My web browsers do not work normally. Actually my homepage is changed to an site called Green-Wall Ads which I don’t know at all. What is happening to my computer? Now the whole computer is as slow as the speed of a snail. And my network is unstable since it is disconnected often. I am quiet uncomfortable with it. How to get rid of this annoying thing and make my computer work normally? Please advise!
Green-Wall Ads is classified as a vicious adware program which is able to earn revenue by distributing pay per click ads. This adware is capable to forcibly reroute the default homepage to its website by changing the registry entries and start-up items. It adds toolbars or browser helper objects to browser, providing online advertising platform and unsafe domain redirects to gain profit for its creator. And it is hard to find how this adware spreads as it utilizes different methods to help its installation. Every time you launch the browser, you will find your homepage has been redirected to Green-Wall Ads. You will encounter traffic as the annoying targeted ads, coupons and advertising banners are showing crazily on your screen. And those ads are mainly unwanted things related to malicious commercial websites which trick you into buying other potentially unwanted services or programs.
Green-Wall Ads has the ability to drop its rubbish files to your system to eat up a large amount of system space. And as a result, it makes the computer suffer from a degraded performance considerably by carrying out process in background. For instance, it will slow down the running speed of the computer along with Internet speed. It replicates itself and corrupts files as well as normal applications on your computer. What is more, it can automatically disable the antivirus and administrative tools so as it can’t be removed. The most common way for this adware to sneak into your computer is through free downloads and fake updates. As a matter of fact, if the adware is not deleted promptly, it will make use of system vulnerabilities to make way for Trojans, spyware, malware and etc to damage your system. If your computer has already been infected by it, removal should be executed on time before this nasty adware damages your computer seriously.
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.
Green-Wall 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 Green-Wall Ads 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 Green-Wall Ads hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Green-Wall Ads is designed by the hackers to achieve their commercial purpose. Once this adware got installed, it will add new toolbar and application in your system. And it can generate various intrusive online advertisements to annoy you greatly. If you click these generated ads, it is likely to lead to high-risk infections to your computer. In addition, this program tracks user’s browsing history to get various data such as ID number, usernames, accounts and etc. Actually, this adware can hide its presence secretly to bypass the antivirus programs’ detection. So Green-Wall Ads must be removed in the effectively manual way once detected if you want to keep your computer from threat.
Published by & last updated on December 3, 2014 9:10 pm