This page aims to help you remove Adware Norassie “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Everybody hates online ads – they are irritating, obstructive and constantly get in the way of the one’s normal browsing. However, there’s little that you can do to get rid of them if they are coming from a certain site. You can either get an ad-blocker add-on for your browsing program and that way stop at least some of the advert or you can simple stop visiting sites that generate overwhelming numbers of adverts. However, there is another type of web-ads that don’t come from any site and are instead generated directly from your browser. Those are the ads created by adware apps such as Norassie. If you have Norassie on your machine, you have already likely noticed that the banners, pop-ups, page redirects and box messages would follow you no matter what site you visit and what browser you use (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, IE, etc.). This is a typical trait of the adware category of programs and Norassie is no exception. This piece of software is perfectly capable of flooding your browser with dozens of blinking boxes, obnoxious adverts, popping-up windows, new-tabs, random online offers and many other similar types of advertising content. Not only that but trying to close any of the nagging ads would likely result in the generation of even more and more advertisements. In such a situation, there’s only one viable and effective way for dealing with this issue and that would be doing away with its source – the adware program. Now, for those of you who are having a similar problem with their browser, know that, within the lines below, you can find the needed help for dealing with it. In the remainder of this write-up, we will give you more information about the nature of adware programs like Norassie and below that, we will provide you with a removal guide for this app as well as with a professional anti-malware tool that can also help you with the detection and elimination of the adware. Therefore, if that’s what you are looking for right now, keep on reading and you will have no problem uninstalling and fully eradicating the intrusive piece of software.
Adware Norassie “Virus” Removal
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
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
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:
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 and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- 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.
Remove Norassie from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Norassie from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Norassie 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.
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—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!
Is there anything dangerous about adware programs?
It is normal and understandable for most users to assume that their computer has been infected by some insidious and highly-dangerous virus the likes of Ransomware, Spyware and Trojan Horses once they first notice the browsing disruption caused by the ads and the page redirects. However, a typical adware app like the one we are focusing in this article is not something that would normally be capable of inflicting damage on your system or on the data kept inside your HDD. Adware programs are supposed to advertise stuff – sites, online services, online stores, programs, apps, etc. Through such aggressive advertising, these applications are able to accumulate big amounts of revenue for their creators. However, such a practice is normally not harmful and is even mostly regarded as legitimate. In fact, the majority of programs that can be regarded as adware are technically legal despite the fact that they are still considered to be unwanted.
Note, however, that there might still be certain risk factors regarding adware. The advertisements that come from such programs could originate from all kinds of sources and not all of them can be guaranteed as safe and reliable. It’s a good rule of thumb to stay away from ads that might be coming from an adware program like Norassie if you want to ensure that your machine doesn’t get exposed to viruses like Trojan Horses, Worms, Spyware, Rootkits, Ransomware and other similar cyber-threats.
Keep your computer clean!
Do not allow your browser to get infiltrated by pesky and obscure apps like Norassie. Make sure that your system and all your browsing programs are clean and have no potentially unwanted software on them. One good way to ensure that no more such apps get installed on your machine is to always make use of the custom installation menu when you are about to install any new software on your computer. There, you should be able to customize the setup configuration and leave out any bundled/optional installs which might be undesirable. Most people tend to use the Quick setup option and by doing so they oftentimes allow the installation of all kinds of applications and programs that might cause browsing disturbance or other similar issues. However, if you go for the custom setup, you will be able to control what gets installed on your PC – be sure to uncheck all optional clauses that allow the installation of bundled software that you might not want before you proceed with the rest of the setup steps.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||If random online ads follow you no matter what site you visit, then there’s probably an Adware program on your PC.|
|Distribution Method||In most cases, spam messages, software bundles and misleading online adverts are used for the distribution of Adware.|
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