MyPriceCut Ads Overview
WARNING! READERS, START HERE, PLEASE! If you are reading this, you should know that you have been infected by an adware-class virus (the term is a portmanteau of advertisement and malware) called MyPriceCut Ads. This type of threat is one of the more mundane and unthreatening ones, however, there is one very unpleasant spin on the whole situation. They attempt to lure you into installing either more of their kind, or ransomware – viruses that encrypt your personal data, then ask for compensation to decrypt it. This makes them quite dangerous, although they are not an immediate problem. Rather the problem is that if they succeed to manipulate you, you on your own will install an additional virus.
Fortunately we have devised a small list of the most usual tricks these things try on users. Hopefully, you can avoid getting tricked. Now, the first and truly important thing to remember is to Never agree to anything. This is the rule you should abide by. Adware are powerless unless you give them permission. This shouldn’t be the most difficult thing since you will know what they’ll do:
- MyPriceCut Ads or its siblings will present you with fake updates for windows, Java or Flash Player. These can appear not only on web pages but also on the explorer while you are performing mundane tasks. Since these programs are guaranteed to be on practically every system, the creators of the virus bank on you letting your guard down.
- Alternatively, it can view your Control Panel for your programs list and try and imitate them. Nowadays adware have an in-built library of fakes for the most popular software available on the net.
- If an anti-virus program you can’t recall installing pops up and asks for permission to scan your PC for viruses, the last thing you want to do is agree.
- Banners will appear at the top and bottom parts of web pages, asking you to install missing plugins.
- Whenever you receive youtube or a similar websites that plays videos, you’ll find out that a pop-up covers up the video, prompting you to install the “newer version” of the software.
Aside from these things, we’ve found out that every computer infected with MyPriceCut Ads suffers from at least 3 other known effects:
- A sluggishness of the system, categorized by increased loading time for everything, stuttering, browser crashing, and in extreme cases, prolonged freezing and system failure (also known as the “blue screen”).
- Redirects to random websites that aren’t even endorsed by the advertisements. These websites open whenever you accidentally click on the ads. Maybe even 2 03 of these websites can potentially appear. It is extremely important that you leave them immediately, because they are a breeding nest for viruses. Anything you interact with there can harm your PC in a very real way.
- And last but not least, MyPriceCut Ads will start recording any user names and passwords it comes across, and later send them to its master. The period it waits is usually about a week, so don’t worry, chances are you still have a lot of time. However once, you’ve dealt with MyPriceCut Ads, be sure to change the passwords to all of your accounts, especially those who use your credit cards.
How to Remove MyPriceCut Ads
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:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
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.
MyPriceCut 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 MyPriceCut 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.
MyPriceCut 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 MyPriceCut 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 after you supposedly removed it, 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.
STEP 5 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing MyPriceCut 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.