Detailed Instructions to Remove Virus from Chrome/ Firefox/ IE

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 6, 2014

Stuck by numerous pop-up ads from PC slows down seriously? Antivirus scans nothing? Don’t worry, this post will help you step by step get rid of adware.

Is a dangerous virus? Popups are a kind of browser hijack virus that can damage your browser to a severe degree. It appears automatically during your web browsing activities. If your computer contains this virus, it will take you longer time to assess web sites and some code errors occur such as 404. It will be a real exasperation for you when it blocks you from entering formal websites and redirects you to some malicious sites.

In general, Popups attacks your default browser firstly, and then it infects other browsers step by step if you use any. Worst still, you may see pop-ups as well even you launch other programs instead of the contaminated browser. The main purpose of pop-up virus it to forcibly advertise some websites or products. You may let your guard down when you see no difference between pop-ups and other formal websites in terms of interface, even if you are visiting some unknown websites. virus seizes the chance to infiltrate into your system in that time. It reminds you to be careful when accessing some insecure links and avoid downloading some freeware from unknown resources; otherwise, pop-up virus will substitute your homepage with its own prompting web site without your awareness. The manual removal instructions below will provide you an effective way to eliminate pop-ups.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It drops many harmful keys to the system registry and executes itself on Windows boot-up
2. It installs itself and add-ons to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
3. It could change default home page and search engine to unfamiliar web pages randomly
4. It causes chaos by generating numerous various popups like program downloads and updates
5. It keeps record of online activities and collects login user names, passwords and so on
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It slows up the whole PC performance and even causes web browser crash

Manually Get Rid of Virus

According to our research, we found that redirect is caused by toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And toolbar has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go through the following steps if you want to completely get rid of virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of virus


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon “Shell” = “[random].exe

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of malware



You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not guarantee a thorough removal of virus. Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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TESTED:  17 Jan