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Aug 6, 2014

Gip.driverdiv.net Pop up Removal

I was trying to download a free TV, then accidentally I got a pop up from Gip.driverdiv.net asking me to update video or flash player though I am using the latest version now. It just gave me “Accept and Install” option. Though I can see the “X” in the upper corner on the pop up, it didn’t help actually to close that window. This pop-up also opens when i use Firefox. I don’t really know what to do at this point. I am scared I will mess it up and end up getting the actual virus and possibly have to wipe my laptop. Is there any way I can get rid of this pop-up window completely?

What is Gip.driverdiv.net Pop-up?

Gip.driverdiv.net is a misleading warning pop-up that can appear on any of your browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and trick you into downloading viruses or malicious browser hijacker, adware and PUPs (as known as Potentially Unwanted Programs). People who are suffering from this unwanted pop up must be worried, annoyed, stressed or uncertain. They take for granted into thinking antivirus can prevent all the viruses, but the truth is it cannot block browser hijacker at all.  Gip.driverdiv.net pop up is not considered as a virus technically; however it can mess up your browser or even the whole system miserably after it is installed. This fake site can pop up every time you try to get online. It can not just affect your browsing experience but also pose risk for your computer because it may cause your computer to be infected and your personal information to be sent to the third parties.

Information on Gip.driverdiv.net pop-up ads is always fake. The message usually suggests you update your Flash Player or Video Player in order to proceed with your browsing. Despite it looks like most of update notifications, you should stay away from this message as it is trying to install another adware to your system. It is designed by the malware designers for distributing malware or potentially unwanted program and then they can easily get affiliated money. Along with this pop-up, computer users will receive other annoying ads about coupons and deals and may probably get unwanted toolbar installed on the affected browser as well. This pop up is good at exploiting different types of web sites or pages to advertise numbers of sponsored links and promote affiliate program to make money from the Internet.  Besides, it can take over your web browser by changing your default homepage and search engine, redirecting you to web pages you don’t want and modifying other browser settings. Therefore, as long as you browse online, everything on your computer will be out of control. You can see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements everywhere but you cannot find a way to get rid of them. To completely get rid of Gip.driverdiv.net pop up, please follow the manual removal guide below.

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.

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How Can A Browser Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like Gip.driverdiv.net 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. 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.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Gip.driverdiv.net redirect 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 Gip.driverdiv.net 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:

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.

show-hidden-files

4. Remove all the malicious files related to Gip.driverdiv.net Pop-up manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

From what we have mentioned above, people should know that Gip.driverdiv.net is a potentially dangerous website that may distribute adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). In the vast majority of cases, it comes bundled with your downloads from the Internet. It can also be dropped to your computer when you visit some malicious website or click on a suspicious popup. Once downloaded, it interrupts your browsing activities and prevents you from view the web page on the computer properly. Victims will experience annoying pop-up ads, browser redirection or other problems. You’ll know just how enraging those endless pop-up windows are, while your unwanted extension will have dispensed with your original one and will keep redirecting you to websites of its own choice. A browser hijacker like this one can usually hide its presence by injecting running processes and system registry, which make the removal process particularly complicated. To completely remove Gip.driverdiv.net virus, manual removal is needed immediately or it will degrade overall web browser stability and performance making your PC at risk.

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 August 6, 2014 2:16 am

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