Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

This page aims to help you remove Un-stop.net “Virus”. These Un-stop.net “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Are you noticing a significant tardiness in the performance of your device? Do you have to deal with different unexplained software problems? The answer to these questions is probably: Yes! If you didn’t have any of these issues you probably also wouldn’t be looking at our website right now. The information we have put together will help you to better understand the effects Un-stop.net “Virus” may have on your PC, as it could certainly be one of the underlying causes. It will also teach you how to remove the application and help you improve your competence in recognizing these type of threats. The removal guide we have organized and attached to this article will guide you, step-by-step, in the uninstallation process, so that your PC becomes completely clear from the effects and consequences of the malware. It’s all possible and it’s simple. We are here to learn and learning how to deal with Un-stop.net is part of the ‘cyber life’. Before we get started we need to clear that un-stop.net is NOT a Virus as many people consider it to be because of its resemblance.

Are browser hijackers actually dangerous?

Unfortunately many users, do not realize how dangerous and harmful Un-stop.net could be. They see it as a regular PC program of the freeware type, but unfortunately they are wrong about it — it is dangerous. It’s always good to be positive, but no need to be naive and one day you could easily find your computer fill to the brim with bloatware and other useless programs. Un-stop.net spreads in many ways and it will try to maintan a low profile on infected PCs, but they’ll certainly feel its effects in the form of various Ads.

You, the users, probably wonder why we publish so many articles on Ads Removal and other computer viruses. You probably think that one or two are enough, but the truth is that we can’t stress enough how harmful these programs could be.

The malware likes to spread in many ways and yes, it usually spreads its “wings” through online advertisements, but not only. E-mails, download sites and platforms, torrents and more could also be responsible. Following is a brief overview of some of them:

  • Most people today tend to use social media channels to exchange written or media materials, so the emailing has kind of gotten old, but regardless if its via social media channels or e-mail, attachments need to be scanned! It’s easy to  immediately save a file when a friend has sent it to you, but keep this into consideration: the malware is sticky and LOVES to attach itself to other files. We do not insist that all attachments carry with a potential computer threat, but it’s not a bad idea to scan them before opening. Of course, you can always remove Un-stop.net, but it’s better to not get it on your PC at all.
  • Software bundling is another way for the virus to spread. Many have never heard this term. So when you are downloading a particular program and  are using the default settings, it is VERY POSSIBLE to download extras along the way. If you’d like to avoid that and we assume that you do, just use the custom settings.
  • But the most popular way for Un-stop.net to hit its targets is via the excessive pop-up ads that can make you believe you have other, more serious problems at hand. Downloading the “free” software solution they offer will only make the problem worse – the only thing you really need to do is uninstall the underlying browser hijacker.

This is a brief description and info about this type of threat, but we strongly suggest that  you  familiarize yourself with the removal guide attached and to read through some of our other articles. All of them contain very useful information!



Name Un-stop.net
Type  browser hijacker/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium — remember that while it is not a virus it carries a certain level of risk with it.
Symptoms One obvious symptom and quite irritating is excessive loading times due to redirects and Ads.
Distribution Method Be aware of installers, which contain software bundles, as well as fraudulent Ads.
Detection Tool Malware and browser hijacker are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use SpyHunter – a professional parasite scanner – to make sure you find all files related to the infection.

SpyHunter is a malware detection tool. To remove the infection you need to purchase the full version.


Remove Un-stop.net

To try and remove Un-stop.net 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 Un-stop.net extension (as well as any other unfamiliar ones).
  4. Remove Un-stop.net by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to its name.
  5. Confirm and get rid of Un-stop.net and any other suspicious items.

If this does not work as described please follow our more detailed Un-stop.net 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

Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

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).

Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide


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. 

Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

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. 

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    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:

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    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:

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    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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    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide  Remove Un-stop.net from Internet Explorer:

    Open IE, click  Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide —–> Manage Add-ons.

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    Find the threat —> Disable. Go to Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide Remove Un-stop.net from Firefox:

    Open Firefoxclick  Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal GuideRemove Un-stop.net from Chrome:

    Close Chrome. Navigate to:

     C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

    Un-stop.net “Virus” Removal Guide

    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!


    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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