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The appearance of the website is a bad sign. This website is a harbinger of bad news. Its display indicates the presence of a parasite. An adware invader lurks in the shadows of your OS. Brace yourself! You are in for trouble. This adware is a complete and utter menace. It inserts dozens and dozens of ads on every website you visit. Even web pages that used to be ad-free are heavy on coupons and discounts. Pop-ups and notifications appear every time you so much as touch your browser. Random website text turns into hyperlinks. Commercials pause your videos. Questionable websites load in new tabs and windows. Click nothing, though. Everything “Powered by” is unreliable. The parasite behind these annoying pop-ups has no filters nor security mechanisms. Its sole purpose of existence is to generate revenue for its publishers. These people, as you can imagine, are inclined to accept questionable offers. They allow crooks to spread deceptive and potentially corrupted content. Do you think that ends well? You risk ending up on deceptive, phishing, and even infected web pages. Do not test your luck. Heed the experts’ advice: as soon as the pop-ups appear, take action. Find where the adware lurks and remove it upon detection. Clean your computer the first chance you get!


How did I get infected with?

The pop-ups are forced on you by adware. As for the intruder, it turns to all manner of trickery to sneak into your OS undetected. The adware uses myriads of tricks. It hides in freeware, corrupted links, fake updates, pirated software, and spam messages. The adware lurks in the shadows and waits for you to let your guard down. Do not make that mistake. All its tricks rely on your carelessness. They trick you into approving the adware’s installation. If you take the time to do your due diligence, you can deny this parasite access. Only your actions can keep your OS virus-free. So, choose caution over carelessness. Don’t visit questionable websites. Download software and updates from reliable sources only. And don’t skip setup steps. More often than not, the apps we download off the Web come bundled with bonus software. If you rush, you might install malicious extras. Do not rely on luck. No anti-virus app can protect you if you give into naivety. If available, use the advanced/custom setup option. Under it, you will be able to deselect all unwanted extras. Make sure you know what you install. Go through the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you cannot 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?

The pop-ups ads are just the beginning. The adware behind these annoying adverts knows no boundaries. It displays banners, loads notifications, plays video commercials. It even loads questionable websites in new tabs and windows. Do not discard it as mere annoyance though. This parasite is quite dangerous. If you take a closer look at its ads, you would realize that they are related to your recent online activities. That’s not a coincidence. The adware opens your browser to targeted ads. This parasite monitors your browsing habits are bases its adverts on the collected data. And if you are not sure, that’s bad. The parasite doesn’t keep the collected information confidential. Anyone willing to spend some money can access and use it. Hundreds of crooks are more than willing to open their wallets. They employ the parasite to target potential victims. They show you what you want to see, but when you click, bad things happen. And that’s not only the tip of the iceberg. If you are not careful, the adware may record sensitive information. Some pieces of data (your search queries, for example) may contain personal and financial details. Can you imagine what may happen if this data falls into the wrong hands? Do not take unnecessary risks. Remove the adware before it gets you in trouble.

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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