May 1, 2014 Pop-Up Removal

I use Google Chrome & Avast internet security. I have a Dell, Windows 7 laptop that is just over a year old. The avast has been working quite well. However, over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads, especially for that keeps asking me to download a flash player. I don’t need it anyway, is there any way for me to get rid of those pop-ups? Pop-up Description: is a browser hijacker that displays pop-up ads, advertisement banners and sponsored links within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. As similar as other browser hijacking threats, it has the ability to bring a variety of troubles to destroy your browsing experience. Usually this kind of threat enters your system secretly and without your knowledge. But in fact, it gets installed bundled with unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. When it is downloaded, it could exploit different types of web sites or pages to advertise numbers of sponsored links and promote affiliate program to make money from the Internet. The most obvious infected symptom shown on your computer after infected is crazy advertisements pop-up. Wise computer users should not click on these attractive but unreliable advertisements, it will result in other serious PC problems.

It is very annoying that your web browser suddenly starts behaving as if it had a mind of its own. You will find that your default search engine and homepage are changed to other websites which you don’t want at all. Whenever you reset the homepage, it does nothing. hijacker is designed to promote certain products so it will keep showing different advertisements in your search results or on the lower right corner of the browser. It makes the browsing extremely hard and it will take forever to load up a page. 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. In a word, is not a reliable web page that can only increase the risk of security, you have to get rid of it without any doubt.

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.

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 Hijack My Computer?

Browser hijacker infection like 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: 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 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.


4. Remove all the malicious files related to hijacker 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:

If you keep receiving pop-up ads out of nowhere, then your computer must be infected by an adware or browser hijacker. This is not a reliable website because it is created for commercial advertisements. After your browser has been attacked, you will see constant pop-up, banner and coupon ads while you are browsing online. It makes computer users visit suspicious websites again and again in order to increase traffic of the doubtful website and generate advertising revenue from clicks on ads. As mentioned above, the goal for this threat is to make money by promoting some unfamiliar programs such as free video downloader or some other freeware. Don’t click on any message comes from this site. To completely protect the computer, users should get rid of immediately.

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 May 1, 2014 4:02 am

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