The is a dangerous virus that has the ability to change your browser settings and redirects your all searches towards certain websites. This is an adware virus that is used to run thousands of pop-up ads to promote various products. It also promotes certain fake products by redirecting your searches towards selective websites where you are encouraged to buy products so that hackers make commissions, or generate traffic on these websites. It has the ability to record your browsing record, and steal your information which then transferred to the hackers. This data may include your credit card details and shopping passwords. As most of the resources of your computer are occupied by this tricky adware; therefore, the speed as well as performance of the system decreased. Once you have found that this virus is detected on your computer, you need to remove it as quickly as possible.

Manual Removal of

You can get rid of the virus either by using a reliable automatic removal tool, or through the manual removal method which is complicated but not impossible. The steps of the manual removal method are extremely complicated due to which we recommend that only try this if you are a professional or expert level computer user. The success of the manual removal process largely depends on how well you can execute the steps that we are going to explain below:-


Restart the Computer in Safe Mode

You have to reboot the computer in safe mode in order to terminate the associated processes. To reboot the machine in safe mode, you need to restart the computer, press F8 continuously unless you can see the boot menu, and select safe mode before pressing the Enter button. This will restart your computer in safe mode.


Kill the Malicious Processes

After restarting the PC in safe mode, you have to end the processes associated with the, and running in the background. In this regard you have to start the task manager by using the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys, and select Processes tab to view the processes. Here you have to identify the associated processes of this malicious application and use End Process button to get rid of these processes.


Delete Associated Files

Following are the files that are considered as associated files of the, and you need to delete once you found them:-

  • %UserProfile%\[random].exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\[random]
  • %Windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[random].exe
  • %System%\[random].exe
  • %Temp%\[random].bat

Remove Registry Entries

After deleting the files, you also need to clean your registry section. In this regard, you have to start the registry editor through “RegEdit” command, and navigate towards following malicious entries to delete them:-

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]
  • HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Fosniw.hom

After deleting the above mentioned entries, you have to close the registry editor, and restart the computer in normal mode. Once you feel that the manual removal method was successful, you have to update your antivirus program, and be careful in browsing as well as accepting online offers from unknown publishers.

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