Every time I open a web page, I get a threat detected and a malicious URL warning. My Internet Explorer and Firefox are both infected. How can I remove this ‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’ completely? What is the best way to get rid of it? Any help will be appreciated.
‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’ Alert is classified as an undesirable promotion from insecure domain to attract people’s attention and to intrude malware and online scam virus. Recently, many users have interfered with malware or Trojan viruses from giving online access to some unsafe website or untrusted updating links from attractive or scared warning word of unknown pop ups. Many people are wondering how this pop up set to get rooted successfully into the system registry from escaping the obstacles set by security software on the victim PC and avoiding detection because they rarely go to unsafe or hacked website in the infected browser, the sites they usually go to is their social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google. To be honest, there are many viruses on social website because social website has many people logged on per day.
It usually enter the target system through hacked links you click on the malware downloading link or from the content of spam mail attachments by deceiving you to give permission for this nasty pop up to get installed. It keeps displaying on the victim browser to alert you to call them for PC cleaning. But it is not true and all it wants is to scam your money and to interfere with online surfing. The main purpose of the adware and pop up it brings is to gather your browsing history so that it can promote sponsored links appropriately on the victim computer.
The search engine such as Google or Yahoo will be redirected to its domain and your homepage will be modified to unknown resources. Your computer is responding slowly in every process and the responding process makes you feel like it stuck. You will be annoyed about the budges of pop-ups and adware that accompany with it. You have to wait for more time than usual while opening a new webpage on the infected browser because it takes more time to load process. You are always being redirected to some unsafe links or malicious websites.
‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’ allow cyber-criminals to break into the infected computer without noticed and disables executable program and cause system crash. It changes important computer settings to allow remote control from cyber criminals. It will modify your registry settings and important key value to make it difficult to be removed. It accesses your data, your tabs and browsing activity on all websites and is able to cause system crash and disable your executable programs. Meanwhile, it drops some other threats including malware, adware parasites and spyware into your computer.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1 Clear all the cookies of the affected browsers.
* Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
* Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete
* Firefox:: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”
2 Remove all the add-ons and extensions.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Settings → Click Manage Add-ons
(2). Click Programs tab → Click Manage Add-ons → 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.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get run option
(2). Type in Control Panel and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on Folder Options link
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to effect， then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4 stop virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.
(1). Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
5. Remove all the malicious files registry entries through Registry Edit.
*‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’ 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. 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). Using Registry Editor to delete all the related registry entries.
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together then Registry Editor will pop up.
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of XX.
‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’Alert pops up without prevention from antivirus or security firewall. According to reports, an unsafe area is a good backdoor loophole for its creators and hackers to make use of bringing malware or adware. This pop up might also get into target computer with the same way. After it got into the target computer, it would immediately display a rogue warning on your screen to make you believe that your computer is full with unwanted and unneeded pop ups and you need to call them to clean massive pop ups in your PC. Don’t trust it! Its purpose is for tracing people’s interested website and collecting sensitive data such as histories or favorites would be executed as soon as it landed on target computer. The target computer can be any victim PC it gets into. Usually, it is planning to invade other malicious software to your computer. First step is to change system settings to create a place with more convenience for it to execute illegal purpose. After that, it will force you to use it to clean your computer and prevent you from setting the initial setting back. You cannot get rid of the alert window with antivirus. In conclude, you are in trouble on the proper use of infected PC. If you want to get rid of ‘Warning! You Have Excessive Pop-Ups’, you need to remove it completely via manual removal.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on March 11, 2014 2:01 pm