Notifyday “Virus” Pop-up Removal (July 2018 Update)

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

There is no doubt that browser hijackers can be extremely annoying. Those nagging apps can easily become a part of your browser and introduce various changes and modifications to it that you do not really want. For example, if you have a hijacker app installed on your machine, it is likely that the starting page and the search engine of your browser would get replaced with new ones without you actually allowing that to happen. Another common issue that users with hijackers on their computer complain about is the frequent redirects to webpages that the pesky software is trying to advertise in order to generate more traffic and views to those pages. Furthermore, random ads, banners, pop-ups and box messages might also start appearing on your screen after a browser hijackers has gotten installed in your system. Normally, such apps work for the majority of browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE, Opera and so on. It really doesn’t matter what your default browser is, if a hijacker manages to find its inside your PC, it will likely manage to get added to your browsing program and impose its unwanted changes on it. A good example of a typical hijacker app is Notifyday “Virus” – this is a recently released software piece that seems to be getting on more and more PCs each day. Now, even though here we aren’t talking about some insidious and highly-dangerous virus like a Ransomware version or a Trojan Horse, if you currently have the Notifyday “Virus” hijacker on your computer system, it’s probably best if you get it removed ASAP. You certainly don’t want to be putting up with the constant intrusiveness coming from this app and there might also be other issues that might arise due to the presence of this unwanted software piece on your computer. The problem is that a simple uninstallation might not cut it and you might need to complete a number of additional tasks before you can be sure that the hijacker app is no longer a part of your system and browser. Luckily for you, here, on this page, you can find a detailed removal manual. The manual is located just below this article and it contains instructions that will show you exactly how to safely and quickly remove the pesky app and make your computer and browsing program clean again. In case you might need it, we have also provided our readers with a suggested removal tool for unwanted software apps and potentially dangerous programs. The tool is available in the guide and we advise you to give it a go in case you aren’t certain you can complete the guide on your own. For best results, we recommend you make use of both the guide and the removal program.

Notifyday “Virus” Removal

If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below.

If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.

If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.

If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide


Step1

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).

Step2

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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. 

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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. 

Step3

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.

Step4

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

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:

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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.

  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.

DNS

Step5

  • 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).

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Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Notifyday 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 Notifyday from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Notifyday 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.

Step6

WARNING!
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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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    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!

Other hijacker-related issues

Aside from the annoyance and the intrusiveness coming from Notifyday “Virus”, there are certain other problems that might come from such an app if you aren’t careful. We already mentioned that this is not some sort of nasty malware virus that can harm your computer or mess with your data like real threats such as Trojan Horses and Ransomware could. However, there are still potential security risks that might get triggered by the presence of a hijacker in your system. The thing you should be the most concerned about when it comes to hijacking apps like this one are the ads and redirects it is likely to put on your screen. Since you can never be sure what they might link you to, you are advise to keep your distance from them. If you, for example, interact with some unsafe advert or webpage that the hijacker has redirected you to, you might risk exposing your computer system to all sorts of malware and other dangerous hazards so it’s simply better to be on the safer side and not click on anything that has been put in your browser by the unwanted app.

Bundles, spam and malvertising

It seems that one of the most effective methods for spreading hijackers like Notifyday “Virus” is through bundling them with other programs. Once added to the installer of some other piece of software, the unwanted app is typically enabled by default under the Quick setup configuration. That is why it is inadvisable to use this method of installation and instead opt for the Custom menu and from there manually choose what is allowed to get installed on your PC and what isn’t. Spam messages and misleading adverts are two other really popular distribution methods for unwanted software so be sure that you keep an eye out for any sketchy emails and adverts in order to avoid accidentally interacting with them.

Name Notifyday
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Unwanted adverts and changes to your browser.
Distribution Method Mostly via file bundles and spam letters.
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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