I am getting this constant popup message that my computer is infected with BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab virus but I have no idea how to get rid of it. My computer is a Dell desktop.
It’s pretty old, but before it was infected it ran fine. I tried system restore but it didn’t help. Does anyone know how i can get this off?
BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab is categorized as malicious Trojan horse infection or potentially unwanted program that will start causing havoc on your computer as soon as it is download. This application may appear innocent but it has been intentionally designed to cause some malicious activities, spread other viruses, simply disrupt computer’s performance or even steal information on your system. As soon as this trojan horse infiltrates computer it can change your system settings and registry without your permission. As a result, you will find it hard to open your programs, surf Internet and even start up or shut down your computer. Everything loads up very slowly and sometimes you may see a bunch of unwanted pop-up ads on your browser whenever you are online. Besides, the virus can disable firewall and bypass the detection of most anti-virus programs. Therefore, you are suggested to remove it manually instead.
BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab Virus also has the ability to hijack certain Internet functions like redirecting your start page to the hijacker’s own start page, redirecting search queries to a undesired search engine, or replace search results from popular search engines with their own information. It can affect the functioning of IE, Firefox and Chrome browser. In addition, opening a back door of the system and connecting it to a command and control (C&C) server is also a simple task for this trojan. This allows for the attacker to get the access to the compromised computer and perform various unwanted actions on the PC. The virus can monitor your activity or information on your computer and send that information to a remote computer without your knowledge. Basically, the virus can get into the system using web browser vulnerabilities or get bundled with spam e-mail messages, file sharing networks and online chats. Once detect, you should get rid of BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab quickly to prevent from getting your computer infected further.
Slow down your PC speed notably.
Add other dangerous Trojan or Spyware to your system secretly.
Allow the hacker to access your entire system.
Collect all your personal information and transfer to a remote hacker.
Destroy critical system files and make PC unstable.
From malicious drive-by-download scripts from corrupted porn and shareware / freeware websites.
Through spam email attachments, media downloads and social networks.
When clicking suspicious pop-ups or malicious links.
Open unknown email or download media files that contain the activation code of the virus.
Note: No matter how the virus accesses your PC, users should know that there are no tools can remove this pesky Trojan automatically at this moment, it is suggested users not spend much time in downloading or paying any security software which claims can delete this stubborn virus. It is totally useless. To completely get rid of BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab Virus, professional manual guide is needed.
Currently many computer users had the same experience that this virus couldn’t be removed by any anti-virus applications. So the manual approach is always required to combat this virus. And here is the step-by-step removal guide for all computer users.
1. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab 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 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：
2. 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.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Windows key + R to open Run box. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
Then a Registry Editor window will pop up as the following picture shows:
b. Search malicious files and registry entries and then remove all of them:
BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab is a highly dangerous virus that belongs to the Trojan horse family. It badly damages your computer system and compromises your privacy and security. This virus
can perform various malicious tasks on your computer that may result in some serious threat to the stability of your system. It is a serious threat that secretly works in the background and displays undesirable commercial information. Besides, the virus can take up a plenty of system resources and slow down the PC performance notably. Your computer will be sluggish and the browser will crash all the time. In order to safeguard your privacy and important system files from any further perilous attacks, it is suggested to take immediate actions to remove BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab virus as soon as possible.
Note: If you are not knowledgeable enough to be able to distinguish the location of this virus, or you are afraid of making mistake during the manual removal, please contact experts from Yoocare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on November 29, 2015 7:57 am