What is Gon.driveopen.net Popups? Is it a safety popup? Is it a good plug-in or bad plug-in? Does it bring many pop-ups and take place the original homepage or search engine? How to get rid of the nasty pop-up application effectively?
Gon.driveopen.net Popups is a kind of browser hijacker that can easily infect all kind of popular browsing product such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc. and slow down performance of the victim browser. Some freeware on unfamiliar website, spam mail, malicious links, unwanted pop upped ads and hacked message would contain this virus secretly. As a medium of this unwanted pop-up, hacked mail or unwanted message would allure people to click on the links it provides in order to get a secret entrance to the target computer. It replaces original homepage or website to the gon.driveopen.net by changing browser setting and network setting without user permission and is used to make money from every click you made. To add traffics, it would add a specific domain to the default home and search engine. So that every time you run the victim browser, it shows up its domain.
Gon.driveopen.net Popups is the main reason of wired computer behavior. The performance of victim computer might slow down. When trying to activate an application or running the bad browser, it might take much more time to finish loading. And the webpage is covered with unwanted ads. There might be some strange voice as well. Some browser malware might also bring in nasty Trojan horse because it is easy to be carried and easy to be spread. And the infection Trojan virus makes can be much huger than normal infection. Hence, it is a bad adware that best to be removed instantly.
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.
Gon.driveopen.net Popups 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 Gon.driveopen.net Popups.
Gon.driveopen.net Popups is not only use continuous pop upped ads to make interference with online surfing on the victim browser, but also participate in the execution of large amounts of malicious activity. It has been set by its creator to achieve its goal of tracking down browsing histories and recording cookies. In fact, it tries to steal the important sites and sensitive information, for instance, bank account, important password, login information. If the sensitive information is uploaded to some big server to attract hacker which is mainly focus on taking profit from per click, your data might be revealed. A good way to protect your computer is to remove this adware as soon as possible
Published by & last updated on February 10, 2014 12:54 pm