Pop-up Ads Removal

I have a Dell laptop that is super slow loading web pages in all browsers. In addition, it keeps giving me pop-up and other advertising windows which stop me from browsing online properly. This problem happened after I downloaded a free video player so I guess I might download some malware at the same time. I spent all day in looking up information to fix the issue but nothing helped. I’ve been told this is an adware that should be removed manually. I am not good at computers, how do I do that? Please help!!!

More Details about Pop-up: pop-up belongs to any of advertising-supported software that can install and appear itself on your current web browser without asking your permission. It is categorized as adware produced by people who want to promote their products and earn money from the fake website traffic. Now this type of adware is used to attack Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari so once it is installed, it can cause numerous trouble for you. The reason you have this adware is that you have ever installed some free programs, especially music-sharing programs or video player programs. The way for an adware to access your computer is by bundling with these freebies. Once loaded, it can show pop-ups at random intervals or based on anything you type on a web page. Usually you’ll be displayed annoying advertisements, pop-ups, or other misleading information about coupons, special offers or web site ratings whenever you browse online. And pop-up ads could be the most frequent pop-up you’ve ever seen after infected. pop-up is something unwanted but it usually installs to the vulnerable computer without any consent. This thing will give you tons of ads and pop up in your browser no matter what web page you are trying to open. It is not a small case because adware poses huge risk for the compromised computers. It can redirect you to web pages that contain malware or spyware and add tracking cookies to learn your browsing habits in order to provide you with the relevant advertisements. It also degrades the performance of your computer considerably. Removal of adware is complicated. If you are experiencing pop-ups generated by one program, you may want to remove the pop-up program from your computer. However, it is not easy to find out the associated program in control panel/add or remove programs. It may not be listed there or it could give you endless error messages to prevent the removal. In some cases, pop up can still be there even though you have successfully uninstalled those bad applications from the computer. If you get this pop-up in your browser, just keep away from clicking it now matter how attractive it is. The most urgent thing you need to do is to remove hijacker manually.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by a virus. For this type of hijack virus, it can keep giving you pop-up ads. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
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. 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 redirect 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 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: is fresh adware that can pose significant risks to Internet users. Once it is downloaded, while you are surfing the Web you must have a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly sends you to a slew of unsavory sites. Adware is tricky, it usually finds its way onto your computer without your knowledge or permission and then runs in the background, collecting information or monitoring your activities. Now there are many ways that help you prevent from adware attacks. As we all know, there are a lot of tricks involved in such advertising-supported software, so if you are going to download a program, especially the program is for free, you have to pay attention to the dialog box and recognize the publisher before you click “yes,” to avoid downloading a program that you didn’t ask for or that may be dangerous for your computer. Also you need to read licensing agreements beforehand. Some software may have the ability to collect your information or change your browser settings, this information may have been mentioned in licensing agreements so you have to read it carefully before you allow it to access your computer.

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 September 24, 2014 7:19 am, last updated on September 24, 2014 7:19 am

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