I scanned my computer yesterday, then a window popped up a warning saying that my computer is very dangerous. I looked at the scan results it shows. It says that my computer had a higher risk of Counter.yadro.ru popup ads. It is a virus? I am not familiar with computer virus. Now my computer is running slow. I do not know if this is what Counter.yadro.ru does. How to deal with this software? Can I turn it off? What do I do to get rid of it?
To experience a useful tool to improve your online surfing, Counter.yadro.ru popup ads provides a pop-up message with annoying unwanted advertisements that reported as interruptions of online activities such as displaying discounts, bonus of online trading in the famous online shopping website and new information of latest product which can save you time and money. In order to satisfy different use, these malicious software products have different versions available for different browser. It can be installed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Apple Safari. It shows different forms of video ads, banner ads, and popping up image ads. There are sponsored links that can hide in this program. Each link you click will let it get a certain proportion of the profits it creates.
Once installed, it shows many attractive ads on current Webpage to attract your attention. If your display any interest of its advertisement, it will make profit. Be careful, it may not help you save money. The Links it sent have not recognized yet. On the other hand, this adware program can track a user’s online activities, view the browsing history and make collection of personal information. It can provide the neediest coupons to push you to click on links by analyzing on your computer browsing history or keywords. We are not sure if it will sell the entire collection to the third party it have encountered. According to the risk may give you, this is not to suggest that this package of program on your computer.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → Disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*Counter.yadro.ru popup ads is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of Counter.yadro.ru popup ads.
Counter.yadro.ru popup ads is a kind of browser hijacker which is installed with careless online activities. You should always remember to download software from official website because browser hijacker is bundled with installation packages. On the other hand, when you install a wanted of software, advanced installation should be your first choice and do not choose any of the bundling products which you are not familiar with. This is a good habit to keep away from computer virus infection. If your computer is infected with stubborn ads, and tool or antivirus cannot help you get rid of it, manual removal is a good way to get rid of it.
Published by & last updated on May 29, 2014 1:05 pm