How to Remove Pop-up?

I was on Facebook and suddenly pop-up came up on my screen and asked me to update video player. I can close the window, but the second time when I opened Google Chrome, the same pop-up ads appeared again. It is very annoying and I’ve been spending my morning searching all around to get answers of how to get rid of it. I’ve tried re-installing Google Chrome and it still did the same thing. I really don’t want to format the computer, any suggestion? Description: is a fake video player website that closely associated with browser hijacker, adware or potentially unwanted program (also called PUP). Now it has been regarded as another online fraud that can make undesirable activities on user’s computer without any consent and knowledge. Computer users that has less experience are easily to be tricked by this fake pop-up site, it pops up a dialog box telling user that you are recommended to update your video player to the fastest version available. If you click on “OK” to continue, you’ll soon find out what you download is malware but not video player program as it markets. The pop up can be displayed in most popular web browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome or even Safari without asking for any permission. It hosts malware and could track your browsing history and even get access to the passwords you use to login to various accounts, including your Internet banking. Unfortunately many browser hijacker and adware programs are not easily picked up by even the best anti-virus programs, if you find this pop-up on your computer, manual removal is recommended to get rid of it completely.

Generally speaking there are two ways that pop-up ads installs itself on your computer. One is through freeware or shareware.It comes bundled with these freebie programs as this is a legitimate way of generating advertising revenue which enables creators of shareware to develop and distribute it for free. The other way is from shady website or spam email. You may get potentially unwanted programs installed after visiting malicious websites or downloading from unknown spam emails. Those PUPs can modify your browser settings and replace your homepage and default search engine against your will. During your browsing session, you will see ads and pop-ups on pretty much very website you visit. This may not sound particularly dangerous, you may even think it’s pretty useful because sometimes those pop-up ads can offer you coupons, deals that help save your money. But the fact is that the components that adware installs on your machine are dangerous, they could be used to track your online activities and eat up your PC’s Internet connection and processor speeds. So you should be careful when downloading software from sites if you don’t trust them 100%. Also don’t go to any shady web pages or porn sites which contain tons of malware. Most importantly, you need to follow the manual removal below to get rid of pop-up and other threats associated this adware from your computer at once.

The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure and are afraid to make any critical mistakes during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now. Pop-up Ads Image:

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 Can Hijacker Get On Your PC?

Browser hijacker infection like 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. Your homepage is changed to without your permission. No matter how hard you have tried, you are not allowed to change it back to the web page you prefer.
2. When you open your browser or navigate to various sites, it keeps creating pop-ups, links or other contents you don’t want.
3. It blocks your antivirus program from running properly and keeps leading you to phishing websites and other sites with questionable content.
4. It can help cyber criminals track your online activities and capture significant personal data to cause you a loss of value.
5. It can change your default DNS configuration and block you accessing your favorite sites.
6. It forcibly customizes the default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of your computer.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: 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 not a reliable website although it claims to offer you the latest video or flash player. This one is used for distributing third-party products only, and it can constantly prompt out whenever you are browsing online. It bombards you with numerous ads which can even be personalized according to your interests. Those ads are in all kinds of forms, such as banner, pop-up, pop-under or in-text ads. When you click on any of those ads, it will lead you to malicious third parties websites that may be infected. The producer of this adware just wants you to click on those ads so they can generate web traffic and collect sales leads, making as much money as possible in this way. Don’t be fooled by pop up, all you have to do is to rid it off from 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 28, 2014 3:44 am, last updated on September 28, 2014 3:44 am

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