This page aims to help you remove Npasre Virus. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Npasre Virus is a piece of software, which shares the typical features of a browser hijacker. Its behavior is commonly related to some potentially unwanted changes in the users’ browser, which lead to replacements in the current homepage or search engine, as well as some sudden redirects of their searches and the generation of various intrusive ads, pop-ups, banners and nagging blinking boxes on their screen. Chrome, Firefox, and Explorer are usually the most commonly affected by the activity of this browser hijacker because they are the most popular browsing programs, however, any browser can easily be “hijacked” by Npasre Virus and made to behave strangely. If you are facing some of the above-described activities with your default browser and are looking for a way to remove them, then you are on the right page. In this article, we are going to give you a solution in the form of a removal guide, which can help you uninstall the browser hijacker from your system and safely remove all of the changes that it has probably imposed. Fortunately, handling a piece of software of this type doesn’t really require a professional’s help and you can easily get rid of it if you closely follow the instructions, shown below. Just make sure you familiarize yourself with all the details before you proceed to the removal guide so you can gain a better idea of how Npasre Virus operates and how to keep it away from your PC in the future.
What problems might you have with a Browser Hijacker?
Browsing disturbance, system lags, and irritation are the most common problems that users may face if they have a browser hijacker like Npasre Virus on their system. The main reason for that is usually the rather aggressive approach that this program implements in order to place specific sponsored web pages, advertisements, promotions or services on their screen. Many people don’t enjoy it when the browser hijacker messes up with their browser, replaces their settings and starts to redirect them to some unknown web pages, ads, and pop-ups that they never intended to visit. The owners of the software, however, usually benefit from this aggressive advertising activity through methods like Pay-Per-Click or some sponsored ads positioning. For the users, on the other hand, dealing with the homepage and the search engine changes and closing these intrusive ads could be a very time-consuming task. That’s why many people prefer to permanently remove them. However, even reinstalling the hijacked browser may not help to eliminate the changes because unless the real source is completely uninstalled, it will keep imposing its modifications to any browser, which is used by default.
If you have a browser hijacker on your PC, be careful with its ads, redirects, and activities!
Npasre Virus is generally not a harmful piece of software and has no malicious or destructive abilities, unlike a real computer virus or a nasty Trojan or Ransomware based infection. Still, if we have to give you advice about this browser hijacker, we would tell you to be careful with its activities, because they may eventually make your PC more vulnerable to some nasty security hazards. Many programs of this type are known to cause some sudden crashes, freezing, sluggishness and unresponsiveness to the affected browser. They are also related to some invasive marketing practices like “traffic data” collection, which the owners of the hijacker implement in order to gather some valuable information about the users’ web activity, browsing habits, and potential interests.
Sometimes, the ads and pages the hijackers may display may also hide some security risks. You can never know where they originate from and how safe they are. If you happen to click on them, you may even bump into some misleading, fake or contaminated malicious transmitters, and get infected with a real Trojan, Ransomware or some other nasty virus infection. That’s why, we would strongly advise you not to interact with the stream of ads on your screen and simply ignore them when possible, or better, uninstall the browser hijacker from your system and remove all of its traces from your machine. You can use the steps in the removal guide below to do so, but if you also want to learn how to keep your PC safe in the future, we would advise you to avoid sketchy ads, free downloads, automatic installers, spam and different pieces of software, which are distributed in a bundle. They are the usual sources of browser hijackers and different bloatware, so don’t take them for granted without carefully checking them. Pay more attention during the setup of new software, (especially bundles and setup packs) and always customize it via the given “Automatic/Custom/Manual” options to prevent the installation of potentially unwanted software and programs like Npasre Virus.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Homepage or search engine replacements, page redirects, ads, pop-ups and banners on the screen.|
|Distribution Method||Sketchy ads, free downloads, automatic installers, spam and different pieces of software, which are distributed in a bundle.|
Npasre Virus Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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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 Npasre 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 Npasre Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Npasre 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.
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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!