What is Great-values.com? Are the ads and information displaying on Great-values.com reliable? Annoying ads from Great-values.com keep popping up when you are doing things on your computer? How to remove Great-values.com completely?
Great-values.com is a malicious website supported by browser hijacker, which disguises as a legitimate ads-promotion site to confuse the users. Inexperienced Internet users may be easily cheated by the professional appearance of this browser hijacker virus. It can get into your computer system without your awareness and permission when you click on those links displaying on its website. In addition, it may also be together with some free software, unknown email attachments or pornographic content images and videos.
Once infiltrating into the computer system, Great-values.com virus will change your default homepage and prevent you from changing back to your favorite. When you are searching for something on Google, Bing or any other major search engine, you will be redirected to some unwanted suspicious websites full of dubious advertisements so that the hackers can earn money from the pay-per-click technique. Some of those weird websites may contain dangerous Trojans and spyware. The virus is able to attack all kinds of browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. It also slows down your computer and damages your system by corrupting the Windows Registry and other important windows system files. Besides, the virus facilitates the hacker to steal your individual privacy and install more threats into your computer.
Great-values.com is a high-risk browser hijacker virus which is able to disable legitimate antivirus software. Therefore, manual removal can be the best choice. But please be informed that manual removal is a cumbersome procedure and any mistake will lead to the damage of your system.
Great-values.com is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus including the well-known RCMP malware. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently, therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera: Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button → Tools → click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show hidden files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete virus files
Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
In summary, Great-values.com is an extremely notorious virus which can hijack your browser, modify system settings and cause many other problems on the infected computer. It can lock your homepage and force you to visit some weird websites when you are using the browser. The cyber criminal can steal your privacy and damage your computer system via this virus. Therefore, we suggest that it should be removed as quickly as possible before more damages and losses.
Published by Deb Mirren & last updated on June 11, 2013 7:31 am