For Your Web “Virus” Removal (Chrome)

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

Have you recently been annoyed by a big number of possibly aggressive and constantly popping up ads in various forms? Has your system experienced a sudden slowdown that prevents you from fully exploring its features? Have you found it difficult to browse and really enjoy the Internet currently? 
If the answer to the questions above is YES, you are at the right place.

The following article has been prepared to inform you and help you solve your present issues with For Your Web “Virus”. For Your Web is exactly what has been disturbing your surfing activities with generating a lot of hard-to-close ads, and is a type of Browser Hijacker. Let me begin with a detailed description of Browser Hijacker in general. This term stands for all versions of ad-generating software. Typically, the aforementioned ad-displaying pieces of software tend to show ads in various forms. For example – new browser tabs, text messages, banners, pop-ups, links or pop-unders. In this way they might totally ruin your online experience. Most Browser Hijacker-like programs have the ability to integrate themselves into all popular browsers {Firefox, Explorer, Chrome}.

Where to expect Browser Hijacker

It is possible to come across Browser Hijacker practically everywhere – while browsing the web, when downloading shareware or using torrents, by opening a spam email and its attachments. Most times, though, many Browser Hijacker-based products get distributed within bundles together with other versions of software. When you download and start installing such a bundle, the Browser Hijacker inside it may get incorporated in your system as well.

Please, note that: an infection is only possible to occur when you choose the Default/Easy/Quick/Automatic feature of the program installer. In this way you allow everything inside the software bundle to be installed on your machine.

Why Browser Hijacker?

Such ad-displaying programs are usually used by their creators to gain a lot of additional income. This is the infamous PPC way of working – the bigger the total number of shown and clicked-on advertisements, the more money hits the bank accounts of the developers. This is the reason why many programmers distribute their software for free – they use the Browser Hijacker inside the bundle to make money and depend on the naive users to install the bundles habitually in the easy way.  

Is there any possible threat?

Let me discuss the difference between Browser Hijacker and malware or viruses. 
Most malicious software like Ransomware tends to lead to the encryption, destruction or blocking of some data. Other viruses are programmed to spy on the users and steal account or online banking credentials. It sounds rather nasty, doesn’t it?

Most Browser Hijacker-like programs are simply able to drive users crazy by showering them with mostly annoying and useless ads. Despite that, some Browser Hijacker might be programmed to install tracking cookies in the browsers of the users to collect data about the online experience of the given victim. This data might later be sold to vendors and 3rd parties, who want to use it in order to guess someone’s preferences and sell something to them. It is rather shady, isn’t it? Yes, some Browser Hijacker features are indeed questionable, but NEVER malicious or causing any serious damage to anyone’s PC. Usually, the Browser Hijacker-based apps are nothing more than a cause of great irritation.

If you want to avoid the For Your Web “Virus” in the future:

The only useful advice in this case is to try to cultivate smart surfing among your habits. What does this mean? Simple as that – always paying attention to the sources, from which you download programs, bundles, torrents or shareware; trying to enable an up-to-date and efficient Firewall while surfing; using a pop-up blocker when browsing to save you from the ads hosted by websites; having and regularly updating an anti-malware tool with a good reputation. And last but most important – learning to install a program in a clever way, by always reading the EULAs and selecting the Custom/Advanced/Manual option of the installation wizard. Try to do that and everything will be just fine!

In case you have already caught For Your Web and want to remove it safely and for good…

Down here we have assembled a removal guide to help you manage your issue in a successful and easy way. Be especially careful when you read the instructions. If you follow the guide closely, you will be able to get rid of your recent problem with the For Your Web “Virus”.

SUMMARY:

Name For Your Web
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Intrusively popping up ads that may disturb your entire browsing experience.
Distribution Method Within software bundles, spam emails, torrents, etc.
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Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.

Step2

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – For Your Web may have hidden some of its files.

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.

  • Remember this step – if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here.

Step3

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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Step4

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 For Your Web 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 For Your Web from Firefox:

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

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Find the Browser Hijacker/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove For Your Web 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.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Step5

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!

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Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.

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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 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

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