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Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to Remove ads.ads-ki.com Redirect (Uninstall Guide)

Ads.ads-ki.com is a part of adware that hijacks your web browser in order to display ads on your computer and redirect you to dodgy websites. You are probably more than well aware of what adware actually is, but if you've ever been infected by one of the more malicious forms of it then you'll know just exactly what a complete pain in the neck it can be to deal with. Adware, or Advertising Supported Software, might not be as dangerous as some other types of malicious software but it can certainly be one of the most irritating ones. Some online advertising is a little bit easier to ignore than others. For example, adverts in boxes displayed at the side of the screen, links and banner ads are not quite as intrusive as pop-up or pop-under windows which promise to have you tearing your hair out in frustration. If you've fallen victim to an adware infection like ads.ads-ki.com and have redirects on your computer you'll find that you're constantly clicking on the tabs and adverts to close them - only to see them pop right back up again almost instantly when you open your web browser again. The trick is that this adware hijacks your web browser by modifying all shortcuts so that ads.ads-ki.com shows up on a startup for a short period of time and then redirects to a certain website.


This adware takes online marketing to the extreme though, for not only does it display adverts and causes browser redirects, but it also tailors those adverts towards your interests. How does it know what you're interested in? It does this by monitoring the websites you visit and the goods, products or services that you look at on those websites. This data is then collated and sent back to the adware's programmer who uses it to ensure that the adverts you see displayed on your screen are related to your recent searches. Naturally this increases the chances of you clicking on the ad, thus generating revenue for the advertiser, and/or traffic to their website.

Ads.ads-ki.com adware/browser hijacker is usually packaged with another program, a download, or something such as an online game. These things are usually free, but not exclusively; you may even find yourself infected by adware even if you've paid for the program. What happens is that when you download your file, program or game the adware is also downloaded onto your PC in conjunction with it. The adware program then installs a component which allows it to track the websites you visit.

As well as being annoying, an ads.ads-ki.com adware infestation can also have a few other not so desirable effects. The tracking component is constantly working while it spies on you, records data, and then relays it back to the programmer. This has the knock on effect of causing your computer to run slowly and make using it really rather painful. It can also cause your Internet to run sluggishly and crash.

Luckily ads.ads-ki.com is pretty obvious and you'll know if you have been infected by it. For a start you will see lots of online advertising - pop-up adverts are dead giveaways and of course you will be redirected to various websites usually filled with adverts. To remove this adware that hijacks your web browser, 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, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads.ads-ki.com Redirect 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 ads.ads-ki.com 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:
  • Funshopper
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 ads.ads-ki.com from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button and select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


2. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.

4. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://ads.ads-ki.com" from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file.





Remove ads.ads-ki.com from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: ads-ki

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by Omiga Plus. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

2. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

3. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://ads.ads-ki.com" from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.


Remove ads.ads-ki.com from Internet Explorer:

1. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

2. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://ads.ads-ki.com" from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file.

3. Finally, go to ToolsInternet Options and restore your home page to default. That's it!
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to Remove Coolncheap Ad Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Coolncheap is adware that displays rather intrusive or sometimes even misleading ads and pop-ups on your computer. It's happening more and more frequently: you're browsing online, looking for the latest pair of must have sneakers, at expensive watches for a loved one's birthday, at budget hotels for a last minute weekend getaway, and before long, you'll probably notice that the 'ads by coolncheap' you see displayed on other websites that you visit, are for Nike running shoes, Rolex watches, or backpacker hostels in Amsterdam! What's going on here? Could it be that someone actually knows what websites you're visiting? It sounds like something out of '1984' George Orwell's famous novel about Big Brother doesn't it? Say hello to coolncheap adware.


Advertising Supported Software, let's call it by its more common name shall we; adware, is a type of software that is able to download or display online advertising on your computer or handheld device when you're connected to the Internet. These adverts come in an array of formats. Some of them are links, some are banners, some are traditional square boxes, and some are highly irritating pop-up or pop-under windows. Coolncheap uses web browser extensions to underline certain works on websites and make them active links. Ads usually show up when you hover those words. But this adware can also display banner and redirect you to web page filled with other forms of advertising.

As already covered, they are usually advertising a product or service that you've recently being contemplating splashing out on. Of course, ads sometimes can be completely random and unrelated. At first you might not even notice, when you do you might brush it off as a mere coincidence, but when it starts to happen time and time again, you come to realize that almost anything you've spent any amount of time looking at is now being displayed to you on subsequent websites that you visit in the form of advertising.

To understand this, it's helpful to know how and why Coolncheap is created. It is normally bundled with another software program, a game or a file download – usually a free one. Thus this adware is simply a way for the developer of that program or download website to recoup some of the cost of creating, and giving something away, for free.

