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Astromenda.com Redirect Removal

I have something called “Astromenda Search” that hijacks my homepage. Every time I open Chrome, it takes me to Astromenda.com. This site acts as s generic search engine that filters results through a customized search engine. I know it is fake but I cannot find a way to get rid of it. I have removed the suspicious extensions and uninstalled the unwanted programs, but the page is still there and loads up every time I browse online. That is annoying. Is there any way I can get rid of it completely?

Astromenda.com Description:

Astromenda.com is another spam search engine designed to trick inexperienced computer users into downloading potentially unwanted programs and redirect them to questionable web pages without any permission. It installs itself in a number of ways although the most popular method deployed is via free software downloads. Now browser hijacking malware becomes to be a new online fraud that annoys computer users so much. Hackers and malware writers seize control of your web browser and distribute a new hijacker called Astromenda Search to vulnerable computers this time. If unluckily your computer is compromised, then the first change you will notice is homepage and default search modification. This hijacker can forcibly set Astromenda.com as your default homepage and will never allow you to change the setting back to your desired web page. So every time you open the browser, you will see Astromenda Search appears itself no matter you are on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or other browsers you have installed.

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Jul30

Published by Sarah Poehler | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Remove “Ads by CosstMinn” Adware

Is your computer bombarded with undesired popups whenever you are surfing online? If you see pop-ups titled with Ads by cosstMinn or Powered by cosstMinn, then your computer must have adware or other PUP (also called Potentially Unwanted Program) inside. Please follow the manual guide in this article and clean up your PC as soon as possible. 

CosstMinn Adware Description:

Ads by CosstMinn is an undesired pop-up associated with annoying advertising-supported software that can display itself on most popular web browsers like IE, Firefox and Chrome. This adware can cause troubles on the computer especially even though it is not considered as a virus. However, it can dispense excessive advertisements on your browser and also put your privacy at high risk. Adware like this one can record your web browsing activities, web sites visited, search keyword, and other vital data in order to show you more and more pop-up ads and attract your attention. If you click on those ads, you will end up installing malware or other unwanted programs immediately.

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Jul28

Published by Sarah Poehler & last modified on July 30, 2014 5:20 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

“PCTechHotline” Uninstall Guide

Hi there, I need help removing PCTechHotline from my computer. I have removed the suspicious extensions and uninstalled the unwanted programs. I’ve tried scanning and repairing and cleaning my PC with CCleaner for and others like a thousand times. Thought it was all over but the crazy PCTechHotline pop-up ads still keep reappearing. It also installs a program called “PC Fix Speed” which runs everytime I boot up the computer. It is really annoying. I think I have screwed up my computer. How do I uninstall this thing?  

PCTechHotline Description:

If PCTechHotline ads pop up on every window you try to open, then your computer must be attacked by adware now. Technically speaking, Adware is not a virus, but it can help display advertisements on your computer or within the program itself, making your computer perform poorly. Unlike legitimate programs, adware always comes without any permission and it seldom appears in Control Panel, so the removal will be more difficult. The most common thing for adware does is to cause disruption to the network and interrupt your online activities. When this program installs on a target machine, it may not be immediately harmful to your computer. However, during your browsing session, pop-ups, pop-unders or banners could be displayed on your screen. They can appear on all the web browsers installed on your computer including IE, Firefox, Chrome and even Safari. This program is responsible for loading advertisements and sponsored links to lure computer users into clicking on them for monetary gain on the part of site’s creators. It also helps to distributing malware like PC Fix Speed, SystemOptimizer Pro, MyPC Backup and others.

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Jul28

Published by Sarah Poehler | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Lpmxp2067.com Pop-up Ads Removal

I think my computer has been attacked by “Lpmxp2067.com” malware. When I was browsing online, it always redirected me to this page asking me to download flash player. I thought it was fake and didn’t do it. But this thing makes me crazy. It pops up every time I open Chrome and also there is a message at the bottom of the browser window that appears for about 10 seconds & then disappears, saying something about lower your interest rate, car insurance, etc,. I have spent 3 hours scanning my computer, but it didn’t find anything. I don’t know what to do now. Please help me to get rid of them!!! 

What is Lpmxp2067.com Pop-up?

Lpmxp2067.com is another misleading pop-up message that associated with adware, browser hijacker or PUPs (as known as Potentially Unwanted Programs), so it can pop up on your computer anytime it wants, without getting your permission. This web page can appear itself on the most popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, trying to convince you that an update is needed for your Video Player program; however, it cannot provide you anything helpful because it is a spam site used to distribute unwanted programs or other malware. As long as you see this pop-up, you should know a fact that your system is at risk now and updating the flash player as it suggests is unnecessary. It only makes your computer in a worse situation.

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Jul27

Published by Sarah Poehler | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

PriceChop Ads Removal Guide

PriceChop was installed on my computer and I cannot uninstall it. This program gives me crazy pop-up ads that keep pushing me to buy the product or download something I don’t need. I hate those ads that show up while you are scrolling down the page or the ones that pop up and take up the whole page. It is a sneaky way to advertise, it is intrusive. How do I get rid of “PriceChop” thing from the computer permanently? 

