Remove Wap Coriolis “Virus” (Jan. 2019 Update)


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

The main reason most users come to our site is because they have a problem that is normally related to some unwanted and oftentimes dangerous piece of software – a Trojan Horse, a Ransomware cryptovirus or some other malware program. However, the fact that you have unwanted software inside your system doesn’t always mean that your machine has gotten attacked by some nasty and highly dangerous virus. In fact, in many cases (such as the current one), the software that is causing issues in the system is actually rather harmless in and of itself.

Here, we will tell you about Wap Coriolis “Virus” – a recently discovered and reported browser hijacker. The usual symptoms related to this application are the unauthorized changes the starting page, the new-tab page, the search engine and the toolbar of browsers like Chrome and Firefox as well as constant generation of page-redirects, pesky ads, flashy banners, obstructive pop-unders and pop-ups and many other similar commercial materials. Noticing that this is what’s going on inside your browser may indeed raise some concerns especially within the less experienced users. This is why many people jump to conclusions such as that their machine has gotten attacked by some scary Trojan Horse infection or some nasty and insidious Ransomware program. However, as mentioned before, the fact that some unwanted application is operating inside your browser doesn’t necessarily mean that your machine is in any immediate danger. In the case of Wap Coriolis “Virus”, while this is neither the safest nor the most desirable piece of software, it still isn’t something that you should be overly worried about, especially considering the fact that the guide below will help you eliminate the nagging app with ease. Just follow the detailed instructions and do not hesitate to ask use questions in the comment section in case you are stuck at some of the removal steps.

Remove Wap Coriolis “Virus”

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


Step1

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).

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Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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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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. 

Step3

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

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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:

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

Step4

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.

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Step5

  • 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).

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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Wap Coriolis from Internet Explorer:

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

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

firefox-512 Remove Wap Coriolis from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Wap Coriolis 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.

Step6

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

What the most commonly used hijacker distribution methods are

It is surely important to remove Wap Coriolis “Virus” from your computer so that the nagging ads stop to flood your screen and so that your browser gets back to normal. Another good reason for removing the hijacker is the potentially questionable quality of some of the ads – some of them may be misleading and deceitful and in some cases even unsafe.

However, another really important aspect of keeping your computer safe and clean is ensuring you don’t’ get any more such software on it. To avoid hijackers, we recommend that you never open any online messages and letters that look like they could be spam and also to stay away from any questionable looking web adverts, offers, update requests, sites and pages. Additionally, it is of great importance that you always explore the advanced setup settings of any software installer that you open on your computer. Oftentimes, different software installers contain added (bonus) applications bundled with the main program and this software distribution method is oftentimes used to spread browser hijackers like Wap Coriolis “Virus” as well. This is why you really need to pay close attention to what exactly you are installing on your computer so as to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

SUMMARY:

Name Wap Coriolis
Type  Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms  Some of the more commonly encountered symptoms are increased generation of ads in your browser as well as unwanted changes to the browser’s settings.
Distribution Method The method that gets hijacker apps installed on the most computers is the so-called file-bundling.
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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!


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