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Novpopen is a Trojan-based virus that may secretly invade and monitor the activities you perform on your computer. Web users can get infected with Novpopen by interacting with spam messages, malicious email attachments, sketchy online ads, or pirated downloads.
The Novpopen Pop up
If you have any suspicion that your device has been infected by Novpopen pop up, it is important you take the precautions you need to check your machine and remove anything which may threaten its safety.
The Novpopen removal guide available at the end of this article can help you with this task. It contains instructions that will show you how to search your PC and how to remove the files related to the Trojan. In case you need professional help, there is also an automatic removal tool that can detect and remove Novpopen for you without putting at risk the rest of the files in your system.
*Source of claim SH can remove it.
Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Novpopen!
How to remove Novpopen
- First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
- Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Novpopen in the programs list that would show up.
- Select Novpopen from the list and click on Uninstall.
- Follow the steps in the removal wizard.
What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:
- From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
- Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Novpopen.
- If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Novpopen.
- If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.
Remove Novpopen from Chrome
- Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
- Go to more tools
- Now select extensions
- Remove the Novpopen extension
- Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
- Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Novpopen and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
- Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
- Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.
How to get rid of Novpopen on FF/Edge/etc.
- Open the browser and select the menu icon.
- From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
- Look for the Novpopen extension
- Get rid of Novpopen by removing it from extensions
If using Firefox:
- Open Firefox
- Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
- Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
- Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
- Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.
If using MS Edge/IE:
- Start Edge
- Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
- Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
- Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
- Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Novpopen” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.
How to Delete Novpopen
- Open task manager
- Look for the Novpopen process
- Select it and click on End task
- Open the file location to delete Novpopen
- Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
- Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
- If you don’t see a “Novpopen” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
- Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
- If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
- Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
- If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
- Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.
How to Uninstall Novpopen
- Click on the home button
- Search for Startup Apps
- Look for Novpopen in there
- Uninstall Novpopen from Startup Apps by turning it off
- Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Hostingcloud. racing-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat.
- Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found.
- After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Novpopen in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random
Novpopen may be used in a variety of different ways, since it has no one particular purpose, unlike other forms of common malware like Ransomware or Spyware, for example. That makes threats like the Novpopen, Novpop or Frmsepmain malware very flexible and unpredictable tools that can perform a lot of criminal deeds.
Sadly, we can’t say with confidence what is the ultimate malicious purpose of the Novpopen or Novpop malware because this Trojan is fairly new and there is simply not enough of adequate research about its malicious activities. Still, taking into account the most common types of harm the Trojan-based threats can cause, we can give you an idea of what Novpopen may do if not removed from your machine.
I was getting pops in the Notification area on my Win10 laptop.
I opened Task Manager and found Novpopen.exe running and located in the IObit software directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Uninstaller\Pub
did you undergo any steps from the removal guide?
Apparently current versions of SmartDefrag from IOBIT (which gets updated every few days) come infested with this and possibly other adware / krapware. MS Defender popped up an alert to sump.exe as well, also in a SmartDefrag folder.
thank you for your keen eye. Do you need any help removing the virus?