My computer is suffering from a nasty problem. I haven’t downloaded any software in recent day. Today after I used Norton to scan my computer, it showed that my computer is infected with a virus named TinyWallet. However, I cannot delete it. Now whenever I go online, plentiful unwanted things pop up! It makes me feel very uncomfortable. Can anyone help me get rid of the hateful virus completely?
TinyWallet is identified as a noxious adware infection that can hijack targeted browsers to executive many malicious tasks. It is an annoying browser adware that can alter the entire default backgrounds of the targeted computer and seriously interfere with your online surfing experience. Once it invades the computer successfully, it will be the default home page in the victim browser and set as a default domain. In fact, it is compatible with internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. That means it is unpreventable even you change another browser. So each time when you launch any browser, it is impossible for you to get the search results that you want. Instead, you are redirected constantly to all of the related pages to its domain and you cannot get rid of it. TinyWallet can enter on your system if you conduct activities like connecting the computer to any infected external device, downloading free apps from unknown resources, visiting malicious websites or opening attachment of spam emails.
Once installed, TinyWallet changes default privacy, security settings of the system and provides access way to the cyber criminals to bring more threats to the computer. It keeps an eye on the trace of your activities like keystroke or mouse click in order to collect useful information for its designer. And the intention of the designer is to extort certain amount of money from innocent users. While it is running, it will block many legitimate Windows applications on your computer. And it is very annoying to find budges of pop-ups and computer theme can be changed without your consent. What is worse, you will find your computer is responding slowly in every process and it affects your work efficiency seriously. So letting it stay in your computer can’t provide you any good, on the contrary, it will further damage your system with the passage of the time. Therefore, you should get rid of the TinyWallet virus completely without any delay.
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.
TinyWallet 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.
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 TinyWallet 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：
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 TinyWallet hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
TinyWallet is a malicious adware which can bring lots of troubles to the victim computer. It is a newly released browser hijacker which is designed to infect browsers and complete its hijacking mission. Your computer is under risky situation when you find that it eats up high resources, degrades the performance of the computer and even makes the computer stuck. This malicious program aims at kidnapping browser to executive malicious actions to help reach its designer’s evil goal. Just don’t be cheated by the claim that it is a useful tool to save your money by offering you coupons, deals. What you need to do is to take a manual removal way to delete it completely.
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 October 1, 2014 2:24 am