about how to do it, the following post will do you a favor.

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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