Hi there, I have been suffering from a bad thing called GorillaPrice which I cannot find a way to get rid of it. 2 days ago, when I went to one certain website a popup came up wanting me to download an Adobe Flash Updater. I have not clicked to download this because I knew it could be a virus/adware that will be placed on my computer. However, it still put GorillaPrice to my computer without my approval, giving me crazy ads while I was online. I tried to uninstall it, then a window popped up in my browser asking to download the uninstaller manager, and I’m obviously not taking any risks with that. Is there other way to remove GorillaPrice?
GorillaPrice is a browser plugin that can be installed on a target machine by bundling with other freeware or music programs downloaded from the Internet. It is used for distributing third-party products and can be very annoying because it can keep displaying pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. Although it claims it can save money whilst shopping online, there is no doubt that soon enough you will get tired of this program and decide to remove it for the only thing this program does is to generate various pop-up ads to interrupt your browsing activities. Those pop-up ads will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners. If you click any of them, you may get other PUPs (also called Potentially Unwanted Programs) or malware installed on your machine.
Once GorillaPrice is installed, you will have more and more pop up ads that are impossible to stop whenever you browse online. It displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon. Though this may sound like a useful service, if you click on the ads, you will be redirected to pages that could be unsafe or contains viruses. Furthermore, it can collect your information and control your keyword search in the background and even modify your search results. This browser plugin boosts up the web traffic of the corresponding web sites, so whenever you perform a search, instead of the normal search results you will be always redirected to the pages of its partners. It gives you a poor performance on your browser so you will take forever to load up a page. GorillaPrice is hard to remove because it may not listed in control panel. Even though you have the option to remove this program, once you click on it, it gives you other error message or warning, preventing you from uninstalling itself. Therefore, manual removal is recommended to uninstall GorillaPrice now.
GorillaPrice may be installed if a computer user has ever visited illegal or malicious websites or downloaded freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. It can cause annoying redirection to disturb users. This problem happen when you use Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, even Google Chrome to browse online. Being as an adware, it keeps tracking of computer users’ online activity and causing web browser to display unwanted advertisements and pop-up windows. It poses huge risk for all the computer systems. If you have been forced to visit those unwanted websites against your authorization, particularly for this domain, you must immediately remove GorillaPrice ads as soon as possible in order to secure your computer.
GorillaPrice 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 they 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 GorillaPrice 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 GorillaPrice pop-up ads manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
GorillaPrice is often treated as an adware program and designed specifically to make money. It can cause a lot of inconveniences and become a reason of your headache. Although it offers users promotions and discounts on popular online shopping sites such as Amazon, eBay, and others, it will redirect users to unreliable web pages. These activities can cause severe harm to your security. Now this unwanted plug-in can be installed on IE, Firefox and Chrome without asking for any permission. Also you may see many undesired tool-bars on the top of your browser which you have never intended to install. If you find GorillaPrice installs on your PC, you have to manually remove it so it can be totally gone from your PC and won’t come back to bother your PC again.
Published by & last updated on July 14, 2014 2:48 am