Biaoji “Virus” Removal (Chrome/Firefox/IE)


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This page aims to help you remove Biaoji “Virus”. These Biaoji “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Browser hijackers represent a software category, in which the programs may infect and affect all of the browsers on your PC, even the most popular and widely-used ones such as Firefox, Chrome, Explorer and Opera. Following that, any hijacker could inflict a number of possibly irritating modifications – your default homepages/ search engines might get substituted; a great number of ads {pop-ups/banners mostly} could start covering your browser apps’ windows and tabs. What’s even more annoying: your browsers might launch many redirection processes and take you to web pages you hadn’t had the idea of visiting. Biaoji “Virus” – the particular hijacker, described in the following paragraphs, is a typical representative of this annoying software family.

The typical way of ending up bothered by a Biaoji “Virus”-caused infection:

Precisely speaking, almost all the known Internet content could be used as a means of spreading hijackers. The possible distribution methods could greatly vary. You may catch such a program from contaminated websites, infected torrents, drive-by downloads, browser add-ons and extensions, spam, etc. In spite of the big number of potential hijackers carriers, none of them can be blamed for all of the recorded infections. However, the particular source, which results in the majority of infections with this type of programs is the sets of free software known as a “bundles”. Such bundles are, in fact, plenty of various apps, games and programs, spread as a whole for free on the web. It’s true that some of these bundles could appear to be awfully appealing, because they may contain some new or usually paid program versions; fascinating games, etc. Normally, any bundle also contains a version of an ad-generating program – either an Adware or a hijacker. Also, it is essential that you remember that no bundle could infect your system alone – they have no such features. Below you will see how an infection may occur and the possible ways to avoid it.

How an infection could take place:

Any contamination caused by a hijacker might only happen in case the circumstances we have discussed below are present: 

  • Only under the circumstance that you install a program bundle with the help of the ‘improper’ installer option. All the features available to you, which do not contain info about the content of the particular bundle you are installing, are exactly the ones to be avoided. Usually their names are: the Quick; the Recommended, the Default and/or the Easy ones.
  • To make sure your PC remains healthy and stable, it is essential that you choose the Advanced or the Custom installation options (as those features indeed ensure a customized installation process, during which you can really select (or opt out of) the available programs or features of a bundle (or any given program you are installing).

Could anything relate browser hijackers to any malicious program?

Surprisingly enough, no program from this category has ever been officially classified as dangerous; simply most of the hijackers we are aware of have been identified as potentially unwanted. The programs that are indeed malicious normally possess some extremely hazardous features and can seriously damage your system and your privacy and safety as an individual. Their effects could involve: crashing the whole computer system; formatting, corrupting, or even robbing you of your files, folders, programs or account information. Luckily, Biaoji “Virus” is completely INCAPABLE OF CAUSING SUCH TROUBLE. If there could be an exact definition of all hijackers, it will sound like that: all such products are marketing-oriented and have one simple purpose: to promote websites, homepages; search engines; and/or different services/ products in a legitimate way.

Nevertheless, why could Biaoji “Virus” and the other hijackers be referred to as potentially unwanted?

Quite as expected, hijackers are not 100% harmless and simple. Actually, some of them may have unexplained and somewhat suspicious features, which might result in great annoyance. For example, the substitution of your typical search engines {or homepages} could seriously disturb you. However, such slight changes might only show their advertising nature. Furthermore, the possible redirecting to websites you haven’t commanded the browser to display may indeed appear even more irritating. There is one more quite intrusive effect of many hijackers. Nearly all ad-causing programs could exploit your browser apps records in order to enhance their promotion campaigns. What could happen is that the data about your current search requests made while using your browsers may be used by the hijacker creators in order to design an algorithm, which can be later be used to guess your specific surfing preferences. Consequently, only ads which may appear interesting to you get displayed.

To remove Biaoji “Virus” successfully:

Check out the Removal Guide we have designed especially for your needs.

SUMMARY:

Name Biaoji
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Slight system slowdown as well as changes made to your browsers – many appearing pop-ups; possible redirecting and annoying substitution of your favorite search engines/ homepages.
Distribution Method Via bundles; spam, torrents, shareware and other things like contaminated web pages.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version.
More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Biaoji “Virus” Removal

If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.

If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.


Step1

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).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

>> Click to Download Spyhunter. If you don't want this software, continue with the guide below.

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware & virus scanner is free. To remove the infection, you'll need to purchase its full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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. 

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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. 

Step3

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

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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:

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

Step4

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.

DNS

Step5

  • 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).

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Biaoji “Virus” 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 Biaoji “Virus” from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Biaoji “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 the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

Step6

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyRemoverPro - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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!