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Feb 15, 2015

Adultcameras.info Virus Removal

My windows laptop started having Adultcameras.info pop-up virus on Internet Explorer and Chrome for a few days. I have tried to clear all the history and cookies but it is still there. Also I have run all kinds of scanners, none of them worked. Whenever I am online, there are tons of annoying pop-up ads about coupon and survey trying to interrupt my work which is really annoying. How do I get rid of it?

Adultcameras.info Pop-up Description:

Adultcameras.info is a porn site that links to malicious browser hijacker or other potentially unwanted programs which get installed on a computer by exploiting security vulnerabilities. It is able to attack Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer and then force your web browser to its page constantly, therefore the website owner can use the artificial traffic to boost affiliate payments and distribute various malware to unwary users. Once the virus is installed it can replicate itself through the same network, therefore the other devices like your cell phone or your tablet using the same network connection also has the chance to be infected. The pop up comes every time when you open your web browser and it is also capable of changing your web browser’s default home page to a particular web site without your permission.

Besides, Adultcameras.info virus modifies essential web browser settings and degrades overall web browser stability and performance. It will take longer than before for you to open a certain web page and you may be redirected to various phishing sites (sites designed to trick users into parting with personal and credit card information) against your will during your browsing session. It also adds unwanted toolbar or extentsion that will not allow you to delete in order to take up large system resources. Such virus always comes bundled with free programs such as media players, PDF creators, download managers, etc, therefore every user should read the terms of use/service/agreement carefully before installing any software and avoid downloading unwanted programs or other malware from unknown sources. Don’t stay on this site any longer, it will download malicious viruses onto your machine without your permission and make your system crash or cause blue screen of death. You should get rid of Adultcameras.info virus manually instead to ensure the safety of your computer and your privacy.

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 Adultcameras.info 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.

Adultcameras.info Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Adultcameras.info 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 Adultcameras.info virus 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 Adultcameras.info 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:

Adultcameras.info Virus 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. Besides, any clicks on this site will make potentially unwanted program or other viruses download onto the computer. That poses a huge risk for your PC. The virus also changes the HOSTS file as well as other settings on your computer so that your infected computer will become more vulnerable to further infections. You should get rid of it without any delay.
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 February 15, 2015 4:11 pm

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