Occasionally when I browse any page, a link will pop up automatically without my permission, it is called something like “api.paltip.com”. I guess it might be some kind of viruses so I run Norton Internet security, but for some reasons, Norton finds nothing. It is weird. Now I have a problem in surfing online because my browser is going to be crazy. It keeps showing me unwanted pop-up ads. How do I get rid of them completely?
Api.paltip.com is a questionable web page that may be associated with malicious adware or browser hijacker malware which is used to affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Usually this unwelcome thing can infiltrate into computers when users download some freeware from the Internet. It comes as an extension or add-on bundled with the program you want, so if you don’t follow the installation steps carefully, you may end up allowing Api.paltip.com redirect to make changes in your browser. Then this annoying hijacker can redirect you to websites you don’t actually want to visit; usually they redirect you to adult, sales-focused or spyware/malware-infected websites that can compromise your internet security and privacy even more. In addition, it displays crazy pop-up ads which may keep forcing you to install a fake Adobe Flash player or other potentially unwanted program. Those ads are in such large amounts and sometimes you are not allowed to close them.
Browser hijacker infection like Api.paltip.com 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..
1. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other content related to Api.paltip.com.
2. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
3. When clicking on Google search links you get taken to sites that have nothing to do with the subject you searched for.
4. Anti-virus and firewall software won’t start.
5. Internet stops working.
6. Unknown software has been installed without your authorization.
7. Your homepage and default search engine are changed without your permission.
Api.paltip.com 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.
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.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
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
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Api.paltip.com 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：
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 Api.paltip.com hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Api.paltip.com redirect has the ability to change the default browser settings and redirect you to random sites, usually it takes you to the sites that provide unreliable advertisements or even contain virulent Trojan viruses, spyware and other infections. It also replaces your homepage and default search engine without your confirmation. This hijacker can keep displaying advertisements or unusual warning messages in order to increase the risk of security so you should remove it from your computer immediately after detecting it on your browser. Otherwise, you will not be able to browse the Internet because of the continuous interruptions, redirections and other annoying things.
Published by & last updated on March 17, 2014 7:18 am