Remove Pop-up Redirect

Suddenly took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.

Getting constantly redirected is certainly not a nice experience. You waste time, you’re unable to find anything you search for, you end up on unknown websites. And, worst of all, you’re exposed to malware. What you need to do is determine the program that redirects you. Then locate it and, last, but not least, delete it. Simple as that. The minute you realize something is off with your PC, you have to take action. You’re now being redirected by some adware infection or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Those two are probably the least virulent viruses you could have stumbled across on the Web. Of course, that doesn’t mean keeping them is safe. Adware’s most problematic feature is that it appears to be harmless at first glance. That deceives many people who choose to ignore the supposedly harmless adware program. Don’t become one of them. Keeping this virus on board (any virus, really) is a terribly ill-advised thing to do. The parasite will eventually get out of hand if you allow it. What is the solution to that? Don’t allow it. Take action as soon as possible and regain control over your compromised PC. Once the adware gets installed, it adds a browsers extension. This way it effectively injects all your browsers with the pesky pop-ups. These pop-ups are probably the first thing that caught your eye. And they drew your attention for all the wrong reasons. Thanks to the parasite’s malicious browser plugin, the ads are everywhere. They cover all websites you visit on a daily basis and your opinion on the matter is irrelevant. That’s what adware does; it tirelessly generates pop-ups. One important piece of information is that these commercials are all sponsored. And yes, they are all questionable. This program helps its developers gain profit by generating web traffic. The problem is, hackers are wiling to redirect you straight to malware. Crooks gain dubious profit every time their creation spews out unreliable ads. As you can see, their revenue comes at your expense. Stay away from all commercials, discounts, product deals/offers, coupons, etc. you may come across. Nothing displayed by a parasite could possibly be trustworthy so make no mistake. Don’t let hackers trick you into compromising your own computer. Instead of jeopardizing your safety, get rid of the virus. This pest also collects browsing-related data and sends it into the wrong hands. Financial scams and identity theft are some scary enough examples of what may follow. To prevent further damage, uninstall the virus.


How did I get infected with?

Do you often install new programs? Probably. Do you often check out each one of them individually before installation? Probably not. Most infections actually could be spotted and deselected way before they get downloaded. The ugly truth is that people just fail to pay attention. Next time you install some freeware or shareware bundle, take your time in the process. Opt for the Advanced/Custom option in the Setup Wizard. Watch out for potential threats because it’s your responsibility to prevent malware infiltration. When you notice some suspicious program attached to the bundle, deselect it. This way the virus will not be able to slither itself onto your device. Such stealthy intruders usually travel the Web via illegitimate bundles. Our advise is to avoid unverified websites and always be careful what you give green light to. Preventing malware installation is much easier than deleting a virus later on.

Why is this dangerous?

The virus takes down all three of the most commonly used browsers online. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer are now infected. As you can clearly see, surfing the Web in general becomes problematic as long as the virus is on board. Therefore, make sure you tackle it ASAP. None of the pop-ups is safe enough to be trusted. As mentioned already, these commercials were never really meant to help you shop online. They were only meant to boost web traffic to some particular pages. The pop-up ads are also extremely annoying, stubborn and hard to deal with. There’s only one way to put an end to this constant parade of pop-ups and pop-unders. You have to delete the adware-type program which caused them in the first place. The parasite also stubbornly redirects you thus completely demolishing your cyber activities. To top it all, this nuisance spies on your private data and slows your PC speed to a crawl. If you choose to delete it manually, you can find our detailed removal guide down below.

How to Remove 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.

The adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

STEP 1: Uninstall from Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Clean from Chrome Firefox or Internet Explorer

STEP 3: Permanently Remove leftovers from the System

STEP 1 : Uninstall from your computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window

run command


Type “regedit



navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Modify the string with a value data and set it to for example.

STEP 2 : Remove homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE

  • 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

How to Permanently Remove Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

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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