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Feb 11, 2014

Fake NewBrowserVersion.org Pop-up Removal

Every time I want to navigate the web, a new tab window titled with http://newbrowserversion.org/f/index.html popped up. It says: “Warning! Browser Update Required! Important Security Update: Keeping your browser up to date keeps you protected…” I doubt if this is an “official” link or just a site that holds malware or other unwanted software? The NewBrowserVersion.org pop-up makes me crazy. It keeps popping up as soon as I open the browser. How do I get rid of it?

NewBrowserVersion.org Pop-up Description:

NewBrowserVersion.org (also called http://newbrowserversion.org/f/index.html pop-up) is an unexpected pop-up alert that can appear in most popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox as well as Google Chrome. Many users have been having this pop-up problem recently and they don’t know why the affected browser keeps taking them to this page even though they are not intended to open it. Actually, this problem is caused by an adware or a browser hijacker which can change your browser settings and corrupt the local DNS (or Domain Name System) entries without your permission. Thus, you will find your browser is running out of control and against your will. For example, it changes your default search engine and homepage without asking your permission and prevents you from changing it back. Also you may see advertisements within your programs or on your desktop. Don’t consider it as a tiny issue because these problems will remain embedded in your operating system even if you uninstall and reinstall all of your web browsers.

NewBrowserVersion.org Pop-up is completely fake. It is not associated with Firefox or other browsers. It is designed by the cyber criminals in order to make a profit from every download. Many people take it for granted that it is safe to download the update so they click the Apply Update button on the pop-up window without thinking twice. But it turns out to be a nightmare because eventually they will find out what they get is a PUP (potentially unwanted program). It puts the computer in a higher risk. Such program can generate various ads and slow down the computer. It hopes computer users can use this worthless product and click on those ads generated by this software so that they can earn money from the artificial traffic. It even could use your internet connection to send your private information to remote servers. Any delay in removing NewBrowserVersion.org pop-up virus will increase more risk of system failure or identify theft. Please follow the step-by-step guide below to get rid of it instantly.

Manual removal becomes a technical process that you should only undertake if you have experience with the Windows registry and know how to view and delete system and program files in Windows. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

NewBrowserVersion.org Pop-up/Redirect Image:

newbrowserversion.org

Note: Any message shown on NewBrowserVersion.org or http://newbrowserversion.org/f/index.html should not be trusted. This website is associated with PUP, Adware or Browser Hijacker. Under no circumstance should you download the fake ” Update” for this page is not safe. Just ignore it and clean your computer and make sure virus free.

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 NewBrowserVersion.org Hijack My Computer?

Browser hijacker infection like NewBrowserVersion.org 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.

It May Initiate the Following Symptoms:

1. You keep getting random pop-ups opening in new browser tabs.
2. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
3. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
4. Internet stops working.
5. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
6. You can’t access reputable sites unless you type the URL into the navigation bar

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

NewBrowserVersion.org 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 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 NewBrowserVersion.org 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.

show-hidden-files

4. Remove all the malicious files related to NewBrowserVersion.org hijacker manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

NewBrowserVersion.org pop-up is closely linked to malicious PUP, Adware or browser hijacker. Though it provides a way for you to update your browser, it is not for real. This fake warning could lead you in downloading malicious software. Usually, this kind of threat always comes bundled with advertising-supported software that you download from the Internet. Now there are many ad-supported programs, games or utilities that are distributed as adware (or freeware) and it is easy for an inexperience user to download adware without any awareness. No matter how you get this unwanted thing, you should know a fact that this pop-up alert won’t bring you any useful things but just make your computer in a huge mess and danger. To completely safe your computer and make your browser working properly, you have to manually delete all the stuffs related to NewBrowserVersion.org pop up.

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 & last updated on February 11, 2014 12:34 pm

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