Hello, guys! Are you being harassed by pop-ups that are spread by a website which is named CheckThisToday.com. Lots of pop-up ads are distributed from that website pop-up? These pop-up ads chock up your Internet browser? Are you trying to get rid of this malicious pop-up by yourself with the help of antimalware tools? Unfortunately, the pop-ups are still making chaos on your computer? What should you do then? It is recommended to ask for help from a computer genius to clean away this vicious pop-up from your computer right away!
CheckThisToday.com pop-up belongs to a kind of browser hijacker. It is an unwanted program which will distribute thousands of tons of ads on the compromised computer once it invaded the targeted computer. This pop-up may tell you that you have been chosen to gain an exclusive offer. When you see this message, one thing you should keeps in your mind is that this is a rogue message. You should not believe it and don’t do anything about it. As this fake information is sent by an malicious adware which is used to gather your personal data which then will be misused by cyber criminals for marketing relevant objectives. In some circumstances, this pop-up can redirect you to visit some vicious and suspicious web pages. Additionally, it may also attempt ways of spreading malicious underlying unwanted programs such as adware, spyware, Trojan, and so on. The most horrible thing is that this pop-up can be installed on your computer without your attention and consent. Hence, in order to protect your computer out of being infected by this kind of virus, it is advisable that you should pay more attention on your online behaviors. Infected by this pop-up, measures should be taken to get rid of it immediately.
How does this pop-up sneak into your computer? There are lots of spreading channels that this pop-up used. Most commonly, this pop-up will pop up as a quick survey window. Once you clicked on it and followed its information filling instruction. Then you are totally cheated by this pop-up as except for asking you to fill in your email address and mobile phone number but as well as paying a payment about 5 dollars. This is a total waste of money as well as being tricked by this pop-up since you will not have any opportunity to win anything from this malicious survey. This vicious can access your system secretly while you are downloading some freeware online and installing ion your system. This cunning may be bundled with your players, PDF creators and so on. Once you installed these programs without attention. Then your computer may get infection of this pop-up. So, before you install these programs, it is quite needed to read Terms and Agreements and select Custom or Advanced installation. Moreover, you should keep an eye on the installation steps instead of moving on with blindly clicking the Next button. It is noted that do not download any program which you are not familiar with. If CheckThisToday.com pop-up has already invaded your system, you should take it away from your computer as soon as possible.
1. It may redirect you to visit malicious websites.
2. Tons of ads will be distributed by this pop-up and will stuff into your web browser.
3. It may be bundled with some freeware and sneak into your computer secretly.
4. It collects your private information and transfer to the remote cyber criminals.
5. It may bring in other kinds of virus.
6. It will be a potential threat to your computer and privacy.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
CheckThisToday.com pop-up hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of CheckThisToday.com pop-up
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end this pop-up’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to CheckThisToday.com pop-up through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
CheckThisToday.com pop-up is created by vicious cyber criminals to conduct their malicious purposes through this pop-up. It can get into your computer without your knowledge and permission. Once this infection got into your computer, it will generate millions of unwanted ads on your computer and flood your web browser. It is usually bundled with a third-party free program likes video, flash player, etc. Once you downloaded these freeware and installed without thinking twice or making an installation option, this pop-up maybe gets the chance to access your system. Once it got into you system, it is wise to remove it out of your computer as soon as you can. Manual removal is the most effective and fastest way to get rid of this pop-up from your operating system.
Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on October 11, 2014 8:18 am