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“Connecting to,” “Waiting for,” “Transferring data from” Every time these messages pop up in your browser’s status bar, a questionable website loads, doesn’t it? This unusual browser behavior indicates that your computer harbors a parasite. A sneaky adware intruder lurks in the corners of your OS and messes with your online activities. Whether you watch a video or browse your favorite website, the adware is always there to annoy you. It inserts various banners on every web page you visit, plays commercials, loads pop-ups. It also loads third-party websites in new tabs and windows, as well as turns random text into hyperlinks. The adware doesn’t miss a chance to interrupt you. It is meddling and very intrusive. It is also quite dangerous. Don’t underestimate the situation! You are dealing with a parasite. You can’t expect it to be harmless. Everything “Powered by” is unreliable and potentially dangerous. The adware has no filters nor security mechanisms. Its ads arise unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, they redirect traffic to scam and malicious websites. That’s the nature of the parasite. It not only ruins your browsing experience but also threatens to lure you into online traps. Don’t take unnecessary risks! Remove the parasite before it gets a chance to cause you harm!


How did I get infected with?

Adware causes the redirects. This parasite sneaks into your PC undetected and throws you into a whirlwind of ads. Its invasion is so stealthy that users often mistake the parasite for a virus. That’s not the case. The adware is not an ingenious virus. It can’t “hack” your computer. No! The menace has other plans. It invades through slyness. The adware lurks behind fake updates, corrupted links, software bundles, pirated software, and spam messages. It hides in the shadows and preys on your carelessness and naivety. Don’t make its job easier. No anti-virus app can protect you if you throw caution to the wind. Only your vigilance can prevent infections. Even a little extra attention can spare you an avalanche of problems. So, make the right choice. Be vigilant instead of careless. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software and updates from reliable sources only. And forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” setup strategy. More often than not, the apps we download off the Web come bundled with bonus software. If you rush, you might overlook a malicious extra. Don’t make that mistake. Always take the time to do your due diligence. If available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Deselect all unwanted bonus apps. And go through the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you can’t read the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Opt out of the installation if you notice anything suspicious!

Why is this dangerous?

As soon as the ads pop up, problems follow. Your computer gets flooded with countless ads. Banners cover every web page you load. Pop-ups appear out of the blue. Notifications urge you to “Add” or “Install” questionable apps. You can barely get any work done. Dozens and dozens of ads bombard you on a daily basis. Their great number, of course, takes a toll on your device. The ads overload your browser and cause freezing and crashes. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can notice the full extent of the corruption only if you take a closer look at these “great deals.” They are all related to your online activities, aren’t they? That’s because you are under surveillance. The adware doesn’t waste time with random ads. Everything “Brought to you by” is based on the websites you visit, the links you follow, the videos you watch. And don’t rely on the Incognito mode. It can’t hide you! The parasite knows everything! And if you are out of luck, it might record sensitive details. Don’t put yourself through this! Protect yourself and your privacy. Find where the adware hides and delete it upon detection. The sooner you clean your OS, the better!

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

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox

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

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  • 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

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  • 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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