How to Get Rid of Popup Virus and Fix Chaos

Posted by Britt Duncan - January 10, 2014

Chrome/ Firefox/ IE affected by This unknown website is regarded as a malicious adware that provides numerous pop-ups when you open the web browser. pop-up virus has the ability to mess up your computer life and threaten your computer security. Have a look at this post and follow detailed steps to completely get rid of pop-up virus.

Is a dangerous virus? is an ad-supported web page that has the ability to hijack your Internet browser without your knowledge. Once inside, it will have a great impact on your web browsers by generating various pop-ups. This nasty pop-up virus changes DNS settings and attaches its futile extensions to browser add-ons so as to gain full control of your browser.

The original homepage will be replaced by In addition to that, the default search provider could be changed to random unfamiliar domain while the search results you get from this fake search engine contain tons of ads and sponsored links. Also, your browser will be misled to unidentified web pages easily when ads pop up suddenly and you may click on them by mistakes. The potential of your machine getting other online malware will rise.

Usually, pop-up malware may be installed to a target machine with free third party applications. If you download and install the desired freeware without paying enough attention to installation procedures, pop-up virus will seize the chance to slip into your system. After being infected, users’ computers will be extremely slow. Meanwhile, blue screen issues and system crashes may happen all the time. As a result, you are advised to eliminate pop-up virus at an early date. The following post will do you a favor.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It injects add-ons to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
3. It could change default home page and search provider to unwanted websites
4. It generates various pop-ups like program updates, online surveys and games
5. It traces browsing history and keystrokes and steals important information
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up most of the system resources and degrades the system performance

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

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:  15 Oct