Some people don't actually mind adware like Coolncheap, or at least they put up with it – after all, if you download a lot of freebies, then you may see adware purely as something that is a necessary evil if you want to enjoy free games, TV shows or software. However many other people see the methods that adware uses to show you targeted adverting as an invasion of their privacy. And that's all down to the way in which adware know what adverts to show you.

What is more, Coolncheap is designed to monitor your Internet usage. It looks at which websites you visit – in particular what you are looking at on those websites, logs that data and sends it back to the programmer. They are then able to show you custom adverts based on the data received.

Love it (surely nobody loves it?), hate it, or don't really mind it, one thing to remember is that this adware can leave your system vulnerable to abuse from more malicious software by weakening your security. Therefore, installing anti-malware software is strongly recommended.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Coolncheap 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 Zombie News 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:
  • Coolncheap
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 Coolncheap related extensions from Google Chrome:

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



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Coolncheap, 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 Coolncheap related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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



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

Remove Coolncheap 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.

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What is Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 and how to remove it?

Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 is a file description of a malicious file detected as TR/Dropper.Gen, Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.uufj and Win32/Cryptor (VirusTotal report). If you found a program running on your computer from Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 then it's probably a Trojan horse and you should get rid of it immediately. Usually, you will find multiple instances of randomly named files running on your computer, like koazzyn.exe, feyhxyxyo.exe and similar. Yours will be different but you get the idea. It doesn't mean that your computer has been infected with different Trojan horses. It's only one Trojan horse (hopefully) that creates multiple files on your computer. All the malicious files with Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 description run from C:\Users\[USERNAME]\appdata\roaming\yxlidey\ where "yxlidey" is randomly generated folder name. Again, yours will be different. It might be difficult to notice that your computer is infected unless you use Task Manager very often. But once your computer is infected you will definitely notice one thing, your computer becomes noticeably slower. You may even get error pop-ups from time to time. This particular Trojan horse can be used to download and install more malware onto your computer and also to steal personal information. Needless to say, it's a very dangerous infection.


Trojan Horse malware is something, in this case a computer software program with Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 description, which convinces you of its innocence, entreats you to install it on your PC – and then does its damage once it is on your machine.

Trojans are always disguised as programs which seem to be of use, or at least interesting or entertaining and if you fall for their ploy, it won’t be long before you've unwittingly unleashed a full scale nightmare onto your computer.

Things to look out for – especially if they're sending you unsolicited invites to download them – are the latest security patches for software that you have installed, or some other supposedly required programs. How ironic! All you need do is click on a link or open an attachment sent in a spam email or by a rogue instant message and the Trojan Horse will execute itself and download its components on to your PC.

But be careful, as not all Trojans are spread by email or messenger – after all, how many times have you heard the mantra – don't open emails and attachments from senders you don't recognize? As many of us wise up to this fact and increase our vigilance when we're online, malicious software programmers have had to get creative with the ways in which they spread their menace. That's why many of them also hide their Trojan Horses on websites too. Trojans will be disguised as an ActiveX control – so if you come across one of these when you're browsing online and it's trying to entice you to click it – steer well clear.

Such Trojan Horses show no signs of going anywhere for now –in fact, of all the different types of malware thought to be installed on PCs across the world at any given time, Trojans are overwhelmingly the most prevalent.

To remove Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 Trojan and other threats that may have been installed on your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have questions, leave a down comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Eraem Vire Studaa 2021 Trojan Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.





NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.



3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.



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Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Remove Funshopper Ad Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Funshopper is an adware program that display adverts on your laptop or desktop when you're connected to the Internet. There are different sorts of adware, some are fairly benign and are easy enough to ignore while other types are far more aggressive and can have a real detrimental effect on your user experience and really interrupt what you're doing. And as anyone who uses the Internet at work – or is an avid online shopper or gamer – can tell you, this is something you could really do without having to deal with.

What is the purpose of Funshopper?

Funshopper is designed for a number of reasons – all of them to benefit the programmer. Now there's a surprise! It can be used to generate income – this is because often adware comes bundled with free software programs and the programmer will use the adware as a means of recouping their development costs. It may also be used to drive traffic to a certain website, or simply as a means of increasing sales for a product or service. This particular sample installs web browser extensions, for example fUnshoopper, and display adverts, new tabs and pop-up windows. It may also redirect you to dodgy websites filled with ads.


What does adware look like?

Adware is displayed in a number of ways. We've all seen online adverts – they look almost like traditional printed media ads: boxes on the sides of the web page we're looking at. Adware also appears as larger banner adverts, as links, or – and this is where adware gets its bad reputation from – as pop-up windows.

Pop-up windows, and their close relation, pop-under windows, are a nightmare to deal with. They constantly reappear, no matter how many times you click the little 'x' in the corner of the window. They are overwhelmingly for second rate products, dodgy weight loss plans, not very interesting online games, or pornographic websites. And you don't need us to tell you how embarrassing it can be if you're in the middle of the office, at home with the family, or, heaven forbid, in the middle of an important presentation to have something X rated suddenly appear on your computer's screen.

