This page aims to help you remove Mendacityporkchop “Virus”. These Mendacityporkchop “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. This browser Hijacker is also know as Atf.mendacityporkchop.com.
Most folks will jump and become really worried if they discover a Trojan horse on their computer. Same reaction would follow a ransomware. On the other side, most people don’t even react when they hear “Browser Hijacker has been installed on your computer”. Why is that? One reason is because Browser Hijackers appears to be merely annoying and it is not associated with anything nasty. However, it is a threat and once discovered you should remove it as soon as possible! Just to clairify Mendacityporkchop is NOT A VIRUS as many people have suggested over the internet.
Lets talk about the particular Browser Hijacker affecting your PC
Mendacityporkchop is a type of Browser Hijacker that likes to spread mostly through online advertisements. The excessive and, at times, annoying pop-up ads that appear constantly on certain webpages are a certain sign of the presence of the malware. It is possible that if you don’t click to close them, their appearance may increase to the point where you don’t see anything else on your screen, but the multiple boxes/commercials with fake ads. Why fake? Because they may lead you to believe you are installing useful software, but instead get a useless program known as bloatware. If it is a page that requires a log-in, better don’t do it because hackers receive your personal information that way. Mendacityporkchop is easily obtained through these pop-ups. The removal guide at the end of this article will show you how to scan your computer and will give you suggestions on what to do in the future to prohibit Mendacityporkchop installation(s).
One of Mendacityporkchop’s favorite methods of distribution is via e-mail attachments. You usually have the option to “open” the file and if you do you’ll run the executable that will install the unwanted application on your PC. Please note that Browser Hijacker won’t start working and spreading it’s “nets” until you have actually start using the particular program or file. Otherwise, if you don’t open it, it will just stay in your folder with downloads or email box respectively.
There are few signs that your PC will show you when the Browser Hijacker is present. One of them is the random opening of browser tabs and pages. For example, you might be using Chrome and suddenly Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer begin to open and you start wondering what’s happening. No, you’re not experiencing keyboard or mouse malfunctions, you’ve been attacked by the malware. In fact, Chrome is the most vulnerable internet browser for this type of threats because it is also the most used one. “Wolves go where the food is” is a statement that applies to hackers too. Firefox and Internet Explorer/Edge have their weaknesses as well.
Another sign could be the random opening of tabs. Tabs that just keeping popping and either have blank pages or lead you to all kind of websites…most you probably haven’t even heard of, but others may look JUST LIKE the ones you most frequently use, such as: the home page of your bank, e-mail, online store, online publication, blog, etc. It’s important to pay close attention what sites you’re using! If the tab thing happens to you, turn to the removal guide and in under to circumstance try to log in any personal information and passwords. Sometimes a phishing link may appear in an Ad created by the Browser Hijacker, or the phishing executable may be installed alongside it. Our removal guide will show you how to detect and uninstall the unwanted Browser Hijacker.
Once you’re tried the step-by-step guidance in the removal guide, feel free to post your comments/questions/concerns. We’d like to receive your feedback as it helps us improve and adapt better to your needs!
|Danger Level||Medium (Ads displayed cause inconvenience and irritation)|
|Symptoms||Infected computer is plagued on online Ads in all forms, may be tailored to your resent searches and store visits.|
|Distribution Method||Hidden in torrent files and all kinds of program bundles. Rarely installed directly.
|Detection Tool||Browser Hijackers are notoriously difficult to track down. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.|
Remove Mendacityporkchop from Chrome/Firefox
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Mendacityporkchop 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.
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.
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 Mendacityporkchop 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 Mendacityporkchop from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the Browser Hijacker/malware —> Remove.
Remove Mendacityporkchop 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 browser hijacker 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 a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus 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 Mendacityporkchop’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
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!