I have tons of pop-up ads titled with “By Give4sure” on my Google Chrome and I am searching for a way to get rid of them because they are really annoying. How do I get such pop-up ads? I have the pop up blocker on, i tried blocking the sites, also i ran a virus scan and removed all the viruses and spyware and stuff, i have google toolbar installed, i’ve resetted my browser and the pop up ads keep on coming back. How can I get rid of them permanently?
Give4sure is categorized as adware, also known as advertising-supported software that helps display unwanted advertisements on your computer or within the program itself. Today we have a growing number of software developers who offer their goods as “sponsored” freeware (adware) and they put endless ads to trick users into clicking them so that they can boost payment from the artificial traffic. Just like Price-Horse or Adchoices which we mentioned in this blog before, Give4sure is another disturbing adware that developed to display ads and create traffic only. It is closely associated with illegal adware, browser hijacker and potentially unwanted program that could change your browser settings, reduce your PC performance and generate unwanted pop-ups as soon as it is installed. Therefore, while browsing online, you may find your homepage or default search page suddenly changed to another webpage which you’ve never seen before. And you will start receiving numerous advertisements displayed by Give4sure which give you no option to close down. Those ads are about various deals, coupons and commercial offers, claiming it will help you save your time and money. But in fact what it only does is to give you disturbing ads and redirect you to shady website against your will.
Give4sure may affect the main Web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It infiltrates user’s computer by using unethical methods. Most of time it comes bundled with various freeware that don’t even clearly disclose about adding this adware. Once inside, it could monitor user’s browsing habits and could get access to his/her browsing history as well as all the data entered when logging in to certain pages. You should bear in mind that a Ads by Give4sure only want to redirect you to specific sponsored websites and make money from your click on the ads. Don’t click any ads titled with By Give4sure, or it will install other PUP, adware or malware to your machine or redirect you to fishing website, leaving computer at risk of being damaged so you should get rid of it without any hesitation.
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.
Browser hijacker infection like Give4sure ads 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.
1. Your homepage is changed 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.
Give4sure 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.
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 Give4sure 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 Give4sure ads manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Give4sure is not a reliable program as it can offer users unwanted pop-up ads and other misleading information. The program is categorized as a potentially unwanted one because it uses unfair methods to infiltrate into computers and hides its actual goals. Once downloaded, it may display loads of advertisements on any Web page that you are logged in, collect your browsing preferences and search terms and send it to its sponsors to be used as a marketing tactic for targeting advertisements. Other annoyances that may come with this adware are certain changes in your internet setting like your home page being changed and additions to your favorites list you didn’t make. If you don’t want to mess up your computer, you need to remove Give4sure ads instantly.
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 27, 2014 7:16 pm