Powered by Corona Borealis Virus/Adware Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Powered by Corona Borealis Virus. These Powered by Corona Borealis Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

This article will help you realize how dangerous Powered by Corona Borealis Virus is, how to recognize it and how it got installed on your computer. Powered by Corona Borealis Virus is considered as a regular computer program by many. In fact,  these “many” don’t realize how harmful it is. Because it has been untruthfully classified, lots of people today can’t even tell if they’ve gotten a virus on their computer until one day the device just dies. Then, they begin to panic and to look for specialists to fix it for them and hope and pray that their stored information will be recovered to the last file. As you continue to read this article you will be amazed of how easy it is to spot the virus on time and how possible it is, even for the least tech-savvy folks, to remove it ON THEIR OWN, without paying crazy money to IT specialists.

The Corona Borealis Virus/Adware in Google Chrome

The Corona Borealis Virus/Adware in Google Chrome

How dangerous is the Powered by Corona Borealis Virus and how to recognize it?

The virus is quite dangerous. It appears in the form of advertisements, which is its famous camouflage. Yes, there are so many ads out there in the cyberspace that it is hard to review them all and confusing to figure out which ones are real and which ones are not. BUT if you see excessive amount of pop-up ads, flashing text boxes, banners that show and quickly hide, and these can’t seem to stop, then you should know that this is a sign of Powered by Corona Borealis Virus.

When your PC becomes infected with the malware you will quickly notice major slowness in its functioning. It could take hours for it to start, reboot or it may just get stucked and kind of freeze. This will all be accompanied by glitches and all kinds of bugs. Just imagine a person struggling with a couple viruses, well it will be the same situation with your computer.

Also, if you look for files at their usual place where you’ve stored them, but you find the folders empty (that given that no one else uses your computer account but you only) or the files dislocated, or containing any other information, BUT the one you saved on first place, then you should take some emergency measures to uninstall the virus.

We suggest that you don’t underestimate the affect Powered by Corona Borealis Virus could have. Hackers are talented and really well educated on how to infect many devices simultaneously. If you are one of those unlucky person they will want to get as much personal information about you as possible, such as: names, dates of birth, addresses (current and past), phone numbers, bank accounts, even browsing habits and most frequently visited internet sites + access to your social media channels. They could use the last to distribute more malicious information and infect your facebook friends, for instance, or use your name and account for other illegal purposes, such as distributing inappropriate content. Sometimes this may require a click, but not always. They could treat your most precious data for identity theft purposes, laundering of money, illegal oversea wiring transfers, just to mention a few of their goals. We assume that you are reading this article because you or someone you know has encountered Powered by Corona Borealis Virus so we advise you to turn to the removal guide on the bottom of this article for detailed info on how to get rid of the virus!

How did the Powered by Corona Borealis Virus get installed on your PC?

There are as many sure ways as there are many hypothesis. Some of the tested and experienced methods include (this is not an all inclusive list):

  1. Software Bundling: you attempt to download a certain file, but you don’t notice the additional files attached to it. These are usually infected and spread the disease into your system quickly.
  2. Spam e-mail messages from advertising companies.
  3. Phishing e-mails: fake e-mails pretending to be sent by your friends.
  4. Clicking on some or even one of the pop-up ads mentioned above
  5. Through a social media account of one of your friends that has been hacked

There are many ways the malware could be spread, but the steps for removing it are the same: uninstalling, rebooting and scanning every single file you download from now on. 

SUMMARY:

Name Corona Borealis
Type  Adware
Danger Level  High
Symptoms  Slowness, glitches, bugs, non-functioning PC
Distribution Method Spams,software bundling, phishing e-mails
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Step1

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.

Step2

WARNING!
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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Powered by Corona Borealis Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.

appwiz

You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:

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Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Step3

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:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Step4

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) as well.

browser-hijacker-taskbar-properties

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Powered by Corona Borealis Virus from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.


chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Powered by Corona Borealis 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 the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.

Step5

BIG WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

This is the most important and difficult part. If you delete the wrong file, it may damage your system irreversibly. If you can not do this,
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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.

Step6

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Was this guide helpful?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there,

    You need to do some serious deleting for those IPs . Let me know if you encounter any problems.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Aditya, you need to delete this lines. If you have problem with access you need to start Notepad as administrator and then manually open the Hosts file.

    Let me know if u need more help.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there,

    You need to start your Notepad as admin and then open the hosts file from the Files->Open menu. That will give you permission to save the file.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there,

    You need to first start your notepad as an administrator. To do it search for Notepad in windows search and then right click on the exe -> run as admin. You’ll then have to navigate to the hosts file manually from Notepad’s Open file menu.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there,

    Delete all of these lines.

     
  • mohamad

    I have this ip:
    127.0.0.1 down.baidu2016..com

     
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Mohamed,

      That is a known spam site. You should delete this line from the file.

      Let me know if you encuunter any issues with access.

       
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Tuhin,

    There is nothing special about this. Just go to C/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc open the Hosts file there and delete the lines.

    if you cannot save the file afterwards you need to close without saving, then run Notepad as admin (search for the exe. right click run as admin), then open the hosts file from the files->open menu from inside notepad.

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there,

    That’s the proper location. Did you not see it there?

     
  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Tine, you need to delete all those lines and save the file afterwards. If it does not allow you do so please do the following:

    Close the file, then run Notepad as admin (search for Notepad in windows search. right click on the exe to run as admin), then open the hosts file from the files->open menu from inside notepad.