Help! I’m in a pickle now, this Downasd.com pop-up ads keep annoying me for a while, I tried every means to get rid of it, I uninstalled my Google chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, and then reinstalled them again, however, nothing changed. The perpetual ads pop up whenever I surf the internet. I don’t like those endless pop-up ads, but AVG cannot detect any of them. Could anyone tell me how to remove Downasd.com hijacker from my computer?
Brief Introduction to Downasd.com Hijacker
Downasd.com Hijacker is a newly page hijacking which is widely spreading over internet recently. Like many other adware, once your computer got this, you will see pop-up ads come out from nowhere time to time. The cyber criminals invent this adware in order to make money, because it will visit many other sites without your permission which could generate web traffic, gain more popularity for some fishy sites. Normally, Downasd.com is a regular domain, it was just hacked by hackers, and the website got implanted some vicious contents with the new script added. If you accidently visit this website, then you may get this hijacker. It will disguise as a cache file so you would not notice. You may also get this hijacker by downloading and installing some free software, the hijacker could be bundled with them. After done installed, the browser hijacker can be saved secretly and without users’permission. So, Downasd.com Hijacker could mess up with your browsers, it can displace your homepage by itself, and wildly template your browsers setting, it could also display some advertising banners when you visit some website. You cannot open some given websites or some you regularly visit, what’s worse, many functions in browser turn out to be useless. Obviously, with this method, hackers could enhance whatever they want to market ranking on the Internet, as you can guess, they could has a finger in the pie, which means they earn pay-per-click from the links.
Downasd.com Hijacker Screenshot
Downasd.com Hijacker may also show up even you don’t launch the explorer at all, it depends how long you keep ignoring this issue, sometimes it will make users very unhappy. Their system registry is already screwed, so when they start up their computer, the hijacker may also be activated. However, some people may think hijacker is not a very serious problem, they are cool with the pop-up ads, they know it will take for a while for their anti-virus program update the virus reservoir so that it could deal with their problem without taking any action. I suggest these people should change their mind, because the longer they postpone, the more risk they will get, hacker can take advantage of your sensitive information day by day, for that, it’s not only the problem of computer. For the safe of you and your computer, please remove this hijacker at once!
The properties of Infected Computer
-Can change your homepage to Downasd.com which cannot be detected by the anti-virus program
-Can pop up many ads you don’t want and provide you junk links, make you unable to surf the internet
-Can create more junks and make your computer run slowly which properly lead your computer to blue screen
-Can download unnecessary programs automatically, some may harm your computer system
-Can screw up the settings of your browser and very hard for inexperience users to change it back
-Can be taken use by hackers with your private information and data for unlawful act
NOTE: If any of these properties show on your PC, your computer probably got infected with Downasd.com hijacker. And believe or not, some one will be driven crazy by this hijacker with the pop-up ads and any other things.If you don’t have sufficient knowledge of computer, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker for you.
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Downasd.com hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to Downasd.com hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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It’s not like other problems of computer, Downasd.com redirection could be very annoying, it does not need very long time to kill your patience, if you find there are various ads popping up coming from this web page, then your browser is hijacked by a redirect. It will take you forever to load up the web site, and your website will keep redirecting. Your browser’s setting were all changed, the performance and the network will be very unstable. Also, it will force you to download some malicious software, what’s worse; it’ll steal your important privacy information by ulterior means. Anyway, your computer will act poor day by day which will lead the operating system crashes down. So, you have to remove it as soon as possible, don’t put yourself into any further dangerous situation. We are living in an information era, you can’t be too careful. However, at present, manual removal still can be the most effective way to get rid of this kind of hijacker or other similar kind of virus from your PC. Manual removal will be the best way to get rid of the Downasd.com Hijacker from your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 2:42 pm