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May 14, 2015

Ads by EnormouSales Removal

My windows laptop started having tons of pop-ups titled with ‘Ads by EnormouSales’ which 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 ups were still there. I ran Malwarebyte and AVG full scan but still no luck. It takes forever to load up a page on IE. What should I do?

‘Ads by EnormouSales’ Adware Description:

‘Ads by EnormouSales’ pop-up belongs to adware that could install and appear in your web browser after you clicked some malicious links or visited the sites with the questionable reputation. Although it is not a real threat to your computer, it can be very annoying. The adware is able to attack popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once downloaded, it displays endless pop-up ads titled with “Ads by EnormouSales”, “Powered by EnormouSales” or “Brought by EnormouSales” on your web browser, giving you misleading information and then redirecting you to website you don’t really want. Also clicking those ads may download fake Flash Player and Media Players on the machine which usually contain more adware and spyware. It not only affects your activities on the machine, but also cause a high-risk of privacy or identity theft.

‘Ads by EnormouSales’ pop up is used by the hackers as a tool to promote various goods and services and make huge revenue out of these activities. It is only designed to boost advertising revenue but not provide you any useful and reliable information. In most cases, the pop up may claim that you won a prize and then it required you to input your personal information. Using this method, it can collect your privacy directly to further hack your account and steal your money. The adware also claims to be a helpful tool and assist you with your shopping online. But what it really does is to display numerous of ads with discounts, coupons, etc to interrupt your online activities. You will find your homepage and default search engine get changed without your permission. In addition, system performance becomes much slower than it was before and browser may crash over and over. In a word, the best way to avoid ‘Ads by EnormouSales’ pop-up is to be more careful with the installation steps of your new downloads. If you find it on your web browser, please get rid of it manually by following the guides below.

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 Ads by EnormouSales 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.

Ads by EnormouSales Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Guides:

Ads by EnormouSales 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 Ads by EnormouSales 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 Ads by EnormouSales 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:

Ads by EnormouSales pop-up is an adware program that can affect Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Safari. It 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 EnormouSales 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 May 14, 2015 2:39 am

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