Pop-Up Removal Guide

I have a new Toshiba laptop which is running Windows 7. For some reasons I am starting to get a lot of pop ups from recently and my homepage is changed to this site as well. Is it a kind of virus? My firewall is still on and I have antivirus program installed but it doesn’t show me any of viruses detected. Over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads!! That is extremely annoying and driving me nuts. How do I get rid of redirect? Pop-Up Ads Description: is questionable web site that provides bogus search box and displays unwanted pop-up advertisements like offering you coupons, discount deals, and free gifts etc. This page is closely associated with adware or browser hijacker virus which users may install it after visiting illegal or malicious websites or downloading freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause many annoyance for users when they surf the Internet because a barrage of pop-up windows which may offer computer users to take a survey to win some prizes like iPhone, iPad, MacBook, free android tablet will flood the computer screen or on the affected browser, trying to redirect users to a slew of unsavory sites against their will.

When this virus hijacks a system, it uses browser helper objects and third party malware including sponsored adware and spyware platforms to modify your browser settings without your permission. It can alter your homepage, search engine and new tab page on all the browsers you have installed such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and redirect the user to its own page for promoting its relevant search services. is a deceptive website which pretends to be a legitimate search engine. It will not provide you any reliable search results related to your queries. Instead, it just forcibly diverts you to suspicious websites. Also this unwanted pop up degrades overall web browser stability and performance. It makes you hard to surf the Internet and will not allow you to remove it by running security tools. In a word, if your computer has been compromised, you will find that it takes a long time to load up a page and it always opens different web sites instead of requested ones while you are surfing the Internet. Don’t consider it as a tiny thing because a browser hijacker may have the ability to track user’s web browsing habits, record addresses of visited sites and send collected data to a remote server. Remove pop up immediately once you have found that in your computer.

Note: If you’re not computer savvy and not sure how to delete this hijacker, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now. Pop-Up Screenshot:

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.

How Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like Pop-Up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: 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 Pop-Up redirect 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 Pop-Up ads 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:

If you see pop-up showing on your browser each time you launch the program or go online, it is sure that your computer has been infected by an adware or browser hijacker virus. It can not only provide a useless search provider to users, but also can display annoying advertisement attempting to give computer users an online shopping deal or coupons and even ask them to complete a survey in order to get “free gift”.  We should remind users that ads on should never be clicked on, or you will bring other threats inside your computer mistakenly. Since antivirus cannot pick up such kind of threat, you have to delete all the files and programs related to these pop-ups manually.

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 19, 2014 4:51 am, last updated on January 22, 2014 10:04 am

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