Removal Guide

Remove Virus From Chrome/Firefox

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Remove Virus Virus is a piece of software that behaves suspiciously similar to a type of viruses called Adware. The name stems from the words Advertisement and Malware. Virus, much like Adware, will create a large quantity of advertisements whenever you work on your browser. We’ll be calling the advertisements Ads from now.

Whenever you load your internet browser or open a new page or tab within in some sort of Ad will pop-up. It could be banners and pop-up messages spawning over your screen and forcing you to close them before you can do anything else. It could also be a new page opening that is full of Ads. Sometimes when you read some text several words might turn into hyperlinks that function as Ads. Virus

Dangers of having Virus on your computer

All of these will cause a strain on your computer. You CPU has to effectively load multiple pages whenever you open a page yourself and this will also require extra bandwidth. The end result will be slowness or sluggishness as you work. If you have a slow computer or internet connection this will greatly exacerbate the problem.

Ads created by Virus can be potentially very dangerous. They will lead to all kinds of sites and many will be fakes, whose only purpose is to scam you of your money. Alternatively Virus can try to install some virus file in your computer. This will come through some offer for free software download and it might be accompanied by a fake messages about viruses or errors to make you more willing to install the virus.a

Remove Virus

Same virus – multiple versions.

In order to make our job harder virus makers release many versions of the same virus, each of which requires a slightly different thing to be done in order to remove it fully. The aim of this article is to clean all versions of Virus, but this also means that some steps may be redundant. If any of the following wields no results and you are certain you performed everything correctly then you should simply move over to the next step.


Our first step here is a reboot in 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 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 W. 8 and 8.1 Users:

Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

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Proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2: Virus can infect all internet browsers you might have on your computer, all at once even if you are not using them. This means that you should repeat Steps 2&3 multiple times – for each internet browser you have installed. Don’t forget that Internet Explorer always come installed with all versions of Windows!

This is also a good time to remember if Virus offered you to install anything. If so remember the name of the file you installed. If you spot it somewhere during these steps remove it like you remove Virus, then look up another guide to delete it completely.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

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

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Find Virus . Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

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Hit Extensions next.

Remove Virus From Firefox Virus  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.


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In  Extensions,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

Remove Virus From Chrome

 Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines.  Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.


Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.


(Works for Windows XP, 7,  8,  8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Virus 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 Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold windows-buttonand R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

hosts_opt (1)

If there is anything connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.


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.


What follows is maybe the most difficult and dangerous steps of the guide. Doing it wrong can damage your PC significantly, so follow the instructions carefully.  If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional anti-malware program to remove Virus for you.

If you do not remove the virus completely it could leak the information to its creator, so be careful and never skip this step. This thing could be monitoring your activities and copying browsing history, credit card numbers and passwords!


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.


Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window. 


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

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. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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STEP 7 – Optimization

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 – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.


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