My computer is running slow after my computer got this SensePlus. And every time I open a new tab, I get some wired stuffs instead of the intended websites. As a matter of fact, I have ads popping up everywhere if I click on a webpage. What more harmful activities it would perform in the background? I am quiet uncomfortable with it. My antivirus seemed unable to delete it. Is there any other way to get rid of the virus? Can you help me?
SensePlus is a mulish adware program which is able to distribute numerous third party ads to gain profit for its creator. Once installed, it can bring many issues to your computer like lots of fake pop ups and advertisements cropping up and slow running of the computer. If you carelessly click on SensePlus adware ads, you will be redirected to some commercial websites whose goal is to increase their site ranking as well as sales. In order to manipulate the target computer, it can change system settings and web browser setting. You will encounter traffic when you go online since the annoying ads, banners and many other strange things are showing on your screen. Those pop-ups offer you many unwanted links related to malicious websites which provide you numerous unwanted products. Actually you will find strange application and toolbar in your computer after its installation.
SensePlus is able to occupy most of the system resource by dropping many rubbish files to the computer to make the computer suffer from a degraded performance considerably and even crash. It always finds their way to intrude into computer by exploiting vulnerabilities and loopholes of the system. It replicates itself and spreads its copies to the system, damaging all important files as well as legitimate applications on your computer. However, if you have a good browsing habit, you may not be taken in by them since the virus comes with freeware downloads from infected web pages and users will find that there are many additional options during the installation procedure. If your computer has already been infected by this SensePlus, it is highly recommended to eliminate it completely from your computer to prevent this nasty stuff from bringing further damage to your system.
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.
SensePlus 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 SensePlus 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 SensePlus 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 SensePlus manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
SensePlus is created by the hackers to pursue their commercial goal. Once this vermin got installed, it can keep an eye on what user is browsing on their internet and collect sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts and etc. Once it is installed in your computer, you will get lots of pops up ads and you are redirected to some questionable websites. And if the adware is not deleted promptly, it may increase the chance to bring threats like trojans, spyware, malware and etc to damage your system. Actually, this browser hijacker can hide itself crafty to bypass the antivirus programs. It’s advisable to take immediate action to get rid of SensePlus adware in order to prevent further damage to your computer.
Published by & last updated on December 26, 2014 1:41 pm