Constant popping ups has been shown up on my laptop. I suppose it has been hacked by the virus I searched out from the internet called Somoto Ltd Popup. And I checked the program list aiming to uninstall it. However, I could not find it. My antivirus doesn’t help either. Is there another way that I can do to remove this redirect virus completely? I don’t want to be bothered when I am working anymore. And my computer is acting slow after the infection.
Description on Somoto Ltd Popup Redirect Virus
Somoto Ltd Popup acts on the infected computer just as its name—provides you non-stopped popping ups and redirects you to its domain sites instead of the one you want. This has been known as a common characteristic of a browser hijacker virus. This redirect virus cannot be found in the program list because that is a way it escapes from the scan of any ant viruses. All its tricks on your computer are in invisible ways so it is hard for the antivirus you have to notice them. Thus this virus can be ignored by most victims for they even don’t realize they have it on their computers.
The redirect virus is often at the back of some free or unsafe websites which always display great amount of charming but unreliable information. They are trying to persuade you to use the programs they provide or give you some links what will direct you to some specific sites which are usually shopping sites. When you are being redirected, Somoto Ltd Popup may be downloaded to your computer without any visible hints. It may also attach to some free program packages to make itself installed along with the software you install to your computer.
What will this virus do on your computer if it settles down? Somoto Ltd Popup is a pesky virus and has the ability to hide deeply in your system files. When it gains the access to your system files, it will seek out your personal information you typed on the infected computer from which it gains illegal profits by selling them out to some cyber criminals or some shopping sites. Because of which you will receive plenty trash mails or spam mails as well as some useless advertisements messages. Besides that, the redirect virus also make other process automatically via which it can use your mail to send out mails to your contacts and get itself spread more and more widely. It slows down the performance of the infected computer by making chaos in your system which results in errors when you run some programs.
Note: Manual Removal, though is the most effective way to remove the virus, requires expertise and which is for advanced users, if you don’t have much experience in dealing with redirect virus. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for removal assistance.
Your computer might infect this virus via unsafe freeware, shareware or advertising-supported programs such as various browser add-ons or toolbars. Once it enters in your computer.
Manual Removal Step by Step Instructions
Step A: Open Windows Task Manager to end process related to the redirect Virus. 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 browser hijacker in Registry Editor as below:
Step E: Change home page back from this unwanted redirect virus on targeted browsers.
Video Guide On Browser Hijacker Removal:
Somoto Ltd Popup is a risky redirect virus as it can get your privacy from the histories on your infected computer and it makes your system more and more vulnerable so it can be easily infected. Also, back doors are opened by this virus when you are surfing on the internet. It can lead you to download some other viruses online and those tricks are not visible so it may be too late when you find them out. All weird phenomena on your infected computer may be caused by this virus because it is able to make any changes on your browsers and it is so good at infection and can infect your accounts one by one. Its final aim is to mess up your computer. So you need to remove this virus as soon as you find it on your computer.
Note: Have spent too much time in fixing the problem but failed? To avoid any mistakes,please contact YooSecurity Online Experts in time to save your computer.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 27, 2013 4:51 am