Adware Removal

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Do you see adverts provided by Pop-ups and pop-unders disturb your normal browsing sessions? Well, we have bad news for you. This page is the face of a nasty adware parasite. Do not panic. Truth is, you could have been infected with a worse parasite. The adware is a malicious program which can be removed. Yet, this pest should not be underestimated. If you let it remain active for too long, there will be consequences. The adware is programmed to monitor your online activities. It uses the collected information as a base for better ad targeting. Thus, if you enter “sneakers” into some search engine, the adware will display adverts for sports shoes. It sounds great in theory. In practice, however, the results are different. The adware doesn’t have a verifying mechanism. It doesn’t distinguish between legitimate and bogus websites. All sorts of crooks use the adware to spread misleading and deceptive content. Do not trust the adverts you are exposed to. All these coupons and discounts are there to lure you into visiting some website. The crooks are generating web traffic. Best case scenario — you waste your time. The Worst case — you get redirected to an infected website. You have no reason to keep the adware. This program is extremely intrusive. If you don’t remove it promptly, it will drown you in a sea of commercials. It may even cause damage! We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. You can also download a trustworthy anti-virus app. You have options. Choose your removal method and act!


How did I get infected with?

The adware uses a lot of trickery. The parasite is usually distributed via software bundles, torrents, spam emails and fake software updates. Your caution, however, can prevent these techniques from succeeding. Whenever you are installing a program, opt for the Advanced option in the Setup Wizard. Under it, you will be presented with a list of all “bonus” programs that are about to be installed. Examine that list carefully. These third-party tools are often malicious. Make sure you know what you are giving your approval to. Read the Terms and Conditions/End User License Agreement (EULA). If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation. Also, bear in mind that you can deselect all extras and still install the program you originally planned to set up. This is your computer, you decide what to be installed on it. It is again, you the one who is responsible for its security. The Internet is a dangerous place. This time you were lucky, the adware is removable. Yet, there will be a next time. Don’t make the same mistake ever again. Don’t let other malware deceive you. Even a little extra caution goes a long way. So, don’t be lazy. Always do your due diligence.

Why is this dangerous?

The adware is extremely annoying. This parasite injects dozens and dozens of advertisements on every website you open. It redirects your web traffic and pauses your online videos. The furtive utility can ruin your browsing experience in seconds. Yet, these issues are minor compared to the things the adware does behind your back. The utility is never idle. It lurks in the shadows and collects information about your online activities. It knows your preferences and fears. The problem is. Anyone who uses the adware as an advertising platform can access and use this information. All sorts of crooks can use the adware and its resources to target you with customized campaigns. Be very careful what you do online. Think twice before you click on the next “great” deal. With the adware on board, it might as well be corrupted. A misleading advertisement will arouse unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, it will redirect you to a scam or infected website. The adware is too hazardous to be kept on board. Your best course of action is the immediate removal of the parasite!

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]

delete backgroundcontainer

  • 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.

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