Clubpaingwin is an adware program which can be typically bundled with other free programs that you download from the Internet. As soon as it is downloaded, it infects computer systems without consent and displays unwanted banner advertisements, pop-up advertisements, and in-text advertisements. Target Internet users may start getting constant pop-up windows asking to participate in a survey. Even worse, there is no option for the users to close such annoying popup ads.
This issue can happen on all the browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. By letting people click Clubpaingwin Pop-Ups frequently, those people who created this application can earn money from clicks and traffic generated to promoted sites. Therefore it is not surprising that besides pop-up offers and deals, you might also be redirected to the websites you never intended of visiting. This program changes the default search engines, homepages, and browser shortcuts of all the browsers you have installed and also disables the security tools. Thus, you will find nothing even if you have run a full scan by your antivirus program and there is no trace of Clubpaingwin listed in Control Panel. In general, Clubpaingwin is not a helpful program but just makes troubles to you, you have to uninstall it manually as soon as possible.
Maybe lots of PC users will try to scan their computers once they detect Clubpaingwin Pop-Ups on their computers, but after spending several hours scanning the computer, finally they get nothing related to the virus. According to this situation, every computer user should understand a fact that Antivirus tools are not omnipotent. Sometimes they can’t detect or catch viruses timely. That’s because the antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of browser hijacker is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal, hiding itself in the root of the infected system. Therefore, if you want to remove Clubpaingwin Pop-Ups completely, you need to delete all the infected files, processes, as well as registry entries which are related to this nasty virus so that to ensure the security of your computer.
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. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
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.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
Clubpaingwin Pop-Ups enters your computer without your permission and then performs tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. It can alter the search page of your browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page. Whenever you connect to the Internet, you will get constant pop up from Clubpaingwin. Although it cannot destroy the PC directly, it is still very irritating to have it on the computer system. And this adware may constantly use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, as well as receive ads and pop-ups from third party servers, which causes much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. Do not hesitate to remove Clubpaingwin before a precious mess to your computer.
Published by & last updated on April 29, 2013 2:21 am