Pushisbest Virus

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Pushisbest

Pushisbest is one of the many browser hijacker apps that get installed inside Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers and use them for aggressive ad-generation. Pushisbest can be found inside installation packages that install several apps at once, making it more difficult to notice the hijacker.

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The Pushisbest.com Virus will display pop ups and messages

A good way of making it less likely for hijackers like this one to get installed on your computer is checking the advanced/custom setup menus of programs you are about to install. There, you will usually see if and what optional apps have been bundled with the installer. In most cases, those optional components aren’t needed or important and it’s preferable to uncheck them because they could easily turn out to be browser hijackers (or some other form of unwanted software).

The Pushisbest Virus

The Pushisbest virus is created for the purpose of conducting advertising campaigns through which the creators of the unwanted software are able to earn substantial amounts of money. Usually, models such as Pay-per-View and Pay-Per-Click are at the core of the way hijackers like the Pushisbest virus operate.

Here’s how this works: The browser hijacker puts Pay-Per-Click ads such as banners, popups and box messages on your screen that generate money from each user click and forces you to visit sites that pay the hijacker’s developers commission for each visit drawn to their pages (Pay-Per-View). Through these two models, the people who make software like Pushisbest can earn revenue by simply getting their app installed onto more computers since the hijacker is automatically added to the browser once it gets installed on the computer. However, obviously, most users wouldn’t be happy with having some obscure browser add-on app fill their screens with obstructive ads and page-redirects (and they’d be right to feel this way). However, uninstalling a hijacker may prove to be a rather tricky task if you aren’t experienced in dealing with this particular type of software. No need to worry though because, even if you have Pushisbest in your system and don’t know how to remove it, after you read our guide on the current page, you will have all the information that you may need in order to manually remove the hijacker. There’s also a recommended removal tool linked in the guide that you can use as an alternative removal method in case you’d like things to happen automatically.

The Pushisbest Pop ups

The Pushisbest pop ups are certainly not as dangerous as a Trojan horse virus or a Ransomware file-encrypting program. However, you may get exposed to Trojans, Ransomware, or other threats from the Internet if the Pushisbest pop ups is allowed to operate in your browser.

One of the main problems related to this type of app is that the content it promotes may oftentimes be unreliable, of low quality, or outright unsafe. Many of the site owners who chose to promote their site through the services of a hijacker don’t have the users’ best interest at heart. Therefore, to keep your system safe and sound, we advise you to uninstall the hijacker and remove all of the elements it may have added to your browser.

SUMMARY:

Name Pushisbest
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Hijackers typically replace the address of the browser’s homepage and try to redirect the user to different ad-heavy sites.
Distribution Method The most effective methods of distributing these apps are the use of spam messages and software bundles.
Detection Tool

Remove Pushisbest Virus

To try and remove Pushisbest quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Pushisbest extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Pushisbest by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Pushisbest and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Pushisbest removal guide below.

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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite for you.

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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

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.

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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.

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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 Pushisbest 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 Pushisbest from Firefox:

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

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

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!


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