How to Remove Popup Virus and Protect the Computer

Posted by Britt Duncan - January 3, 2014

Is your web browser taken over by pop-up virus? Actually, pop-up virus is mainly created to promote certain programs and cause chaos to the target computer. If you cannot remove it with the installed security tools, read this post below and step by step get rid of pop-ups.

Is a dangerous virus? popup is a dastardly adware that has caused great troubles for numerous PC owners. It messes up your work on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by displaying numerous advertising windows. Malicious malware pop-up virus is assigned to promote several commercial websites and generates revenue for its creators with page views.

It is reported that malware generates various pop-ups including program updates, online surveys and coupons on the screen every time the victim launches the web browser. Once users click on the ads, they will be transferred to sponsored websites and thus build up traffic for the websites. Also, the ads may point to compromised links where countless worms, Trojans, ransomware and other viruses exist. Such actions will expose your vulnerable machine to additional threats without any doubt. pop-up virus slips into your computer when you randomly download some cost-free applications from the Internet. The installation steps may inform you about the bundled applications coming along with your desired programs. However, the decline button is so obscure that it cannot catch your attention. Consequently, it is highly encouraged to download freeware from authentic official websites and read related installation instructions carefully. Reject installing any unknown shareware will be helpful to avoid this troublesome popup.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could drop many harmful files to the system registry and activates itself on Windows boot-up
2. It modifies browser settings and adds unknown plug-ins to Chrome/ Firefox/ IE
3. It would change the default home page to malicious sites and replace the original search engine
4. It displays different pop-ups such as browser updates, online surveys, online games, and so on
5. It monitors keyboard activities and gathers important information especially financial data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It makes the browser run slowly and even makes the Internet connection freeze up

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



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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