Oct 22, 2014

Remove pop-up ads

What is pop-up ads? Is it a virus? My computer can’t work normally after the thing is in my computer. When I try to visit a website or run a program, many ads that I don’t want pop up crazily. I tried to use my antivirus program installed on the computer to delete it but failed. Is there any effective way to completely deal with the annoying infection? Now, the answer is positive. Please get your answer from the article below. pop-up ads Description: pop-up ads is a new harmful adware created by cyber criminals to invade target computers and conduct some malicious actions. Once executed on targeted computer, it can change default settings of all the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. And then your browser can’t perform well as usual since it can add relevant extension, plugin and etc to your browser to disable some functions of the browser. You may think it is a useful service at first sight, but actually it will redirect you to some malicious websites frequently by modifying the internet DNS setting and many annoying things will pop up whether you want them to or not. What is more, the virus is able to track your online record to collect vital personal information and transfer them to the cyber criminals sitting remotely. No doubt that the adware is a potential safety hazard to your privacy information.

Once installed, pop-up ads makes some programs stored in it completely inaccessible. And it floods your browsers with tons of commercial ads pointing you to click them in order to get pay-per-click revenue and boost advertising. In this way the virus designer achieves its ultimate aim by gaining profit. Generally, antivirus program is used to protect the computer from potential viruses or spyware. But you should be aware that antivirus program can’t deal with all threats since some viruses are too stubborn to be removed. That is because it has the capacity to root deeply in the computer system and it is difficult for antivirus programs find all its components. System crash will occur and you will lose your data if you let it stay in the computer for a long time. Thus, in order to ensure the safety of your system, you should remove it as soon as possible.

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 May Initiate the Following Symptoms:

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.

Malicious Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides: pop-up ads 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 pop-up ads 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 ads 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 ads can change your default DNS configuration and block you from visiting the desired websites. It keeps generating annoying pop-ups without your permission. So you will keep receiving false message when you carry on online activities after your computer is compromised. If you are not careful to click suspicious links, download any unknown online resources or open spam emails, the computer will easily be attacked by the vicious virus. The running speed of the infected computer is much slower than usual time and it affects your work efficiency greatly on the computer. Therefore, you should remove the adware manually without any delay once it is detected.
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 22, 2014 11:57 am

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