How to Effectively Get Rid of Popup Virus and Fix Redirects

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 4, 2013

Does pop up on the screen all the time? Do various ads disturb your normal work? Is the PC slowed down greatly? If your machine is affected by popup virus, please have a look at this page and get the best way to get rid of all problems.

Is Popup a dangerous virus? Popup is a baleful browser hijacker which takes over your web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Generally, such kind of browser hijackers will hide in some unknown online resources. So you should pay enough attention when browsing the web.

Once Popup infiltrates the target computer, it will carry out as many harmful activities as possible. To begin with, it injects malicious entries to the system registry. That is why it pops up on the screen every time you launch the workstation. Popup virus can control your web browser by changing the default browser settings. Meanwhile, it takes the places of your favorite home page and search engine. Besides, you will never get to whatever pages you want for Popup can redirect your visits to its domain and other similar web pages. In addition, lots of floating ads will flood your visiting website. Under such circumstance, you will face chaotic online activities.

Furthermore, Popup malware could allow additional risky viruses to further damage your system. Even, it gathers your sensitive information like user name, password and credit card details for the distant servers. It is clear that Popup is not a good thing and it must be deleted completely and timely.

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Disadvantages and risks of Popup Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It changes the browser settings without asking for any permission and approval
3. It takes the places of your default home page and search provider
4. It causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites and displays lots of unwanted ads
5. It gathers your confidential information like user name, password and bank account data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes a lot of system resources and makes the browser run slowly

Manually Get Rid of Popup Virus

According to our research, we found that Popup 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 Popup virus.

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

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Popup 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 Popup toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Popup virus


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Popup malware




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

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TESTED:  19 Jan