How to Remove “Virus”

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The appearance of the website is a bad sign. It is a warning that there is a parasite on your computer. The nasty adware uses the page to reveal its presence. Heed the warning. Your web browser is no longer secure. Everything you do online is now monitored. The adware knows your every online step. What’s worse, it knows how to use the collected information against you. This intruder uses the collected data as a base for ad targeting. Thus, if you enter “sneakers” into a search engine, you will get ads for sports shoes. It looks great on paper. In reality, however, you get flooded with numerous unverified adverts. An unverified advertisement may arise unwarranted expectations at best. At worst, it will redirect you to bogus web pages. The adware is a complete and total menace. It opens your browser to surveillance and targeted ads. And it doesn’t take any security measures. It does not even try to protect you. This intruder is a breach of your security. It is very likely to redirect you to scam and potentially infected websites. Do not risk it! Remove this intruder before it lures you into an online trap. The sooner it’s gone, the better!


How did I get infected with?

The adware did not hack your computer. No, it is not that advanced. The adware “hacked” you. It tricked you into installing it unintentionally. Confused? Let’s explain. You either clicked on a corrupted link, installed a malicious software bundle, or downloaded a fake update. Your actions got you in this trouble. But don’t be too harsh on yourself. You were cleverly deceived. The adware is a master trickster. It knows how to lure its victims into unwanted actions. The parasite tricked you into installing it unintentionally, it may trick you into installing another parasite too. The adware should not be neglected. Your best course of action is its immediate removal. Also, learn from your mistake. Do not let other parasites trick you ever again. Do your due diligence. Your caution can prevent future infections. Download your software from reputable sources only. Do not rush through any installation process. If available, always select the Advanced/Custom setup option. Under it, you will be presented with a list of all changes that are about to be made to your system. If additional apps are about to be installed, deselect them. You don’t need these extras. If you truly wanted them, you would have downloaded them by yourself. Besides, these third-party apps, more often than not, are malicious applications like the adware. This is your computer. You decide what to be installed on it. Don’t let others make this decision for you.

Why is this dangerous?

The adware is an invader. It slipped into your computer and took control of your web browser. The parasite follows instructions to turn you into an easy target. It forces countless ads on every website you load. It redirects your web traffic to sponsored pages. The pest even dares to pause your online videos for commercial breaks. It is an intrusive parasite which should not be tolerated. The more time you grant it on board, the worse your situation becomes. The adware tends to get more aggressive with each passing day. Left unrestricted, the adware gets out of control. You do not want this to happen. Your browser will struggle to display the countless adverts. It will become slow and unresponsive. It may start to freeze and crash frequently. Your Internet connections, too, will become slow and unstable. Every time you go online, numerous pop-ups will cover your screen. Suspiciously-looking websites will load automatically. You may get surprised with new toolbars and browser extensions. You will hate the experience. Prevent this scenario from unfolding. Do not let the adware control the way you use your own web browser. Remove this intruder as soon as possible.

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]

delete backgroundcontainer

  • 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

disable from chrome

  • Open Mozilla Firefox

  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the unwanted Extension
  • Go to Help
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

remove from 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

remove from ie

  • 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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