The Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads is a lethal computer worm that is classified as a browser hijacker that is specifically designed to attack the windows based computers. The Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads modifies most of the default browser settings, including the default search provider, desktop, home page, and DNS settings. Besides that, this malicious application makes your system extremely slow, redirect all your searches towards unknown websites, display annoying pop-up messages, download strange toolbars in the browser, and causes frequent system crashes. This nasty browser hijacker invades your system while downloading freeware from the unknown sources, suspicious emails, infected removable devices, suspicious links, and unsafe browsing. You will notice that the speed of your internet becomes extremely slow because of this virus. Moreover, you are unable to open any authentic website, and cannot download any new software. It hides itself wisely deep in the roots of the system files, and can replicate itself very quickly.
Removal of Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads
As soon as you realized the presence of the Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads browser hijacker inside your system, you have to drop everything, and think about how to get rid of this computer worm. For the novice computer users there are various automatic removal tools available. Besides that, the manual removal process is also available in this regard that consists of the following set of instructions:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Before start executing the complicated instructions of the manual removal process, you have to open the system in the safe mode. To do this, you have to restart the machine, and access the boot options by hitting the F8 key repeatedly. Once the boot options are accessed, select the safe mode before pressing the Enter key.
End the Malicious Processes
Access the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the processes tab to see the list of processes running in the background of your system. You have to get rid of the following associated processes of the Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads infection before closing the task manager:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
Once you have completed the removal of the associated processes, you have to get rid of the following suspicious files associated with the Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads by using the Delete key:-
- %Desktopdir%\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads.lnk
- %Programs%\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads.lnk
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
The manual removal will be completed once you clean the windows registry. In this regard, you have to execute the Regedit command through Run option from the Start menu. Delete the following malicious entries associated with the Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads after accessing the registry editor:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads\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\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads\DisplayName Lp.prizerally.com Popup Ads
Restart the system in the normal mode before updating the existing antivirus program, and run a complete system scan from the main interface of your antivirus.