How to Remove/ Stop Popups and Fix Chaos

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 1, 2014 pops up various windows once the web browser is open? Annoyed by lots of promoted sites? Cannot speed up the PC performance? No worries, this post will do you a favor to completely get rid of pop-up virus.

Is a dangerous virus? is indeed an annoying adware that generates excessive pop-up ads to promote some products, online services or some programs once entering the target computer. This unwanted program will be installed alongside some online applications which are free of charge.

By modifying startup entries, pop-up virus will run automatically each time the contaminated web browser is executed. That is why you keep encountering interrupting popups each time opening the machine. However, pop-up malware is not satisfied with what it has done so far. To escape from antivirus applications and ensure its own safety, it loads its extensions from a remote server so as to update itself to the latest version. In this case, even if PC owners have their virus database updated, the protection tools inside the computer fail to identify as a virus. As a result, the antivirus programs cannot prohibit it from accomplishing its shady activities.

You cannot be tricked into thinking as merely a piece of tiny software that generates ads only. As it has the ability to communicate with the remote server, it may carry in other viruses for hackers to further damage your system. It is advised for you to eliminate pop-up virus with a few manual steps and release yourself from unnecessary troubles.

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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 drops toolbars and add-ons to Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
3. It changes default home page and search engine to unfamiliar websites without approval
4. It displays numerous pop-ups including coupons, program updates and online games
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may download many other harmful PC viruses like spyware, rogueware and Trojans
7. It eats up a lot of system resources and slows up the whole PC performance greatly

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\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

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

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

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TESTED:  21 Feb