Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

 

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration may alter the URL of your homepage or replace your default search engine with a some obscure low-quality one without asking for your permission. In addition, Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration spam the computer screen with hundreds of pay-per-click commercials and may prompt you to click on some third-party links, which may have no relation to the actual searches you’ve made.

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The Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration pop up.

This behavior is, fortunately, not related to criminal aby actions but you should still not take it as acceptable. In fact, if you are having issues with your web browsing and are struggling with different pop-ups, hard-to-remove ads, sponsored links and unwanted browser changes, you should take a look at the instructions in the removal guide below and use them to uninstall the source of the disturbance. Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration is a new addition to the browser hijacker family and a lot of people have recently been complaining about its activity. The application tends to cause a lot of frustration and browsing interruptions because it tries to promote some third-party links and offers all over the screen of the browser that it gets attached to. In the next lines, however, we have prepared a detailed removal guide with instructions that can help you remove the unwanted application from all your major browsers. There is also a professional removal tool below for those of you who don’t have the patience to follow the manual steps one by one. We suggest you use the method that you are more comfortable with and uninstall Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration without hesitation.

Dear Virgin Media Customer Congratulations

Random generation of aggressive ads, sponsored links, pop-ups and page-redirect prompts may constantly disturb your regular web surfing if a browser hijacker like “Dear Virgin Media Customer Congratulations” has nested itself inside your main browser. “Dear Virgin Media Customer Congratulations” isn’t interested in harming your computer like a Trojan Horse or a Ransomware cryptovirus, but its presence inside the browser is very likely to irritate you a lot.

Applications which can spam your screen with randomly generated content are never to be trusted even though they may not be intended to cause harm. This fully applies to Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration and other browser hijackers because, putting aside the constant disturbances that they cause, the on-screen interruptions and the irritation they may create, these applications may sometimes indirectly expose you to security hazards. Just think of it – each and every time you try to use your browser for something, you may suddenly get redirected to some third-party websites which you may have no intention of visiting. In addition to that, you may constantly get prompted to click on some unfamiliar links, aggressive ads and offers, which may land you on low-quality pages and platforms with questionable reputation. And with no control over the content that your browser will generate, there is a high chance of accidentally clicking on something misleading or hazardous. There are many fake ads and infected links online which are used to spread some serious viruses and malware such as Ransomware or Trojans and one careless click on them may be enough to get your system compromised. Unfortunately, you can’t know when and how such threats may pop-up on your screen and that’s why it is best to keep away from any potential malware carriers that may expose you to danger. In this case, removing Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration would help you achieve exactly that.

SUMMARY:

Name Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms Intrusive page-redirect links and aggressive ads may fill the screen of your main browser.
Distribution Method Program bundling, torrents, ads, automatics installers, free downloads and updates.
Detection Tool

Remove Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration Pop up

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

The first thing you need to do is to Quit Safari (if it is opened). If you have trouble closing it normally, you may need to Force Quit Safari:

You can choose the Apple menu and click on Force Quit.

Alternatively you can simultaneously press (the Command key situated next to the space bar), Option (the key right next to it) and Escape (the key located at the upper left corner of your keyboard).

If you have done it right a dialog box titled Force Quit Applications will open up.

In this new dialog window select Safari, then press the Force Quit button, then confirm with Force Quit again.

Close the dialog box/window.

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WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

Start Activity Monitor by opening up Finder, then proceed to Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Once there, look at all the processes: if you believe any of them are hijacking your results, or are part of the problem, highlight the process with your mouse, then click the “i” button at the top. This will open up the following box:

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Now click on Sample at the bottom:

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Do this for all processes you believe are part of the threat, and run any suspicious files in our online virus scanner, then delete the malicious files:

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Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

The next step is to safely launch Safari again. Press and hold the Shift key while relaunching Safari. This will prevent Safari’s previously opened pages from loading again. Once Safari is opened up, you can release the Shift key.

On the off chance that you are still having trouble with scripts interrupting the closing of unwanted pages in Safari, you may need to take some additional measures.

First, Force Quit Safari again.

Now if you are using a Wi-Fi connection turn it off by selecting Wi-Fi off in you Mac’s Menu. If you are using a cable internet (Ethernet connection), disconnect the Ethernet cable.

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Re-Launch Safari but don’t forget to press and hold the Shift button while doing it, so no previous pages can be opened up. Now, Click on Preferences in the Safari menu,

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and then again on the Extensions tab,

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Select and Uninstall any extensions that you don’t recognize by clicking on the Uninstall button. If you are not sure and don’t want to take any risks you can safely uninstall all extensions, none are required for normal system operation.
Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

The threat has likely infected all of your browsers. The instructions below need to be applied for all browsers you are using.

Again select Preferences in the Safari Menu, but this time click on the Privacy tab,
Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Now click on Remove All Website Data, confirm with Remove Now. Keep in mind that after you do this all stored website data will be deleted. You will need to sign-in again for all websites that require any form of authentication.

Still in the Preferences menu, hit the General tab

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

Check if your Homepage is the one you have selected, if not change it to whatever you prefer.
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Select the History menu this time, and click on Clear History. This way you will prevent accidentally opening a problematic web page again.

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration How to Remove Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration From Firefox in OSX:

Open Firefoxclick on Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration (top right) ——-> Add-onsHit Extensions next.

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

The problem should be lurking somewhere around here –  Remove it. Then Refresh Your Firefox Settings.


Virgin Media Anniversary CelebrationHow to Remove Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration From Chrome in OSX:

 Start Chrome, click Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There,  find the malware and  select  Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration.

Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration

 Click Virgin Media Anniversary Celebration again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Delete everything but the search engines you normally use. After that Reset Your Chrome Settings.

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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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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