Is your browser already messed up with the http://serve.bannersdontwork.com virus? Are you annoyed with the constant pop-ups from this website? Is it dangerous if i leave this annoying thing in my computer? How do I get rid of it completely when my antivirus shows nothing on it?
Serve.bannersdontwork.com is defined as a malicious browser redirect virus that infiltrates your computer without your permission. It is an annoying problem that drives computer users crazy. Usually this virus can be downloaded bundle with freeware and shareware, or simply after you visit illegal website or open spam. As soon as it gets inside the PC, it changes several system’s settings, such as the default search engine or start page, then makes your computer perform weird and out of control.
This virus enters your computer without your permission and then performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. It mainly attacks browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Besides, it may also slow down your internet connection by using up bandwidth to retrieve advertisements. At that moment, you will have a sea of unwanted pop up ads that are impossible to stop. Sometimes, http://serve.bannersdontwork.com virus may redirect you to blank websites, to advertisements or even to malicious websites which will show you misleading information and try to attack your PC further. Hence, if you see annoying popup ads on your computer, don’t hesitate to remove it for your computer for good.
1. It can redirect you to malicious websites with numerous pop up ads to interrupt and stop you from doing anything on your computer;
2. It can turn your computer to run slowly and pose sudden death;
3. It can introduce more unwanted viruses and ransomware to do further harms;
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your compute
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once this dangerous Serve.bannersdontwork.com redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent, slowing down the computer. If your system’s CPU spike is constant, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time and it will open up task manager directly. Then change to “Processes” tab.
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*
Serve.bannersdontwork.com virus refers to a dangerous adware or a browser hijacker which can be able to monitor your web browsing habits and collect related information. It controls your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. Moreover, it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. In conclusion, Serve.bannersdontwork.com pop up must be removed manually as soon as possible.
If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by Sarah Poehler, last updated on May 9, 2013 8:32 am | Browser Hijacker Removal Guide