Pop-up Removal Guide

Hey, there! Have you gotten a pop-up message which is asking you to download a program named Does this program really work as it said? What will this fake adware do on my computer if I did download it by mistake? How to uninstall this adware from my operating system completely? Why can’t the security tool delete it permanently from my computer? What should I do now? Please, help!

Learn More Information About Pop-up Pop-up has been classified as a member of the risky adware which belongs to the malicious browser hijacker family. This kind of computer infection would like to attack millions of computer users. This adware is created by cyber criminals who use this rogue program to invade the most popular Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, etc, and then conduct their evil purposes on the infected computer. Even though you can feel safe at the moment to download this adware, you can find that your computer may work more and more slowly after that. You can’t figure out what problem it should be, either. Actually, this adware is not a good program but a vicious hijacker. So this computer virus should be removed as soon as you detect it on your system.

Do you know how Pop-up gets into your system? Usually this virus is associated with suspicious websites, free programs, spam emails or its attachments, and so on. Once this virus gets into your computer, it may create lots of computer trouble for you. This virus not only can change your default home page settings and browser settings, but also spread lots of pop-ups and ads to chock up your system. Besides, this virus can also display fake information for you like saying that “Upgrade your Media Player Now” and it urges you to “Install” its own software program for better viewing experience. Under no circumstances should you pay the rogue application. Although this Adware is labelled as an advertising platform, it is usually used to trick the innocent computer users. Whenever you access the browser, it may start generating different good deal of ads, sponsored links, pop-up, coupons, offers related to some specific product. Otherwise, this virus can make your computer performance so severely. Thus, it is highly recommended to remove this virus as soon as you can. Manual removal is suggested to clean away this virus from your computer as it is the most effective way.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of Pop-up

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!

Manual Removal Guide: Pop-up 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

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons

* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons

Tools in Firefox

(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions

Customize and control Google Chrome button

(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

Windows Task Manager

*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box

Win 8 Task Manager

And then click Details tab

Details Tab in Win 8 Task Manager

(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

View in Computer Window

Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category

View Tab in Folder Options Window

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”

Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:

Conclusion Pop-up is a malicious adware virus. This annoying hijacker can change your settings secretly, and redirect you to the risky websites when you start a new tab. It will be a bridge for other virus to invade your computer. This virus can slip away from the scanning of the antivirus program and it can not be deleted by any antivirus tool, either. It can hide deeply in your computer and make chaos on it. Thus, it is wise that to remove this vicious hijacker out of your computer as soon as you can, once your computer suffers this problem. If you are not familiar with the computer technology, in case you make mistake on your computer, please open a live chat with Yoocare Online expert for help now!

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 on March 17, 2015 11:31 pm, last updated on March 17, 2015 11:31 pm

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