Pop-ups Removal Guide

Hi, there. My computer was infected by Pop-ups. Lots of pop-ups and ads came up to my computer each time I started my computer. I need to remove it right now. Since antivirus can’t remove this virus, what should I do? How do I get rid of this risky hijacker? Is there anyone helping me out of this hard problem? It would be so appreciated!

More Information About Pop-ups Pop-ups is a kind of browser hijacker virus which has the ability to change your default homepage and browser settings without your approval and knowledge. How does this virus get into your computer? This hijacker used to be attached with the third application. It may get into your computer while you are visiting some inappropriate websites like porn web. It may also dive into your system while you are downloading unsafe “free” program from unauthorized website. In addition, clicking on some suspicious link or pop-up may also be infected by this browser hijacker. So, you need to be more cautious when you are online. Once got infected, you should remove it in the first time without any hesitation.

Infected by Pop-ups, what will it do on your compromised computer? Once installed, this malware may be capable of changing your browser settings stealthily. You may find that no matter you use which browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox and so on), this virus may redirect you to visit its own domain. Otherwise, this virus may spread lots of pop-ups and ads to mess up your computer. Due to all this malicious stuff, your computer system may be flood of. Lots of system CPU will be taken over. Your system performance will be degraded so severely. What’s more, this virus may trace your online activities such as cookie and add-ons. Later after that, it will pilfer your information such as your bank account, credit card information, log-in usernames and password and so on. This virus may transmit this information to remote hackers who may use your information in illegal way. In a word, Pop-ups is a malicious browser hijacker which should be removed by manual without any delay when you find it on your computer.

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-ups

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-ups 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-ups is risky and pesky computer infection which is also known as browser hijacker or browser redirect virus. This virus may get into your computer without your attention due to it gets help from a third application such as freeware downloads; spam emails attachments and suspicious links or web sites and so on. Once this virus gets into your computer, the most obvious symptom is that you will be redirected to a certain website when you start to browse the Internet. Lots of computer traffic will be caused by this virus. Your system performance will be affected so badly. It will let your sensitive information out for hackers. This virus is a great potential threat to your computer and your privacy. You should remove it as soon as you detect it on your computer. Step by step manual removal method will be the most effective way to get rid of this virus completely.

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 August 1, 2015 1:32 pm, last updated on August 1, 2015 1:32 pm

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