This page aims to help you remove Kokoko.dll “Virus”. These Kokoko.dll “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
The following article will revolve around a potentially unwanted program known as Kokoko.dll “Virus”. Due to the fact that this program has been reported to display intrusive banners, pup-up and box messages within the user’s browser, we believe that it can be categorized as Adware. Normally, it does not matter what browser is being used, since Adware programs work for most conventional browsers such as Chrome, IE, Edge and Firefox. Changing to another browser will likely not help either, since the Adware would probably get to it as well. The one truly effective way to prevent the ads from obstructing your regular browsing experiences is to simply remove the unpleasant piece of software from your machine. We will help you with that but first you need to learn more about Adware programs in general, so that you have a good idea about what you are actually dealing with.
How Kokoko.dll “Virus” profits its creator
Obviously, programs like this one aren’t paid since no one would be willing to spend money on software that usually has little to no actual use. In fact, most Adware applications get distributed via stealth installation techniques that allow them to get installed onto people’s computers without getting noticed at first. However, Adware programs are actually capable of earning substantial income for their creators. How do they do that? Well, there is a technique known as Pay-Per-Click, which basically generates small amounts of money for clicks that users make on the ads displayed by the Adware. With this in mind, it should now be more than obvious why applications like Kokoko.dll “Virus” tend to keep on creating more and more nagging browser ads. Of course, a single click on a single ad will result in a negligible amount of income, but one must keep in mind that each day thousands of PC’s get Adware installed on them. Usually, the overall profit from a single Adware program is quite sizable.
Can Adware harm your computer?
Something that users should keep in mind when dealing with programs the likes of Kokoko.dll “Virus” is that even thought they are usually not malicious and harmful, they might still be able to compromise the PC’s security and expose it to actual threats. Some experts and researchers tend to refer to Adware as a form of malware. Here, it should be noted that this does not mean Kokoko.dll “Virus” is some sort of a noxious Trojan horse or Ransomware virus. We already went over the primary purpose of Adware programs and explained to you what they are most commonly used for. Typical Adware is unlikely to try (or be able) to cause any substantial damage to your PC or mess with your personal data. However, as we already said, this is not to say that this type of software is perfectly safe.
The one thing that you ought to be most careful with if you have Adware on your PC are the various online ads that it generates and displays on your browser screen. Oftentimes, Adware developers use internet advertising networks that have a shady reputation. What this means is that you can never know if any of the banners, pop-ups or box messages you see aren’t actually redirect links to sketchy and potentially harmful websites that might land you some nasty Trojan or Ransomware virus. If you truly want to keep your computer safe, we advise you to keep away from those ads and see to the quick removal of the program that causes them to appear.
Stopping Adware before it gets on your computer
We believe that the best way to deal with a program like Kokoko.dll “Virus” is to simply make sure that it never gets installed on your machine. Sometimes, this might not be as easy as it sounds since Adware developers are known to employ various techniques that allow them to distribute their products and get them installed onto users’ PC’s without the latter’s knowledge or consent. Still, here we will give you a general idea what to be on the lookout for in order to prevent any more unwanted programs from getting installed on your system.
- It should be quite evident that if one is to avoid Adware programs, they should stay away from websites that look suspicious and might not be trustworthy. It is not difficult to figure out whether a site is reliable or not – just make sure to stay from the ones that aren’t.
- Something that is very commonly used for spreading unwanted software is spam e-mails or Facebook/Skype messages. Again, it is not overly challenging to discern whether a new message is spam as long as you are being careful and use your common sense.
- Something that a lot of users tend to fall for is the so-called file-bundling. Many Adware applications get bundled with other programs and thus get installed along with them. This is why you must always stay vigilant when installing new software and never forget to check the installation menu for any bundled applications. If there’s anything added and you think that it could be Adware (or some other form of unwanted software) but still want the main program, simply uncheck the bundled install and then continue with the installation.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||If your browser gets covered with unpleasant ads, then you are more than likely dealing with an Adware.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, spam e-mails, shady Skype/Facebook messages, deceitful online ads, etc.|
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Kokoko.dll “Virus” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
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.
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.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove Kokoko.dll “Virus” 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 Kokoko.dll “Virus” from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Kokoko.dll “Virus” 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.
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—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!