This page aims to help you remove SPVC64Loader.dll “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Throughout the short article here we will be describing a program called SPVC64Loader.dll “Virus”. Having been classified as a browser hijacker, this software version may function in one or more of the following ways:
- It may infect your PC with your unknowing approval, and also affect your browser apps – neither Firefox, nor Chrome and Explorer may be safe from this sort of ad-related software.
- The manner in which it could change your browser apps is by causing them to redirect you to various locations on the web – normally, to a website you never commanded the browser to go to… ever.
- Furthermore, such a program may become the reason for the mass production of a great number of online ads like boxes, banners and pop-ups at the same time when you are trying to surf the Internet.
- Also, SPVC64Loader.dll might even replace the homepage and/or default search engine you have always used with some unknown new ones.
More about browser hijackers in general:
SPVC64Loader.dll and all the other programs of this kind can be considered relatively harmless. Still, all hijackers could at times show some quite questionable traits such as their ability to get access to the data about your search requests that your browsers keep, and use this information from for the purpose of trying to guess what might interest you. Following that, only the advertisements that are thought to match your preferences are going to be displayed. It is also quite likely that the massive broadcast of ads could slow down your device a little. Despite that, this possible negative effect depends on the quality of your system resources.
Is SPVC64Loader.dll “Virus” related to any malware?
Quite luckily, there is no real relation between hijackers and any malware-based program of any kind. For the purpose of showing the great differences between the hijackers and the most common viruses, we will compare a Ransomware virus and SPVC64Loader.dll (the standard hijacker) below:
You already know what SPVC64Loader.dll might do. A malicious program usually functions in a different way for example, provided that the virus is based on Ransomware code, it is going to sneak into your PC, stay in the shades there and research your hard drives for determining which your most favorite data is. When the list of that data is ready, the Ransomware typically proceeds to encrypt it all. Thus, you will be made unable to access that data and the virus will later generate a notification, informing you your files are now inaccessible, and you are supposed to pay a ransom for their decryption.
SPVC64Loader.dll “Virus” Removal
If you are a Windows user, continue with the guide below.
If you are a Mac user, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you are an Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
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.
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.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious.
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.
Open the start menu and search for Network Connections (On Windows 10 you just write it after clicking the Windows button), press enter.
- Right-click on the Network Adapter you are using —> Properties —> Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP), click Properties.
- The DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself.
- Click on Advanced —> the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something) —> OK.
- 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).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove SPVC64Loader.dll from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the threat —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove SPVC64Loader.dll from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove SPVC64Loader.dll 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.
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—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!
Possible ways to catch SPVC64Loader.dll:
Despite these considerable differences above, the manners in which programmers might spread hijackers are also rather stealthy and therefore – quite disturbing, since you might unknowingly give your consent to install this sort of advertising programs. Of course, you will never allow such a program inside your PC if you are informed in advance about how much it will annoy you if installed. Consequently, its developers have found a way to spread this type of advertising software without precisely and openly stating it is there. To distribute advertising programs such as Adware and browser hijackers, developers have come up with the brilliant idea to make their sources very tempting. That’s why software bundles have appeared: they represent attractive free software mixes that could contain all versions of programs – most of which can seem very interesting to you. Nonetheless, it’s not the download of such a bundle that really matters, but the installation process.
How to get a software bundle installed, while at the same time avoiding the possible browser hijackers inside it?
The basic mistake you might make which can cause an infection by SPVC64Loader.dll is to install the entire bundle via one of the following features:
- Automatic; Default; Recommended: All these options are all about an automatic installation of the whole content of any program bundle and/or all of the features of the programs inside it. This means that all sorts of infections are likely, including the ones causing unwanted changes to your system.
- In order to avoid the likely effects above, make sure to choose the Custom or the Advanced installation feature. In this way, you will for sure have the word when it comes to what has to and what mustn’t get installed on your PC.
For the complete and finite removal of this irritating hijacker, scroll down and check out the Removal Guide below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Some annoying changes to the way your browsers look and behave – new search engines, unwanted redirecting, many more ads than usual.|
|Distribution Method||Mainly getting spread inside bundles, by improperly installing a given one. Also, via spam and torrents.|
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