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

We have been receiving complaints from some of our readers regarding a program called “Virus”. It appears to be acting like your typical browser hijacker in that it integrates with your Chrome, Firefox, Opera or other favorite browser and alters some of its settings. Most notably, it changes the default search engine and also introduces a new homepage. What’s more, users cannot reverse the changes, no matter how many times they return the settings to their initial state. As soon as they restart their browser, things are back to the way “Virus” had set them. In addition, people report often being redirected to various sponsored websites and pages they never asked to load. So, as you can see, this can all be very frustrating and annoying. Therefore, it’s hardly any wonder that most of the affected users have been scrambling to find effective ways to permanently remove “Virus” from their systems. And if you have already tried on your own, you probably already realized that it’s not as simple as uninstalling just any other program. Thankfully, though, it’s not much more complicated than that either and below we can show you exactly how to get rid of this hijacker once and for all.

What is a browser hijacker? Does it pose a threat?

Browser hijackers are obviously called that way because of the fact that they take over your browser settings. But what they do is really much, much more than just that. Programs of this type are developed for advertising purposes. They integrate with your browser and introduce all the changes we mentioned before such as the changed homepage and such – all with the intention to promote various websites, products and services. You have likely also noticed the increase in online ads, such as popups, banners, box messages, etc. These are (in most of the cases) paid ads that generate income for the browser hijacker developers per click or per view. With this in mind, it’s easy to see how they can be striving to get you to see or click on as many ads as possible.

Though despite sounding rather harmless in nature, many users still fear that a program like “Virus” could potentially be dangerous. This is our queue to set the record straight. For starters, hijackers are not the same thing as viruses or malware. They will not harm your computer the way that a malicious Trojan horse, ransomware virus or worm could. But there is indeed some reason to not want these programs present in your system. One of them is the changes that they may introduce not only to your browser settings, but also to system registry files. These changes could lead to your computer becoming more vulnerable to external threats. And with all those page redirects going on that land you on numerous web locations, there’s no telling what type of content you may end up getting exposed to. So this is certainly something to take into consideration.

Besides that, browser hijackers like “Virus” have the capacity of compromising your system’s overall performance. With a program like this constantly running in the background, it will be taking its toll on your machine’s resources. As a result, you will end up with less free disk space and a rather sluggish system. Especially if your computer isn’t designed to support large quantities of processes simultaneously, this may very soon start affecting other programs, too. We’re talking lags, irresponsiveness and crashes. So nobody wants to have to deal with that either. Alone the ruined browsing experience can be infuriating enough, there’s no need to make matters worse.

So, if you’ve decided that you want to remove “Virus” from your computer, you are free to use the removal guide below. But we wouldn’t have completed our job here if we didn’t arm you with the necessary information that would help protect your PC from hijackers like this in the future. In the vast majority of cases, users end up with software of this type by installing some other program and rushing through the installation process. Often freeware, shareware and various similar software comes bundled with added installs like this, for example. So in order to make sure you don’t automatically install everything in the bundle, be sure to always customize the process yourself. Use the Manual or Custom option and pay attention to each step along the way, so you don’t miss the one that will allow you to opt out of any added components.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool “Virus” Pop-up Removal

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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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