How to Remove Popup Virus and Fix Redirects

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 8, 2013

Are you driving crazy about pop-ups? Find no good way to speed up the PC performance? Have a look at this post and step-by-step get rid of pop-up virus completely.

Is a dangerous virus? or is a harmful adware program that is installed onto various browsers such as Internet Explorer, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. This type of adware keeps popping up or generating various windows on affected computers. Generally speaking, your machine would be affected by pop-up virus when you accidentally click suspicious links or icons, download contaminated shared programs and open junk e-mail attachments, etc.

If your computer gets infected with pop-up virus, your computer screen probably is filled with numerous commercial ads at any time. A man who creates this adware explains that is a useful browser plugin to your computer life because it offers lots of attractive coupons and discounts. Once you click on the coupons, you enter sponsored websites. Apparently these unfamiliar pages seem to be reliable, but they can bring different computer viruses like worms, rogueware and Trojan horses to your system. Moreover, pop-up virus could replace your default home page. The purpose of this adware is to collect net traffic and increase ranking rate. Your Internet experiences are interrupted every time this adware generates a mass of redirections. These facts prove that pop-up virus is an unreliable and annoying program. Usually, it is designed for marketing campaign.

On the other hand, remote hackers and sponsors make use of pop-up virus to collect your Internet habits and violate personal information to get revenue. Furthermore, this pesky pop-up virus can drop many useless files or processes to take up high system resources, which leads to the poor computer performance. Hence, it is wise to remove pop-up virus as fast as you can.

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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 adds itself to IE, Google Chrome and Firefox
3. It could replace the default home page and search engine without any permission
4. It pops up frequently and displays various unwanted ads or windows constantly
5. It traces web browsing activities and gathers sensitive information for unknown purposes
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It consumes a lot of system resources and slows up the Internet connection 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_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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