The Best Way to Delete A-collective.media.net Virus

Posted by Britt Duncan - August 15, 2013

I got this A-collective.media.net infection when I download something from Internet. It has hijacked my Internet Explorer and Firefox without awareness. Each time when I want to go online, I will be rerouted to A-collective.media.net automatically. Besides, there are many pop-ups appearing on my desktop and I can’t delete them anyhow. Could you please tell me what A-collective.media.net is and how can I remove it?

A-collective.media.net Virus Description:

A-collective.media.net is a kind of browser hijacker virus. It is an advertising platform that is used by hackers to enhance the Internet traffic of certain websites. A-collective.media.net virus distributing ways include spam e-mail attachments, P2P network, hacker websites and free software. So, when surfing on the Internet, you should be more careful and don’t open unfamiliar files easily.
Once installed, A-collective.media.net virus will instantly begin its unauthorized activities and then trigger a series of troublesome things. It forces you to visit unwanted websites, as well as generates numerous pop-up ads which keep popping up on the screen. Frequent redirect and unstoppable pop-ups eat up a big part of system resources, so that the computer running is seriously affected. In addition, A-collective.media.net alters browsers and DNS settings in secret, so as to take control of your web browser and replace the start page. In order to realize automatic activation and update, A-collective.media.net injects the codes to the Windows registry. Beyond all questions, your web browser will not work as properly as usual, until you get rid of A-collective.media.net virus and fix all registry errors. Due to A-collective.media.net virus and those endless pop-ups, the infected machine runs as slow as a snail, and suffers all kinds of problems, including BSOD, freezes, Internet connection failure, crashes and so on. The longer A-collective.media.net virus stays in the system, the more problem it causes. Apart from severe PC malfunctions, it also leads to property losses, privacy exposure and other severe consequences, because it has the ability to monitor browsing activities and steals valuable data.
In conclusion, for the good of yourself, before A-collective.media.net triggers greater damage, you need to try your best to get rid of it.

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Potential Risks of Having A-collective.media.net Virus

1. Some registry entries, browser settings are modified out of permission.
2. Every time you try to open you web search engine, you are redirected to A-collective.media.net.
3. Other computer threats like Trojan horse may be found on the computer as well.
4. Your homepage is replaced, you web search results are rerouted.
5. Computer performance is seriously decelerated.
6. Personal information stored on the computer may be captured.

Manually Get Rid of A-collective.media.net Virus

According to our research, we found that A-collective.media.net redirect is caused by its toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And its 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 A-collective.media.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting A-collective.media.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

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

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of A-collective.media.net virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\random
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\YOHLDF296OO0 “(Default)”=”1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“UninstallString” = “‘%AppData%\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\“ShortcutPath” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\YOHLDF296OO0.exe” -u’”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “YOHLDF296OO0” = “‘C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\random.exe’

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of A-collective.media.net malware

C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_64\Random.exe
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\Random.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Random.exe

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

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