My browser keeps redirecting me. I have this got.drivemace.net random popup ads on my browser that I need help to get rid of. I can’t disable the random popups. What happened to my browser? Will I be able to restore it from this mess? I can’t stay online for long as my browser will stop responding. It first started about two days ago when I opened a link from a friend and my browser is messed up. Will my other browsers be affected by this problem? What do I do to get rid of these annoying popups from browser?
Got.drivemace.net Random Popups – Remove Browser Hijacker
Got.drivemace.net is not a friendly search engine for users to keep as it’s created by third-party particularly to attack and mess up web browsers and collect valuable online data from victims. This popup website can be treated as a browser hijacker issue which should be fixed in time to keep system from being messed up by potential cyber threats. The hijacker popup is capable of hijacking most browsing applications on both Windows and Macs including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. When a browser is under the attack of this browser hijacker, it will stop functioning properly and cause constant troubles for users to go online. By messing around with users’ online activities, the hijacker can actually collect sensitive data from users’ browsing histories such as usernames, passwords and online banking information ect. The longer the hijacker stays, the more chances you will have in facing all the associating consequences. Thus, a complete clean of this hijacker should be performed shortly and appropriately via manual method to disable the random popups of the hijacker.
Got.drivemace.net popup ads are randomly displayed on the hijacked browser. Through modifying the default settings of the browser and disabling its certain abilities connecting to server, the hijacker will be able to display random popup ads to you once you are online. You may not able to close the unwanted popups but cannot completely block them as the hijacker is still on your computer. Besides from blocking you from accessing wanted websites, these random popups are misleading information which can redirect you to malware links by clicking on them:
The hijacker is able to cause potential malware problems.
You will get random popup ads when search online.
Themes and backgrounds of the browser can be replaced.
The affected browser is slow in response.
How to block Got.drivemace.net popups on browser completely?
Although antivirus programs are used to protect system from all kinds of viruses, running security scans may not help you detect or remove this hijacker. To fix this browser problem, manual removal is used most often by users. This passage will provide a general guide on how to manually get rid of the popup and restore your browser. Advanced computer skills are needed as you will need to deal with different files (.dll) and processes in order to completely eliminate the popup ads from system.
The Hijacker Random Popup Screenshot
* From the above screenshot we can see that the random popup appears with got.drivemace.net as its initial. It’s telling you that your system is at risk and an unknown protection program is prompted. Do not download this software or any programs from the popups of the hijacker. They can turn out to be malicious applications which can cause further troubles on your computer.
How do I go about blocking all these popups from showing up on home page?
Random popup ads will be shown on your home page generated by this browser hijacker. They are some misleading information which can redirect you to malicious websites and persuade you to download certain malware or spyware. Hidden threats could also be bundled with these popup ads or links. By clicking on them will get your computer in more troubles. To block these unwanted popups from browser, eliminate Got.drivemace.net hijacker manually.
Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions
A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popups manually from 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
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items
2. Delete virus files and 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 hijacker 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.
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Got.drivemace.net popup on home page is actually a browser hijacker problem that you need to get fixed as soon as possible. Once it’s got on your browser and become activated, it will automatically display lots of random popups or ads to interrupt your online activities. By doing that, the hijacker can not only mess up your browsing system, but collect your online data like usernames, passwords and other sensitive credentials to help third-party benefit. From these popups the browser hijacker can also bring more potentially unwanted programs inside to scam the PC users. To prevent all these consequences and restore browser back, an overall clean via manual method is helpful. But in order to completely get rid of the popups and the virus, expertise is required during the manual removal process.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on December 12, 2013 4:10 am