Sometimes when I click a link, a new page shows up saying Adware Dropper w32 and “Your computer may have been infected!” Is it a virus or just a false positive? I have run Norton, AVG and other scanners but none of them worked. How do I get rid of it completely from my computer?
Adware Dropper.W32 is categorized as a disgusting adware that belongs to a type of computer virus programs developed by malicious companies to block the Internet traffic and can cause harm to the functioning of the system. This threat is mainly promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. It always gets installed on the vulnerable computer without any knowledge and permission. As similar as a Trojan dropper, it can help malicious or potentially unwanted software drop and install on the affected system. Also it will install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some start-up processes, which could lead to annoying website diversions.
While you are surfing Facebook, Amazon or other websites, it shows sponsored links and ads on every webpage including business, entertainment etc. Mostly these ads appear on shopping websites and they keep interrupting your browsing activities. Those ads may try to convince you into downloading and (possibly) paying for various malware or installing a plug-in. A hijacker is rather high-risk and it could track your browsing history so your personal information such as log in password and bank accounts could probably be exposed without your awareness. You also can find the following troubles on your PC once infected:
Search engine results are being redirected to malicious sites.
Pop-up advertisements keep appearing on your desktop.
New toolbars are added in your internet browser without your permission.
Get sluggish computer start-up and shut-down.
It is suggested users to use the manual removal instructions below to remove Adware Dropper.W32 virus completely and permanently.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how does the virus access your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of Adware Dropper.W32 virus, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once Adware Dropper.W32 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 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：
2. 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.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries related to Adware Dropper.W32 and then remove all of them:
Adware Dropper.W32 is a vicious Adware which is able to monitor your web browsing habits and collect related information. It may arrive in files attached to e-mail and instant messages, come embedded into letters or get downloaded using peer-to-peer applications. This adware is created by computer hackers in order to advertise several commercial websites and make money from affiliate links. It can not only redirect you to web pages that you don’t want, but also generate crazy popups to interrupt your browsing activities. Those pop-ups are very intrusive, if you click on these popups, you can easily get your computer infected, because they can redirect you to various compromised websites. To protect your PC, it is necessary to get rid of Adware Dropper.W32 from your computer quickly.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on March 17, 2014 9:04 am