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If your browser keeps getting redirected to the Ouo.io website, if questionable web pages load automatically in new tabs, the news is bad! Adware triggers this unusual browser behavior. Somewhere in the shadows of your OS, a parasite lurks and causes issues. You are stuck with an aggressive, ad-generating menace! Brace yourself! The redirects are just the beginning of an ad invasion. The adware follows instructions to flood you with countless ads. It inserts banners on every website you visit. You will notice that even web pages that used to be ad-free are now heavy on “Ads by Ouo.io.” And not only that, but random website text turns into hyperlinks. The adware is behind these changes. It is also behind the annoying pop-ups that urge you to “Approve” or “Install” questionable browser extensions. Click nothing! You cannot expect the adware to be safe. Its ads arise unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, they redirect traffic to malicious websites! Do not take unnecessary risks. As soon as the Ouo.io website pops up, take action. Find where the adware hides and delete it upon detection.
How did I get infected with?
Adware redirects your browser to the Ouo.io website. This parasite sneaks into your computer through trickery and makes a mess out of your browser. But don’t imagine an ingenious cyber attack. The adware can’t “hack” your PC. Quite the contrary! The parasite needs you, the user, to approve its installation. No permission, no admission. The adware is bound to seek your approval! And it does. It always asks. But it does so in the sneakiest way possible. That’s the catch. Having to ask is not the same as having to do so outright. The adware hides in the fine print. It gets installed when you “forget” to deselect it. Do not make that mistake! This parasite, just like many others, preys on your naivety. No anti-virus app can protect you if you throw caution to the wind. Only your actions can keep your PC free of infections. So, choose caution over carelessness. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software and updates from reliable sources only. And forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” setup strategy. Most of the apps we download off the Web come bundled with questionable bonuses. If you don’t pay attention to the red flags, you are very likely to infect your computer. If available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Make sure you know what apps are getting on your OS.
Why is this dangerous?
The Ouo.io website is a harbinger of bad news. As soon as it pops up on your screen, you get thrown into a whirlwind of ads. Pop-ups appear out of the blue. Questionable websites load in new tabs and windows. Banners and in-text ads cover every web page you load. You can barely get a simple task done. The numerous ads interfere with your every activity, as well as burden your browser. You face an avalanche of crashes and errors. These issues, however, barely scratch the tip of the iceberg! You can notice the full extent of the corruption only if you take a closer look at the ads. They are related to your browsing activities, aren’t they? That’s because every ad “Powered by Ouo.io” is targeted at you. The adware doesn’t waste time with random advertisements. It studies your browsing habits and bases its ads on the collected data. The parasite spies on you from day one. It knows your every online step. Which websites you visit, which links you follow, which videos you watch. The Incognito mode can’t hide you. The parasite knows everything! And if you are not careful, some pieces of data, your search queries, for example, may leak personal and financial details. Do not risk it! Acknowledge the Ouo.io redirects for what they are: a warning! An adware menace jeopardizes your privacy and security. Take action against this parasite. Remove it before it gets a chance to cause you harm!
How to Remove Ouo.io virus
The Ouo.io 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 Ouo.io 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 Ouo.io 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 Ouo.io 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 Ouo.io 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”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- 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 Ouo.io traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Ouo.io by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset 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
- Restart Internet Explorer
Step 4: Undo the damage done by Ouo.io
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 Ouo.io, 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 Ouo.io 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 Ouo.io 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.