Step by Step Get Rid of Popup Virus and Protect the PC

Posted by Britt Duncan - October 22, 2013

Are you suffering from annoying popups from Does your PC perform much slowly? Cannot remove popup virus from the computer control penal? Here we will do you a favor to completely solve your problem.

Is popup a dangerous virus?

Is your screen crowded with popups? If so, your machine is unluckily affected by popup virus. It is classified as a malicious adware which gets into the target computer through hacked web pages, contaminated free programs, and suspicious links. This pesky adware is able to attack all web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

After intrusion, popup virus will first add boot-up files to the system registry. By doing so, it will run in the background whenever the desktop is launched. This annoying virus can disguise as a legitimate system process to escape from the detection and deletion of your security tools. After then, it changes your default browser settings without asking for any permission. As a result, you will receive tons of ads that are generated by popup virus during your web browsing activities. You should pay much attention to those pop-ups for they may be full of risky PC viruses like Trojans, rogueware, and malware. All in all, popup virus will mess up your poor system.

Furthermore, popup adware can monitor your online actions to collect your crucial information like login user names, passwords, and credit card details. Under such circumstance, you will face financial loss and identify theft. Therefore, it is urgent and important to remove popup virus to protect the PC.

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Disadvantages and risks of popup Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It would take over your browser settings as well as all web browsers
3. It may add many malicious plug-ins and mess up the affected web system
4. It shows up a large number of advertisements so as to gain profits
5. It traces the online activities and collects valuable information for illegal use
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It eats up high system resources and makes the browser run slowly

Manually Get Rid of popup Virus

According to our research, we found that popup 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 popup virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting popup malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove popup 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 popup toolbar or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling popup toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of popup virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of popup virus



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of popup malware


%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that popup virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of popup virus. popup Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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