Adware.Norassie is deemed as potentially unwanted program that performs malicious actions once installed on the computer. This detection by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program is given to specific software that user may optionally install together with third-party application. However, due to lack of notification during the install process, Adware.Norassie often gets into the PC without user’s knowledge. Thus, you may see unwanted program on the computer without a notice.

Threat behavior


In usual situation, Adware.Norassie is bundled to freeware or shareware applications. In fact, there may be other unwanted programs that are packed to the main software that users preferred to obtain. Authors behind malicious programs are utilizing pay-per-install scheme to deploy their products over the Internet.

There are also instances that malware are being used to deploy Adware.Norassie. In this case, the threat can be acquired when visiting malicious web pages, downloading compromised files, or using file-sharing apps. Links from spam emails and social media sites are also one medium consumed by attacker to spread Adware.Norassie.


Once Adware.Norassie is run on the computer, it targets mostly known browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. This threat performs changes on browser settings that may result to home page hijacking and browser redirect problems. Adware.Norassie also drops extension, add-on, and plug-in to achieve other malicious tasks.

To start instantly when browser is opened, Adware.Norassie installs itself as browser helper object. This also gives the malware to have control on the browser and install its own search engine and toolbar object.


Presence of Adware.Norassie affects your installed browser program. Here are some obvious signs that the malware has invaded the computer.

  • Modified start page, home page or search engine
  • Constant redirect to unwanted web sites
  • Excessive display of pop-up advertisements
  • Browser and new tabs opens on its own

One sign that computer is infected with Adware.Norassie is the constant pop-up advertisements prompting user to download bogus software updates, media players, and java update. The following files were identified with this adware:

  • java_installer.exe (Java Installer)
  • apache_openoffice_4.0.1_win_x86_install_en-us.exe (Application)
  • java_update.exe (Java 7.67 Installer by Installer)
  • driver_setup.exe (Driver Detective Installer by Installer)
  • epson_tm_t20_driver-drivers.exe
  • megagetsetup1.exe (MegaGet Downloader by Norassie)
  • codec_update.exe (Video Codec Update by Norassie)
  • updatesetup.exe (Software Updater)
  • adblock_plus-2.6.7-sm+tb+fx+an.exe (Application)
  • webinstaller.exe (OSHI Defender by Norassie)
  • icreinstall_adobe_flash_player_setup.exe
  • internet_explorer_setup.exe (Internet Explorer Installer by Installer)
  • flashplayer_installer.exe (Flash Player Installer)
  • hp_officejet_pro_8600_driver-drivers.exe
  • icreinstall_java_setup.exe
  • canon_mf4100_driver-driver.exe (Drivers Updater Tool by Installer)

How can you remove Adware.Norassie?

To totally remove Adware.Norassie from the computer and get rid of relevant adware, please execute the procedures as stated on this page. Make sure that you have completely scan the system with suggested malware removal tools and virus scanners.

Step 1 : Scan the computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file on your hard drive.

2. Once the download completes, double-click on the file MBSetup.exe to run the program.

3. Select desired installation package whether for Personal Computer or Work Computer.

4. On next window, click Install button to proceed.

MBAM Default Install

5. Just proceed with the succeeding prompts until it start to execute the installation procedure.

MBAM Installing

6. Installation process will take less than a minute. It should run automatically after completing the setup.

7. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware interface appears, please select Scan on the menu. The program will check for any available update before proceeding. Do not skip this step. Virus scan may take a while, please wait for the process to finish.


8. When scanning is done, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will display the list of identified threats. Remove all and restart the computer to finalized the scan process.

Step 2 : Run AdwCleaner to totally remove Adware.Norassie

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.

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

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner.exe to start running the tool.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to Adware.Norassie. You may have to delete each detected item.

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

6. After reboot, open AdwCleaner once more. Click on Uninstall to remove this program from your computer.

How to protect the computer?

The initial defense that comes to the mind of any computer users is to install an anti-virus or anti-malware program. This move is sensible and probably the most practical way to protect the computer against Adware.Norassie attack. Hence, keep in mind that having a security software do not give full guarantee of protection. The most part of the prevention still lies on being cautious of users and therefore we are providing the following information as guidelines to protect the computer from virus infection.

Avoid Malicious Websites

There are enormous numbers of websites that was made for the primary purpose of spreading Adware.Norassie. Normally, these sites are involved in integrating malicious pop-up and browser hijacker, that will eventually cause further virus infection. Avoid such kind of websites.

Delete Phishing Emails

The mass-mailing of computer viruses gives the attackers the luxury of spreading their malicious code in just one send off. This will arrive in the inbox as email that appears to be from a legitimate organization. So, if you receive an unexpected email with a link or an attached file, better delete it immediately.

Do Not Click a Suspicious Link

Links from social media, forums, and blog sites are sometimes being utilized by attackers to drive web users to a malicious page that contains malicious code. Therefore, do not just click on any link especially if it looks suspicious. Accidental access to the destination site may lead to Adware.Norassie infection.

Be Careful When Downloading Files

Cracked software, serial key generators, and several freeware are seen as another method that spreads the Adware.Norassie virus. Avoid acquiring these types of application and if there is a need to download a freeware or shareware, be sure to obtain it from the official website or trusted providers.

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