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  1. Ads open up automatically everywhere.
  2. Installed plug-in would get crashed constantly.
  3. Web pages hang and the page-loading speed is slowed down considerably.
  4. Additional ads or web applications will be caught to install without getting permission.
  5. Various words on web pages are highlighted with hyperlinks directing to unknown sites.


Is Virus?

According to the fact that anti-virus programs do not pick it up and stop from popping up, which makes it clear that no vicious attribute code is contained, is not virus. Due to the unpleasant scenes it triggers, it is categorized as PUP.

Not being a virus, can be potentially dangerous. As we can see that causes crashes installed extension/plug-ins, which indicates that the excessive popups would keep the processes busy, resulting in dysfunction/ malfunction. This could impose bad influence on compactness online. As a consequence, virus injected on the Internet could take advantage of the vulnerability to capitalize web techniques, BHO and JS for example, contained in web applications to:

  1. Record in-put information online and track down online whereabouts for the improvement on virus propagation. That’s why people got virus even when visiting Facebook.
  2. Preload vicious codes into system configuration.


How Do I Remove

It has been made clear that is not a virus and thus cannot be removed automatically by anti-virus programs. Thus manual method is recommended. Depending on the OS installed and the various brand name computers, the images, directories displayed in this article might differ from what you observe when following the below instruction on your computer. Thus certain level of computer skills and knowledge is required. Any help request will be gladly answered if you contact VilmaTech Online Support by starting a live chat window here.

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Step1. remove the extension created when firstly appeared.

Internet Explorer

  • Click IE’s Tools menu to choose “Manage add-ons”.
  • Please navigate to ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and ‘Search Providers’ respectively.
  • Locate and remove the extension(s) created when firstly appeared by checking “More Info”.
    look into more information to remove the extensions related to in IE

Mozilla Firefox

  • Hit Mozilla Firefox icon in orange to choose “Tools”.
  • Enter into “Options” to inspect ‘Add-ons’ and ‘plugins’ panel respectively by checking “More info” and the like
  • Use ‘Never Activate’ button to remove the extension(s) created when firstly appeared.
    look into more information to remove the extensions related to in Firefox

Google Chrome

  • Press the spanner icon in the upper right corner to select “Tools”.
  • Inspect ‘Extensions’ to locate the extension(s) created when firstly appeared by right clicking on it to show the creation date.
  • Use the dustbin icon to remove it/them.
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  • Hit Opera menu to choose Extensions.
  • Navigate to “Manage Extensions” and to inspect all the listed extensions there.
  • Click “Uninstall” button to uninstall the extension(s) created when firstly appeared.
    look into more information to remove the extensions related to in Opera


a. Choose Preferences from Safari Menu.

  • Hit on Glims/Extension to remove the extension(s) created when firstly appeared.
    access glims or extension to remove the extensions related to in Safari
  • Get back to Safari Menu to choose Help for Installed Plug.
  • Next access “open Ins & list” to remove the related extension(s).
    access "installed plug-ins" to remove the ones related to,

b. Quit Safari.

  • Click on hard disk icon and access Library folder.
    access the related extensions in Library through harddisk-icon (for Mac)
  • Access “Plug-ins” to remove the extension(s) created when firstly appeared.
  • Back to the hard disk icon menu and choose home folder.
  • Access Library folder to remove the extension(s) created when firstly appeared.

Step2. end the services with the path to executable directing to


  • Press down and hold Win key and R key together, which will bring up Run box.
  • Type “services.msc” in the box and hit Enter key, which will lead you to service window.
  • Double click on the enabled services that don’t belong to system and check the “path to executable”.
    end the services responsible for popups according to service property
  • Remove/disable the service with the path pointing to

Windows 8

  • Access Windows Explorer from Start Screen to access Administrative Tools.
  • Access Service window through the Services icon.
  • Inspect the enabled ones that don’t belong to system by double-clicking on them respectively.
  • Remove/disable the service with the path to executable pointing to

Step3. show hidden items to remove Temp files and the ones dropped by

Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Access “user accounts and family safety” from Control Panel.
  • Double click to open up ‘Folder Options’ and hit View tab.
  • Check‘Show hidden files and folders’ and non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ to show hidden items.

Windows 8

  • Access Windows Explorer to hit View tab.
  • Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.
  • Press “OK” button to show hidden items.
    show hidden files on WIndows8 to remove the items hidden and dropped by,

a.    remove the given Temp files/folders:
C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Temp\
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File
b. navigate to the following directories and remove the items generated on and after the date on and after was firstly detected:
C:\Program Files\
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\


How and Why Keeps Popping up?

Strictly speaking, works as an advertising platform. As a platform, directing traffic to its operators and advertisers is the determining factor to get profitable commission from them as the traffic boosts page rank and exposure rate for more potential business.

To get huge traffic, shortcut is to stick to browsers and intercept traffic. No vicious attribute code is required to do so. Slight modifications to web techniques (BHO and JS) will do:

  1. DNS setting is modified.
  2. Startup configuration is modified.
  3. is injected into Threshold.
  4. JavaScript is modified to hook the target browsers. Removal Tips

As a freeware with the goal to spread widely, has to bundle with third-party programs. In return, the PUP would load down the helpful ones when it gets on a machine. To remove permanently, one should not only improve the security defense after a complete removal but also remove the items dropped by the PUP to eradicate any possibility.

VilmaTech Online Support would offer removal thread only to help identify the related ones to for a complete removal rather than listing down the detected ones as the dropped down items can be varied. In the event that you are not able to follow or unexpected issues occur, just start a live chat for exclusive help according to your concrete situation.

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