Sunday, October 12, 2014

Get Rid of Pop-up Virus Permanently

Brief Introduction of Pop-up Virus: is classified as a malicious pop-up virus that messes up the affected web browser and aims to gather illegal benefits. Your PC could catch this malware when you visit unsafe websites, click suspicious links or open spam email attachments. As long as pop-up virus enters your system, it gets installed without asking for any permission. Meanwhile, it drops a few unfamiliar browser add-ons stealthily and secretly. As a result, you’ll have to deal with tons of troubles. windows pop up constantly on the screen during your web browsing activities. You would be asked to download unknown programs like video players, media players or Java scripts.

Even, you are asked to fill in online surveys which are not real but could lead you to leak out personal information. In addition, you may be unable to connect to the Internet at times as pop-up virus has the ability to shut down your network connection randomly. All in all, this unknown program will not allow you to surf the network as normal. In some cases, this malware misleads you to download additional malware or computer viruses to cause further damage. For instance, your sensitive information would be stolen for illegal actions. Therefore, it’s strongly recommend that you remove pop-up virus once you find it.

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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