How to Stop and Get Rid of popup

Are you always disturbed by popup when you go online? It always shows on your web pages even though you have removed it? If you often get popup on the web pages, it means that your browsers are affected by popup. I suggest you remove the potential threat immediately.

Basic Description of popup

Type: Browser Hijacker
Dangerous level: Exceedingly harmful
Targeted Browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome etc.
Stricken OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 etc. m pop-up is classified as an unwanted browser hijacker which has caused many troubles to PC users. It has the ability to affect most famous browsers such as IE, Chrome and Firefox. This pop-up website looks like a reliable search provider, but actually it is an useless one. And it can bring many problems to computers. So you should pay close attention to pop-up.

As long as pop-up comes into your system, it will perform a lot of malicious activities to damage your system. pop-up can set itself as your homepage. Also, it may redirect your original web page to a totally different one. Besides, your start-up pages and default search engine will be changed without your consent. You will often get many annoying pop-up ads which may drive you crazy. What is more, pop-up can help the remote cyber criminals to control your computer. As a result, your browsing activities and private information like Email address, credit card information and bank account data will be collected by the cyber criminals. With the help of pop-up, many malware can get inside your system easily. Consequently, you may come across many unexpected problems.

There is no doubt that you should remove pop-up from your computer as soon as possible. But pop-up can disable your firewall and other security tools, so only manual removal can help you remove it completely.

How to Remove popup popup is able to stop your antivirus programs from running. Manual removal is an effect way. This manual removal guide is for advanced PC users.

Step 1- End all running processes of popup .

You should note that names of processes of popup will be displayed differently with random letters. So, extreme cautions and certain computer skills are needed to look for all malicious processes.

1) Press combination key of Ctrl+ Esc+ Shift in Windows7/vista to pull up Windows Task Manager;







Press combination key of Ctrl+ Alt+ Del in Windows XP/ Windows 8 to pull up Windows Task Manager
Ctrl+ Alt+ Del







2) Scroll down and select all processes of popup, click End process to end them

Windows Task Manage










Step 2-Delete all the files related to popup

Firstly show all hidden files for fully delete all files of popup
1) Click “Start” and open “Control Panel”, then open “Folder Option”;
Or you can go to My Computer/Computer-> click on “Tools” on the menu bar -> click on “Folder Option” in the drop-down list
F-O under computer


2) Click on ” View”, scroll down the list and tick “Show hidden files, folders and drives”, simultaneously, uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” then a Warning box pops up to confirm whether you are sure to uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”, click “Yes”
Folder Option












3) Then click “OK”

Delete all files related to popup in Local disk

Open My Computer/Computer, then carefully search files related to popup in your Local disk and other hard disks and delete all of them
Hard Disk Drives

Please check all files related to popup as below:
Program Files \ popup\ popup.exe
User Profile \Desktop\ popup.lnk
User Profile \Start Menu \ popup\ popup. lnk
User Profile \Start Menu \ popup \Help. lnk
User Profile \Start Menu \ popup\Registration. lnk
User Profile \Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch \ popup. lnk

Step 4- Remove all associated registry entries of popup :

1) Click Start menu, type “regedit” in the search programs and files box and press Enter key to open Registry Editor

Or you could press Windows+R together to pull up Run box, then type in “regedit” to pull up Registry Editor
Run box

Registry editor (2)













2) Find out and delete suspicious registry entries of popup in the “Registry Editor” as blow:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ [RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ popup\SettingsMngr

Step 4: Reset your homepage.(Take Firefox as an example)

1) Click on Tools-Options






2) Reset homepage under General Tab











3) Clear browsing histories under Privacy Tab

Step 5:Close all the windows and restart your system

Note: If you have no enough computer skills, it will be difficult for you to remove popup in manual way. However it is the most effective way Therefore, to make sure trouble-free and successful removal, you need to pay attention to every single step to delete popup

Note: If you have any problems to perform manual removal, please feel free to contact DooFix Online Experts to help you.

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