Hello, there. I got lots of pop-ups on my computer. No matter what I did, I always saw pop-ups or ads floating on my computer influencing me from doing anything normally on the computer. Even though I can end it up this minute, next moment it will pop up again. Offsponexe.com is the one where all these pop-ups and ads be sent from. It is so pesky. I want to remove it. But I stuck at the registry. I don’t which one I should delete. It is so annoying now. What should I do now? Please help!
Offsponexe.com is a computer infection with high-level risk. This virus is classified as the browser hijacker family, which is a hazardous and harmful virus. This virus is so skillful of hacking computer users’ web browsers and keeping readdressing them to its domain and some unwanted websites. Do you know how this virus gets into your computer? You may not have any clue when you find this virus on your computer. With lots of researches, it indicates that this virus can sneak into your computer with the use of junk emails and its attachments, suspicious web sites like porno web pages and peer-to-peer networks, freeware download and so on. This virus can be spread throughout the Internet. Once you did something with careless attention, you may give the chance for the virus to get into your computer and make chaos on it. After the installation of this virus, you may find that you can’t remove this virus completely by your any anti-virus programs. Therefore, it is highly recommended to take manual removal method to get rid of this virus completely if you find this virus on your system.
Do you know what Offsponexe.com will do after it gets into your system? Once this virus invades your workstation, this virus may distribute lots of pop-ups and ads on your computer. It may add suspicious link to your add-ons so that you may be redirected to this kind of web page when you start to browse. As your computer is compromised by this virus, you may not do anything normally on it and your screen will be flood of advertisements from this virus’s domain. Otherwise, this virus may send you pesky fake programs to force computer into severe danger when you click on the promoting ads it provided unintentionally. This virus has the ability to track your online habits as well as your private information on the compromised computer. Then it will steal your information and then transfer to remote hackers who may utilize it for illegal purpose. This information may include your passwords, credit card, bank account information, user names and log-in password and so on. As this virus may spread tons of ads to chock up your computer resources, so the performance of your computer will be decreased so severely if you don’t remove this virus in time. You are suggested to eliminate Offsponexe.com as soon as possible in case it makes more damage on your computer.
1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.
Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!
Offsponexe.com hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of this virus
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end this hijacker’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to this browser hijacker through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
From the above information, you may have a clear concept of Offsponexe.com which is a malicious and stubborn computer infection. This virus is a kind of browser hijacker virus. Once this virus gets into your computer, your homepage and browser settings will be changed automatically without your knowledge or permission. As a result, no matter when you start to browse or which browser you open, you will be redirected to its domain. If you click one of pop-ups or ads from its domain by accidently, you may be readdressed to some unsafe web pages. Due to this virus, your security system will be ruined so badly. Therefore, other infections like Trojan and keyloggers, spyware and adware and so on, will get the chance to dive into your computer and make chaos on your system. In order to protect your computer and your privacy security, it is needed to remove this virus out off your computer as early as possible.
Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on March 9, 2015 5:06 am