Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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

If your browser seems to have started behaving in an unusual fashion and if it has started to get different ads and banners displayed all over it, then you might have a piece of software called “Virus” installed in your system. Other typical symptoms of the presence of “Virus” on a given computer include changes to the browser search engine, the toolbar and the homepage/new-tab page. Sudden page redirects while you are browsing may also occur of this app is on your computer. It doesn’t matter what your browser of choice is – Chrome, Opera, Firefox, IE or some other one, “Virus” would be capable to affect them all and impose its mostly unwanted changes. And while those irritating effects are not an indication of some nasty malware infection like a Ransomware cryptovirus or Trojan Horse attack, you are still advised to locate and eliminate the software responsible for the intrusive activity that is going on inside your browser. Here, we can help you do that but you will have to closely follow the instructions that we are about to give you in our removal guide for “Virus”. Since this piece of software isn’t a real virus, there is no real reason to panic. Simply take a look at the guide and try to execute each of the steps in it exactly as they are shown. If you face any difficulties or do not understand what needs to be done at a certain step, remember that you could always request our help through the comments section at the bottom of the page. Also, bear in mind that the guide below also includes a professional removal tool for unwanted and hazardous software – you can use that as well in combination with the guide (or separately) in order to remove “Virus”. Regardless of the method you choose to use, we advise you to make sure to eliminate the hijacker.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up

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

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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).

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update


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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Maximum file size: 128MB.

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Scan Results

Virus Scanner Result
Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 UpdateClamAV
Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 UpdateAVG AV
Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 UpdateMaldet

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. 

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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:

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

  • 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).

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

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

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update  Remove from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update —–> Manage Add-ons.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update Remove from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 Update

Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove “Virus” Pop Up (Chrome/FF/IE) April 2019 UpdateRemove from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

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Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

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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

Why it’s important not to allow hijackers inside your system

Ransomware, Viruses, Worms, Rootkits, Trojans and man other hasty threats can be encountered on the Internet if you are not careful and one of the most commonly used methods to spread such malicious pieces of software is the so-called malvertising. Basically, this is when a certain online ad, offer, prompt or request tries to mislead you into clicking on it and then redirects you to a malware-infested page or directly downloads the virus to your computer. Now, we aren’t saying that the ads of are necessarily hazardous in this way but it is still possible that some of them might be unreliable. Therefore, uninstalling the hijacker in order to stop the ads generation is the better option in such a case.

Also, we advise you to stay careful on the Internet and to only visit sites and download software from developers that are trusted and reputable. You really shouldn’t needlessly risk the safety of your PC by visiting obscure websites and by downloading low-quality software that might have hijacker apps bundled with it.


Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  You are sure to notice the ads and the unwanted changes toyour browser which are the usual symptoms.
Distribution Method A common distribution technique is the use of software bundles.
Detection Tool

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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!


About the author


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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