I was hit by a virus that can keep adding tabs to my internet browse. As soon as I surf the web, it always opens a site automatically asking me to download Adobe. The web sites is http://www.adobeupdate2014.com, with some random letters and numbers after the link. Now, I can obviously see that it’s fake, it’s obviously malware because I have installed the latest version of Adobe a few days ago. But I can’t seem to make it go away. It is becoming a massive problem especially when going on youtube. How do I get rid of this annoying pop-up?
If constant popups from Adobeupdate2014.com keep appearing on your browsers no matter you use Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome while you are surfing the web, then your computer must be infected with an adware virus or browser hijacker virus. This kind of virus usually comes bundled with some shareware applications. It makes some system changes and modifies the registry once it is installed so that it could load every time you start your computer. It turns out to be a clear sign that your computer is infected because whenever you go to Internet, you will have a sea of unwanted pop up ads that are impossible to stop. It may block your access and give you a prompt saying that ‘New Flash Player is required to view this page. It is recommended you update Flash Player to the latest version to view this page. ‘ Other than that, it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions. Thus, you may find out that whenever you click on а link on the search engine, it won’t take you to the page you’re looking for straight away, instead you will be taken to Adobeupdate2014.com which requires you to download a fake flash player first.
Adobeupdate2014.com Pop-up belongs to those cyber spammers who want to hack the most popular browsers and use the affected browser to promote their product or distribute viruses. It changes your homepage, takes over control your screen and shuts down internet connection. Also it causes unstoppable popup windows to appear on affected system and disturbs innocent users. Browser hijackers or Adware linked to Adobeupdate2014.com also can add a tracking cookie which helps attackers to change search results on Google and other major search engines. It uses the tracking cookie in a try to deliver ads and gather web users’ personal information in order to forward it to remote attackers. Don’t trust or click on any ads from this site, or your computer will be at a high risk by being infected with more and more viruses. Also don’t give any chance to for this threat to fully mess up your computer system. All you have to do immediately is to get rid of the hidden virus associated with fake Adobeupdate2014.com Pop-up manually.
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1. Your homepage is changed without your permission. No matter how hard you have tried, you are not allowed to change it back to the web page you prefer.
2. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other content related to Adobeupdate2014.com.
3. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar.
Adobeupdate2014.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Adobeupdate2014.com 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：
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 Adobeupdate2014.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Nowadays, many computer users are annoyed with ads from Adobeupdate2014.com. Some of them may even be tricked to download this fake Adobe flash player and finally realize it is bundled with a virus. Generally speaking, this annoying ads may occur on browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox after users download some audio player, video converter or PDF creator. It runs a huge risk for your computer security because it can control your keyword search and then depending on what you are searching for, it shows commercials advertisements and finally slows down your computer. Don’t hesitate to remove it from your computer for it can not only disturb your surfing experience but also compromise your security and privacy.
Published by & last updated on January 22, 2014 10:08 am