So is Funshopper malicious software?

This is a bit of a grey area as not all adware can be considered to be malware. Increasingly adware is utilized by large, reputable businesses or organizations who need to embrace online advertising to make up for the sharp drop in revenue seen by the decrease in effectiveness of traditional or print advertising.

However, tell that to anyone who's ever had their computer infected by the type of adware like Funshopper that displays pop-up ads and you'll be likely to get somewhat of a different response. There really is a difference, though, in an advert that sits quietly on the edges of a webpage telling you about a sale on designer ladies shoes, and a manga cartoon style temptress imploring you to visit an adult website!

How do I protect myself from manga temptresses?

Assuming you want to that is! Seriously though, no one should be using their computer without having an anti-malware program installed. Make sure you have one – and keep it up to date. To remove Funshopper and related malware from your computer, including web browser extensions, 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, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Funshopper 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 Zombie News 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:
  • Funshopper
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 Funshopper related extensions from Google Chrome:

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



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove fUnshoopper 5.5, 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 Funshopper related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove fUnshoopper 5.5, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Funshopper 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.

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Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com Hijack Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Have you opened your web browser and found a previously unseen home page called isearch.omiga-plus.com? If you answered 'Yes' then, congratulations, you've bagged yourself a browser hijacker! Actually, I'm joking, because browser hijackers are pretty darn annoying. This browser hijacker replaces home page and default search engine provider. It also modifies browser settings so that less computer-savvy users don't know how to get rid of it for good. The trick is that this isearch.omiga-plus.com modifies not only browser settings but also browser shortcuts and even Windows registry. It even has back up plan if you decide to re-install your web browser or at least reset browser settings. That's why I constantly hear people saying that they home pages keep changing to: http://isearch.omiga-plus.com no matter what they do. If you don't know how to remove it as well, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.



You may have heard of browser hijackers before, in which case you probably know that, like most forms of malware, they usually come packaged with another program and will install themselves on your computer along with the program that you are knowingly downloading. However this is not the only source of a browser hijacker as sometimes they can already be installed on a new laptop or desktop when you purchase it.

Let's go back to the browser hijackers that are bundled with another program however - because there are ways of preventing these from sneaking onto your computer. First of all you need to know that it doesn't matter how reputable the software you are downloading is, browser hijackers aren't choosy when it comes to finding a bundle partner and will package themselves with anything from dubious freeware or shareware to genuine, known makes of software.

This doesn't mean that you need to stop downloading software, files, or even games from the Internet, but if you want to prevent isearch.omiga-plus.com from infiltrating your operating system then you need to take a little more care when you do download something.

And that means reading End User License Agreements more closely than usual. Browser hijackers are usually fairly honest about their intentions to install themselves and attention will be drawn to them in the Agreement that comes attached to the program or software you are originally downloading. Therefore, should you not want to run the risk of installing a browser hijacker, it is well worth you taking just a few minutes more to read the small print and see exactly what it is that you are downloading onto your PC.

You should also boost your computer's protective security layer by installing Microsoft's most up to date security patches as these provide a solid defense against 'drive by' malware – software that is installed on your machine when you happen to visit an infected website. It is also important to do regular checks on the other software programs that you have installed on your machine and make sure you have their latest versions installed, as the manufacturers release periodic updates which include the latest security patches.

Finally, you probably don't need us to tell you this, (although you'd be surprised at how many people – and even companies – are lax about their antivirus and anti-malware software) – so we'll say it anyway! Make sure you have a reputable anti-malware software program installed on your computer. Unfortunately a lot of these programs don't stop browser hijacker – because of their 'potentially unwanted' status, but not having security software on your computer is really just asking to be attacked. Don't let browser hijackers – or any type of malware – make you their victim.

If you have questions, please leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Isearch.omiga-plus.com Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended 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 infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. As this infection is known to be installed by vulnerabilities in out-dated and insecure programs, it is strongly suggested that you use an automatic software update tool to scan for vulnerable programs on your computer.

3. Remove Omiga Plus 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.



4. 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:
  • WPM17.8.0.3159
  • Wsys Control
  • Extended Protection
  • eSave Security Control


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 isearch.omiga-plus.com from Google Chrome:

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



2. Ensure that the Developer mode checkbox in the top right-hand corner is checked. Go to Chrome extensions directory and delete the folder Extended Protection extension is loaded from.



3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.

6. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

7. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://isearch.omiga-plus.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Chrome executable file.



Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: omiga-plus

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by Omiga Plus. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

4. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://isearch.omiga-plus.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Firefox executable file.



Remove isearch.omiga-plus.com from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select Omiga-Plus and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

4. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://isearch.omiga-plus.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file.



6. Finally, go to ToolsInternet Options and restore your home page to default. That's it!
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