Remove Pop-up “Virus” (Firefox, Chrome, IE)

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The website is a harbinger of bad news. This web page is the face of an adware parasite. Its appearance indicates that your PC is no longer free of infections. An adware invader lurks in the shadows of your OS and causes issues. Prepare for trouble! You are stuck with an aggressive, ad-generating menace. It follows programming to interfere with your every activity. Whether you watch a video or browse your favorite website, the adware always finds a way to annoy you. It inserts various banners on every website you visit, opens pop-ups, and turns random text into hyperlinks. The adware also displays notifications that urge you to “Install” or “Approve” questionable browser extensions. And as if that’s not annoying enough, but it also loads dodgy websites in new tabs. Do you feel comfortable knowing that any web page out there may pop up on your screen? Do not put up with this situation. As soon as the website pops up, take action! Find where the sneaky adware hides and delete it upon detection. The sooner you clean your OS, the better!


How did I get infected with?

An adware parasite forces the website on you. As for the intruder, it infects your computer through trickery. The parasite sneaks into your OS when you let your guard down. The thing about this menace is that it cannot get installed without your permission. The parasite needs you, the user, to approve its installation. No permission, no admission. That’s the rule. The adware is bound to seek your approval. There’s, of course, a 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. Don’t throw caution to the wind. No anti-virus app can protect you if you give into naivety. Only your actions can keep your device infection-free. Even a little extra attention can spare you an avalanche of problems. So, don’t be lazy. Choose caution over carelessness. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software and updates from reputable sources only. And don’t rush through the installation processes! Forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” strategy. When available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Take your time. Install everything properly. Most of the apps we download off the Web come bundled with bonus software. Deselect the unwanted extras. Make sure you know what you install. Go through the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you can’t read the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Opt out of the installation if you notice anything suspicious!

Why is this dangerous?

As soon as the website appears, problems follow. Your browser gets flooded with ads. Pop-ups appear out of the blue. Questionable websites load in new tabs. Commercials pause your videos. Banners cover web pages that used to be ad-free. No ad-blocking app is powerful enough to help you. Adware lurks on your PC and wreaks havoc. Its annoying ads, however, are only symptoms of the infection. You can notice the full extent of the corruption only if you take a closer look at these annoying pop-ups. Most of the ads are related to your recent online activities, aren’t they? That’s because you are under surveillance. Everything “Powered by” is targeted at you. The adware bases its ads on your online habits. This parasite spies on you from day one! It follows you around the Web and analyzes your behavior. It knows which websites you visit, which links you follow, what videos you watch. The Incognito mode can’t hide you. The parasite knows your every step! And if you are out of luck, some pieces of data (your search queries, for example) may leak sensitive details. Do not take unnecessary risks! Take action against the adware. Delete this menace the first chance you get!

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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