RinoReader Ads Overview
READER, START HERE! If you opened this guide, the unfortunate truth is that you have been infected with a malicious program that chiefly operates y attempting several things, the most prominent of which is to trick you into installing more of its kind. While we believe many users are capable of protecting they systems we decided to disclose a few tips here, at the beginning. First among those is: RinoReader Ads will start sending you various messages about missing plugins and updates on programs you probably already have on your computer (Java and Flash Player are typical examples of programs who may be a victim of “impersonation”). These messages are pure fakes and they only serve to help the virus install even more of its buddies, because the people who created it want you to continue receiving the advertisements.
- Remember: ignore all of the messages, unless you are ready to deal with more adware.
- These types of viruses are basically crude promotional tools. They will redirect you to different websites that won’t even be closely related to the products outlined in the advertisements, and are filled with malware. Exit them if you accidentally click on the ads, or you will have even more troubles.
- Your CPU might be in trouble – the advertisements are generated and overlayed on each page by the processor, so it takes the heavy load and has to keep on doing it the more pages you open. Here is a warning: if you open an extreme amount of tabs, the CPU may start overheating. Stuttering is not out of the question too. We recommend you limit your browsing to this tab only until you remove RinoReader Ads.
You should be very careful to erase every trace of the virus, since it is well-known for its ability to collect data on you. This data includes the websites you enter, and any passwords and user names for all types of accounts on such websites. This is especially dangerous as pertains to online payment accounts, so avoid visiting these until you’ve dealt with the pest.
How To Avoid RinoReader Ads (And Other Malware)
Any personal research you can make on your own is very good here. What we can tell you about howto defend yourself is the following:
- The first and most basic thing is to find yourself a good anti-virus program. This is not something that can’t really be replaced. Most of the known viruses are blocked by anti-virus programs, and when you enter infected websites/links they will automatically try to defend you from them. This is definitely your first line of defense.
The second line is you, yourself. You need to understand the primary ways viruses can infiltrate your system in order to better protect yourself, because these things will often play nice and try to bypass security by tricking you. In order of frequency, from least to most, the 4 big ways are:
- Spam email – this is pretty much self explanatory. Be extra careful not to open any attachments
- Corrupted links/websites – just being there can help things like RinoReader Ads enter.
- Fake programs – supposed torrents are especially vulnerable to this scam. These are files named to match popular search queries for books, movies etc.
- Free programs bundled with RinoReader Ads or another of its type. The good thing is that you can easily discern them by paying attention to the steps during the setup. There should be some sort of disclaimer at some point, like this:
This is it in a nutshell.
How to Remove RinoReader Ads
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for RinoReader Ads and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
RinoReader Ads has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find RinoReader Ads . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click RinoReader Ads and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find RinoReader Ads then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.
You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing RinoReader Ads . 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 you can check it out here.