popup is annoying you recently and you can’t make your way through to frequent visit web sites? Have no idea on how and when it gets down to your computer? Are you seeking for an efficient way to get rid of it completely? Many people may have failed in removing this ads pop up because it is so hard to delete. Even reputable antiviruses seem not to be able to remove it. They even do not detect it as a threat. What should we do if we get this pop up on our personal computer?

Basic Knowledge of Pop-up

This particular popup page is in fact a browser hijacker which is as dangerous as other computer viruses. It can hijack your browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox) and mess up their default settings. Whenever you try to get online, you will get a lot of random popups. You can also get redirected to other unwanted web sites instead of the search results you want. This browser hijacker popup is providing lots of misleading information online to trick you into all kinds of scams. You may be asked to download or purchase certain programs to protect your PC. But in fact, the programs you are about to get can be malware or spyware designed to extort more money from you and damage your computer furthermore. hijacker will create countless popups on the target computer which really makes the users annoying. Once it infects a computer it will do its best to attract you to click on some of pages it provides which are often its popup ads. That is also how a browser hijacker makes profits from ads. Those ads it displays are not reliable and they often contain quite a lot of sponsored links. Sponsored links are from parties who have sponsored relationship with this browser hijacker. This pop up can get money from them from each click on such pop ups. As a matter of fact, this pop up aims to create better traffic on its sponsored advertisements by misleading computer users to click on them. What’s more, since this is always redirecting the users to some unknown web sites the working computer can be infected by other online viruses because there are too many unsafe things on the sites including Trojan viruses, hijackers, rookits and so on. This pop up just opens the door for those threats to get into your system much more easily and directly.

Voice from Victims Who Ever Had This Pop-up ads Issue

For the sake of computer safety and privacy security, remove the pop-up ads with no hesitation. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not computer savvy and have no idea on how to remove this hijacker:

Typical Symptoms of Browser Hijacker Infection

  1. Unexpected popping ups appear when you are searching online;
  2. New and strange bookmarks occur in your bookmark list;
  3. Some unfamiliar programs show up in program list from programs and features;
  4. Unfamiliar programs are listed in start menu after you expand all programs;
  5. The computer will not perform correctly when you try to open a new tab or visit a regular web site;
  6. Random stuck will happen to some normal programs which usually work perfectly before.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

Since the advanced anti-virus software can’t take effectively to get rid of the browser hijacker, then manual removal will be highly required. Generally speaking, manual removal is a complicated and difficult process which requires enough computer skills. To make it easier, basic manual removal steps have been given in the following to help one get rid of the browser hijacker. ( Be cautious when dealing with different system files and entries of the redirect.)

Step 1: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the pop-up. We will need to put end to the running of the redirect first. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find odd processes. Names of the processes can be different each time:

windows task manager
Step 2: Open Program List, Find doubtful programs or tool-bars which may come from the browser hijacker. Right click on it and select uninstall.

programs and features

Step 3: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK:

folder options
After that we need to check in program files to see if the pop-up ads leaves any files on the machine.
Step 4: Press Windows+R keys together to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete registry values associating with this redirect. The registry files are listed randomly. Besides, you need to delete the infection files of the redirect virus from your system files to prevent it from coming back. Those files are named randomly also but may be different on different operating systems.

Run box

Go to Registry Editor to delete the path of the related items with the pop-up ads to stop it from coming back.

Registry Editor

Step 5: Reset the Browser once to get rid of any left setting set by the redirect. Change home page(s) on browsers back from the browser hijacker and other unknown random URLs: Here take Internet Explorer as example.

To reset the browser, you need to click on the gear icon at right top corner of the browser page. Then you will get Internet Options window and move to Advanced tab.

Internet Options

And to set the homepage back from pop-up ads please open general tab under Internet Options.

homepage set

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If popup is given enough time on the target system it will gradually turn down the detection ability. And since it is also modified with some rookits to memorize the saved information on browsers it is able to analyze those kinds of database on your computer. As a consequence, it will be able to reveal your privacy on the infected machine. You may realize some of its popups are related to your recent online search activities. That is a clue this virus pilfers the secret data of users.  If you are not able to remove popup quickly, your browsing histories can be collected by this browser hijacker and all your online data could be in risks of being stolen by unknown third-parties. These valuable records of data are very helpful in developing cyber crimes. To get rid of this popup on browser, please manually delete it instead of running antivirus security software which doesn’t always turn out to be helpful especially when it is a browser hijacker you are dealing with.

Kindly Reminder: Certain levels of PC skills will be needed during the manual removal process of this hijacker. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts now to get further help if you have tried but failed time after time.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 26, 2013 5:22 am

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