Pop-up Removal

Do you keep receiving pop-up ads while you are surfing online? Now most PC users are complaining that constant pop-ups are the most irritating issue that interrupts their browsing activities. It also causes lots of computer problems. If you found your browser kept showing pop-up ads, banner and sponsored links, please follow the manual removal guide below to get rid of the unwelcome pop-ups immediately. Pop-up Ads Description:

The pop-up is associated with adware or PUP (as known as Potentially Unwanted Program) which always comes into the vulnerable computer bundled with programs downloaded from the Internet. Once installed, it starts continuously rerouting Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines to its domain where undesirable ads are displayed. You may see non-stop pop-up ads and sponsored links while you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. This adware can completely take over your browser, making you difficult to access Internet. pop up will open each time your start your web browser. It may change your homepage or come automatically as a new tab, along with other pop-up advertisements and unwanted programs. Meanwhile, you’ll find that constant redirection happens on almost all popular browsers. When you go to a certain page, it takes you to another page which is prompting different products. Also it adds many unnecessary tool-bars as well as lots of add-ons and extensions on your browser which will appear at the top of your browser window and will not allow you to uninstall them. Users can see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements out of nowhere. Currently most antivirus cannot detect such adware so that you won’t receive any security alerts even though your browser is in a terrible mess. People may consider it as a tiny problem about the browser so they reinstall the browser immediately, hoping this annoying problem can be stopped. However, once did that, the problem still remains because browser hijackers will corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries to accomplish their hijackers. Links to may display advertisements or unusual warning messages in order to increase the risk of security so that computer users should get rid of pop up manually once upon detection.

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.  Image:

How Do You Know Your Browser Has Been Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can change your homepage to without your permission. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.

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 hijacker 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 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: Pop-up is connected to browser hijacker which is able to compromise your web browser and change your default search engine and homepage. It always gets bundled with programs that download from the Internet. Although Internet can provide users many useful things, it also can be considered as a dangerous place because people can get a virus from Internet easily. It is suggested users should download programs only from reputable websites that have confirmed the software is malware free. Also don’t open email attachment from unknown resources. If some pop-up windows or boxes appear on your computer screen and ask for downloading software or accepting a free “system scan”, don’t be tricked by that. Often these pop-ups will employ scare tactics to make you believe you need what they are offering in order to be safe but as a fact all they offer are various malware. Everybody should protect the computer from virus attack. And once advertisement is detected, close the pop-up without clicking anything inside it and take immediate action to remove it from the computer.

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 31, 2014 2:30 am, last updated on January 31, 2014 2:32 am

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