This page aims to help you remove GEUNFY “Virus”. These GEUNFY “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The main topic of the article you are about to read on this page is GEUNFY.exe – a type of software that, once installed on your PC, makes your browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) display a large number of online ads in different sizes, shapes and colors: pop-ups, boxes, banners, tabs. You will find more important details about this program and how to successfully fight it in the paragraphs below.
Nature and purpose of GEUNFY “Virus”
Experts identify GEUNFY.exe as an Adware-type product. Basically, this means that the aforementioned explanation of its typical effects on your machine could also apply to all other versions of Adware. The purpose of all such programs is the display of as many online advertisements as it possibly can. This aim could be explained by the fact that the developers who produce and spread GEUNFY and other types of ad-generating software make substantial revenue out of the shown ads. Every single one counts and adds up to the total amount of the Adware developers’ earnings. If you are not sure whether such ad campaigns do or do not contradict any laws, the answer is that they are all legitimate and practically harmless to you and your online safety. In fact, GEUNFY is NOT a malicious piece of software as it cannot do anything wrong to your device, as opposed to actual viruses. Neither encryption of any data, its destruction or corruption, nor blackmailing and harassment could come as a result of this program’s influence on your computer. Indeed, you have no reason to worry about it too much. However, we still recommend that you be careful, because GEUNFY.exe may nevertheless have some shady effects on your PC, like reviewing your daily surfing history and promoting only the kind of products you have recently been searching for. Another questionable moment of the infection with this Adware might be pop-ups that could redirect you to potentially infected web addresses.
How to stay away from software like GEUNFY
Infections with Adware may not be dangerous, but they could indeed be extremely disturbing and a little intrusive. It is normal if you want to avoid them as much as possible in the future. Here we have assembled a set of prevention tips to help you with this serious task:
- It is important that you have an anti-virus tool you can rely on. It is always better to pay a little more for a top-quality program, than to suffer from the vulnerabilities of one that is not that sophisticated.
- Maybe you will want to turn on your pop-up blockers on all of your browsers. However, you need to know that they won’t save you from the Adware-generated pop-ups and banners. Such blockers will only prevent the website-generated ones.
- It is essential to have a working Firewall. This is a general tip to help you prevent all kinds of contaminations, even with super dangerous viruses like Ransomware and Trojans.
- Adware is spread mainly via program bundles. Despite that, the bundles are not the real issue; the issue is how you will install such a mixture of free software. Usually such sets of programs are distributed for free and contain ad-displaying software, original games and programs, and you might be very excited about using some of them, so that you might think about selecting the quickest or simplest way of installing such a bundle. Such options are the Default or the Automatic one. However, they are the worst possible decision you can make, because thanks to them your PC will end up contaminated with all that has been inside this particular bundle. If you need only some of the content of a bundle, not all of it, you should choose the detailed installation option: the Advanced or Custom one. By doing so, you in fact ensure the health and good condition of your system. This is probably the most important tip included in this list here.
- You have to be especially careful when it comes to your browsing activities – if you learn to avoid anything shady-appearing on the web, you will probably be 90% safe from all cyber threats.
How to remove ad-showing programs like GEUNFY
Luckily, we have a good Removal Guide to help you achieve that goal. All you need to do is follow the steps shown in it closely and thoroughly and they will walk you through the process of deleting this unwanted software.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Mass-produced ads that might be a little intrusive.|
|Distribution Method||Everywhere on the web, but mostly in bundles with games and other software.|
|Detection Tool||We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.|
GEUNFY “Virus” Removal
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).
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
- Do not skip this – GEUNFY 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.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
- 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 GEUNFY 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 GEUNFY from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove GEUNFY 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
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