How to Remove/ Uninstall Popup Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 11, 2013

Is your web browser taken over by pop-ups? Is your home page changed to occasionally? Are you driving crazy about much poor PC performance? No worries, this post will help you completely get rid of pop-up virus step-by-step.

Is a dangerous virus?

Do you usually get pop-ups from when starting the web browser? Actually, is a vicious program that is related to a vicious adware or pop-up virus. In general, the nasty and unwanted program is installed together with free applications onto your computer. If you are not careful of the installation steps of PDF creators, music players, video recorders, your PC is probably infiltrated by pop-up adware.

Usually, once pop-up virus enters your workstation successfully, it will constantly cause a sea of commercial messages including shopping websites, commercial ads and coupons when you have fun surfing the Internet. If you click on these pop-ups carelessly, you’ll end up with installation of various viruses. pop-up virus is usually designed for helping third party sponsors promote their commodities and make money.

At the same time, remote hackers inject hazardous infections into such pop-up messages so as to gain access to your Windows operating system for illegal intentions. For example, they steal your private photos, important files and email password secretly and silently. All in all, you should take measures to prevent pop-up virus from doing lots of harm to your computer. Please update your antivirus program to the latest version and scan your system to pick up pop-up virus and remove it completely. If you find no way to get rid of it, please take the following professional removal.

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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 modifies some browser settings and attacks Google Chrome, Firefox and IE
3. It could change the default home page to its own domain and cause lots of inconveniences
4. It generates frequent pop-ups including coupons, online games, and program updates
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It could cause redirects and download many harmful PC threats like spyware and rogueware
7. It consumes most of the system resources and affects the 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 throught 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\Run “Inspector”


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

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TESTED:  21 Feb