This article aims to help users remove Virus from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.

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An example of the Dota2Game Virus

If your computer has been infected then Virus then you need to know that you are dealing with a virus of the Adware type. Adwares are universally recognized for their main function – to generate Ads shown while browsing on the infected computer. These Ads commonly appear whenever you start the browser and also as you walk new pages/tabs and links while working. You will quickly discover that the Ads can be a royal pain to put up with. There will be pop-up windows and banners spawning all over the place. Sometimes when you click to load a link you’ll instead get a new tab with some random info, but also a ton of Ads. Virus is capable of turning even random words into Ads. Certain keywords can be make into hyperlinks and can also display a picture containing an Ad if hovered over.

The Ads are here to stay for as long as Virus remains on your computer. They will slow down your computer with their presence, since every time you load a page your computer has to also download the data needed to display the contents of the Ad and then also some system resources will be redirected in order for the Ads to be rendered. Virus may try to make you install an infected executable on your computer – beware!

One of the main goal of Adware programs is to generate revenue by showing their Ads to different people. This, however, is not always their only goal. Adware as well as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) are known for their ability to sometimes serve as “droppers” and as a “backdoor entrance” to other, more potent viruses. Fortunately this is usually done through offering an infected executable file for download and installation and thus it is well within our power to prevent becoming infected with these extra viruses if we simply ignore everything Virus might throw at us.

Note, however, that in some cases an extreme form of trickery may also be employed. It is quite possible to make Ads look exactly like system messages. These fake system messages will then begin reporting some non-existent issues that are supposedly plaguing your computer. Error messages about missing plug-ins or required video pleyer/codec in order to see online media are commonly used to set the trap.

Now that Virus has implanted some form of urgency and problem it will offer a solution. Usually this is free software that can help you resolve the problem you have free of charge if you download and install the program offered. DON’T. The executable files that is offered to you likely contains a virus or doesn’t actually do anything – these types of scams are called bloatware and involve fake problem messages whose aim is to make you pay for the “pro” version of the downloaded program. If you do that the virus will stop generating the fake messages, thus making you believe it fixed the problem, but in reality there was no problem at all and the program is uncabable of doing anything if such a problem does really occur in the future.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

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Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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