Hi there! I got a hateful program named DiscoverAncestry Toolbar. Do you know anything like this stuff? I have tried many ways to delete this thing from my computer but failed. I have no idea how to clean this virus away from my computer now as even my antivirus can’t get rid of it. It makes me feel really upsetting. Can someone provide any advice for me? Please get your answer from the article below.
DiscoverAncestry Toolbar is considered as a malicious adware program designed by cyber criminals. Its main intention is to intrude into the compromised system to gain increasing monetary value for the cyber criminals. Once executed on targeted computer, it can infect all the browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome by rewriting Internet default settings and inserting unwanted extension. You will feel very annoyed as it can replace the home page and redirect you to some malicious websites which are displaying numerous commercial messages frequently. It injects new files to the system registry to make sure it runs automatically when the system starts up. What is more, the adware is able to steal your personal details by using cookies and the information will be sent to the distant servers for illegal purposes. No doubt that the adware needs to be terminated immediately once it has been detected since it is a potential safety threat to your privacy security.
Once dived into your computer, DiscoverAncestry Toolbar can make you encounter a lot of issues since it is able to conduct destructive activities in the computer. Your browser won’t work normally since it can make some functions of the browser unable to use by adding relevant extension to your browser. Since it is usually bundled with other free software programs, so if users are not careful to download any unwanted program online, they will install this adware without their consent. It is engaged in making normal programs in the computer inaccessible and getting firewall terminated. As a matter of fact, it degrades your computer’s performance seriously if you let it stay in the computer for a long time. You should keep alert if you meet this adware and remove it before it makes further damage to your computer.
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.
DiscoverAncestry Toolbar 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 DiscoverAncestry Toolbar 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 this hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
DiscoverAncestry Toolbar is able to provide many sponsored links in the search results to block you from visiting the desired websites. And irritating pop-up advertisements crop up on your screen redirecting you to commercial websites when you carry on online shopping activities. And a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files happen and the page you are browsing can freeze up constantly. Furthermore this adware can introduce many other computer threats like spyware, Trojan to invade your computer. What is more, it can even bypass detection from security products by changing the registry settings. Therefore, you should remove the adware manually without any delay once it is detected.
Published by & last updated on December 15, 2014 5:58 am