Dec 14, 2014

Remove Pop-up Virus

Hey, there. Recently, I was encountering a situation of receiving a pop-up again and again while I was surfing the Internet. I saw on the screen. It was named What is this browser? Is it a hijacker? Why can’t I start my browser likes Google Chrome or Internet Explorer normally? Why has my default homepage been changed automatically? How can I get rid of those annoying ads? What should I do then? Any help will be so appreciated! Thank you very much!

A Brief Instruction Of belongs to the family of browser hijacker which is tricky and malicious browser hijacker. This vicious hijacker is designed by the cyber criminal to do something illegal on the targeted computer. Definitely, none of you would like to keep this malicious browser hijacker on your computer with the passage of time. Reasons will be listed as follows: firstly, once this hijacker attacked your computer, it may take control your computer immediately. Then all your settings of website browsers will be changed automatically without your approval. Otherwise, your homepage will be modified as well. Furthermore, all browsers installed on computer will be infected, like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. You will be redirected by this malicious pop-up again and again when you open the browser or start a new tab. It is so pesky, isn’t it? Remove it right now! is sorted to be an unwanted browser add-on or extension that falls into the category of adware. It will display various savings coupons, offers, and discounts relevant to the words or phrases you are searching over the Internet. Having in the browser may not cause any other harm except for the pop-up ads it reveals. Some people may find this useful, but most see these ads as annoyances caused by a virus on the computer. However, this vicious browser hijacker does this by monitoring your web browsing activities and logging vital data while you are online. This may become a threat to your data. Normal installation of this adware requires a program that loads it in the background. In most cases, software downloaded online that you think is safe and useful will be the cause of the pop-up virus infection. This hijacker gets the opportunity when you download some software programs online carelessly, including free players, download managers, PDF creators, and so on, because this hijacker hides in these programs trickily. So, if you want to get rid of this malicious adware, you should follow step by step manual removal guide to finish the removing process. As this process is so hard to be operated, thus, if you don’t how to start correctly, please turn to Yoocare Online Expert, we are 24/7 hours available for you.

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.

A Screenshot For The Pop-up Ads


Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of

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: 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 is so tricky and dangerous hijacker which will influence computer users’ normal daily life if it invades the targeted computer. Once this pop-up virus sneaked into your computer, you may feel that it is so annoying. Lots of ads and other savings coupons will be displayed on your screen everywhere. Your computer will be chocked up by these things which may affect your system performance so much. It will keep interrupting you from doing anything normally with the infected computer. It is definitely a nasty and annoying browser hijacker which should be removed from the computer without any hesitation.

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 December 14, 2014 6:24 am

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