Hi, I first find that various ads popping up from Updaterapp.net webpage within Internet Explorer, then I close Internet Explorer and use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, but the same issue happens. Now I don’t get any correct research from the Internet, which interrupts me a lot. Especially the popping up ads make me very annoying. My friends tell me that my PC must be infected with some kind of browser hijacker. I ask my friend to help me but it’s still the same. So I need help urgetly now!

Description of Updaterapp.net Pop-up

Have you ever got the annoying Updaterapp.net pop-ups on screen and been asked to download some kind of update files? Don’t trust those pop-up message from Updaterapp.net website. Actually it is a browser hijacker associating with PUP, adware and malware. It can be treated as a nasty adware to cheat users to instal harmful software. Updaterapp.net is a scam website or ad platform designed by hackers to spread more malicious infections to cheat users out of money. Therefore, once it installs on your computer, it first modifies your homepage or default setting to Updaterapp.net, then it can constantly display various advertisements whenever you surf on the Internet with Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome even Safari. It main displays such fake update notifications as asking you to update Media Player, flash player, Java or PDF etc. These fake updates contain malicious files or applications. If you click “update”, then your computer will get more malicious infections. How does this hijacker come to your computer? It main comes bundled in freeware, shareware or application that you download online. Besides, it may comes from malicious websites and spam e-mails. Cyber criminals can insert malicious infection link into freeware, application, malicious websites and spam e-mails. Users who lack of computer security will be tricked and bring more virus to mess up their computers.

It is hard to detect such browser hijacker because it is not a virus technically, so most antivirus program has no ability to detect and remove it. Once Updaterapp.net enters into your computer, it may change desktop background and change your homepage or your default setting to Updaterapp.net . Then you will find whatever you search online, it only gives you wrong search results and the webpage you access is full of advertisements or unknown links, since this hijacker redirect inserts endless commercials websites and malicious links to your search results. It also redirects you to some malicious website where annoying discount, deal, fitness, update ads pops up unstoppably and strange links occupy the results page. On the other hand, it even can monitor your internet activities and use cookies to collect users’ online traces and then steal personal sensitive information like search histories, e-mail or banking details etc. What’s worse, it helps other dangerous adware or malware to mess up your computer. Then your computer will be infected by more infections, which may take up lots of system capacity, so your PC will performs slower then usual, browser may crash over and over. It may disable folder options, task manager, registry editing tools. In the end, Updaterapp.net and other malicious infections will weaken your computer even crash the operating system down. Please remove it right now in order to make your computer live in a clean and healthy state again.

Main Traits of Updaterapp.net Pop-up

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine to Updaterapp.net and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can display bunch of unstoppable pop-ups advertisements and junk links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can insert unwanted and unknown plugin or extension to your website and always redirect you to other webpages

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage and make computer performs slower

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Updaterapp.net Pop-up. If you are not a computer savvy, 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 Updaterapp.net 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.

XP task manager


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 XP-start-control-panel

Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs xp-add-remove-icon

Then try to find the program which relates to Updaterapp.net 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.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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If your homepage or default search engine is changed to Updaterapp.net, and there are various update notification ads popping up within this webpage,  it can be proved that your browser is hijacked by a redirect. This browser hijack can also insert unknown plugin or extension to your browser, then strange websites automatically open frequently. It also redirects you to the malicious sites you don’t want to access in order to cheat you to install more malicious programs to weaken your computer. Besides, it can steal your important and sensitive information, which may cause your financial loss. This hateful hijacker redirect must be remove it as quickly as possible, otherwise it will do further harm to your computer.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of  Updaterapp.net hijacker? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 22, 2014 2:11 pm

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