PriceChop Pop-up Ads Description:

PriceChop is an advertising-supported software that claims to enhance your web browsing experiences and save your time and money by providing discounts and other bonus and deals. However, you should not give any chance for this program to access your computer. If you unfortunately download this adware on your computer, the only thing you get is crazy advertisement and browser modification. As  Similar as browser hijacker threats, this program is capable of changing your computer settings like homepage, default search provider and registry editor, generating misleading alerts or even downloading other potentially unwanted programs. Once access, it will be hard for you to uninstall it from the computer because you may not be able to find PriceChop in Control Panel/Add or Remove Program. Even if the program is there, once you click “Uninstall” option, it may give you error message instead, blocking the uninstallation completely. PriceChop gives you only annoyance but not something helpful like it says. It can make a big problem on your machine if you don’t remove it quickly.

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Jul27

Published by Sarah Poehler | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Remove DownPriceApp Adware (DownPriceApp Ads)

What is DownPriceApp? When I am surfing the Internet, I have to receive many pop-up ads. I am always redirected to many unknown web sites which are not what I want. How can I get rid of this DownPriceApp adware and make my computer back to normal?

More Details about DownPriceApp:

DownPriceApp is an adware designed by the developers to hijack your online activities and show you fraudulent ads constantly. It can slow down the speed of the computer by taking over high system resources. If the computer is affected by this advertising software, not only will the connection performance of the computer start getting worse, but also you will get many pop-up ads as well as unwanted web page redirect issues that misleads you to click on some unsafe things. DownPriceApp will mess up your browsers and even the whole computer, because it has similar traits to browser hijackers. This advertising software will redirect you to some malicious web sites, some of which are showing a wide variety of ads while others may even be corrupted by virus infections.
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Jul26

Published by Deb Mirren | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Remove SmartWeb Adware

You cannot get rid of SmartWeb Adware completely? Why does it appear again after restarting the computer? What can we do to delete it from the computer completely? Read more information in this post.

More Details about SmartWeb Adware:

SmartWeb Adware is a very hateful advertising program that will generate many pop-up ads, banner ads and sponsored links on IE, Firefox, Google Chrome or any other browsers on your computer. It is compatible with many browsers so you can’t avoid the infection by changing the browser. The purpose of this advertisement software is to show commercial advertisements in the victim’s computer. It is created to collect sales leads and generate traffics for its sponsored sites. You will be pointed to other unwanted web sites that display ads and even contain malicious infections waiting for you to activate. Downloading unknown free programs and visiting suspicious sites on the Internet will help SmartWeb Adware get in your computer.
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Jul25

Published by Deb Mirren | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Trojan:Win32/WebToos.B Removal

Do you have a pop-up alert from the antivirus program saying that your computer is in danger because of the Trojan:Win32/WebToos.B virus? Why can’t your antivirus program delete the Trojan virus? What kind of bad things it will do in your computer? How to get rid of it instead of using more removal tools?

Details of Trojan:Win32/WebToos.B:

Trojan:Win32/WebToos.B is classified as a Trojan horse virus. Different from some other common Trojans, this newly-released infection mainly focuses on gathering information from a computer user’s online activities as well as browsing history and helps cyber criminals control the computer remotely. Being widely distributed in the Internet, this Trojan infection can infect computers from different regions. Even with the antivirus program installing on the computer, it still has the ability to bypass the antivirus program to get in the computer secretly.
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Jul25

Published by Deb Mirren | How to Guides

Get-Search.com Browser Hijacker Removal

I need help with the Get-Search.com thing, because I can’t seem to delete it from my computer. If I don’t delete it, I will always redirect my browser so that I cannot surf the Internet. There also will be many pop-up windows appearing suddenly, most of which are about advertising promotions. I don’t want Get-Search.com in my computer. How do I get rid of it?

More Details about Get-Search.com:

Get-Search.com is not a normal domain you usually see but a false website built by its developers to hijack browsers in many computer users worldwide. It is able to take over your homepage, redirect you to some other places when you are visiting sites and help its developers to collect your browsing history for future use. Therefore, we call Get-Search.com a browser hijacker. In general, this hijacker will appear as a common URL or common search engine in your browser which seems to be able to provide you various resources on the Internet (see the screenshot below). Inexperienced computer users may be confused easily and start online activities from its site.
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Jul23

Published by Deb Mirren | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Pum.bad.proxy Removal Guide

My windows laptop started having lots of pop-up ads, so I ran Malwarebytes and then it found Pum.bad.proxy from my computer. Malwarebytes quarantined it daily and then it reappeared soon. Everything on my computer is extremely slow now. My question is how to get rid of this virus completely without coming back? Any help will be highly appreciated.

Learn More About Pum.bad.proxy:

Pum.bad.proxy is a virus produced by cyber criminals who attempt to trigger damaging activities on the affected operating system, being categorized as Trojan Horse. This virus can attack computers running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1) operating system. It mainly gets installed on the target machine from email attachments and infected websites. Nowadays, there are thousands of computer viruses spreading over the Internet. Hackers often distribute this virus by attaching it to a mail and then spamming hundreds or even thousands of people. When computer users receive the spam email and open it without thinking twice, their computer may have been infected at that moment. Also if users don’t behave well when they are surfing online, they may get this virus from porn sites or other malicious web pages easily.

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Jul23

Published by Sarah Poehler | How to Guides

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