Jun 2, 2013

Adware.Playtopus – How To Remove

Does your browser always redirect you to Adware.Playtopus? Is your homepage recently changed to a certain webpage such as SafeSearch Virus which looks like a normal search engine? Actually all of these annoying issues are caused by a redirect virus. Follow this post and learn how to get rid of it now.

Adware.Playtopus Description:

Adware.Playtopus Adware.Playtopus is a latest version of adware which is created by hacker for many bad usages. Once the adware is installed, it carries out certain changes on the browser to execute the hijacker thing. First of all, it takes over the whole browser to direct the victim to spoof pages. It tricks or intimidates the computer user to give out their personal information, passwords and sensitive info. It will first add a plug-in or add-ons in affected browser so that it can automatically run when you use the affected browser. It is the most annoying things to PC users because it pops up everywhere and every time when you are using the infected browser. It prevents users from normally viewing webpage.

It comes from many ways, say free downloads, junk mail or malicious links. What normal users may not aware is that this adware is not only generates pop-ups and adware, but also record down browsing behaviors, online activities and personal data of online transaction. It collects the data in your computer and sends back to hackers for further usages. When you surf the Internet, it comes up unwanted adware and annoying pop-ups to disturb online activities and changes network settings so your computer sources will be damaged plus some functions are banned. For further security, you should remove it completely by the most effective way – manual way, and avoid getting it again.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Several consequences of this redirect: Adware.Playtopus

*Your search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified.

*Your computer is responding slowly in every process and makes you feel like it stuck.

*You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it.

Manual Removal Guides of Adware.Playtopus:

Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.

1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.

Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu -> select Options -> Click “Under the bonnet” tab -> locate “Privacy” section ->Clear browsing data” button ->select “Delete cookies and other site data” to detele all cookies from the list.

Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” -> Click “safety” -> Click “delete browsing history” -> Tick “cookies” box and click delete

Mozilla Firefox: Click “Tools” -> Click “Options” -> Click “Privacy” -> Click “remove individual cookies”

2 Remove all the 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 Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.

4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
%AllUsersProfile%\{ Software Education\*.lnk
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{random}.exe”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


Adware.Playtopus modifies browser settings and sets itself as hoomepage once it’s settled down in your computer. From now on, it is trying to pop up adwares or malicious link to direct PC users to other sites. Those sites are neither normal nor safety. It disables your previous homepage and redirects your webpage to its domain during the time you are surfing internet without notice. You need to remove it as soon as it shows up.

Friendly Reminder:

If you still find it hard to follow the removal guide above, please contact YooCare: PC experts 24/7 online will offer you the most effective tech support to remove infection completely.

Published by & last updated on June 2, 2013 4:50 am

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