Remove Malware

By Chona Esjay | July 3, 2013 begins to pop-up on the computer if an adware was installed by user. The fact that adware often disguise as a useful program, most users are not aware for the installation of its component.  Without their knowledge, virus will be installed on the computer alongside with the downloaded program.

Once this adware is on the computer, user will begin to experience sudden redirect of any requested page to This happens rapidly. Before user can react, browser is already pointed to various web site that promoted products. As you can see, is not the infection itself. It was rather an Internet server being utilized by malware authors to spread an array of useless software.


Main motif of adware authors for using services is purely to promote their programs. In return, developers of unknown program intend to generate revenue through this online fraud.

Online Security Scanner Report for

At this point, we will use three of the most trusted web site scanner. This method will give us exact data on the safety of If these security scanners found the web site risky or malicious, you better block it from your Internet browser program to avoid any revisit.

Norton Safe Web : Safe (click to view)
McAfee Site AdvisorUnrated (click to view)
AVG Site Reports : Currently Safe (click to view)

How does enters a computer?

There are many ways how adware authors spread their thing over the Internet. Attackers are using trick to deceive users and let them download and install an adware intentionally. They are applying tricks that forces victim to load the program. For instance, the adware will disguise as a tool to speed-up Internet browsing or file download. Apart from that, there are still dozens of methods being employed by adware authors. Here are some of them.

– You may have downloaded a program to where is wrapped.
– There is a chance that computer may be contracted with this malware if owner visits and execute malicious code from associated web sites.
– With clever tricks, adware authors can easily let victim install the program with own intent.

What are the effects of browser hijacker on my computer?

– Your search result page will be hijacked and open an advertisement web page from
– Home page will be set to use predefined URL.
– Browser hijacker installation will include unwanted plug-in or extension on your browser. Removal Procedure

Stage 1: Scan the Computer with Sophos Virus Removal Tool

This rootkit and virus removal tool is free and easy to use. It scans, detects and removes any rootkit, malware as well as threat like The tool is powerful enough to find malicious items that are hidden on the computer.

1. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool from the link below. Save the file to your Desktop so that we can access the file easily.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool Download Link (this will open a new window)

2. After downloading, navigate to the file location and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.


3. On initial launch of the program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.


4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before Sophos Virus Removal Tool can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.


5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display InstallShield Wizard Completed. Just leave the Launch Sophos Virus Removal Tool with a check mark. Then, click Finish.

6. The tool will download necessary updates so Internet connection is required at this point. Lastly, Sophos Virus Removal Tool displays the welcome screen.


7. Click on Start Scanning button to begin checking the system for presence of rootkit and virus. The tool reveals items that were found linked to It also detects and removes other malicious files.


Stage 2: Scan and Delete with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Stage 3: Remove Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of on the affected browser.

Optional: Alternative Method to Clean Up Internet Browser from

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, you can view complete procedures here.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tuneup. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the instructions manually, please see this specific procedure.

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