Usefulcreatebid.com is special type of software commonly known as the source of excessive or obstructive online Adverts on the users’ screen. If the pop-ups that you see are not attached to a specific web page and appear constantly one after the other, then you most probably have Usefulcreatebid.com virus on your PC.
Usefulcreatebid.com is used for a kind of questionable form of aggressive online marketing. Many people think that such applications are created purely for the display of adverts and they are not mistaken. Because of this, few web users would usually continue to keep such a program on their computer for long. That why, many Browser Hijackers have some form of usefulness embedded into them. The developers want a person to keep the program for this usefulness in spite of the adverts. Whether the users will keep it or remove it, however, depends mostly on the individual annoyance limit. Many people might regard a program like Usefulcreatebid.com as useful, while others will only experience the annoyance of its adverts. We’ve provided this article for those of you who want to get rid of the ads and their source in a fast and reliable manner.
But how exactly did you install Usefulcreatebid.com?
When it comes to the installation of this software, there are a number of methods. The infamous spam e-mails are likely among the more commonly utilized methods for spreading Browser Hijackers. However, they may enter your PC using a torrent or a free update. You can also end up with a hijacker when you click on a shady website link and get redirected to a site that promotes such programs. Having said that, the technique that has the highest success rate is file-bundling. File bundles are combinations of applications particularly designed to distribute some applications for free, but still gain revenue from the ad-generating software included in them. The truth is, usually ads-generating through programs like Usefulcreatebid.com or Blandcaptcha.top is the single thing that brings income for some coders of free software. Remember the fact that file-bundling is actually a legal method of distribution of all sorts of software. And while in most of the cases the programs you may get in this way are free and safe, there is also possible to bump into nasty infections such as Ransomware, Trojans, and Spyware which could also be bundled in a given free program setup. It must be mentioned, though, that in order for the hijacker to get inside of your PC, it requires your consent. Quite a few users habitually let that happen by installing the software they need from the quick installation setting. Due to this fact, they do not have a clear idea of what they are setting up on their computers. That’s why the only smart installation method of any software is the Advanced one. This option allows you to take full control of the installation of any applications that might be undesired by simply unchecking them from the list of added components. If you want to get rid of the current problem with Usefulcreatebid.com, however, you need to implement all the instructions described in the removal guide below.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Aggressive banners and sponsored ads may cover the screen of your computer.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles, free installers, free download packages, torrents, ads, and spam.|
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Remove Usefulcreatebid.com 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
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).
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:
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 Usefulcreatebid.com 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 Usefulcreatebid.com from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Remove Usefulcreatebid.com 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!