Ecoencomputer “Virus” Ads Removal


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

Ads on your screen while browsing can really make you want to throw your computer out of the window. The ads are distracting, irritating and obstructive and it is oftentimes really difficult to get rid of them. In most cases, the advertisements would come from a certain site that uses them to make money. However, there are online adverts that would show on your screen irrespective of what site is visited at the moment. Those ads are the ones generated by adware applications/programs. An adware app is a software component that gets added to the browser and then starts to generate ads, banners, pop-ups, box messages and to trigger page redirects to random sites and pages. It is irrelevant what browser you are using, Chrome, IE, Firefox or any other, an adware app would be able to get added to all of them and fill them with its ads. Once the adware has gotten installed on your PC and added to the browser, there’s not much that can be done to stop the stream of ads as long as the pesky app remains on the computer. Therefore, the only surefire way to stop the intrusiveness and bring your browser and PC back to their normal states would be to fully eliminate the program that’s causing the unpleasant effects. There are thousands of adware programs out there and new ones get released every week. Ecoencomputer, or example, is one of the latest additions to the adware family – it, too, has the unpleasant ability to spam ads on any browser and on any computer it gets installed on. If you currently have the Ecoencomputer adware on your own PC, you’d surely like to find out how it can be removed and uninstalled fully so that it will no longer be able to irritate you with its presence. The good news here is that removing an adware app is usually nowhere near as difficult or as tricky as it is dealing with a real virus infection such as an attack from a Trojan Horse or a Ransomware virus. Still, there are certain specifics that you’d need to be aware of in order to successfully handle the adware issue and we will tell you about them in the forthcoming paragraphs. A guide has been prepared and added down below for those of you who’d like to eliminate Ecoencomputer. The guide contains detailed instructions arranged into several steps and also there is a suggested software program for removing undesirable software like Ecoencomputer that can also be used for the quick and effective elimination of the unwanted app. Just make sure that you take the necessary actions towards taking away Ecoencomputer since, aside from being irritating and obstructive, it could potentially indirectly compromise the security of your machine and expose it to nasty forms of malware (Trojans, Spyware, Worms, Rootkits, Ransomware and so on).

Ecoencomputer “Virus” Ads 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


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!

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.

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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 Ecoencomputer 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 Ecoencomputer from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Ecoencomputer 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

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!

The real purpose of adware

Even if it might sometimes seem that such apps are some nasty viruses and are here to harm your computer and mess with your data files, the real purpose of apps like Ecoencomputer is to accumulate income through Pay-Per-Click and Pay-Per-View advertising campaigns. Naturally, this requires their ads to be highly invasive and oftentimes aggressive but this doesn’t mean that the adware would actually try to attack anything on your PC. Even if there are certain negative effects on your machine like productivity slow-downs and frequent freezes and crashes, that would all go away as soon as the unwanted software is taken care of. However, the ads shown by adware might not always be reliable – many hackers are known for using online advertisements as means of distributing their viruses and since there’s usually no filter to the ads displayed by adware, it is perfectly possible that some of the ads streamed to your browser might be malicious and unsafe. One more reason why you should probably remove Ecoencomputer ASAP.

Bundling

File-bundles are a common way of distributing less desirable software alongside some other program. Adware apps are also frequently distributed by getting bundled with different free or cheap programs that users might download. Since most people tend to rush through the installation manager, they fail to spot the presence of an added component and opt-out of its installation which is how they get unwanted apps like Ecoencomputer. You, however, should always remember to take your time while running a software installer and look through the different settings available in it. Should you see that there is anything added that doesn’t look like something you’d want or need on your machine, make sure you leave it out before you move on to the launching of the installation process or else you might land some undesirable app like an adware program or a browser hijacker.

SUMMARY:

Name Ecoencomputer
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Adware apps are known for filling the user’s browser with highly-irritating adverts and page redirects.
Distribution Method Most adware apps are distributed through software bundling, spam messages and malvertising.
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