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Do you feel like drowning in a sea of advertisements? Every time you go online your browser displays the URL and then gets redirected to questionable-looking websites? Adverts signed by cover pages that used to be ad-free? Well, the news is bad. Your PC is no longer infection-free. You have a nasty adware infection. The adware is not a full-fledged virus, but a malicious program. It has managed to enter your computer unnoticed and is now causing troubles. Don’t panic. If you take immediate measures, you can fix your PC relatively easy. If you decide to neglect the problem, however, hell will rise. The adware is programmed with one purpose only — to generate revenue for its owners. To do so, it uses aggressive and misleading marketing strategies. It injects various advertisements on every website you open. Banners, sliding panels, pop-ups, hyperlinks, in-text adverts. You name it. For every ad you click on, the owners of the adware will get paid. They will get even more money for every sponsored website you get redirected to. And so, their creation redirects its victims to numerous third-party pages. And this is a big problem. The adware doesn’t have a verifying mechanism. Anyone willing to spend some money can use the utility to promote. All sorts of crooks do. They use the adware to redirect web traffic to bogus web pages. Don’t waste your time on these websites. They have nothing valuable to offer. On the contrary, more often than not, these pages contain malicious scripts. Keeping the adware on board is not worth the risk. Remove this parasite before it causes serious damage. We have provided a manual removal guide below this article. You can also use a trustworthy anti-virus app. You have options. Choose your removal method and act. The sooner, the better!


How did I get infected with?

The adware did not appear by magic. Neither did it hack your computer. To reach its victims, the adware relies on their carelessness. This pest is a simple computer program. It needs your permission to get installed. Yet, it doesn’t need to be straightforward. Freeware and shareware often become hosts for such parasites. If you rush through an installation, you may install adware and other parasites unintentionally. Be careful what you are giving your approval to. If you are offered an Advanced Setup option, by all means, select it. Under it, you will be presented with a list of the “bonus” software that is about to be installed. You can deselect the extras and still install the program you originally planned to set up. This is your computer. You decide what to be installed on it. Don’t let others decide for you. Install only the apps you want the trust. Read the Terms and Conditions/EULA. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately. Other malware distribution methods include spam emails, torrents, malvertising and fake software updates. Your caution can prevent these techniques from succeeding.

Why is this dangerous?

The adware is extremely intrusive. This parasite messes with every aspect of your daily web browsing. It injects numerous adverts, redirects your traffic and even pauses your online videos for ad breaks. This advertising, however, has a price. The countless commercials burden your device and cause it to underperform. Your Internet Connection would also seem slower than usual. Yet, these issues are just the noticeable side effects. Something dangerous is happening behind your back. You must have noticed that all ads displayed by adware are somewhat appealing. This is not a coincidence. The furtive app knows you better than you might think. It lurks in the shadows and monitors your browsing-related data. The app uses the collected information for better ad-targeting. In other words, it spies on you and uses the collected data against you. The adware knows which pages you visit, what search inquiries you make, the videos you watch. Even the Incognito mode of your browser cannot hide you. Everything is recorded, analyzed and stored on a remote server. Hence, the privacy issue. Anyone who uses the adware as an advertising platform can access this information. All sorts of crooks can use it to target you with customized marketing campaigns. With the adware on board, you are far more likely to be redirected to scam websites that to legitimate once. Think twice before you click on the next “great deal.” It might as well be deceptive. Spare yourself many future headaches. Remove the adware now!

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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