Step by Step Remove Popup Virus Completely

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 23, 2013

Are you driving crazy about popups? pop-up virus is a malicious adware which mainly promotes some websites and products to gain unfair profits. Read this post and take step-by-step guide to completely remove pop-up virus.

Is a dangerous virus? is defined as a malicious adware or pop-up virus which pretends to be a useful program and induce people into using it. However, this pop-up virus will attack all your web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and generate a large number of pop-ups to mess up the affected web browser. pop-up virus is capable of intruding into your workstation through unverified free programs, porno websites and junk e-mail attachments, and so forth.

Once it gets into your machine successfully, pop-up virus will start to carry out many vicious activities. First of all, it embeds some new entries to the system registry so that this pesky pop-up virus can activate itself on Windows start-up. Same as many other nasty adware or pop-up viruses, pop-up malware will make changes to the web browser settings. You can find some unwanted plug-ins, add-ons or hyperlinks on your web browser. After then, you’ll have to deal with frequent pop-ups with numerous promoted products or services when you are surfing the Internet. But meanwhile pop-up virus could introduce additional malicious programs or even viruses to further damage your PC. Hence you should pay much attention to those pop-ups.

On the other hand, pop-up virus has the ability to monitor your online activities and collect your sensitive information. The collected data could be used for illegal purposes. Thus, we strongly recommend that you remove pop-up virus once you find it.

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Disadvantages and risks of Virus:

1. It adds malicious files to the Windows registry and activates itself on system boot-up
2. It modifies browser settings and attacks Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
3. It could set itself as the default home page and mess up the affected web browser
4. It generates numerous popups and misleads the victim to unwanted and suspicious websites
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It takes up most of the system resources and makes the browser run slowly

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]

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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TESTED:  20 Feb