Sendspace Virus


Sendspace 

The Sendspace Virus is a browser hijacker tool that targets and integrates with the system’s main web browser. At first glance, Sendspace Virus looks like a regular add-on but it typically “hijacks” the browser’s settings and imposes its own configurations. For these reasons users typically prefer to uninstall Sendspace Virus.

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The Sendspace virus leads to different pages

Programs such as Sendspace Virus and Auto Refresh Malware are commonly encountered across the web and they can easily embed themselves in some of the most popular web browsing programs, if not all. Thus, they generally are compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and other web browsers and are able control the way they operate. Namely, such programs can force the targeted browsing app to start streaming different web ads during the browsing sessions. As a result, you may start to see hundreds of pop-ups, banner ads, redirect links and text notifications directly on your screen, even of websites that usually don’t show aggressive commercials on their pages.

The Sendspace Virus

Automatic page-redirects is another type of advertising activity that a program like the Sendspace Virus may initiate. This activity can be seen as even more irritating than the stream of on-screen ads because users usually have no control over it and cannot stop it. Basically, they are forced to endure spontaneous page-reroutings in which a new page or site is loaded by their browser, whether on the same tab or a new one. These redirects are supposed to generate traffic to specific web sites that pay for their promotion.

Browser hijackers, such as Sendspace Virus, can often achieve the same traffic-generation objective by other means. Such programs potentially interact with the host web browser settings and, for example, change the default homepage with a website that needs to be promoted. Likewise, a piece like Sendspace Virus may replace your homepage URL with a sponsored one and may even change your search engine with a new one that generates predominantly sponsored results. The fact that causes the most irritation, however, isn’t that the changes in your browser are made without your permission but that usually you can’t do anything to uninstall or reset them afterwards.

The Sendspace Email

The presence of the Sendspace email  is seen as something unwanted, and rightfully so. Also, there are other reasons why the Sendspace Email would not be desirable to allow browser hijackers to linger long within your system.

This brings us to the logical conclusion that the removal of Sendspace Virus from your computer is the only option if you want to restore your old browser settings and be able to access the web without being disturbed by numerous online advertisements. To assist you with this process, below we have prepared a thorough removal guide. If you prefer to take care of everything automatically, however, the professional removal tool on this page can quickly do the job and remove the unwanted browser hijacker once and for all.

Removal of Sendspace Virus is also a good idea if you are concerned about the safety of your computer. Though, in general, browser hijackers are not the same as viruses and do not have harmful abilities like most malware representatives (such as Trojans, ransomware, spyware, etc.) they can prove harmful for the long-term safety of your system. The main danger may come as a result of the aggressive redirects and the random pop-up ads that this software may prompt you to interact with. If you happen to click on a misleading link or infected web ad, you may land on a dangerous page that may contain hazardous computer viruses. With that in mind, if you simply remove Sendspace Virus, you really won’t miss out much but you may potentially avoid a close encounter with some nasty ransomware, a Trojan or some other ad-distributed malware.

SUMMARY:

Name Sendspace Virus
Type Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)
Symptoms The automatic page redirects to unwanted web locations are some of the most prominent symptoms.
Distribution Method Torrents, spam messages and free software bundles are often used to distribute Browser Hijackers across the web.
Detection Tool

How To Remove Sendspace Virus

To try and remove Sendspace Virus quickly you can try this:

  1. Go to your browser’s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser).
  2. Then click on the Extensions tab.
  3. Look for the Sendspace Virus extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Sendspace Virus by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Sendspace Virus and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Sendspace Virus removal guide below.

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


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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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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.

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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Sendspace Virus Remove Sendspace Virus from Internet Explorer:

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

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

Sendspace Virus Remove Sendspace Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click Sendspace Virus ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Sendspace VirusRemove Sendspace Virus 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

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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Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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