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If floods your browser with pop-ups, the news is bad. These annoying advertisements indicate the presence of adware. Somewhere in the corners of your OS, a parasite lurks and causes issues. The good news is that this intruder is not a virus. It is an aggressive ad-generating parasite. The adware corrupts your web browsers and floods them with various ads. It injects in-text and banner ads on every website you load. It opens pop-ups and loads notifications. It also pauses your videos for commercial breaks. No ad-blocking tool is powerful enough to stop the advertisements. You would notice that even web pages that used to be ad-free are now heavy on coupons and discounts. That’s the nature of the adware. It uses every opportunity to interrupt you with ads. It may even start loading sponsored, third-party websites in new tabs. Click nothing, though. Everything “Powered by” is unreliable and potentially dangerous! Do not discard the adware as a mere annoyance. This parasite exists to make money for its publisher. Your well-being is not part of the deal. The adware is likely to display deceptive and corrupted ads. Do not test your luck! Heed the experts’ advice: as soon as you become aware of the adware’s presence, take action. Find where it lurks and delete it upon detection. Delete this menace for good!


How did I get infected with?

The pop-up ads appear by courtesy of adware. As for the parasite, it slithers into your system through deception. This adware lures its victims into inviting it. It lurks behind freeware, fake updates, corrupted links, and spam messages. The adware hides in the shadows and infects your browser when you let your guard down. Do not make this mistake. No anti-virus app can protect you if you throw caution to the wind. Your actions, however, can prevent the infection. The adware needs you, the user, to approve its installation. If you pay attention to the fine print, you can deny it access. So, don’t be lazy. Always take the time to do your due diligence. Download software and updates from reliable sources only. When installing an app, pay attention to the setup process. Forget about the “Next-Next-Finish” installation strategy. If available, use the advanced/manual setup option. Make sure you know what you install. Read the terms and conditions before you agree to them. If you cannot spare enough time to through the whole document, scan it with an online EULA analyzer. Opt out of the installation if you notice anything suspicious!

Why is this dangerous?

There is no such thing as safe adware. The parasite behind the pop-ups is definitely not an exception. This sneaky intruder is a complete and utter menace. It not only ruins your browsing experience but also endangers your privacy and security. The adware opens your browser to targeted ads. It studies your browsing habits and uses the collected data for customized advertising. Do you think that ends well? The adware spies on you from day one. The parasite knows your every online step. What websites you visit, what videos you watch, what search you make. The Incognito mode cannot hide you. The adware knows everything! And when it deems it has enough data, it shares everything. One might argue that the collected information is not sensitive. Some pieces of data, however, your search queries, for example, may contain personal and financial information. Do not test your luck. The adware is not worth it. This parasite cannot benefit your browsing experience. The ads do look appealing. These “great deals,” though, are not trustworthy. The adware that opens them has no filters nor verifying mechanisms. Anyone willing to spend some money can use it to spread misleading and deceptive content. Do not risk falling into online traps. Spare yourself many future headaches, remove the adware ASAP!

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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