Recently I download some free applications for my Media Player, but since then whatever shopping websites I surf, there is an ad called Price Slayer and other annoying ads popping up, which interrupt me very much. And now my computer seems to perform slower than before. I think it should be infected with some kind of virus, but my antivirus program does not report anything about malicious virus. I’m not a computer savvy and don’t know how to get rid of it.
Description of Price Slayer Adware Virus
Price Slayer is classified as an adware program that could collect information or data about a user’s browsing patterns in order to display relevant advertisements in his or her web browser. It always comes bundled with free software or application that you download from the Internet. While you install those free software, it also loads at the same time and invades your computer. Once Price Slayer Adware is installed to your computer’s operating system and embedded to a user’s internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, the other adware and spyware program will enter into your computer and begin to track users’ online activity and collect their data in order to display targeted advertisements, next it will install a toolbar or change your default home page settings. It can be also treated as a web browser hijacker or a malicious browser extension for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox etc. Like other adwares, Price Slayer is also mainly designed to make money, so it always pops up advertisements varying from product offers, best deals, coupons etc. Besides, it may also pop up such updates reminder as Adobe Flash, Media Player updates in order to install more malware into computer. If you click those fake updates, you will give Price Slayer a chance to open a backdoor to bring more malicious infections to mess up your computer. It should be noted that it also has a habit to redirect you to other malicious websites. If you carelessly click some links on this malicious websites, they will also bring some virus you can not imagine. What’s worse, it can gradually damage your computer system and make computer perform slowly, because it brings other malicious infections, thus your computer is in a dangerous and unhealthy state till it crashes down if you don’t remove the malicious infections in time. You should also pay attention that Price Slayer adware can spy on and track your Internet activities and collect your sensitive privacy data like bank account, password, e-mail account etc. for hacker’s illegal purpose.
Price Slayer adware program is very tricky and always comes bundled with malicious freeware or shareware downloaded from various websites on the Internet. Therefore, it is advised that when you install free programs online, you should be careful about the installation steps. Go through the whole process and never select Express or Recommended installation. Besides, it may be a link embedded into a spam e-mail. This kind of e-mail will pretend themselves as a legitimate organization or company like DHL, UPS or FedEx by making faked header information. The email will tell you that a package is tried to deliver to you but failed for some reason. In many cases, you are very curious about what the email is notifying, and then open the attached file or click a link attached inside the email. When those PC users lacking security awareness of online activities click some malicious links, their computers can be attacked by different kinds of computer threats and this Price Slayer adware can be one of them. And the other way it comes to your computer is that it is embedded into malicious websites as a link or flash picture, if you don’t know and click it, then it logs on your computer without your notice. Once your machine is infected with such adware, it may also bring other unwanted malicious programs which will cause a variety of severe issues with your computer and do further harms to it. You should take are of your computer and remove it as quickly as possible.
Main Traits of Price Slayer Adware Virus
-Can slow down the performance of the computer.
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back.
-Can always redirect you to other websites, send.
-Can pop up various unstoppable advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities.
Note: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with Price Slayer Adware Virus. Manual Removal requires expertise and it is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with malware virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find.
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 associated files and registry entries with this Price Slayer Adware Virus in Registry Editor
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted hijacker on targeted browsers.
Video Guide On How to Remove Price Slayer Adware Virus From Regedit:
If your computer is invaded by Price Slayer Adware, your computer and internet browser will run more and more slowly even can cause system errors. It also can redirect you to unwanted even malicious websites within which you will be interrupted by those annoying ads popping up. So the most urgent task is to remove this malware as soon as possible. It needs to remove manually, then it can be kicked off from your computer. If not, some other unknown malicious software that it bring into your computer may cause operating system errors and do further damage to computer. You can follow the steps above to remove the virus. But remember that all the files of the virus would be named randomly. If you are not a computer savvy and don’t feel confident to remove this virus, PC experts are always ready to help you deal with this issue.
Note: Have tried many methods but failed to get rid of Price Slayer Adware Virus? To avoid any mistakes, Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 8, 2015 3:33 pm