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Parasite may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs installed with it. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes. 

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This page aims to help you remove Virus. These Virus removal instructions will answer the question many users are asking – “what is the Virus?”

The article will help you to understand the damage Virus could cause to your personal files and PC and it will teach you how to remove it. These instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer, as well as for every version of Windows.

ATTENTION! Virus is usually consider as a low threat to your PC, but it is important that you become familiar with it, so that you can recognize it if it ever enters your PC and have the necessary removal guide(s), step-by-step, and be able to uninstall it immediately. Every virus is harmful. Some take longer than others, but let’s remember that after all is said and done hackers create viruses not to improve or help your PC and yourself, but to accomplish their malicious purposes.

Because Virus is not as threatening as a Trojan or other viruses, people are amazed when they learn how spread it actually is. If you are reading this article right now, chances are you have either found it on your PC and want to remove it, or you’re simply curious and want to educate yourself for the future and prepare yourself in case you ever encounter it. Lots of people have gotten Virus and have successfully removed it. You can too by following the removal guide.

How to know if your system has been infected with the Virus?

  • The first and most easily recognizable sign of the Virus is the countless pop-up ads that continue to appear on your screen. You probably continue to try to close all of them and the more you’re trying, the more ads appear. But it doesn’t stop only with the random ads. You have most likely noticed that sometimes when you are opening a web page another one and/or a new tab opens up in addition.This is called browser redirecting. This is not an accident and you should know that it is major sign of a virus and can be quite dangerous. The random websites that have opened up are riddled with malware and the sooner you close them up, the better.
  • You could also experience a significant drop-off in your system’s performance. Older PCs and/or a slow internet connection will show signs of this drop-off stronger than newer versions. How does this happen? The answer is simple: a certain amount of load is put on your CPU and memory while performing work on the PC. You add the excessive pop-up ads and/or random opening of web pages and the final result is overall slowness, glitches or other of the kind problems.

As we mentioned at the beginning of this page, the guide is good for all browsers: Chrome, Firefox and IE (Internet Explorer). However, we would like to warn you that Chrome is the most susceptible one. The way its settings are set allow it for that to happen. Hackers are well aware of this and use it as their advantage. Firefox,on the other hand, has done the opposite with their security settings, so it’s harder for hackers to ‘get to you’. For instance, Mozilla Firefox have blocked the use of the Flash player. So if you want to watch a video and use this browser, you will  most likely have to download it through a third-party client. Internet Explorer is the oldest browser and rarely used nowadays. It is weak in nature, ‘old-stylish’, and these components make it vulnerable to hacker attacks.

As long as you are familiar with Virus and have the guide on hand, your personal information and PC will be protected at all times.

The removal guide you will find at the bottom of this page is tailored for general effects of the virus As you go through it you will find out that not all instructions apply to your case. If you think that a ‘step’ is missing from the overall removal process or need clarifications, and/or additional help, feel free to use the comment section and to contact us.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium 
Symptoms  Slowness of the overall performance of your PC, random pop-up ads and opening of web pages
Distribution Method Chrome internet browser, e-mail spams, clicking on the pop-up ads
Detection Tool



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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit. Virus Removal

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NOTE! If you are an iPhone users, you need to follow a different guide:
iPhone/iPad Virus and Malware Removal


Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


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, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.

In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:

DNS Settings

If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.


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) as well.


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Virus from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove 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.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover


Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.


Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show 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

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