This article aims to help users remove Error Code UR97L1DA2TA from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.
Error Code UR97l1DA2TA is a rapidly spreading malicious application that looks and behaves like an Adware virus. These viruses are characterized by their ability to create advertisements and flood your internet browser with them. Error Code UR97l1DA2TA does not have a pause or disable button and needs to be removed altogether for the Ads to stop. Unfortunately since we are dealing with malicious software this is no simple task and it is the focus of this article.
Ads are not to be trusted, download and install nothing offered by them
The Ads are literally the lifeblood of the virus and fortunately it cannot hurt your computer unless you allow it to – by clicking on the Ads. There are multiple dangers lurking behind the Ads and the best course of action is to simply ignore them. Note, however, that Error Code UR97l1DA2TA can get very creative in ways to make the Ads appear – usually by creating pop-ups and banners that appear as system or other types of warning messages. Examples include banners about missing plug-ins, warning messages about certain required video players or codecs you need to install in order to view media online. Sometimes you might even see scan results by “free online scanners” that claim your computer is infected with viruses or has big errors with the registry.
All of this is fake
These messages are completely bogus and they are made up by Error Code UR97l1DA2TA in order to make you more complaint to download the “solution” it offers – usually free software. What is hiding in those files you are offered to download is either an ineffective bloatware program (scam for money) or a virus – or both if you are particularly unlucky. The bloatware programs usually have free scan option that will claim a great deal of problems are plaguing your machine and they will want you to buy the program before those issues are fixed – of course since there are no real problems the only thing the bloatware will do is just stop showing you the messages.
The viruses, on the other hand, are much more dangerous, because some of the most vicious of their ilk use Adware viruses like Error Code UR97l1DA2TA to infect computers. Note that this advice applies universally both to programs that Error Code UR97l1DA2TA may try to install on your computer and also to random Ads you can see on infected sites on the internet. Always be on the lookout for the file extension of the file you are about to install. Virus files are always contained in .exe files and the only .exe files you should be installing – ever – are those acquired from the official developer for the program.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Error Code UR97l1DA2TA from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Error Code UR97l1DA2TA from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
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Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Error Code UR97l1DA2TA operates by injecting Ads into your browser, thus removing the virus from it is our next task. In order to do it you need to run Step 2 and Step 3 for each and every browser that is installed on your computer. Note that every single copy of the virus must be deleted, otherwise the virus will be able to spring back and reinfect everything we just cleaned on next system reboot.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Error Code UR97l1DA2TA . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Error Code UR97l1DA2TA should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Error Code UR97l1DA2TA and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
AN IMPORTANT WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
You need to be very careful now. The next steps involve manipulation and deletion of system files. Note that this process is dangerous, but it is also very important for the permanent removal of Error Code UR97l1DA2TA. Make sure you do nothing wrong, otherwise you risk damaging your PC significantly, especially if you make a big mistake. If you are not sure of yourself you could instead try to download the professional Error Code UR97l1DA2TA remover we recommend. Note that Error Code UR97l1DA2TA may have installed other viruses on your computer or there could be some lurking under the surface. You can use the automated scanner to find those before they can do any damage.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.