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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Remove "Enter Digital" Ads (Virus Removal Guide)

Tell your friends:
Ever had Enter Digital adware on your PC? No doubt you'll be echoing my sentiments when I say that this truly is a scourge of the Internet. This adware is irritating! Whilst banner adverts or advert boxes or links might be slightly easier to ignore, if you've ever been bombarded with pop-up or pop-under windows I'm sure that like me you're not adware's biggest fan. Being infected with Enter Digital means endless clicking to close advert windows, only to have them pop straight back up again seconds later.

Ad by Enter Digital adware displayed at the bottom left corner of the screen
But not only can Enter Digital be a nuisance but there is something a little creepy about the fact that the adverts it displays on your screen somehow uncannily match the products or topics that you've recently been looking at or reading about. Coincidence? Not at all.

How does it know what I've been browsing?

Adware – Advertising-Supported Software – normally comes bundled with another software program. Enter Digital is no exception. This might be a free download or it could be something you've paid for. When you download the original program you are interested in, it sneaks onto your computer alongside it and installs a component on your PC. This component is a tracker which monitors which websites you visit, records this info and sends it back to the software developer. This then allows them to decide which adverts they want you to see.

A pretty aggressive form of marketing, to be sure, but if you're somewhat immune to advertising, even if you do find the constant stream of adverts annoying, there are a number of not so great knock on effects. Because this component is now hard at work constantly monitoring and recording data whenever you're online, it can really slow down your PC's and affect the CPU's performance. It can also slow your Internet connection down and may even cause your computer to keep crashing.

How do you know if you have Enter Digital adware on your PC?
  • You're seeing lots more adverts than usual, including pop-up ads
  • These adverts echo recent searches you've made
  • A new, unfamiliar toolbar has installed itself
  • After uninstalling, it keeps returning
  • Your browser page or search engine keeps changing
  • Your computer is running sluggishly or keeps crashing
How do you protect yourself against this adware?
  • Do not download anything if you don't recognize the publisher
  • Read license agreements carefully so you know exactly what you're installing
  • Do not download files or attachments or click links in emails from unknown senders or from websites you don't trust
  • Install a firewall on your PC
  • Install pop-up blockers on your PC
  • Try not to visit websites that are X rated or contain illegal material
  • Never close a pop-up or –under window by hitting 'ok' or 'close' – any text button basically, even if it says this is the way to close it. Only ever click the red 'X' in the corner
  • If you haven't approved an ActiveX control, don't install it – they are vulnerable to malware
  • Install reputable anti-malware software and run it regularly
To remove Enter Digital virus, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Enter Digital Removal Guide:

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 Enter Digital 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:
  • Enter Digital
  • 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 Enter Digital related extensions from Google Chrome:

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

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Enter Digital, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove Enter Digital related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Enter Digital, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Enter Digital related add-ons 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.


Anonymous said...

Thank you! This was very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much m8 :)

Johan Brodd said...

If you have a firewall that lets you disable applications and set up proper flags then this is what you should do before anything else. This will put such pressure on the adware that it's like you're grabbing it's balls and twisting them around a few dozen rotations. This is kinda teedious, but it's well worth it.

How do you dominate a wild beast? Cut it's teeths and claws.

How do you dominate a wild adware program? Cut all it's internet / computer rights.

I did this in Outpost firewall:

1. Add all EXE's and DLL's into application rules. Disconnect all internet connectivity for each file.

2. Set all anti-leak flags to block for all files. It will fight back by trying to alter the registry or modify the DLL's as you do this. Block everything such nonsense.

Once all files has been processed

3. Exit the software in the task manager.

4. It will try one last time to alter some file, block it.

This process gives the adware the right to absolutely garanteed... nada!