Daddy Browser Champion
If you are reading this removal guide then you have encountered a malicious program designed to extract money from you. Maybe it doesn’t seem as serious from where you’re standing – you’re simply seeing a lot of advertisements all over web pages – but trust me, things are serious.
Daddy Browser Champion is part of the adware class of computer viruses: a type that operates as the back door for other, more powerful and problematic malware out there. Adware are, in essence, crude promotional tools, but the programs they come bundled with try to make it abundantly clear that they will not be held responsible for what is contained in these ads. And the reality of things is that the ads can lead you to major viruses out there.
It makes sense if you take the time to think about it. If these things are indeed promotional tools, then it stands to reason they will try to make it as hard as possible for you to remove them. And if you succeed, they want others of their kind to fill in for them. So they try to manipulate you into installing adware. The main ways they do this is by:
Daddy Browser Champion can Redirect you to websites through the ads. Don’t be surprised if after you click on one of the ads, 2 or 3 new tabs open up. The big issue here is that when this happens, the new websites will begin downloading setup files after a few seconds. Do NOT let them finish. This can be absolutely disastrous. Once the download finishes an autoplay will begin, and another adware will start installing itself. Clicking exit/cancel has little to no effect, as obviously these things are a crime.
If you fail to stop the setup, there’s always a chance you may end up with something much more dangerous than Daddy Browser Champion. Ransomware are well-known for coming via this way. Ransomware are programs that encrypt (lock up)most of the files on your hard disks and ask for 100 or 500$ to decrypt (release) them. These are the proverbial nightmares on the internet.
Daddy Browser Champion Can pose as fake programs – from updates ranging through Windows, Java or Flash Player, to impersonating entirely different entities like Winamp and Adobe Reader. These are always designed to take the face of the programs you have the highest chance to own. Alternatively Daddy Browser Champion may try to confuse you by acting as a “concerned” anti-virus program that wants to scan your PC for malware.
How to Remove Ads By Daddy Browser Champion
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the window of time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Users:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
Ads By Daddy Browser Champion has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads By Daddy Browser Champion . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Ads By Daddy Browser Champion should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads By Daddy Browser Champion and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End 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.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads By Daddy Browser Champion. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.