Nov 24, 2014

Remove pop-up Step By Step

OMG! What is going on with my computer? I got a website pop-up again and again, which is called pop-up. I kept being redirected into this site at the time I begin to browse or start a new tab. It is so annoying. I hate it. I want to remove it from my computer right now. But how can I make it work? I have no idea about that. Who can help you me solve this big trouble? I would be so grateful!

More Information For pop-up Browser Hijacker pop-up as its name indicates that it is a pop-up which is a malicious browser hijacker. This vicious browser hijacker is created by cyber criminals so as to attack almost all type of internet browsers installed in your windows system and then conduct its evil-minded purposes once it accessed your computer. This virus can sneak into your computer through several channels. It can be spread by be bundled with some freeware download, videos, spam email attachments or suspicious websites. It is mostly installed through Trojans that download and install the program on to your computer without your permission. Therefore, you should be careful at your choice during the installation. You should read the terms carefully and you’d better make an option instead of a custom one for your installation.


What will this malicious browser hijacker do once it installed on your computer? After pop-up’s installation, it may change your default homepage and browser setting and redirect you to visit some dubious websites. It may also follow the browsing pattern of your windows system and track your personal stuffs to relocate them to cyber hackers who mistreat that information for their own advantage, or send them out into the public. This may lead to your personal finance security and computer security in high risk. So it is not suggested to leave this virus on your computer with the passage of time. Otherwise, this browser hijacker may start showing bunch of this hijacker’s windows which are actually filled with paid advertisements and sponsor ads. What’s more, you may find that the performance of your computer system will degrade several folds and its speed too is degrading. Additionally, it may open system security door to allow many other threats to come into your computer and make more serious destructions. This browser hijacker poses a threat to computer safety and should be removed from the system immediately once it has been detected.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of pop-up

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

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!

Manual Removal Guide: 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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(2). Disable the extensions of this virus

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(2). Find out and end this hijacker’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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker 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”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion pop-up is classified as a vicious browser hijacker which has the ability to attack Internet browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, etc.. Your homepage and default browser setting may be modified once it got into your computer. Otherwise, it may lead to other infections like trojan and keyloggers which can be used to pilfer your sensitive data like passwords, credit card, bank account information etc. So it is very important to remove this malicious browser hijacker as early as possible before it steals your information. Moreover, it will display numerous fake infections of exaggerated security threats on your computer and then state that you should purchase the program in order to remove the infections. You should not trust the warnings shown by this browser hijacker. You should take measures to remove this browser hijacker immediately.

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 November 24, 2014 6:46 am

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