This nasty adware installed as a browser extension, and unfortunately, it can infect all the popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer. You will notice that the screen of your system is flooded with the annoying pop-up ads, and it does now allow you to perform your routine tasks. You are unable to open the websites of your choice, and often you will be redirected towards strange sites. This infection is also capable of displaying fake alerts on the screen of the infected computers mentioning that the important software programs are needed to be updated, an when you try to update them, you will download more infections, and potentially unwanted programs. You have to keep in mind that all such alerts are totally fake, and actually designed to trap the innocent users. The main purpose of spreading this worm is to drive more traffic on the desired domains.


Manual Removal of Ads by

In order to protect your confidential details saved on the system, you need to remove this virus as soon as possible. You can choose an automatic removal tool that is easily available on the web. Besides that, you can also try the manual removal process which is mentioned below:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

First of all, you have to restart the infected PC, and access the boot options menu by using the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarting. Select the Safe mode option from the list and press the Enter key to access the computer in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

Once the safe mode is accessed, open the task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the processes tab to remove the following malicious processes associated with this infection: –


Remove the Associated Data

You have to remove the following files from the system files folder by using the file explorer as well as Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\
  • %Programs%\\

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Once you are able to get rid of the associated processes, and associated data of this malicious application, you have to clean the windows registry to complete the manual removal process. Open the registry editor by running the RegEdit command through the Start Menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following associated entries of the, and close the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\\DisplayName Ads by

Restart the system in the normal mode and check how much success you have achieved in the manual removal process of the Run a complete system scan after updating your existing antivirus program.


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