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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Remove pop-up virus (Removal Guide)

Tell your friends: pop-ups are misleading, they falsely tell you that your web browser is outdated. In case you got it, just close the pop-up window and don't click anything in there. It may also prompt you to update your Java software, Video player (see image below) or Flash player. It's a malicious scam. If you keep getting any of these pop-ups then your computer is infected with adware or potentially unwanted program that uses web browser extensions to display intrusive and annoying ads. To stop pop-ups and remove related malware from your computer, please use the removal guide below.

In fact, it's a common type of online attack in which scammers try to trick you into installing adware and PUP. Even though, the site seems to be pretty new, this unethical marketing scheme to say the least isn't new at all. The adware is designed to display pop-up ads with almost every click in Chrome, Firefox or Interner Explorer. Ads may appear when you open a new tab as well. Very often, this adware infection leads to unwanted sluggish performance. This adware installs registry information that loads during computer start up. As you probably know, when too many programs are running at one time, your computer's operating system may seem slow or sluggish.

Once you've made the determination your computer has adware or PUP, the most painless way to begin is to download and run recommended anti-malware program. If you still see popups, or suspect adware is still hiding out on your computer, I recommend following the removal guide below. Last, but not least, reinstalling your web browser won't help you this time. This infection is way too complex, therefore doing so almost certainly won't fix your adware and pop-up problems. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. I will gladly answer them. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, pop-up removal instructions:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • PassShow
  • LyricsSay
  • Websteroids
  • ScorpionSaver
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove LyricsSay, PassShow, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove LyricsSay, PassShow, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.