Pop-up Removal

I’ve been trying to get rid of pop up ads from my Windows 7 laptop. Tons of ads appeared on my screen when I was on Internet and I don’t know why it happened. Is my computer infected now? I have tried bothe Norton and malwarebyte anti-malware but neither of them worked. Those ads are very annoying, is there any way I can get rid of them? Pop-up Description: may be a legitimate site that provides you the world’s safest and most profitable income-paying investment ideas and makes you richer; however you will never know the way it gives you information is through pop-up ads. This is an online platform that carries advertising and sometimes it is associated with adware or browser hijacker threat. Whenever you surf the Internet with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome or any other browsers, you will get tons of ads on your screen that come out of nowhere. Some of the ads may offer you good deals and coupons while some will display misleading information (eg. Your computer is at risk! or You win the prize!) to trick inexperienced users into downloading unwanted programs or even steal their information. Now the pop up is known to attack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Don’t take the risk of clicking those ads, or you will end up ruining your computer or probably losing your precious data. pop up may cause irrevocable damage to your system. Once it brings adware/browser hijacker to your computer, homepage of your browser could be changed without any permission and the worse is you will not be able to reset it back to your desired homepage. The most irritating feature of this adware is that it will keep displaying disturbing ads on your screen and even redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. In most cases, it can even install additional programs on your computer system, such as unwanted toolbars, add-ons or some PUP(as known as potentially unwanted program). Don’t overlook this pop-up, it may have the ability to collect your information like your search keywords, history or cookies, and then send your private information to remote servers. These ads will cause much slower internet connection speed and overall connection instability. In a word, you had better get rid of pop up and all its related add-ons manually.

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 Does Ads Get On Your PC?

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: 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.

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 adware 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 pop-up 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: pop-up can be displayed in the form the boxed notifications or as underlined keywords in the text. It comes bundled with free programs that you have downloaded from the Internet. If you mistakenly click on these pop-up ads, potentially unwanted programs and adware, etc. will take this chance to install onto your PC without your permission. This will put your computer in a high-risk situation so you must be careful about pop-up ads like this. This intruder is good at exploiting different types of web sites or pages to advertise numbers of sponsored links and promoting affiliate program to make money from the Internet. And the worse thing is that antivirus program cannot even pick it up. Don’t regard this pop up issue is just a small problem, you’ll never know what it can bring to your computer. If you don’t want to mess up your computer, take immediate action to remove pop up now.

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 on August 10, 2014 3:34 am, last updated on September 22, 2014 10:48 am

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