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Dec 19, 2013

How to Remove ad1.adkserve.com Redirect

My computer is infected by ad1.adkserve.com browser hijack redirect virus. I suppose it is because of program which I installed from my USB stick. This browser hijack redirect virus has taken over my Firefox completely, each time when I try to go online as usual, it will redirect me to visit some websites about advertisement or even porn. How can I remove this virus completely? 

What is ad1.adkserve.com Redirect Virus :

Ad1.adkserve.com can be classified as a new version of the browser hijack redirect which invades the careless PC users on the Internet. Usually this browser hijack redirect can be planted to the some programs, links, and E-mail attachment, once the PC users open these infected files, their PCs will be under attack in a quick time. Usually the infected PC will suffer a slow performance like running slowly and even crashing, the PC users have to take more  time opening a program or viewing a webpage and the Internet speed will be slower than before, this malicious website has become one of the most dangerous browser hijack redirect viruses on the Internet, it can cause terrible virus infection which needs to be removed completely.

In general, ad1.adkserve.com is able to infect all kinds of the browsers on the infected computer once. One of the browsers can be infected at the beginning, if the PC users aren’t able to get rid of this browser hijack redirect virus in time, other browsers can be infected as well, that is the reason ad1.adkserve.com can cause a terrible virus infection on the infected PC. What is more, the ad1.adkserve.com browser hijack redirect can create add-ons on the ifnected browsers, if the PC users click on those add-ons accidentally, the virus will redirect the victims to visit other malicious webpages which contain different viruses like Worms and even rogue programs. PC users have better to remove completely to keep away from further damage.

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

Symptoms of Infection:

1. Your computer performs slower and slower.

2. You need to wait a long time while opening a webpage and your browser runs much slower than before.

3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.

4. The harmful redirect virus also causes poor Internet connection and system to crash frequently.

5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are surfing online.

Manual Removal Guides:

This redirect virus is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements and even Trojans, rootkit or other malware viruses. Anti-virus software cannot identify this computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.

1. Clean cookies

* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.

* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.

* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.

2. Clean add-ons and extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons

(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard

(3). Click Manage add-on and disable all the suspicious add-on.

* Firefox:

(1). Click the Firefox menu and click Add-on

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-on and click Disable.

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions

(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.

3. Show Hidden Files

First, you need to show all hidden files so that you can fully check the files related to Redirect Virus.

(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link

(3). Click on the Folder Options link

(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

4. Delete Virus Files

(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit

Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”

While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:

%AllUsersProfile%
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random letters}\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~dll
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘0’

(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary

Ad1.adkserve.com is a dangerous and malicious website which is created by the cyber criminals for their malicious purposes. Since the anti-virus program can not handle this browser hijack redirect well, it is suggested that PC users need to get rid of it in a manual way. Stop hesitating, this browser hijack redirect virus will not go until you start to take actions to remove it, all the data on the infected PC can be the target of this ad1.adkserve.com redirect virus, PC users need to remove it as soon as possible to keep the computer safe, or it will cause very unsafe situation on the infected computers.

If you are not sure which files are related to malware, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.

Published by & last updated on December 19, 2013 12:28 am

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