Can’t get rid of Invitation Facebook Virus from Windows 7? Every time i want to open Facebook then my search results were redirected to other sites that look malicious, this is annoying ! How to fix this problem?
What is Invitation Facebook Virus or Spyware?
The Invitation Facebook Virus is a browser adware add on that claims to offer money savings coupons and online shopping specials exclusive to its member base. Users can install the browser add on by visiting the official webpage, but they have been knows to spread this and sneak it onto the computers of thousands of unsuspecting PC users. Very similar to Browse to save, this virus can completely crash down your system. The truth is that this does not save money for the user; it is an adware program that will continue to flood the users computer with advertisements and pop up ads. These will never stop and will pop up while visiting websites and logged onto the Internet.
It is installed along with other programs and software and although the installation instructions and confirmation will make note that it is also installing the Invitation Facebook Virus, many users don’t even read the fine print so this is how they are able to drop this onto so many computers without the user being aware as to what they have agreed to. It has the ability to infect the following Internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox, all of which run off the Windows operating system.
Once it has been installed it will begin to go to work immediately and start to change the registry settings so that it is activated right away upon start up. The browser settings will also be changed and any search performed will be redirected to malicious websites that contain other potentially harmful attacks as well as advertisements and pop ups. Even when browsing on websites the pop ups will continue claiming to offer savings and special offers, but they are just malicious ads. If you visit the Invitation Facebook official website you will see that it is poorly constructed and doesn’t look legitimate and that is why they have forcefully installed it by packing it with other downloads. Very few people would voluntarily install this onto their computer thinking that it is really going to offer exceptional savings like claimed.
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What Will The Virus Do When Installed?
• The Internet and browser settings will be altered to redirect the user to sites that contain malicious threats as well as advertisements.
• Pop up ads will begin to appear and continue to get more frequent until it begins to slow down the operation of the computer since they are taking up so much memory.
• If the adware is not removed quickly the flood of pop ups can crash the entire system, leading to a complete system failure, ruining the hard drive and losing saved content.
• Internet browsing speeds will also be reduced greatly, and it can also install other adware and spyware attacks on the computer.
The only way to stop the pop ups and the risk is to remove all of the adware files manually. This will make sure that they have all been properly deleted. By following the detailed instructions below you will be able to fully remove the Invitation Facebook Virus from your PC.
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the domain. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager.
Step B: Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step C: Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
Step D: Delete all these associating files and registry entries of Invitation Facebook Virus in Registry Editor as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
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So, now that you know what it does you probably want to know where you can pick this up from. Well, it requires the help of another program, as the Invitation Facebook Virus will be packed into its download and trick the user into installing it as well. The most common ways to get hit with this adware is by clicking on infected pop up ads, downloading email attachments that have been infected with the adware, and through downloading files found on shareware and free download sites.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on April 18, 2013 11:39 am