How to Remove Virus

Can’t Remove ads? This page includes detailed Removal instructions! is fraudulent website that asks users to verify their human status while disguising itself as a captcha verification service. These pop-ups are intended to trick users into approving browser push alerts by using social engineering techniques. Push notifications are used by the scammers who are responsible for these pop-ups to get around conventional pop-up blockers and show unwanted advertisements undetected. Pop-ups from frequently use their advertisements to push dubious content such as false downloads, giveaway scams, and malicious browser add-ons. Because they frequently attempt to trick users into downloading and installing malware or giving out confidential and financial information, these scams can be especially dangerous. It’s critical to have a reliable antivirus program loaded on your computer or mobile device to safeguard against pop-ups and other similar scams. Furthermore, users should use caution when browsing the internet and be on the lookout for any suspicious or unwanted pop-up windows, particularly those that solicit confidential data or urge the download of unidentified software.

Here is a screenshot of the website:



How did I get infected with?

The majority of the time, pop-ups spread onto a user’s device using social engineering techniques. Social engineering is the art of manipulating people’s minds to coerce them into making decisions or disclosing sensitive information. Users may be taken to a malicious website in the instance of pop-ups by clicking on a link in an email, social media message, or compromised website. Users who visit the website might see a message asking them to enable browser notifications before they can access its contents. The website will then be able to show unwanted ads in the form of browser notifications if the user accedes to this request. Alternatively, users may unintentionally put malware or other harmful software on their computer, which results in the appearance of pop-up windows. Adware is a category of software that shows intrusive ads on a user’s computer, frequently as pop-ups or browser alerts. When a user downloads and installs software from an unreliable source, clicks on a malicious link, or accesses a compromised website, adware may unintentionally be installed.

Why is having dangerous?

Pop-ups from are frequently used to advertise dubious websites, bogus downloads, giveaway scams, and other harmful software. In order to deceive consumers into installing malware or supplying personal and financial information, these scams can be utilized. As a result, identity theft, money loss, and other types of cybercrime may occur. Unwanted and potentially intrusive pop-up ads, banner ads, and other advertisements are displayed  when is present in the browser, slowing it down and obstructing browsing. The browser hijacker can be used to steal personal and financial information in addition to presenting phishing pages. Afterward, this data might be maliciously used for things like financial fraud or identity theft. The browser hijacker might also spread malware in the form of viruses, Trojans, or other threats that could damage the device or steal personal information. Additionally, the browser hijacker may capture and distribute personal and browsing data with third parties without the user’s knowledge or consent, jeopardizing their privacy.

How to Remove virus

The infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Track down in the computer memory

STEP 2: Locate startup location

STEP 3: Delete traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

STEP 4: Undo the damage done by the virus

STEP 1: Track down in the computer memory

  • Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.


  • Write down the file location for later reference.

Step 2: Locate startup location

Reveal Hidden Files

  • Open any folder
  • Click on “Organize” button
  • Choose “Folder and Search Options”
  • Select the “View” tab
  • Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
  • Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
  • Click “Apply” and “OK” button

Clean virus from the windows registry

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.

Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection

Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host

If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:


STEP 3 : Clean traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

  • Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
  • Remove the by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

disable from chrome

  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

remove from firefox

  • Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Click on Internet options
  • go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset

remove from ie

  • Restart Internet Explorer

Step 4: Undo the damage done by

This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.

Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.

To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.

  • Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
  • go to Network and Internet
  • then Network and Sharing Center
  • then Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!

You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to

  • Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.


  • in the target field remove argument and then apply the changes.
  • Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
  • Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.

How to Permanently Remove Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.