How to Remove Pop-up Virus

I was browsing the Internet and searching for an airport ticket to Japan. Just with a sudden, a pop-up ad about Japan’s interests shows on my screen. Because of my curiosity, I clicked on that link. But as a matter of fact, the displaying thing was not the thing in my mind (Japan’s interests), but After that, I got that webpage again and again while I was online. I got lots of unknown thing displaying on my desktop as well. I was told that that web is a malicious browser hijacker virus. What should I do? Can you help me out? Thank you!

More Information About Pop-up Virus Pop-up is classified as the browser hijacker virus which may infect your browser immediately once it gets into your computer. This infection may attack all the browsers on your computer (such as IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera). Cyber crooks used to attach this virus with third application like spam emails, junk email attachment, freeware downloads, suspicious websites and unknown ads/links/pop-ups. This malicious browser hijacker will find every possible means to get into your computer without your attention. Anyway, when you are online, you should be more careful. Please think twice before you want to do anything unfamiliar.

Once Pop-up gets into your computer, it may immediately take control of your whole online activities and then make serval changes on your computer without your acknowledgement. Otherwise, it may replace your browser homepage and search engine forcibly. Then you will be forced to use this virus’s domain as your homepage and search engine. Besides, this browser hijacker also cuts off your access to legitimate sites. On the contrary, it will redirect you to the commercial websites with the third product links which may create traffic and increase the sales. What’s more, each time you utilize this fake search engine to search information, you always receive various strange search results containing commercial advertisements and text-links. These links then redirect towards commercial sites. Lots of pop-ups and ads will spread onto your computer from this fake webpage. Your computer’s CPU will be occupied by a large extend with all that unwanted stuff. Your computer performance will be slow down by a great of extend. Well, now it is greatly suggest you remove this malicious website as soon as you can before it is not too late.

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 Infection

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 Hijacker 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 malicious and pesky browser hijacker virus. This virus is really risky and annoying. This virus is programmed to track your browser histories and traces. The goal is to collect your online habits, personal preferences and other important information, such as credit card information, bank account information, trading user-names and passwords and so on. It will reveal this data to the remote hackers who may use your information to do illegal things to earn an extra profit. In addition, it slows down browser performance and distributes viruses. Nowadays, there is no any antivirus which can remove this virus completely and clearly. The most effective and quickly way to remove the virus is manual removal method which is really complicated and skillful process. Well, if you don’t know where you should start first, it is a great decision to contact YooCare Online Expert for further virus removal assistance.

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 May 19, 2016 5:50 am, last updated on May 19, 2016 5:50 am

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