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Dec 11, 2014

How to Remove “Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads?

Hi, there. What is this “Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads? It annoys me by popping up numerous wired stuffs on my screen. It is terrible to let it linger in my computer. How do I get it my computer? And I know nothing about when it came into my computer. What threat my computer would encounter if it is not eliminated promptly? How do I get rid of this thing completely? Please help!

“Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads Description:

“Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads is a vicious adware program which can bring lots of harm to the system. It displays uninterrupted ads, coupon alerts and sponsored links in your Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, annoying users greatly. Actually it affects your browsing experience seriously and makes you get distraction by redirecting you constantly to other dubious sites. And it can install browser add-on, extension and so on to allow the ads to show up automatically. Keep in mind that the purpose of this adware is to gain benefits from users by sponsoring unwanted messages. What is worse, it would change registry entry with executable files to gain its auto run when the Windows start up. Furthermore, this adware makes use of vulnerabilities and loopholes of the system to provide back door for other infections to enter into your computer.

“Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads can often deceptively installed easily if users visit questionable websites, download free programs, click on something wrong or open attachments of spam emails recklessly. Whenever you surf the internet, you are flooded with countless sponsored links and discount coupons in search results as it can drive traffic into malware infested web sites. And you will find the system performance may be degraded seriously by flow of ads. For instance, it takes a long time to open some normal programs and the computer may even get stuck and etc. Furthermore, it will track your browsing behavior to gather valuable personal data such as search keyword, credit card numbers and web sites visited and sell them to third parties for illegal activities. Therefore, you should remove this adware immediately once it is found.

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.

The “Search App by Ask v2″ popup 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 adware Manual Removal Guides:

“Search App by Ask v2″ popup 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.

Since this tricky “Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads 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 “Search App by Ask v2″ popup 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:

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.

show-hidden-files

4. Remove all the malicious files related to this hijacker manually.

%AppData%Local[random].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Once “Search App by Ask v2″ popup ads intruded into the computer, it is capable to modify system settings and cause web traffic. And it is able to replicate itself and create its copies at several locations. It creates a lot of unwanted files spending out system memory to make computer poor in launch and make the computer run slow. As a matter of fact, many antivirus programs are unable to deal with it as it can hide its presence so well that it is hard for antivirus to delete the adware once for all. It can really be a headache for many computer users and it is really stubborn to be removed. You should keep alert if you find the trace of such kind of thing and you should try a manual way to get rid of it completely.
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 December 11, 2014 6:32 am

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