Eye Perform Ads
The section below titled Remove Eye Perform Ads should be clear and instructive in how to deal with this adware. However we recognize that these things get craftier with each iteration – so if it happens that the removal guide fails to delete the virus, please leave a comment for us and we will deal with the issue personally. Additionally, our article will explain you in details everything there is to know, step by step. Further, if you read everything carefully you will have a pretty good idea how these things work and infect computers. This knowledge will go a long way towards protecting your computer in the future.
Eye Perform Ads – an endless stream of ads and hidden danger
As a virus belonging to the Adware family Eye Perform Ads has one main function – to create unwanted ads in your web browser. Over time these ads can become a major annoyance, but that is not the real danger. The ads themselves are pretty harmless, the only negative downside towards having them is the annoyance factor and the fact that they slow down your machine. Interacting with those ads, however, will be very dangerous for your computer.
All ads are a fraud. At best they will just waste your time. Do not spend any money on anything promoted by these ads, because nothing they offer is real. You will either get nothing, a virus or a cracked and virtually worthless copy of a real program.
Sneaky Ads may try to pose as system messages
Sometimes Adware like Eye Perform Ads makes ads that appear similar to system messages in an effort to confuse you and make you believe that there is some problem with your computer. Things like:
- A pop-up with an error message claiming that you have to install a missing plug-in or video player before you can view the content of it.
- A warning that you have an outdated program (like Flash, Java or Adobe) that poses a security risk and you should download and install the update.
- Urgent messages about critical system errors in the registry and a suggested free PC fixer that can help you.
- A pop-up which informs you that your computer is full of malware and trojans and you should download a free anti-virus program to do detailed scan.
You may notice the pattern here – everything wants to make you download and install something on your computer. All of these, without exception, will be virus files. The errors reported are fake and are there only to make you nervous and affect your better judgement.
Note that these tricks are very common and can be seen not only with Eye Perform Ads installed, but also on many different sites around the web. These ads are an excellent indication that a particular site is full of malware and very dangerous. If you are visiting a site and seeing these close the site immediately.
In the off chance that you suspect something may indeed need updating or want to install some program – look for the official site of the thing you need and download it from there.
Remove Eye Perform Ads (Instructions)
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:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
Eye Perform Ads 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 Eye Perform Ads . 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.
Eye Perform Ads 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 Eye Perform Ads 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 Eye Perform Ads. 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.