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Jan 24, 2014

Downdapp.com Redirect Virus Removal

My Internet Explorer is wired, each time when I open a new tab on the browser, it will redirect me to Downdapp.com automatically and tell me that I need to update my Flash Player. Is that real? In fact I don’t want to download something from this site, but I can not get rid of it completely. How can I remove this thing from Internet Explorer? Do I need to use another browser instead?

What is Downdapp.com Redirect Virus :

Downdapp.com is a nasty browser hijack redirect which is able to target on different kinds of the browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and other browsers. PC users may get the virus infection on the unsafe site because cyber criminals will put this redirect virus on it, once it has been installed to the infected PC, the Downdapp.com redirect virus will cause terrible virus infection on it, not only can it slow down the Internet speed but also damage the browser. Infected browser will be modify completely, which homepage and default search engine can be replaced and lots of strange add-ons created. This Downdapp.com site is not a reliable site, PC users need to get rid of it from the infected browser to avoid further damage.

In general, Downdapp.com will have ability to cause chaos on the infected browser, once the PC users want to run it or open a new tab, they will be redirected to this site and show some messages like ” Flash Player Update”, then PC users may click OK to download the program if they have no idea about this nasty redirect virus infection. In fact, the program offered by this site is very dangerous, they will provide unsafe program or process to let PC users download and those unsafe programs will contain other virus infections like Trojan horse, Worm and even fake anti-virus program. The infected computer will get the same message even they have installed the latest version of the Flash Player, so all the messages shown on the Downdapp.com is not reliable, which is just a way to cheat the victims. PC users need to be careful with this redirect virus.

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.

The Screen shot of the Downdapp.com Redirect

Downdapp.com

Symptoms of Infection:

Once the infected computer is infected by the browser hijack redirect virus, it will cause terrible virus infection. The infected computer will run much slower than before, PC users will have to spend more time opening a webpage or watching a video. Sometimes the browser can crash frequently which makes PC users annoyed, the browser hijack virus is able to redirect the infected PC to visit other malicious website with different viruses and threats on it, and lots of the popping-up webpage will appear while surfing on the Internet. In a word, the browser hijack redirect virus can cause chaos and problems on the infected computer.

How Can This Virus Attack the Computer?

How did you get Downdapp.com virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.

Manual Removal Guides:

The browser hijack redirect virus is an extremely dangerous threat on the infected computer. Registry and other system settings can be modified by it completely, that is the reason the nasty redirect virus can escape the tracking of the security tools like anti-virus program or firewall. It is strongly suggested that PC user should get rid of this redirect virus in a manual way to uninstall it. Learn more from the manual removal guide below.

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 and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options

For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. 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. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.

Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.

Run

regitry editor

b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe

%Temp%\random.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

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

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Summary

Downdapp.com is a malicious site with unsafe programs. They will cheat the PC user by letting them download the latest version of the Flash Player program, however, the program downloaded from the Downdapp.com is very dangerous, infected PC may suffer further damage by it. Some malicious backdoor processes will keep taking over high resource of the CPU and Internet speed which makes PC users annoyed. Changing another browser is not a useful way to get rid of the redirect virus, it is suggested that PC users should remove it in a manual way.

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 January 24, 2014 5:44 am

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