How to Remove Adware (Chrome, Firefox, IE)

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The website provides a free file-sharing service. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not true. The website is not legitimate. It is a front for an adware parasite. If this page keeps appearing on your screen, if you see adverts provided by it, or if you experience odd browser redirection; brace yourself. You are in for trouble. Your system is no longer infection-free. The adware lurks in the corners of your system and causes trouble. This parasite is an aggressive invader. It follows orders to corrupt your web browsers. Chrome, Edge, Opera, Firefox, there is no immune program. The adware alters their setting and turns them against you. The parasite throws you into a whirlwind of issues. You would notice that your system performs poorly, that your browser crashes frequently, that your Internet connection is unstable. You would also notice that every website you load is heavy on in-text and banner ads. That’s right; it’s the adware. This parasite displays ads and gets paid when you click on them. Thus, it floods your browser with coupons, discounts, and “great deals.” The more ads you see, the bigger the chance you click. The adware becomes your constant online companion. It doesn’t miss a chance to interrupt you with an ad of some sort. The parasite even dares pause your online videos for commercial breaks. If you, however, still refuse to click, the parasite starts browser redirection. This menace opens third-party websites in new tabs and windows. Do you feel safe knowing that any web page out there may pop up on your screen? The adware opens your web browser to hundreds of online threats.


How did I get infected with?

The adware slithers into your system through trickery. This parasite needs your consent to get installed. As you can imagine, the parasite knows how to lure you into unwanted actions. It lurks in the shadows and waits for you to make a mistake. The adware hides in software bundles, torrents, fake updates, and corrupted links. All it needs is one moment of carelessness. The parasite preys on your naivety. Be vigilant and doubting instead. Your caution can protect your device. Do not visit shady websites. Download software from reliable sources only. When you start an installation process, pay attention to the fine print. More often than not, the apps we download off the web come bundled with bonus programs. There might be parasites among the extras. Be careful what you approve on your system. You can prevent the unwanted extras from installing under the advanced/custom setup option. Under it, you would be able to un-check all suspicious programs. Also, don’t skip the terms and conditions. If you cannot read the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Abort the installation process if you notice anything suspicious. Do not let parasites like the adware trick you ever again.

Why is this dangerous?

The adware has no place on your computer. This parasite interferes with your every online activity. It doesn’t matter whether you type a search query or watch an online video, the adware is always there to annoy you. Its intrusive behavior, however, is not a harmless annoyance. The adware is hazardous. It opens your browser to surveillance and targeted ads. Confused? Well, as you know, the parasite gets paid when you click on its adverts. You, however, wouldn’t click on just any ad, would you? The parasite has a solution to this inconvenience. It bases its adverts on your online habits. The adware studies your browsing activities. It knows preferences and needs. When it gathers enough information, it sends it to a remote server. Its advertisers can access the data there and use it to target you with relevant ads. And that is the catch. You cannot expect the parasite to display safe and legitimate ads. The adware works for its advertisers, not for you. Anyone can push ads to your browser. Numerous crooks do. And since they know what you want, they target you with irresistible offers. When you click, however, bad things happen. The tricky adware threatens to redirect you to phishing, scam, phony and infected websites. Do not play with your luck. Remove the adware before it lures you into an online trap!

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.

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