Pushisbest Pushisbest is one of the many browser hijacker apps that get installed inside Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers and use them for aggressive ad-generation. Pushisbest can be found inside installation packages that install several apps at once, making it more difficult to notice the hijacker. A good way of making it less likely for hijackers like this one to get installed on your computer is checking the advanced\/custom setup menus of programs you are about to install. There, you will usually see if and what optional apps have been bundled with the installer. In most cases, those optional components aren\u2019t needed or important and it\u2019s preferable to uncheck them because they could easily turn out to be browser hijackers (or some other form of unwanted software). The Pushisbest Virus The Pushisbest virus is created for the purpose of conducting advertising campaigns through which the creators of the unwanted software are able to earn substantial amounts of money. Usually, models such as Pay-per-View and Pay-Per-Click are at the core of the way hijackers like the Pushisbest virus operate. Here\u2019s how this works: The browser hijacker puts Pay-Per-Click ads such as banners, popups and box messages on your screen that generate money from each user click and forces you to visit sites that pay the hijacker\u2019s developers commission for each visit drawn to their pages (Pay-Per-View). Through these two models, the people who make software like Pushisbest can earn revenue by simply getting their app installed onto more computers since the hijacker is automatically added to the browser once it gets installed on the computer. However, obviously, most users wouldn\u2019t be happy with having some obscure browser add-on app fill their screens with obstructive ads and page-redirects (and they\u2019d be right to feel this way). However, uninstalling a hijacker may prove to be a rather tricky task if you aren\u2019t experienced in dealing with this particular type of software. No need to worry though because, even if you have Pushisbest in your system and don\u2019t know how to remove it, after you read our guide on the current page, you will have all the information that you may need in order to manually remove the hijacker. There\u2019s also a recommended removal tool linked in the guide that you can use as an alternative removal method in case you\u2019d like things to happen automatically. The Pushisbest Pop ups The Pushisbest pop ups are certainly not as dangerous as a Trojan horse virus or a Ransomware file-encrypting program. However, you may get exposed to Trojans, Ransomware, or other threats from the Internet if the Pushisbest pop ups is allowed to operate in your browser. One of the main problems related to this type of app is that the content it promotes may oftentimes be unreliable, of low quality, or outright unsafe. Many of the site owners who chose to promote their site through the services of a hijacker don\u2019t have the users\u2019 best interest at heart. Therefore, to keep your system safe and sound, we advise you to uninstall the hijacker and remove all of the elements it may have added to your browser. SUMMARY: Name Pushisbest Type Browser Hijacker Danger Level Medium\u00a0(nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk) Symptoms Hijackers typically replace the address of the browser's homepage and try to redirect the user to different ad-heavy sites. Distribution Method The most effective methods of distributing these apps are the use of spam messages and software bundles. Detection Tool Remove Pushisbest Virus To try and remove Pushisbest quickly you can try this: \tGo to your browser\u2019s settings and select More Tools (or Add-ons, depending on your browser). \tThen click on the Extensions tab. \tLook for the Pushisbest extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones). \tRemove Pushisbest by clicking on the Thrash Bin icon next to its name. \tConfirm and get rid of Pushisbest and any other suspicious items. If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Pushisbest 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 Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(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\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab (the "Details" Tab on Win 8 and 10). Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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" -\u00a0write 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. \tRight-click on the Network Adapter you are using --->\u00a0Properties --->\u00a0Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP\/IP), click \u00a0Properties. \tThe\u00a0DNS line should be set to Obtain DNS server automatically. If it is not, set it yourself. \tClick on Advanced --->\u00a0the DNS tab. Remove everything here (if there is something)\u00a0--->\u00a0OK. \tAfter you complete this step, the threat will be gone from your browsers. Finish the next step as well or it may reappear on a\u00a0system reboot. Right click\u00a0on the browser\u2019s shortcut --->\u00a0Properties. NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but\u00a0you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge). Properties \u2014\u2013> Shortcut.\u00a0In\u00a0Target, remove everything\u00a0after\u00a0.exe. \u00a0\u00a0Remove Pushisbest\u00a0from Internet Explorer: Open\u00a0IE, click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Manage Add-ons. Find the threat\u00a0--->\u00a0Disable. Go to\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u2013>\u00a0Internet Options --->\u00a0change\u00a0the\u00a0URL\u00a0to whatever you use (if hijacked) --->\u00a0Apply. \u00a0Remove\u00a0Pushisbest\u00a0from Firefox: Open\u00a0Firefox,\u00a0click\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0 \u2014\u2014->\u00a0Add-ons\u00a0---->\u00a0Extensions. Find the adware\/malware\u00a0--->\u00a0Remove. Remove\u00a0Pushisbest\u00a0from Chrome: Close Chrome. Navigate to: \u00a0C:\/Users\/!!!!USER NAME!!!!\/AppData\/Local\/Google\/Chrome\/User Data.\u00a0There is\u00a0a 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: \tHKEY_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\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!