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Suddenly Play.leadzupc.com took over your homepage and you cannot remove it.
Play.leadzupc.com is an unsafe, invasive website that spells out trouble. Why? Well, if you see the page pop up, then your computer is no longer infection-free. A browser hijacker managed to slither its way in and is now wreaking havoc. The site’s appearance is its way of revealing itself. One day, you’ll turn on your PC and find your preferred homepage and search engine replaced with Play.leadzupc.com. The switch was made, courtesy of the hijacker. But, don’t think that’s the only one it will force on you. Oh, no. There will be plenty more. For one, because if the hijacker so wishes, it’s free to open the door to various malicious programs. That’s right. If it chooses to, it can install as many unwanted malware as it feels like, and it doesn’t have to ask for permission to do it. How long do you think your computer will be able to hold off the malware invasion before it gives in, and displays its white flag of surrender, which is blue. Yes, if you don’t take action to find and delete the hijacker as soon as you first spot Play.leadzupc.com pop up, there IS a chance you might be faced with The Blue Screen of Death. Granted, it is a rather small and minuscule possibility, but one nonetheless. After all, ‘small’ is not equivalent to ‘non-existent.’ Don’t take any chances when it comes to the infection, currently residing on your PC, hiding behind the Play.leadzupc.com front. It’s dangerous, unreliable, and only leads to troubles and headaches. Do yourself a favor, and get to work on its removal as soon as you become aware of it existence. Once the site shows up, locate its hiding place and delete it. It’s for the best.
How did I get infected with?
Infections, like the one you’re stuck with, don’t just show up on your computer as if by magic. There’s nothing magical about how they got there. To see Play.leadzupc.com, a hijacker has to find its way into your system. And, that happens through slyness and subtlety. That’s because the hijacker, hiding behind the website, cannot enter your PC without first obtaining your permission to do so. In other words, it’s required to ask for your approval on its installment, and if you don’t grant it – no admittance. So, how did a hijacker manage to sneak past you when it’s bound to ask for your consent first? Easy. Although it has to ask first, it doesn’t have to do so openly. So, it does it covertly via slyness and subtlety. It uses the old but gold means of infiltration, and fools you into installing them without you even knowing it at the time. Its favorite method to invade your PC is through freeware as it’s possibly the easiest entry point. That’s because, for reasons beyond comprehension, most users throw all caution to the wind and rely on chance or luck. That’s a strategy, which you’ll regret employing. It WILL lead to repercussions of the unpleasant variety. Don’t rush through the installation process and don’t agree with everything without carefully reading it first. That’s how infections slither in – they prey on your carelessness. So, how about you NOT be careless. Don’t give into naivety, haste, and distraction and always do your due diligence. Even a little extra attention can save you a lot of problems.
Why is this dangerous?
After the hijacker settles on your system, you’ll begin to experience quite the unpleasantness. Your grievances will start off with Play.leadzupc.com. The hijacker will take over your default search engine and homepage and replace them with the website so that every time you try to surf the web, you’ll get redirected to it. Also, the continuous redirects will be accompanied by endless myriads of pop-up advertisements. But the page and the pop-ups won’t just plague your browsing and test your patience. They’ll pose a severe malware threat as they’re highly unreliable. Don’t trust anything the search engine shows you for if you do, you’ll regret it. It’s designed to display sponsored links, whose priority is not to be helpful but to generate profit for the people behind the page. Needless to say, these disastrous links are most likely to increase your troubles and cause further damages. What’s more, if you press a single pop-up, you’ll unknowingly agree to install more malware on your PC. That’s because they’re filled with various cyber threats, just waiting to pounce on your system and corrupt it. Don’t let them! Don’t click on the harmful, infection-bundled advertisements! And, as severe as the malware threat is, it still pales in comparison to the security risk, you’ll be faced with courtesy of the hijacker. Once the pesky tool slithers its way in, it begins spying on you. It keeps track of every move you make while browsing the web, catalogs it, and when it determines it has enough data, sends it to the people that published it. Are you willing to risk strangers having access to your personal and financial information? Don’t. Protect yourself and your system, and when you’re first greeted with the Play.leadzupc.com page, find where the hijacker, lurking behind it, is hiding and delete it. The sooner, the better.
How to Remove Play.leadzupc.com virus
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Play.leadzupc.com 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 Play.leadzupc.com 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 Play.leadzupc.com from your computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command Window
navigate to HKCU\software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the string with a value data and set it to google.com for example.
STEP 2 : Remove Play.leadzupc.com homepage from Chrome, Firefox and IE
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Play.leadzupc.com 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
How to Permanently Remove Play.leadzupc.com 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.