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Jan 6, 2015

Go.wvydeo.com Pop-up Malware Removal

I have a Dell, Windows 7 laptop which is over a year old and Avast internet security is the only antivirus program installed on my computer. Actually Avast has been working quite well. However, over the past couple of days, Avast keeps blocking Go.wvydeo.com site access and gives me constant pop-ups. Is it a virus or false positive? I don’t know what’s going on but all I need is to get rid of this malware as soon as possible. I downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a full scan but it didn’t help. I also checked the Internet Explorer add-ons and control panel but found nothing suspicious. Is there another way I can remove this annoying thing quickly?

Go.wvydeo.com Virus Description:

If you keep receiving pop-up from Avast saying that Go.wvydeo.com has been detected/blocked, you should be aware that your computer must be compromised by some kind of adware or browser hijacker infections already. Generally speaking, such dangerous virus is known to attack Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, and can function in most versions of Windows, including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Once it hijacks a system, Avast or other famous antivirus programs may keep popping up security alert every few seconds, but it will not help get rid of it completely. This issue is not only annoying, but also dangerous to your computer security because the malware is able to change your browser settings and lead you to suspicious and even corrupted websites against your will.

Go.wvydeo.com virus also interrupts your browsing activities. It could block your Internet access and slow down your PC performance or cause blue screen of death and even random crash down. Once it finds its way to access your computer, tremendous ads may pop up your computer screen and your default homepage and search engine have been changed to an odd website. In addition, every time you open a certain page, it may redirect you to other unwanted pages that sell you something you don’t want. You may wonder why your computer is infected by this virus? The answer is very simple – it’s due to potentially unwanted programs, which is also known as browser hijacker. When you install free software from the Internet, this virus is bundled with these freebies without letting you know. So there is no surprise that it has ability to infiltrate PC without being noticed. In order to prevent its infiltration, you should stay away from installing software from unreliable sources and take the installation process very seriously even when you are installing well-known applications. If your computer is infected with Go.wvydeo.com malware, you should follow the manual removal guide below and try to find every suspicious program and files, then uninstall all of them as soon as possible.

If you’re not a computer savvy and not sure how to start the manual removal procedure during the process, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

How Do You Know Your Browser Is Hijacked?

If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by adware. For this type of adware, it can keep giving you Go.wvydeo.com pop-up ads. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
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.

Go.wvydeo.com Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Go.wvydeo.com pop up 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 browser hijacker completely.

1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.

Since this tricky hijacker virus 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 Go.wvydeo.com adware 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 Go.wvydeo.com ads 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:

Go.wvydeo.com is listed as an adware due to several malicious actions that it performs. It gets installed on users computers without them even being aware of that. Once downloaded, it changes your DNS settings and browser settings that create many problems on your machine. Besides, the virus may reroute to the websites full of sponsored advertisements, fake update alerts, infected links and so on. In addition, it could collect and track information about your web browsing habits, such as what websites do you visit, what search queries do you type, how long do you stay on certain websites and then send to cyber criminals for illegal use. That’s why you need to remove Go.wvydeo.com virus as soon as possible.
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 January 6, 2015 1:56 am

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