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The explanation of your current cyber situation is quite simple. You have a PC virus on board. Yes, unfortunately, the pop-ups are a crystal clear sign that something went seriously wrong with your safety. Online parasites are incredibly stealthy so don’t be too hard on yourself when you realize some pest has landed on board. Take immediate action instead. Now, first things first, the virus that got to you is adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It causes the pop-ups. It also causes your browsers to crash and freeze, leads to an overall poor PC performance and serves as a back door to malware. Long story short, this infection is very dangerous. Many people  underestimate the immense threat it poses which, of course, would be a mistake. If the adware/PUP manages to spend enough time on your system, it will eventually get out of hand. Are you willing to witness a cyber parasite once it has gotten out of control, though? If not, don’t hesitate. As soon as the device gets compromised, the virus takes over your browsers. It adds a malicious browser extension without bothering to ask for you permission first. Prepare to be seeing numerous unauthorized changes in your browser settings because the parasite simply doesn’t need your consent. It is only on board to wreak havoc, not to be beneficial for you. As you could imagine, none of these sudden modifications has anything to do with your personal preferences about your own browsing experience. Furthermore, the pesky browser plugin added by the adware/PUP injects your browsers with pop-ups. One quick glance at the pop-up ads is enough for you to realize how utterly useless and problematic they are. To begin with, the commercials come in various shapes. Product deals, product offers, fake discounts, coupons, misleading “best prices”, dubious price comparisons, etc. What all these pop-up ads have in common is the fact they are equally intrusive, very stubborn and hard to deal with. They are also potentially dangerous. You should keep in mind these commercials are sponsored which means they are unreliable. In addition, the virus spies on your browsing-related information and also slows down the PC speed considerably. The question is, why would you keep this parasite on board? Don’t neglect your security and don’t jeopardize your own machine.


How did I get infected with?

One particularly popular infiltration method is freeware/shareware bundling. This time you got stuck with an irritating adware/PUP but trust us when we say, it could have been worse. Some much more harmful programs such as Trojan horses and ransomware also travel the Web bundled. That gives you a very good reason to opt for the Custom option in the Setup Wizard. If you skip installation steps, you’ll have nobody to blame but yourself later on. Parasites often get attached to the safe software in the bundle. Unless you spot and deselect the virus on time, you’ll download the virus as well. Therefore, take your time in the installation process. A single moment of haste and distraction online is more than enough for hackers to cause you an immense headache. Other effective virus distribution techniques include spam messages and spam email-attachments, malicious websites, illegitimate torrents, corrupted third-party pop-ups, etc. Obviously, the Web is full of potential threats which all have to be diligently avoided. Always keep in mind that preventing virus installation is much easier than removing a PC infection once it gets installed.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The adware/PUP aims at generating web traffic to help its developers gain profit. This is where the pop-ups come in handy. As we mentioned already, the pop-up ads are sponsored. Remember, nothing you’re currently seeing on the PC screen is reliable. If you’re seeing a certain web link, you’re only seeing it because crooks want you to. Our advise is to stay away from these commercials regardless of how appealing they might appear to be. You’re risking to end up on some extremely questionable website filled with parasites. The virus also causes your computer to underperform and, to top it all, jeopardizes your privacy. Thanks to this nuisance, hackers now have free access to your passwords, usernames, IP addresses, email addresses, browsing history. However, if you’re particularly unlucky, the parasite might even attempt to steal some personally identifiable information as well, such as your bank account data, for example. Hackers will not think twice before they sell your sensitive information to third parties which poses the threat of financial frauds and identity theft. As you can see, the sooner you delete this program, the better. To do so manually, please follow the comprehensive removal guide you’ll find down below.

How Can I Remove Ads?

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: Uninstall from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall from Your Computer

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

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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