Yesterday I was browsing the internet normally on my laptop and suddenly I start seeing AllCheapPrice pop-ups all over my screen, I tried everything I can to remove it, but it wouldn’t go away. Antivirus program found nothing on my PC. It seems the virus is hidden somewhere on my computer. How do I get rid of it from my computer completely?
AllCheapPrice is categorized as an adware that usually comes bundled with freeware or other PUP (potentially unwanted program). As we all know, an adware is an annoying component because it automatically renders advertisements in order to generate revenue for its author. So you will keep receiving false and misleading information during your browsing activities after your computer is compromised. This adware claims to enhance your web browsing experiences and save your time and money by providing discounts and other bonus and deals. However, all it can bring to a user is annoying PC issue. Due to this malicious adware, you will be blocked by lots of annoying ads, which keep popping up once your PC is connected to the Internet. In addition, your homepage and even search provider will be replaced to other malicious pages, which usually promote some fake products or fake search engines.
There are many ways for this malicious adware to access your computer. It is able to attack your PC when you click on its sponsored links or some websites that contain its malicious codes. Another way that AllCheapPrice can break into your PC is that it bundles itself to some free programs which you download with careless mind. Once installed, it won’t be listed in Control Panel/Add or Remove Program, so you cannot uninstall it as the same way you uninstall other legitimate programs. Adware has been criticized because it usually includes code that tracks a user’s personal information and passes it on to third parties, without the user’s authorization or knowledge. To protect your computer and your personal information, you should delete AllCheapPrice completely from your computer.
Browser hijacker/Adware infection like AllCheapPrice 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.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
AllCheapPrice Pop-up 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 AllCheapPrice hijacking malware 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 AllCheapPrice Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
If you see AllCheapPrice ads on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, then your computer must be attacked by an adware threat. While this adware is running in the background, it can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness. The collected data is usually used to distribute pop-up ads on the compromised machine. If your web browser has been hijacked by AllCheapPrice adware, it will slow down your PC work and make it operate weirdly. The main purpose of this program is to reroute infected Internet users to corrupt web pages and promote other useless products. For no reason should you keep it in your computer. Please follow the above manual removal guide to clean up your PC now.
Published by & last updated on May 11, 2014 2:02 am