This page aims to help you remove the Error B2957E “Virus”. These Error B2957E “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
It might be pointless to explain that you might have become a victim of a program that causes much irritation. That program’s name is Error B2957E. In fact, it is a member of a large group of similar software products called Adware. Exactly Adware is what drives your browser crazy and make it generate an often unbearable number of ads, while you are attempting to surf the web. This happens because the Error B2957E “Virus” brings as much money to its creators, as big is the number of the displayed pop-ups and banners. This legitimate marketing strategy is called PPC (pay per click). The vendors, who promote their products using online ads, believe that the number of the produced advertisements is directly connected to the success of the advertising campaign. That’s why they pay solid amounts of money to programmers to use their Adware-based programs to advertise their services and products.
Could Error B2957E be considered malicious?
You now know that you are facing one of the most annoying Adware programs. Though, it might still be unclear to you whether Error B2957E represents a virus, or not. In fact, it has not been identified as one. Most characteristic behavior of viruses includes crashing entire systems, blocking and locking up certain data (like Ransomware tends to do), spying on you through your own web camera or turning your PC into a bot. Nevertheless, none of those apply to Adware. The Adware-based products known to the security experts worldwide do NOT do anything really malicious. Still, they could be capable of doing some shady activities, which may include researching your typical activities while online with the purpose to guess what products and services you might easily like and buy. Based on the results of that so-called research, the Error B2957E “Virus” then rearranges its marketing campaign and starts generating only the ads it considers relevant to your tastes.
One more aspect of the Adware’s characteristics that might bother some users is the total number of the displayed pop-ups, new browser tabs and banners. Sometimes they might be so many that your computer may actually substantially slow down due to the increased usage of resources. Such a scenario depends on the quality of your system resources, though. Apparently, some users are also scared that some of the advertisements may redirect them to possibly dangerous websites.
How does Error B2957E infect your PC?
After you have all the details about the typical features of the Error B2957E “Virus”, you may be interested in the possible means it uses to infect your machine. Actually, they can be pretty diverse. A contaminated email attachment, a letter in your email itself, a torrent or a payload from an infected website could all be used for spreading Adware. However, Adware developers do prefer one single method called software bundling, because they can benefit from it twice. First of all, they benefit from the ads, as vendors pay them a great deal of money to promote their products and services. Secondly, they might use a software bundle to popularize the software they create themselves by distributing it for free.
No matter where Error B2957E has come from, it is now a part of your system probably because you have let it in. The Adware-type programs may use rather questionable distribution methods, but still the users are the ones who in most of the cases allow them knowingly or unknowingly to enter a given PC. This is likely to happen when you do not know how to install software in a proper way. And the only right way to do that is to always go with the ADVANCED (or CUSTOM) feature of the installation wizard. No other existing options in any installer are useful and may not be able to give you all the details about the program you are incorporating into your system.
What about removing Error B2957E?
It is possible to get rid of this ad-generating program if you use our removal guide at the end of this article carefully. Make sure that you have read and understood all the instructions. Once you have experienced the irritation that this program might be able to cause, you are likely to be interested in some useful PREVENTION TIPS. Some of them include having a quality anti-virus program to keep you away from any dangerous malware and annoying Adware. What’s more, you should always be careful with the option you use when installing software. We have discussed that above. Also, stay away from potentially dangerous torrents, websites and emails. May your system be healthy and safe from now on!
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Streams of ads might compromise your browsing experience. The entire PC might slow down.|
|Distribution Method||Normally via software bundling together with other programs.|
|Detection Tool||Error B2957E may be difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Error B2957E 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 – Error B2957E 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.
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.
- Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.
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.
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 Error B2957E 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 Error B2957E from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Error B2957E 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 threat 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 dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then 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 threat’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
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!