This page aims to help you to remove AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus. We have received a lot of different comments like “what is aa.js” and what is “q.adrta.com”, and especially – “why are they on my PC, ” so we decided to analyze the situation.
What are AA.js and Q.adrta.com?
If you suddenly get bombarded with excessive pop-up ads or other type of advertisement, or undesired switch between websites, then chances are that your system has gotten AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus. The only way you can discontinue the annoying ads or random website pop-ups is to completely uninstall all of its components from your PC.
There are good ads and bad ads in the cyber space. The ones we all like and need are the ones that are real and actually beneficial. The ads that look super attractive and have the amazing images and sounds are the ones you don’t want to have in your system. These adds carry AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus and are created with the intend to steel your personal information, such as: passwords, credit card information, addresses, files, documents you have saved on your PC, etc. Once in the hands of third parties, they are used for illegal purposes, such as: identity theft, money laundering, movement of illegal organizations that aim to harm governments, economies, etc. The best way you can protect yourself is to remove immediately anything you’ve accidentally or obliviously downloaded on your PC.
No one will ever install AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus on purpose. One reason is because it is not actually considered malicious and it pretty much installs itself on its own. You might have installed it unintentionally by simply opening a spam e-mail, or downloading an attachment a friend has sent you, or receiving an e-mail from a familiar person, but it ends up having a flashing text or no content at all. This is called ‘phishing e-mail’. Another way that your PC can get AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus is through something called ‘software bundling’.
How was the A.js/Q.adrta.com Virus installed on your computer?
Software bundling is when you install one program, or you think you’ve installed only one program, but in facts there are many other programs already installed into that one program. This happens when you use the Default installation settings.
You can prevent this practice by always selecting the Advanced and/or Manual file downloading options. It will take few more minutes of work, but your system will be protected at the end and will still generate the same result. Better be safe than sorry, as the old cliche saying goes.
In conclusion if you see ads that are offering you money–it’s probably scam. The AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus also has the ability to generate revenue from pay-per-click. This will not only lead to your banking information being stolen and misused, but also the more such ads you click on, the more they will appear. Some of them are so vulnerable that it might cause extreme slowness in your PC, glitches, misplaced files, deleting of random files that you actually need and/or ask for emergency updates on your computer against a good amount of money. On the other hand, you also need to watch out for ads and/or pop-up messages that ask/require FREE software updates because those could be as harmful or even worse than the paid ones. Just remember that there is a certain amount of ads on certain browser that is OK to have and anything excessive raises the red flag. Also, keep in mind that more often than not, Chrome is the browser carrying the AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus and it is spread easily through it. Why? Because Chrome is the most used browser and it’s privacy and security settings are set in a way that allows it to happen. Keep the removal guide at your side at first and always. As you follow its removal instructions, follow your inner instincts and learn to quickly uninstall undesired ‘stuff’, your PC and all of your personal information will be safe.
|Danger Level||High (the infection is usually caused by a Trojan|
|Symptoms||Pop-up ads, slowness, glitches, excessive advertisements|
|Distribution Method||Spam e-mails, phishing e-mails, clicking on the wrong banner, downloading unsecured files|
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.
AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus Removal
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.
In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:
If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge) as well.
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
A BIG WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to AA.js/Q.adrta.com Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover.
Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random