Dec 6, 2013

Remove Pop-up Ads Manually

Pop-up ads from keep appearing on your web browser while you are surfing online? Have you tried everything to get rid of it but just get failed? Where does this annoying ads come from and how do you remove it? Learn more from the following post and you will find the solution to get rid of ads completely.

Why You Keep Getting Pop Up From

More and more computer users complain that they receive pop-up ads whenever they go online. Actually this issue is due to a browser hijacker virus which was already installed on your computer without your notice and approval. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or other browsers you have installed. Once your computer is compromised, you are not able to close the pop up or navigate away from the page. This pop up generates misleading ads or boxes trying to promote player updating or program installers in order to distribute malicious programs to your computer. Similarly to Nation Zoom Virus, this threat can take over your browser and perform tons of malicious activities on your machine especially for interrupting your browsing sessions. It is designed by the cyber criminals who want to boost traffic and gain revenue depending on users’ visit and downloads/purchases. Therefore, when you see ads popping up on your computer, don’t be tricked to download anything on your computer, it might contain a virus that can ruin your computer immediately.

Most people don’t know where hijacker comes from and they have no idea to get rid of it since antivirus program cannot help to detect the presence of a redirect/hijacker virus. In fact, this browser hijacker often invades target computer bundled with the free downloads from the internet such as shareware games or various video players. Undoubtedly is a questionable website that associated with malicious browser hijacker. It can change your homepage settings, redirect your browser to other pages constantly, display crazy and annoying pop-up windows and add unwanted wanted toolbar to your computer. As mentioned above, you cannot trust anything displayed by and should take action to remove it as soon as possible.

Manual removal becomes a technical process that you should only undertake if you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore they cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

clear browser data

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”

delete browsing history

Mozilla Firefox:

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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button

Remove All Cookie

2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.

Once redirect is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, 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 to quickly bring up Task Manager Window:

task manager

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 related to hijacker manually.

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor: is not a reliable website because it is created for commercial advertisements. After a browser hijacker gets installed on your computer, you will see constant pop-up, banner and coupon ads while you are browsing online. It make computer users visit suspicious websites again and again in order to increase traffic of the doubtful website and generate advertising revenue from clicks on ads. Generally speaking, it mainly aims at making money by promoting some unfamiliar programs such as free video downloader or some other freeware to lure users into downloading them. Just remember that all those pop-up pages are not safe to click because most of them contain fviruses or malware. If you download something from, you may get computer locked by Ransomware malware or let rogue program access the computer to bother you. To completely protect your computer, it is a must to get rid of this annoying pop-up ads.

Note: If you are not a computer expert and have no idea how to perform the removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on December 6, 2013 1:41 am

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