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Remove Deskgram.net “Virus” (Chrome/FF/IE) August 2019 Update


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This page aims to help you remove Deskgram “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Adware is one of the most hated types of computer applications by most of the Internet users. However, despite being referred to as potentially unwanted and irritating, the adware apps are simply not able to cause harm to the system or conduct some other malicious activity like Spyware, Ransomware or Trojan Horse threats. Such software shouldn’t be regarded as a type of viruses and shouldn’t cause so much panic among the people. If you happened to encounter one of the adware’s latest representatives named Deskgram “Virus”, however, then you probably have already been irritated enough to want to remove it. With its ability to infiltrate your Chrome, Firefox, IE or any other browser that you install and its tendency to force it to generate an unstoppable flow of online advertisements (pop-ups, to banners, ads and redirect links), Deskgram Virus is clearly a piece of software that you may not want to keep on your PC. Anyway, here we will tell you all the most important things that you need to know about this type of applications. Below there are instructions that will help you quickly uninstall Deskgram “Virus” from your computer and remove all of its nagging ads.

The adware applications are NOT intended to harm your computer or serve the purposes of some hackers with malicious intentions. These pieces of software exist with only one goal and that is to promote all sorts of products, services and their related websites through the generation of many online promotional materials within your browser. They usually employ a popular reward scheme called Pay Per Click on the basis of which both the developers of applications like Deskgram Virus and the manufacturers and promoters of the advertised items meet their interests. The first ones are paid for displaying certain ads, pop-ups, banners and links and for making the users click on them while the second ones gain exposure and traffic from that form of advertising. And everything would be fine if only the appetites for more money and more advertising were kept at reasonable limits.

However, most web users usually get literally showered with endless click prompts about hot offers, deals, sales and pages which quickly irritate them and lead them to the decision to uninstall the adware in order to remove those nagging messages from their screen. After all, it isn’t very pleasant to constantly see different pop-ups in the middle of the article you are reading. Not to mention that not every ad or banner that gets displayed on your screen should be trusted because, sometimes, hackers with malicious intentions spread infections like Ransomware, Spyware and other viruses inside fake ads and misleading messages. At the same time, an application like Deskgram Virus may use a lot of CPU or RAM in order to keep its ads running on your screen and this may cause some unpleasant side effects to the overall performance of the system. For instance, in cases where the processor is not the newest and the most powerful, this can have a very noticeable effect on the performance of the PC as a whole. The good news is that you can avoid all this by simply using the instructions above.

SUMMARY:

Name Deskgram Virus
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Most adware programs tend to spam the screen with hundreds of advertisements.
Distribution Method Common sources of such software are the free program bundles, torrents, free downloads, ads and spam.
Detection Tool

Remove Deskgram “Virus” 

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).

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Step2

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. 

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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

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.

DNS

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 Deskgram Virus 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 Deskgram Virus from Firefox:

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

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

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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