I downloaded a game which turned out to be a virus and hijacked my browser. Now, whenever I open Firefox or Explorer, the homepage is Aartemis.com and I cannot get rid of it. Then I download Malwarebytes and scan my computer, it detects a bunch of PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A viruses on my computer but cannot remove it completely. Each time I try to remove them and restart the computer, this virus keeps coming back. How do I get rid of this virus?
Information about PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A:
PUP.Optional.Aartemis.A is categorized as Potentially Unwanted Program detected by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your computer system. By exploiting your computer’s vulnerability, it can easily get on your computer. In most cases, users may acquire this virus by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. And also it can be bundled with unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported and then drop on your computer during the installation process. As soon as it is installed, it will annoy you by showing unwanted error messages, fake warning alerts and convince you to use the corrupted page like Aartemis.com as your homepage. This website may seem to be a regular search page, however, it is affiliated with browser hijackers which can modify your browser settings and attack all browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer in your computer. It provides fake search results to PC users and displays more advertisements than legitimate results. In brief, this unwanted program can change the entire default backgrounds of the infected computer including so as to block users from browsing the internet freely.
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Published by Michael Myn on December 12, 2013 11:06 am and last modified on December 12, 2013 11:08 am.
For the past couple days I’ve been getting threat alerts from Avast saying my computer was infected. It popped up a red window and told me:”trojan blocked”. Then it said infection: Win32:Fareit-LM [Trj] and Process: system32/svchost.exe. What does that mean? It seems Avast cannot help to remove it completely. I can’t do anything else but move to chest a million times. That is really annoying. How do I get rid of this Trojan virus?
Avast Keeps Reporting Win32:Fareit-LM [Trj] Virus? – How to Remove?
Win32:Fareit-LM [Trj] is a malicious Trojan virus that may lurk in junk email attachments, come bundled with freeware programs downloaded from the internet or get installed by visiting shady websites. Just like other similar Trojan viruses, this one is also distributed via various means, but it always accesses your computer without any permission and knowledge. The final goal of such pesky Trojan is to wreak chaos on the target computer and help cyber criminals access the compromised PC in order to steal users’ personal information. As a genuine Trojan dropper, it is designed with excellent root-kit technology which helps it root and conceal deeply in the contaminated system. This virus is expert in hiding itself in legal system files and pretend to be a routine legitimate process so that even if you have installed advanced antivirus program, it is still hard to detect its presence. Although Avast is able to detect Win32:Fareit-LM [Trj] virus, unfortunately it is not capable of removing this virus completely now. It did cause many victims feel frustrated and hopeless. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Karen Lawrence on December 12, 2013 9:51 am and last modified on December 12, 2013 9:51 am.
My browser keeps redirecting me. I have this got.drivemace.net random popup ads on my browser that I need help to get rid of. I can’t disable the random popups. What happened to my browser? Will I be able to restore it from this mess? I can’t stay online for long as my browser will stop responding. It first started about two days ago when I opened a link from a friend and my browser is messed up. Will my other browsers be affected by this problem? What do I do to get rid of these annoying popups from browser?
Got.drivemace.net Random Popups – Remove Browser Hijacker
Got.drivemace.net is not a friendly search engine for users to keep as it’s created by third-party particularly to attack and mess up web browsers and collect valuable online data from victims. This popup website can be treated as a browser hijacker issue which should be fixed in time to keep system from being messed up by potential cyber threats. The hijacker popup is capable of hijacking most browsing applications on both Windows and Macs including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. When a browser is under the attack of this browser hijacker, it will stop functioning properly and cause constant troubles for users to go online. By messing around with users’ online activities, the hijacker can actually collect sensitive data from users’ browsing histories such as usernames, passwords and online banking information ect. The longer the hijacker stays, the more chances you will have in facing all the associating consequences. Thus, a complete clean of this hijacker should be performed shortly and appropriately via manual method to disable the random popups of the hijacker.
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Published by Karen Lawrence on December 12, 2013 4:10 am
Are you having tough time removing Dep.findmapping.net popup? Does your computer work weirdly by sending out random tabs from this redirect? Are you irritated at the endless popping ups of new tabs when you are doing a redirect on your browser? What to do to uninstall it from our browsers? How can we do to prevent it from coming back? What will it do if we don’t remove it in a short time?
Learn More about Dep.findmapping.net Browser Hijacker
Dep.findmapping.net is an unwanted popping up on browsers. It mostly appears on a browser by displaying its own page when the users are trying to visit a domain site. The popping up always shows up during the redirection. The aim of the pop up is to mislead computer users to click on it by mistake so it will redirect them to some sponsored sites. The creator will get illegal profits from the promoting of its sponsored links. The web sites it redirects you to are usually unsafe and full of free programs. If you click on any back links on those sites you may give the command to download any programs automatically. Or you may be cheated by the appealing ads on the sites. The program they provide for free are often full of dangerous factors. If you install any of them to your machine your computer will be at risks. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Michael Myn on December 11, 2013 6:44 pm and last modified on December 12, 2013 6:38 am.
Oneindian.net took over my Internet browser and it modifies my default browser settings casually. I got no idea why my advanced antivirus can’t get rid of the redirect virus. Will other anti-virus programs help you delete the hijacker infection entirely? If not, what is the best way to deal with this hijacker virus? I really need to get back my browser settings and regain clean computer environment. Please help!!
