This article has the sole goal to assist you in removing SunnyDay Ads from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Many users ask each day about this virus and how to successfully protect themselves from it. We took the challenge and decided to present you the information below and we hope that it will be applicable to you.
How dangerous is SunnyDay Ads?
There are some interesting and very desirable ads, but there is also tons of garbage ads in the cyber space. The ones we all want are the REAL ADS. The ads that look more than perfect and are accompanied by amazing images and sounds are usually the ones you don’t want to have on your screen because they carry SunnyDay Ads. They are undoubtedly made to steel your personal information of the sort of passwords, credit card information, addresses, files, documents and other important things, including photos, you have saved on your PC. Hackers use these for illegal works like identity theft and money laundering, which are two of the most common criminal activities in the digital world today. It is best if you know how to immediately remove anything you’ve unintentionally or blindly downloaded on your device and double scan afterwards to be sure that it’s all clear.
SunnyDay Ads is actually considered not to be dangerous, but is a type of virus that self-installs itself. Think for a moment! If a program installs itself on its own and often you have no idea about it, do you think it will beneficial for your work and/or life, and/or usage of PC? I hardly doubt it! It usually gets installed by simply and only opening a spam e-mail, or downloading an attachment a friend has sent you, or receiving an e-mail from a familiar person, but it ends up having a flashing text or no content at all — the so called ‘phishing e-mail. Another way that you can get the virus is via ‘software bundling’.
How was SunnyDay Ads installed on your computer?
Software bundling is when you download one program, or you think you’ve installed only one program, but in fact there are many other files that are hidden into that one program. This happens when you use the default build-in settings or previously set settings. You can easily change this by reworking the downloadable options and making them not only to your taste and convenience of work, but also in a way that you will have control of what is being downloaded on your PC and when.
How many times have you heard about a friend of your that have won $10,000 off an ad he/she saw on the internet? How many times that friend ACTUALLY received the money? Let us answer that question: NONE! This is a major component of SunnyDay Ads and unfortunately many people get tricked into it. The way the malware is set it also has the ability to generate revenue from pay-per-click or even by pre-click. This will not only lead to your banking information being stolen or used for more illegal purposes. The more time you spent looking at such ads, the more of them you will continue to receive. Some of them are quite terrible and you will notice that SunnyDay Ads is there because it will cause extreme delays in your PC, glitches, misplaced files, deleting of random files that you actually need and/or ask for emergency updates on your computer against a good amount of money.
Just keep an eye on the positive amount of ads that a certain browser will show you. Also, remember that Chrome is the browser carrying SunnyDay Ads the most. Why? Because Chrome is the most frequently used browser and it’s settings are made in a way that grant it to happen. Keep the removal guide at your side always! As you follow its removal instructions, uninstall what does not have to be in your system, and follow what your inner guts are telling you, your PC and all of your personal information will be safe.
|Danger Level||Medium or High|
|Symptoms||slowness in the PC, glitches, bugs|
|Distribution Method||phishing e-mails, software bundling, using the default settings for downloads|
SunnyDay Ads Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – SunnyDay Ads 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:
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:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove SunnyDay Ads from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove SunnyDay Ads from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
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.
A BIG WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. 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.
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—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!