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Do you live in an area where you are denied access to some of your favorite websites? There are numerous apps that promise to restore your access for free. Don’t get your hopes up. Most of those tools are bogus programs. The UNSTOPP.ME website promotes one such pretender. Do not believe a word you read on this page. Its extension is, in fact, adware. Once it gets on your device, expect problems. The UNSTOPP.ME adware modifies your browser settings without your explicit approval. It injects various advertisements on every website you open. You will notice that website that used to be ad-free are now covered with coupons, deals, and discounts. Basically, when you click on an ad provided by the adware, its owners will get paid. So, what do you think, will they let you click on their competitors’ ads. Of course, not. The UNSTOPP.ME adware blocks such content and replaces it with its own. Thus, it limits your sources of information. The adware doesn’t stop just here. With each passing day, it gets more and more aggressive. It will drown you in a sea of advertisements. When you least expect it, the adware will redirect your browser to sponsored web pages. It will even pause your online videos for commercial breaks. Every time you as much as touch your browser, the adware will cover your screen in pop-ups. You will hate the experience. On top of all these issues, your computer will start to underperform. Your Internet Connections would also appear to be slower than usual. These issues, too, are caused by the adware. If you let this parasite remain active for too long, it will get out of hand. Don’t allow this to happen. Remove the UNSTOPP.ME adware now!
How did I get infected with?
The UNSTOPP.ME adware did not appear by itself. This parasite has tricked you into installing it. There is no other way. We, however, won’t be surprised if you can’t recall doing so. The UNSTOPP.ME adware is a master deceiver. It usually hitches a ride with other software. If you are not careful and rush through an installation process, you may install it unintentionally. So, we advise you to be always vigilant. Whenever you are installing a program, opt for the Advanced installation option in the Setup Wizard. It can be a button or tab. Under it, you will be presented with a list of all extra programs that are about to be installed. Deselect all suspicious programs. Make sure you know what you are giving your approval to. The UNSTOPP.ME adware a tricked you once. Don’t let other parasites fool you ever again. Other malware distribution methods you should keep an eye out for are the good old spam emails, torrents, and fake software updates. All these techniques will fail if you pay close attention to the fine print!
Why is this dangerous?
The UNSTOPP.ME adware is extremely annoying. It bombards you with tons of advertisements, slows down your computer and may even cause your browser to freeze. The parasite doesn’t strike like a dangerous pest. Well, this was the plan. In fact, all adverts displayed by the adware are potential threats. The UNSTOPP.ME utility doesn’t have a verifying mechanism. It doesn’t check what is being promoted via its services. All sorts of crooks take advantage. They use the app to spread corrupted content. Often times, one click is all it takes for a virus to be downloaded. A corrupted advert may redirect you to infected websites. It may also lead you web scams. Think twice before you click on the next “great deal.” It might as well be malicious. With the UNSTOPP.ME adware on board, you are far more likely to be redirected to bogus websites than to legitimate ones. This app should not remain on your computer. Spare yourself many future headaches. Remove the adware now. We have provided a detailed removal guide below this article. If you are not into manual removal, you can always download an automated solution. You have options. Choose your removal method and act! The sooner you clean your PC, the better!
How to Remove UNSTOPP.ME virus
The UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME
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 UNSTOPP.ME, 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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 UNSTOPP.ME 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.