Instructions to Remove Popup Virus Thoroughly

Posted by Britt Duncan - January 12, 2014

Stuck with pop-up virus? Receive various promoted sites? Cannot speed up the computer performance? Don’t worry, this page will do you a favor to completely get rid of this nasty pop-up virus and protect the computer.

Is a dangerous virus? is a nasty web page which generates lots of pop-ups on the affected web browser. It is reported that this annoying pop-up virus is mainly created to promote certain programs or products. Generally speaking, pop-up virus is spread through spam e-mail attachments, hacked websites and unverified peer-to-peer networks, and so on.

Once your machine is affected by pop-up virus, you will encounter much inconvenience and chaos. Your home page of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer could be changed to random web pages for pop-up malware has the ability to change system DNS settings and browser settings. Every time you open the web browser, you’ll get a pop-up which states that you need to do some updates or asks you to download certain unfamiliar programs. If you click any button on the pop-up window, malware will redirect you to a certain unknown page which could contain risky PC viruses like ransomware, rogueware and spyware.

On the other hand, pop-up virus may download files to do constant updates so as to avoid the detection and deletion. What’s worse, it can even trace your online activities and collect your personal information. Then the collected data would be sent to the remote servers for illegal purposes. If you have no good way to completely get rid of pop-up virus, please read the following post.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It could add entries to the system registry so as to activate itself on Windows boot-up
2. It changes browser settings and injects add-ons to Chrome/ IE/ Firefox stealthily
3. It changes default home page and search engine to unfamiliar websites without approval
4. It generates various pop-ups on the screen every time the web browser is open
5. It monitors online activities and furtively gathers useful information like account login details
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up much CPU usage and seriously affects the whole computer performance

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_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon “Shell” = “[random].exe

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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