An unwanted message took over my screen said “This is a Recommended download, Install takes less than a minute”. What does this message belong to? Then spyware showed scan result. The results said that computer is in risk and will collapse. The power light kept flashing. But it doesn’t mention about any virus infection. The result said that no virus in my computer. Is my computer safe? What does this message bring to my computer? How can I get rid of it?
“This is a Recommended download, Install takes less than a minute” pop up is a nasty adware that appears constantly when you are using the victim PC to surf Internet. This nasty malicious program is mainly used to cheat people clicking download button which is shown on the popping up message asking you to download a newly media player. According to our test, People usually get this annoying message when they are visiting normal websites. The message shows from time to time waiting for chance to get your attention and deceive you to allow installation. To be noticed, it usually masquerades as Adobe player so that people would trust it as a new update version of legit player company and would probably click install to let this adware in.
To make a successful invasion of target computer, cyber criminals will display a pop-up box trying to convince you that you need to update or install legit software and the downloading process takes less than a minute. It gives you two options on the popping up message. One is “install” option highlighted with orange background and one is download now in grey. Both of the two options are allowing installation of adware. If you click the “download” or click “install now” button, instead of installing an update, you will agree to download adware or malicious program to your computer.
“This is a Recommended download” virus can be installed in your computer not matter you are using Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP or Windows 8. And it can pop up in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer. That means it can infect target computer in any way. It also installs other unnecessary programs such as: Babylon toolbar, delta toolbar, Nationzoom hijacker, adware, spyware, potential unwelcome programs or other forms of malware on the infected computer. To protect your computer, you need to remove this stubborn adware as soon as possible.
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.
*“This is a Recommended download, Install takes less than a minute” 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, 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 this malware.
“This is a Recommended download, Install takes less than a minute” is an untrusted malware which is designed specifically for making money. It is used for generating Network traffic it generates, collecting sales leads for other suspicious web sites, and displaying sponsored links and advertisements on the screen to promote the products you are not familiar with. When the computer is infected by this virus, no program can help you get rid of it. Some programs may not even be able to detect it because it is quite different from common virus. A simple click on its popping up message, the adware is able to seize the opportunity to sneak into your computer in secret. Therefore, you should not hesitate to remove the virus when you find it in your computer.
Published by & last updated on January 17, 2014 12:48 pm