How to Get Rid of a Pop up Virus?

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How to Get Rid of a Pop up Virus?

Postby Ivy » 2012-12-28 3:51


Are you confronting the problem that constantly annoying messages pop up in the lower right hand corner of your browser while browse the Internet? Do you have problem of getting rid of it? Please read more on following information and learn how to remove the pop up virus.


A pop up may appear in many kind of forms. I may look like a cell phone, porn picture, or video screen saying "you are missing a plugin to play videos". It may also appear and alert you that your system has been infected with spyware or malware. All the types of pop up are trying to cheat you into clicking the pop up to update or download something. Please be aware of that, you are supposed and leaded to download malware or virus infection by clicking on the pop up message.



Possible threats of the pop up virus

It may alert you with fake virus scanning that your computer is infected with virus and ask you to remove it by downloading the suggested malware removal program. The program should be a malware by itself. The pop up message is totally advertisement about different kinds of products on your computer by being infected with malicious code.



How does a pop up virus come?

In the circumstance of advertisement pop ups, it may come and installed on your computer without letting you know. Actually they often get installed under your inadvertent consent. When you browse on Internet, you may come across a lot of pop up advertisement of different products which may contain hidden malicious codes or scripts running in the background. When you mistakenly click on the window, the hidden code or scripts will get installed on your computer automatically.


The next time when you start your computer operating system, the malicious code runs in background and sends constantly pop up advertisement no matter what website you visit.


Although pop up virus is not as dangerous as Trojan virus or zeroaccess virus, you are still highly encouraged to get rid of the pop up virus as soon as possible because the hidden malicious codes may run and collect your privacy data for illegal purpose. If you get pop up on your computer, please take action immediately to remove it by following below instruction.




How to kill and get rid of a pop up virus?


Step1, Check program in the Control panel

When malicious code runs on your computer, it may download and install malicious program or toolbar on your computer to further better spread advertisement. If you find any suspicious program or toolbar in the control panel, please uninstall them all.


Removing program:

Please go to the Start Menu. Select Control Panel Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

Search for any suspicious program or toolbar in the list. Select the program and click Remove button. If you are using Windows Vista/7, click Uninstall up near the top of that window.

Important Note: If you are uncertain about a program, please search and check the detail information before uninstalling.



Step2, Kill and remove the malicious code that brings advertisement pop up.

Run a full scan with your anti-virus program or anti-malware program. Before you run, please make sure your anti-virus program virus definition has been updated with latest database. If you are unable to start and run anti-virus or anti-malware program, please restart your computer into safe mode or safe mode with networking to kill the malicious code.

Anvi Smart Defender is recommended to kill pop up virus

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Browser problem Troubleshooting Tips


After you kill the pop up virus, you may still have problem on your browser such as it acts sluggish, displays error messages, crashes unexpectedly, or any other problems. Following tips will guide you to repair your browser.


Remove add-ons and extensions


The pop up virus may download and install unexpected malicious toolbar or extension on your browser, make sure removing them all.

In Google Chrome click the wrench icon, navigate to Tools > Extensions and remove any malicious extension from the list.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Add-ons > Extensions and remove all malicious extensions.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons and remove all malicious add-ons.



Delete additional unwanted Search Engine settings


The search engines always come together with toolbar or extension; please make sure removing or disabling the malicious search engines before you repair the home page.

In Google Chrome, click the wrench icon and navigate to Settings > Manage search engines… click the X next to any suspicious search engines.

In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”.
Remove any suspicious search engines from the list by highlighting the selection and clicking remove.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, please navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons and remove the malicious search engine from the list.




Repair Homepage (start up page) settings


In Google Chrome click the wrench icon and navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove any malicious websites and replace with your preferred URL.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options. Under the General tab remove any malicious URL from the “Home Page:” field and replace with your preferred home page.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove any malicious URLs from the Home Page field and replace with your preferred URL.


Quick Internet Explorer Repair Solution---Anvi Browser Repair Free utility


It quickly repair browser settings and networking settings such as homepage, safe startup items, DNS settings, Title Bar, BHO plug-in, etc, changed by malware to return smooth browser use.

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Pop Up Virus Prevention Tips


Your anti-virus or anti-malware program can successfully protect your computer from virus infection. Besides that, you are still encouraged to install Ad Blocker to prevent and block any kind of pop up virus.


Anvi AD Blocker is designed to detect and block malicious advertisements pop up in real-time. It's powerful and innovative, which implemented a number of filters that protect users from malicious and fishing sites. It monitors processes which are trying to connect network in real time, which also provides users a proactive security service. You can use Anvi AD blocker for 15 days to protect your PC from Pop up virus. To continue use Anvi AD Blocker, please purchase a license code to upgrade to Pro version.

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