I used the free AVG to scan it and in the virus result it said I have Masponi Adware. I scanned it then deleted Masponi Adware over and over but nothing changes. when I scanned it again, nothing good news showed up. So does that mean this virus is unresolvable? Now I’m freaking out because I heard it’s really bad to my computer!! How do I get rid of every trace of Masponi Adware! Please help me remove Masponi Adware completely!
Masponi Adware is an unwanted adware. This harmful software program can be installed to the target window operating system without requiring certification. In general, to avoid the security check this will allow other malicious software to connect and change the system registry file. It is created by hackers for remote controlling to meet their business needs. Usually, the advertisement will be packed in spam or share files and it is waiting for the opportunity to invade to the target computer. If your computer is not fully protected, all of a sudden, the software will be the victim’s browser and unwanted advertising will be set to pop up which finally will result in preventing you from accessing your system but also showing a lot of unwanted advertisement. This virus not only damages your system but also suffers data lost.
Several harmful actions will be active on the infected computer when Masponi Adware is held on the victim browser. Mouse keeps moving up and down on the webpage to stop you from clicking on every links or buttons and angles keeps scrolling phenomenon shows you that the adware is already installed to your PC. When the infected browser has some bad adware installed, annoying pop-ups of unwanted promotion will display in everywhere on the infected browser. It will force you to unwanted domains and forcibly install unneeded add-ons or plug-ins to the victim browser. if you are continuing ignoring the phenomenon, other malware will be brought in to the victim system. The infected browser will be corrupted severely and settings will be replaced to allow security changing. To protect your computer and privacy, you need to remove Masponi Adware completely.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
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 → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Masponi Adware 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, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the 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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Masponi Adware.
Masponi Adware is an irritating issue that annoys computer users recently. It is considered as browser hijacker infection that can be installed on a computer without any knowledge. Typically this hijacker comes bundled with programs, movie or music file you download on the Internet. When it is installed, it hijacks all the browsers installed on your computer which include IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. As a result, your browser will start running out of order. It keeps redirecting PC users to its domain and other page that shows sponsored ads all over the screen. In addition, the stability of your system may also be compromised. Your system performance will be decreased and it always takes a long time for you to load up a certain page. The tricky virus will can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage. It only has a single goal which is to force PC users visiting its page again and again and then get profit from the artificial traffic. Malware associated with Masponi Adware may use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers, which makes your privacy at risk. Don’t hesitate to get rid of this hijacker from your computer, or it can continue its bad activities by inviting more potential threats to your computer which may ruin your system.
Published by & last updated on December 30, 2013 11:38 am