Adforprocessor Virus


Adforprocessor is a browser hijacker component that modifies browser settings and redirects users to ad-supported websites. In order to generate PPC/PPV money, Adforprocessor needs to be installed on Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or another browser that is present on the user’s system.

Apps like the Adforprocessor virus have almost no control over what they are displaying and promoting on the screen.

Browser hijackers aren’t as harmful as Trojan Horse or Ransomware viruses, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be taken seriously as a security risk, since they may negatively affect a user’s productivity and slow down their machine.

Some of the most common symptoms that you may notice once such software is installed on your computer is that your browser’s search engine and/or homepage may be changed. You may also start to see numerous pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, or other forms of advertisements that appear on your screen while you’re browsing the Internet (or maybe even when the browser is closed). In the event that you already are seeing any or all of these symptoms on your computer, it’s best to take the required steps to remove the unwanted software and all associated components and settings associated with it from your system.

Reasons to remove Adforprocessor

Even if you don’t mind being bombarded with advertising and having your browser settings messed with, Adforprocessor should still be uninstalled as soon as possible, since it might indirectly expose your machine to significant online danger. And by danger we mean that this kind of program is often used to promote and advertise low-quality software, dubious websites, and even web material that may be dangerous or unreliable in certain cases. This is because, as long as it earns Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View income, apps like Adforprocessor and Houbekuwucoo have almost no control over what they are displaying and promoting on the screen.

This means that, if you click on some of the links and ads, you might be redirected to a questionable site that asks for personal information like your credit card number and security code. Another risk is that you may land on a site that has malware on it, (like a Ransomware cryptovirus, or a Trojan) that may get immediately installed on your computer without you even realizing it.

With all this being taken into consideration, the risk of being infected by malware, or landing on a site that may be linked to phishing schemes, is not to be ignored and should be enough to make you want to uninstall a rogue hijacker like Adforprocessor from your browser, even if the program itself has no system-destructive abilities.

The good news is that the step-by-step removal guide on this page will show you how to remove Adforprocessor quickly, if you just follow the guidelines provided there. The removal program we’ve provided below can also take care of the hijacker and all of its associated settings and components for you if following the manual removal guide doesn’t do enough, or you just don’t have the time to follow the steps.


Type Adware/Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Remove Adforprocessor Virus

To try and remove Adforprocessor quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Adforprocessor extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Adforprocessor by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Adforprocessor and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Adforprocessor removal guide below.

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).



Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab (the “Details” Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 


Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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    After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

    Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections. 


    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.

    Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


    Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.


    Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

    notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

    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:

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    If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

    Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.

    1. Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click  Properties.
    2. The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
    3. Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.

    • After you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a system reboot.

    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).


    Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

    Browser Hijacker Removal Instructions

    ie9-10_512x512  Remove Adforprocessor from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    firefox-512 Remove Adforprocessor from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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    chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Adforprocessor from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Rename the Folder to Backup Default

    Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.


    Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

    Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show up 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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

    If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!


    About the author


    Lidia Howler

    Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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