What is this gnj.tooldiv.net pop up ad? It keeps showing on my browser to stop me from searching online efficiently. I even get random pop ups on regular websites which I never experienced before. Is my computer infected with a virus? Why can’t my antivirus detect anything? How do I block the pop ups and restore my browser?
Gnj.tooldiv.net Popup – How to Remove?
Gnj.tooldiv.net pop up web page is an unwanted ad displayed by a browser adware on the computer. It contains lots of misleading information online that will pop up on browser tabs constantly to annoy computer users and mess up the system settings to provide convenience for potential malware attacks. It is as risky as other computer viruses but mainly affects browsers on a system. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and sometime Apple Safari are the most popular browsers used by lots of users and the common targets of a browser adware. Users need to get rid of the adware timely to stop all the annoying pop ups and prevent further consequences from happening.
Gnj.tooldiv.net pop up ad tricks you into downloading unknown programs by telling you that ‘Your software may be out of date’. These downloads can be used to bundle with PUPs which will get installed on your computer without consent. Computer users should be cautious when coming across similar annoying pop ups and do not make any downloads directly from these pop ups. Soon as the hijacker gets on your browsers, it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders including:
Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.
How to delete Gnj.tooldiv.net pop up on browsers completely?
This type of browser problem normally cannot be fixed by antivirus software. Manual removal, on the other hand, is believed to be more efficient. Besides from resetting browser defaults including home page and getting rid of unfamiliar extensions, users will also need to go through the process of checking for odd program files and registry errors which could be caused by potential malware problems brought onto the computer by this browser hijacker. The manual removal process requires certain computer skills to follow. This passage contains a general guide for the manual removal.
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The Hijacker Popup Screenshot
* The above screenshot shows the regular appearance of this browser hijacker. By telling you that your software is out of date, Gnj.tooldiv.net hijacker tries to trick you into downloading an unknown update which can help enhance the performance of the browser. However, potential malware and other PUPs can be bundled with these downloads and come onto your computer without permission. In other words, your computer may be attacked by other malware or adware problems. Similar pop up ads can be expected all the time as they can pop up randomly.
How to get rid of gnj.tooldiv.net pop up adware from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this adware from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popup manually from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Windows Task Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/ Gnj.tooldiv.net pop up hijacker
2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
Click on Start button
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
* Files and registries of the Gnj.tooldiv.net pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.
3. Reset Firefox.
Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories
4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.
Video guide on browser hijacker removal:
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Gnj.tooldiv.net is reported as a browser adware that will hijacks the browsers on your computer and cause further troubles to not only affect the performance of the browsers but mess up the system defaults to create chances for more cyber attacks. This browser attack, which cannot be fixed by antivirus software, should be removed manually. Computer users cannot surf online efficiently without being interrupted by constant pop ups and redirects. Personal online data could be stolen by unknown third party for illegal usage. And computer may be affected by further problems. Remove the hijacker pop up now manually to prevent all these consequences timely.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 21, 2014 12:21 pm