Oneindian.net – Remove Browser Hijacker
Oneindian.net is categorized as a malicious browser redirect, and it is mainly distributed by cyber criminals through network. Usually, the hijacker virus targets the computer when PC users gain access to harmful websites, spam email attachments and freeware downloads. Soon as the redirect attacks the computer, it adds to the Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox and so on. It takes control of the Internet browser to redirect users’ web search results to unwanted web pages even if they only click on regular web links. Unfortunately, users will be randomly redirected to this bogus website or other related web pages whenever they try to open a new tab or search for favorite webs, news and videos etc. Users will be badly annoyed by many pesky op-up ads which fool unwary users to install ads-on and toolbar and purchase unwanted things blindly. Never trust this browser hijacker or take it as default search engine. In fact, users had better remove the nasty Oneindian.net redirect virus entirely as early as possible.
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Published by Karen Lawrence on December 11, 2013 12:37 pm
Windows Activity Booster – A Fake Antivirus Software
Windows Activity Booster gives you the first impression that it’s an antivirus program. Actually, it’s a malware which can easily hack users’ PC and scam them for money in the disguise of an antivirus program. Such malware can’t provide any security protection or your PC, instead, it will continually damage your operating system even your computer hardware. It’s thoroughly a roguish software. The hackers who created this malware also released some other similar version such as: Smart Guard Protection, also a fake antivirus which has been infecting many users. The hackers who designed this malware make use of it to earn profits. Once PCs gets infected, the malware can stop users doing almost anything. For compromise, they would rather pay the money to “Activate” the rogue software. However, oppositely, the malware can’t give your PC any protection but damages! Don’t be fooled by its appearance even though it looks like a real antivirus software. Don’t waste your money on it, which is absolutely nonsense! Read the rest of this post »
Published by Leo R. Oscar on December 11, 2013 5:29 am
What’s the problem? My Chrome has some issues that I don’t know. It keeps opening some unknown web sites such as Gis.driveropen.net. The popups make my browser runs more and more slowly. I don’t know how to get rid of the popups since I found nothing after I ran a full scan. But I’m sure there are problems with my browser. Who can help me?
How to Get Rid of Gis.driveropen.net Popups
Gis.driveropen.net Popups, as representative browser hijack virus, is loathsome that can easily infect browsers such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer. This popup hijacker is created for commercial advertisements. However the pop up sites are not illegal since it forcibly let your visit them no matter you want or not. When your computer gets infected this virus, even if when you are visiting some normal web sites, the annoying advertisement pages will keep popping up to interrupt your previous working or entertainment. This popup virus acts as a hooliganism that rudely control your browser and won’t let you use it freely. It can slow down your network and change the whole settings of your browser without your notice. It will randomly pop up advertisements constantly with different contents. All those pop-up pages are not safe to click. Most of them are full of viruses or malware. Never click them to download or view
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Published by Leo R. Oscar on December 10, 2013 12:08 pm
I’m afraid my laptop gets a malware. Its name is Smart Guard Protection. I didn’t mean to install it but last night, I visited a web site. There was a message popped up telling me that my computer was in danger and let me click the scam icon to detect viruses. After that, I found that malware had been installed in my laptop. It stops me do anything unless I pay money to buy it. I think that is rouge malware. The problem now is that I can’t uninstall that malware. Who can help me here?
What is Smart Guard Protection Fake Virus?
Smart Guard Protection is commonly recognized as a fake anti-virus program which has been programmed for excessive profit without utilitarian functions. That means this program is just a roguish software that can’t provide any security protection for users’ PCs. Many lawbreakers made some similar fake anti-virus programs to scam people such as: AntiVirus Plus 2014. The disgusting point of the malware is that you even can’t easily uninstall it from your computer once it’s installed. It’s tantamount to a virus. Many people suffer a great deal from it since they can’t freely use their computer now. For surrender, people have no alternative but pay the money to buy the so called full version of Smart Guard Protection. To pay money to buy it is really not a good idea since the rouge program is not a good stuff that can give you some benefit. It can only damage your operating system and reveal personal information in your computer. The looking is very similar to a real anti-virus program, the background and images or buttons can easily delude you. The only different is that the fake anti-virus doesn’t have any protection functions at all! Read the rest of this post »
Published by Leo R. Oscar on December 10, 2013 9:18 am and last modified on December 11, 2013 2:03 am.
I need to know a method which can help me remove PUM.Hijack.StartMenu completely. I have been with this nightmare for about a week and haven’t found out an really effective way to get rid of it. I tried several different antivirus programs and they all scanned out many threats on my computer and removed some of them. However, for this one I meant to get rid of they seemed are not able to help. The infection alert still pops up and what I have tried with them turned out to be in vain. Is there any other ways that I can have a try? Any help will be appreciated.
Information about PUM.Hijack.StartMenu
PUM.Hijack.StartMenu is indeed a headache to many computer users. The most obvious reason is that this threat is not hard to be found. But it is really tough to remove it completely. It can always come back after you push the end operation such as a restart or another full scan. It can always be detected by antivirus software thus it is recognized as a Trojan infected. It will change the settings on Internet Explorer, Google, Yahoo or MSN search engines to hijack net users when they are doing some searching activities. It often hijacks them to unsafe sites by installing some other browser hijackers onto the weakened system. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Michael Myn on December 9, 2013 11:43 am
About BDS/Backdoor.Gen Trojan Virus?
BDS/Backdoor.Gen is one of the most risky Trojan horse viruses that ranked among top 50 since it has strong power to destroy computer operating system even computer itself. it’s created to make computer operating system in disorder or cause fatal errors so that people can’t use some programs that windows provides. So the basic work principle of this virus is to plant one or several small rootkits into operating system of the target PC, then these rootkits can give false commands or instructions, once the operating system received those wrong commands, some programs installed in the target PC will run in disorder or even can’t run any more. This Trojan virus is well disguised. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Leo R. Oscar on December 9, 2013 4:23 am