How to Get Rid of/Remove ClearThink Ads-Virus Removal

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 14, 2014

Looking for a solution to delete ClearThink pop-ups from IE/Firefox/Chrome? It shows up on a new tab? This removal guide provides a quick & safe way to get rid of it.

Basic Information of ClearThink

ClearThink is classified as a pesky adware for that it helps online malware makers to advertise several websites and get commission. Right after it comes inside successfully, this adware displays pop-ups, discounts and coupons to attract your attention and interest. Those advertising messages show up immediately after you pay a visit to random websites. What’s more, ClearThink use tracking cookies to gather your preference and browsing history. Aside from that, pop-ups by ClearThink may link you to sponsored websites and make you build up traffic and page views for their websites. Those ads may also point you to infectious websites and bring in more infections like Supra Savings, PCupgradenow.com, Alldaysavings and Istartsurf.com.

ClearThink-ads-removal

It is in this way that ClearThink generates profits and revenue for its creators. Typically, ClearThink is installed onto your computer using deceptive methods which makes it being considered as a potentially unwanted program. It can come bundled with cost-free video players, download managers, PDF creators and so on. This adware also generates tons of rubbish files on the browser and temp file folder. Therefore, the infected browser may get stuck, hang and break down from time to time. To avoid ClearThink and other similar malware, it is suggested to acquire prgorams from authentic resources only and never skip any steps during the installation procedure.

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Propagation of ClearThink Adware :

(1) ClearThink usually comes bundled with free applications when you download and install free programs. So, you should always take caution about unfamiliar programs when you install a free program.

(2) ClearThink enters into a random computer after you click a spam email. This kind of email may contain malicious attachments with a copy of this malware.

(3) ClearThink may incubate on compromised websites. ClearThink can be automatically implanted into your computer with drive-by download method.

ClearThink Virus Manual Removal Guide

ClearThink redirect virus often comes into a target computer together with other online freeware. It is capable of modifying some default browser settings. Any slight mistake may cause more damage. Therefore, extra attention should be attached to the manual removal process.

Step 1: Terminate related processes of ClearThink malware.

a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “taskmgr” and hit Enter. Or, tap Alt + Ctrl + Del all at once.

b. Search for and stop all malicious processes belonging to ClearThink virus.

Step 2: Get rid of malicious add-ons.

Internet Explorer:
a. Launch Internet Explorer → Tools → Manage → Add-ons.

b. Disable those add-ons added by ClearThink hijacker or unfamiliar ones.

Mozilla Firefox:
a. Open Mozilla Firefox Tools Add-ons Extensions.

b. Look for ClearThink hijacker related extensions or unknown ones and delete them all.

Google Chrome:
a. Activate Google Chrome Wrench Icon Tools Extensions.

b. Tick off all harmful extensions related to ClearThink virus and click Bin icon.

Step 3: Delete hidden malware files.
a. Click Start Control Panel Appearance and Personalization Folder Option.

b. Move to View tab in the Folder Option window. At Advanced settings session, deselect Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

c. Search for malicious files outlined below and remove them all together.

%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
%Temp%\random.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Step 4: Delete futile registry entries.
a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “regedit” and hit Enter. Or, tap Win + R together to open Registry Editor.

b. Search for and remove all listed harmful files.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run \Regedit32

Step 5: Disable suspicious startup items.
a. Click Start Run. At the opening Run box, type in “misconfig” and hit Enter.

b. At the running System Configuration Utility, find out all harmful items generated by ClearThink redirect virus.

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