Well, what is this Popcash.net? Is it safe and useful to run in Internet browser? Anyway, now it’s already in my AOL browser, and whenever I surf on the internet, it always pops up to add as a new tab, which blocks me to do any other tasks. I have tried many times to reset the internet settings, but it fails. Still now this Popcash.net becomes the homepage and also search engine is changed to be another one that I haven’t heard before. I search some info about what symptoms I mentioned above and know that my Internet browser should be infected with redirect infection which needs to be removed manually, but I don’t know how to handle, so now I need help urgently!!

Description of Popcash.net Hijacker

Popcash.net redirect is caused by a compromised browser plugin or an adware extension which is inserted into internet browser and corrupts infected system a lot. Popcash.net extension can be downloaded from malicious websites which are controlled by hackers, and once users click anything on those websites, the redirect infection or any other malwares will drop on your computer automatically.  On the other hand, this Popcash.net redirect plugin is also bundled with different free software available on the Internet. While users download and install the free software or application to their computers, this redirect will also come and install soon as you install that software. To avoid this Popcash.net redirect extension installing into your machine, you need to select custom installation instead of the default option for installing the software you want. In this way, you will know clearly what additional applications try to install into your computer, and also you can block it to access your computer by unmarking some hey options during installation. Besides, this hijacker also can be spread through spam email attachments or strange files from strangers and so on. Once your internet browser is compromised with this Popcash.net redirect, your computer will show many different problems.

Popcash.net redirect is vicious browser hijacker which mainly affects web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari and so on to totally change the homepage and favorite search tool. In this way, this Popcash.net malware takes control of your web browser and redirects you to unrelated search results or links to whatever you look up with this search tool. Even when you start to launch the internet browser, a new tab will automatically open and then many pop-ups are constantly displaying, which seems to bomb your screen. And those pop-ups can degrade computer functions and slow down performance of computer, as those pop-ups may also be contained unknown infections. If you randomly open those pop-ups, then some infections will enter your machine. As time goes on, you will find that internet browser runs slower even get stuck to death, take a long time to run a program, computer gets suck even crashes down and do on. These problems are all caused by this Popcash.net redirect. This redirect can severely corrupt system, affect crucial system files, change start-up items and modify registry editor, which will make computer function in wrong way. Anyway, Popcash.net redirect is a big threat to computer security surely. To avoid more and further damages, please eradicate it timely from your machine.

Main Traits of Popcash.net Hijacker

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

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

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

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

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

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this browser hijacker.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Popcash.net hijacker. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of Popcash.net Hijacker

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Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Popcash.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.

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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.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to Popcash.net hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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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.

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

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Conclusion:

Popcash.net hijacker is a harmful redirect infection to the computer. It changes the homepage and search engine totally and prevents online users from changing back, redirects them to its URL or other malicious websites, steals their personal data and displays endless pop-ups on the screen to prevent them from getting online normally and smoothly. Don’t think this Popcash.net redirect infection is not as harmful as those stubborn viruses like Trojan horse, ransomware, worms, since this redirect can also bring those harmful viruses to infect the computer, which will greatly slow down PC and make it run as a snail and further harm to mess up system files and damage system severely.

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

Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on January 20, 2015 3:37 pm

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