Remove Http:// Pop-up Virus

Whenever I surf the web on Firefox, I get redirected to which prompts me to upgrade my browser. However, I have already updated Firefox to the most recent updates a week ago. It is really annoying. How do I stop from receiving pop ups from Http:// asking me to add updates?

Http:// Pop-up Virus Description:

If you keep getting Http:// pop-up on your browser, then your computer must be infected with an adware or a browser hijacker virus. This threat is designed to offer fraudulent message asking you to download updates and force your web browser to its page constantly so as criminals can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments. It hijacks the web browser and alters browser configuration settings in an effort to forcibly redirect Internet users to various commercial websites and wreak chaos on the compromised PC. Now it is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Once it gets installed, it can perform many corrupted actions on the infected computer, it includes: downloading other malicious programs, creating a backdoor in your PC security and creating advertisements.

It is extremely annoying if adware viruses/ browser hijacker viruses install on your computer because it can greatly disturb your browsing activities. The homepage of your browser may be changed without any permission. And the worse is you will not be able to reset it back too. Also whenever you try to go to a new page, instead of going to that page you want, you may be redirected to a page that’s advertising you should download something. It always gives you fake message claiming that your browser is outdated and a fastest and newest version is needed. If you are fooled and accept the download, other viruses will gain access to your computer and fully mess up your computer system as a result. Pop-up has no beneficial purposes and shouldn’t remain on your computer. It 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. In a word, computer users need to uninstall all adware and browser hijackers related to Http:// from the PC as quickly as possible.

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.

Http:// Pop-up Redirect Image: popup virus

Note: Http:// Pop up only gives PC users false and misleading information and does nothing good on a computer. It may claim that you are currently browsing the web with Firefox/Internet Explorer/Google Chrome and updating your video player is necessary. It uses deceptive tactics to cheat innocent users to install other unwanted program or even viruses to their computer. It is suggested users not install anything from this web page and take immediate action to remove this unwanted pop-up ads.

Potential Dangers Caused by A Hijacker Virus:

It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Http:// 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 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 Http:// pop up 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 Http:// Pop-up 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:

Http:// is a platform for advertiser and various websites displaying ads. It is sponsored by browser hijackers and adware that may add an unwanted toolbar on the compromised web browser and make changes to browser settings. Typically, it gets installed by bundling with free downloads from the internet then it can modify settings of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, causing many inconveniences for the users eventually. Please note that this is an unreliable website which may show a bogus Flash Player Update alert. You should not be taken in or the PC will be in danger of being possibly corrupted by adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), unwanted plug-ins, add-ons, browser extensions, and even malware infections. It is suggested users to remove Http:// Pop-up instantly once upon detection.

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 on January 9, 2014 3:40 am, last updated on January 9, 2014 3:40 am

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