Have I got you worried? Well I hate to be the bearers of bad news because you should be! EnormouSales really is a nasty piece of work – read on and we will explain why.
Understanding EnormouSales adware
To know how to protect yourself from Ads by EnormouSales, as with anything threatening, you need to know your enemy. So what exactly is adware? It is a software program that has been designed to display adverts on your screen when you're online. Very often the EnormouSales ads that you see feature products or services that you've been looking at very recently – maybe even that very day. How does adware know what you've been browsing? It installs a tracking component on your PC that monitors which web pages you look at, logs this data and then transmits it back to the adware's programmer or developer. This gives them the info they need to be able to customize which adverts you see. Take a quick look at some of the web pages you have open – see anything that looks familiar?
But not only do many people take umbrage with the fact that they are being spied on, the real problems start when you have been infected by a nasty type of adware which can cause havoc on your PC. Just take a look at this list below and then tell me you're still not concerned about this adware.
The effects of EnormouSales:
- It can interact with other programs that are installed on your computer or device and cause problems with their operation. This is especially worrying when that program is your anti-virus software
- It can hijack your tool bar browser, home page or search engine of choice and manipulate your searches so that you are sent to websites that the programmer wants you to visit instead of the one you typed into the search bar
- EnormouSales ads can slow down your computer because the adware and its component are eating up valuable CPU power, memory and space
- It can also cause websites to take ages to load and make them instantly crash once you do finally have them open – that's because the adware uses your internet connection to relay its findings about you back to the programmer
- It can leave your machine open to breaches of security due to the issues it's causing with the other programs and, of course, your security software
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
EnormouSales Ads 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 EnormouSales 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 Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall 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:
- 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 EnormouSales related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove EnormouSales, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 EnormouSales related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove EnormouSales, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove EnormouSales related add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage 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.