The Simplebrowserdownload.com is a malicious application that is classified as a browser hijacker. This nasty computer worm attacks your computer while downloading another freeware from an un-trusted website. This browser hijacker installs itself as a browser hijacker, and start making several changes in your browser settings without your permission. You will soon notice that your browsing activity is beyond your control. You will receive the frequent pop-up ads on the screen whenever you try to open a website. It is capable of inviting additional threats and potentially unwanted programs to your system. You may not be able to remove this browser hijacker through your normal antivirus or other tradition methods of removing a computer worm. You will notice a huge decrease in the speed of your system due to which you cannot open any website as it takes too long to load. Apart from that, this malicious application also causes frequent crashes and screen freezes in your computer.
Manual Removal of Ads by Simplebrowserdownload.com
After getting infected from the Simplebrowserdownload.com, you need to remove this virus effectively as well efficiently in order to normalize your system, and protect your precious private information. In this regard, you can choose from manual removal or automatic removal methods. The automatic removal method is recommended for the basic level computer users. The manual removal process consists of the following steps:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
Reboot the system to terminate the normal mode and access the boot options screen by using the F8 key repeatedly. Select the safe mode, and hot the enter key to access the safe mode operation on the infected machine.
End the Malicious Processes
After accessing the safe mode, you have to hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to open the task manager. Under the task manager window, you can see a list of processes running in the background when you click on the Processes tab. In that list, you have to get rid of the following processes associated with the Simplebrowserdownload.com browser hijacker: –
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
You have to find and remove the following associated files of the Simplebrowserdownload.com. These files are hidden wisely in the system files folder along with some important system files:-
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
To remove the unwanted changes made by this browser hijacker in the windows registry, you are required to access the registry editor by using the RegEdit command through the Run option available in the Start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, remove the following associated entries of the Simplebrowserdownload.com:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Simplebrowserdownload.com\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Simplebrowserdownload.com\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\Simplebrowserdownload.com\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Reboot the machine to see how effectively you have followed the manual removal instructions. Update you existing antivirus program, before running a complete system scan on your computer to remove any infections caused by this adware.