How to Remove Popup Virus and Stop Chaos

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 22, 2013

Is your web browser taken over by Do you receive constant pop-ups during online activities? Are you fed up with much slow PC performance? Read this post and get the best way to remove pop-ups.

Is a dangerous virus? is a malicious website which can be defined as a baleful adware or pop-up virus. This annoying adware generates numerous pop-ups and causes lots of chaos and inconveniences. Usually, your workstation will be affected by pop-up virus when you mistakenly click suspicious links or icons, open junk e-mail attachments, or download unauthorized free programs, etc. Hence you should be much cautious when using the Internet.

It is reported that pop-up virus has the capability to attack all web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It is able to change some browser settings as well as the system DNS settings without seeking for your permission. After then, every time you start the web browser, click the search results or open new tabs, pop-up virus will show up various windows which ask you to update programs or do online surveys. It is highly advised not to click any of the pop-up windows for they could lead you to the installation of useless programs and even harmful PC viruses.

On the other hand, pop-up virus can consume high system resources and slow down the whole system performance. Then you’ll have to wait for much time to launch the machine, execute applications and connect to the network, and so on. Even, the Internet connection shuts down sometimes. Furthermore, pop-up virus can drop new files to the Windows registry so as to ensure its auto activation. The worst is that this pest records your online activities and collects your private information for illegal purposes. Thus, it is wise to remove pop-up virus before it causes great damage and loss.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could change your system registry entries and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It infiltrates stealthily and silently into the target computer in some deceptive ways
3. It modifies the browser settings and attacks Google Chrome, IE and Firefox
4. It shows up numerous annoying windows and redirects visits to unwanted websites
5. It traces online actions and collects login user names, passwords and bank account data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It drops many useless files and slows down the computer performance seriously

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 throught 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


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe


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 gurantee a thorough removal of virus. Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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