I use Google Chrome & Avast internet security. I have a Dell, Windows 7 laptop that is just over a year old. The avast has been working quite well. However, over the past couple of days my internet browsing has been interrupted quite frequently by numerous types of pop up ads, usually it gives me PCWebStat.com pop-up. It is really annoying. I run Avast scan but it shows nothing. Any help to remove this pop-up will be highly appreciated.

PCWebStat.com Hijacker – How to Remove?

PCWebStat.com pop up is a misleading message associated with browser hijacker or adware which is able to pop up in all your web browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome without your permission. As soon as it is arrived, it modifies the browser default settings and then causes you constant troubles when searching online.  For example:

Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Browsers are blocked constantly by similar pop up police alerts.
Regular websites may not be accessed as usual due to the complete block of this scam page.

If you get PCWebStat.com pop up ads frequently on your browser, then your computer must be under attack. Although it seems to be a convincing web page asking you to download the latest flash player. However, there is no reason for you to click on the pop-up and continue the installation because this is a fake message. If you follow what it suggests, your computer will be more vulnerable for further attacks. What you download from this page may turn out to be a virus or spyware that poses a risk for your computer security. Besides, this adware replaces your homepage and search provider secretly and interrupts your browsing activity every time you open your browser, you have to delete it without any delay in order to safe your computer.

How to delete PCWebStat.com pop-up hijacker on browsers completely?
Can I run security scans to get rid of the adware? Will system restore work? I also uninstalled the programs from the past couple days but the problem remains. To completely get rid of the adware program and stop these pop ups, a manual removal is introduced in this passage as an efficient way that guarantees a complete restore of the affected browser. Other than resetting browser defaults, you will also need to get rid of unknown extensions on browsers and check for potential malware. Expertise will be required during the manual process to complete the clean.

Suggestions: If you are not qualified with sufficient computer knowledge to deal with this PCWebStat.com browser hijacker, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help now to delete this pop up adware to restore your browsers successfully:

The Hijacker Popup Screenshot

pcwebstat.com
* The above screenshot shows the regular appearance of this pop up hijacker. It looks normal and claims the website is safe with Norton protection. But actually it’s just a fake warning. It keeps persuading people to download or update flash player. If you really download this program from its web page, you will be attacked by other infections or may expose your personal information that stored on the computer. Never click any pop-up or links on PCWebStat.com.

How to get rid of PCWebStat.com pop up ads 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 PCWebStat.com pop up 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.
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
or
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/ PCWebStat.com popup hijacker

2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.
folder-options

Click on Start button
Control Panel
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives

C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\-

* Files and registries of the PCWebStat.com 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.
clear-history-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:

Alternatively, you can view this browser hijacker removal video guide directly on our website:

Conclusion

The longer PCWebStat.com adware stays on the system, the more problems you will get. The main goal of this unwanted pop up is to promote various free programs and make users visit on the third parties webpage again and again. The most irritating feature of this redirect virus is that it will keep redirecting you to various harmful websites against your will. Usually it comes bundled to numerous installers of players, PDF creators, download managers and other applications. Be more careful with the installation steps of your freeware and never agree to change your homepage to any unknown websites. Also refuse adding additional programs if they look suspicious for you. The most important thing is to remove the hijacker from your computer as early as possible.

Note: Can’t understand the online instruction steps? Having difficulties to find certain files or registries in the list? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for help now if you have failed to delete the PCWebStat.com hijacker:

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 8, 2014 1:02 pm

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