My windows laptop started having a pop-up from Popcash.net that appeared frequently whenever I go to eBay, Amazon or other shopping websites. I am using Interest Explorer and Windows 7. I checked control panel and no suspicious programs found. I also deleted some unknown add-ons, but the pop up was still there. I ran AVG full scan and it also detected nothing. My computer became extremely slow, and overheats after 2 hours of use and lags a lot. How do I get rid of annoying pop-ups?
Popcash.net pop up is classified as adware that could install and appear in your web browser after you click some malicious links or visit the sites with the questionable reputation. It is able to attack popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This pop up is used by the hackers as a tool to promote various goods and services and make huge revenue out of these activities. Even though the pop-ups seem to be attractive, you should not click any of them. Otherwise it will redirect you to malicious or porn-related web sites that contain high-risk viruses immediately. This potentially unwanted program claims it offers the best deal for you and gives you many useful coupon codes while you are shopping online, however it is only designed to boost advertising revenue but not provide you any useful and reliable information. All it can bring to you is endless pop-up ads and annoying browser redirection.
It is really annoying and time-consuming to see these annoying pop-up windows again and again. Once adware is installed, it can change various browser settings, such as your proxy server usage and your designated homepage. It will redirect your search results to undesired malicious web pages from where many other infections can get in to your web browser and system. In addition, it hijacks all the browsers you have installed and starts flooding the affected computer with constant pop-up ads. Those ads may alert that your computer is missing a plug-in or ask you to install the latest updates to enhance your player performance, or it says your PC performance is low and clicking the ads to make PC faster etc. Once you follow it and click on the ads, you will get a disaster on your PC soon. Considering Popcash.net causes bunch of unwanted commercial advertisements to pop up on your screen and makes your PC unsafe, don’t hesitate to get rid of it from the computer as quickly as possible.
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 Popcash.net 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.
Popcash.net 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.
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 Popcash.net 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：
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 Popcash.net ads hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Popcash.net pop-up does nothing good on the computer but just ruins your computer system and disturbs your online activities. Typically it can silently get attached to web browsers after you download freeware, shareware or advertising-supported program. If you keep receiving this pop up on your web browser, that means your PC is at risk because adware always contains a tracking cookie designed to keep track of how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, your browser type, your IP address, and other web surfing activities. Those information could be sent back to the cookie’s host site so that it will lead your personal information exposed. To keep your PC safe, you have to remove Popcash.net ads quickly without any hesitation.
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 22, 2015 5:01 pm