I am so annoyed by this RockResult ads. It keeps interrupting me by popping up ads on my screen. Actually when I try to close one ad, another one will pop up at once. What threat my computer would face if it is not eliminated promptly? It is so disturbing to let it linger in my computer. ! How do I get rid of it completely? Please advise!
RockResult ads is classified as a harmful adware program which is really a annoying infection for many computer users. It keeps displaying malevolent ads, pop-up adverts, coupon alerts and sponsored links to make Internet browsing experience hell and redirect you to commercial websites constantly. Actually it can install browser add-on, extension and so on to allow the ads to show up automatically. And it is really stubborn to be removed. However, just keep in mind that the only purpose of this adware is to earn benefits from users by sponsoring in-line commercials luring users to buy any of services or deals supplied by this RockResult ads. Therefore when you surf the internet, you will not get the desired websites, instead you will receive some malicious websites and ads pertinent to this adware. It would change your home page without your permission and alter registry entry with executable files. What is more, this adware provides a platform for other infections to intrude into your PC by making use of vulnerabilities of the system.
RockResult ads can slip into the computer easily if users visit questionable websites, download free programs without any manual interference, recklessly click on something wrong or open attachments of spam emails. Whenever you go online, it drives traffic into malware infested web sites and you are flooded with countless discount coupons and sponsored links in search results. And you will find task manager can’t be used, computers running speed is very slow and it takes a long time to wait for programs to respond and etc. Furthermore, it will track your browsing behavior to gather valuable personal information such as web sites visited, search keyword and credit card numbers for illegal behavior. Therefore, you should remove this adware immediately upon detection.
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.
RockResult 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 adware 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 RockResult 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：
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 RockResult ads hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Once RockResult ads invades successfully, it is capable to modify system registry settings, add lots of malicious browser extensions to produce tons of pop-ups things. And it drops many junk files which occupy a lot of system space and generate arbitrary files onto system to disable normal programs. As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to get rid of it as it can hide its presence so well that you can’t use antivirus to delete the adware once for all. It can really be a headache for many innocent users. This adware is really a big threat to your computer and thus you should keep away from it and never click on any ads or links it provides.
Published by & last updated on November 23, 2014 9:12 am