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How to Remove Popup Virus? (Adware Removal Guide)

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Some PC users asked anxiously online, causing they have been bothered by this annoying popup for a long time and haven’t found a method to remove it. Fortunately, this article will display you correct methods to help you to get rid of popup virus easily and completely. What else’s, you can fully learn the virus Adserverplus to prevent being infected again. Please read more.


What is Adserverplus Popup Virus Popup virus is an odious adware that brings a series of bad consequences to computers. Not only does it help adware and other malicious programs to display advertisements, but also disguises as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and install on your browsers. Once infected by such adware, you will receive many ads from which produces random ads with reference of information saved in active browsers such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, etc. Furthermore, adware is created by cyber criminals to leads you to be the target of malicious sites’ sale. It acts as a network referral ID to collect traffic sent by its traffic partner so as to deliver traffic to advertisers. Therefore, Adserverplus popup virus generates revenue for cybercriminals and brings benefits to malicious websites.

Screenshots of Popup Virus


How Does Popup Virus Infected Your PC


Situation 1: Some malicious websites and legal websites that have been compromised as well as malicious links, attachments in spam emails may contain Popup virus. When you click on them, Popup virus may be downloaded surreptitiously.

Situation 2: You may be convinced that certain free software which may include malware is very useful for you. After your download and install it, malicious program Popup virus may also be installed on your PC packaged with the free software.

Situation 3: Your PC may also be captured by Popup virus via peer-to-peer file sharing websites which may carry some malware and virus.


How to Avoid Being Infected


Avoid opening unknown, unwanted websites or links, attachments in spam emails.
Avoid downloading free software from unknown websites, especially peer-to-peer file sharing websites. If you install free software that you think is useful for you, please always opt for the custom installation to avoid installing malicious programs and refuse any unwanted programs.


How to remove Popup virus


We will offer you two methods to remove this malicious malware below.

Option 1: Manually remove Popup virus

Option 2: Automatically remove Popup virus.


Causing Popup virus will bring your PC differ damages, such as modifying PC system settings, adding malicious files and registry entries to PC, etc. It is quite a difficult and complicated process to manually disable Popup virus completely even for users having some computer skills. If you are an inexperienced user, please be cautious when remove the virus, or you can choose method 2 to help you to get rid of Popup virus.


Option 1: Manually remove Popup virus


Step 1: Stop process from running in the Windows Task Manager


1. Pressing Ctrl+shift+Esc together to open Windows Task Manager, and navigate to the “Processes” tab.

2. Select the process and click on “End Process” button to stop Adserverplus popup from running. ( similar operation is displayed below)


Step 2: Remove associated files from your PC


a. Click Start (Windows XP)/Windows logo (Windows 7) at the left bottom of the desk, and type folders options into the Search programs and files box, then double click it to open it.


b. When folder Options box appears, switch to the View tab, then select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” as well as don’t select “Hidden protected operating system files (Recommended)”, then click OK.


c. Copy the following files one by one into Search programs and files box after you click on start button, and right click the search result, then click on Delete.

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstats.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallIE.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbaruninstallStatIE.dat

%AppData%[trojan name]toolbarversion.xml

Step 3: Remove associated registry entries from your PC


For Windows XP users:

Click Start, and Click Run. Then type regedit into the run box and then click OK to go on.

For Windows 7 users:

Click Window logo, and type run into the Search programs and files box, then double click run in the search results. Type regedit into the run box and then click OK to go on.
When below window pops up, please click on Yes.
Please find the following malicious registry entries of adware one by one, right click them, and then click on remove.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “[trojan name] Toolbar”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1″

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} “UrlHelper Class”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer



Step 4: Remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome



Usually, the standard repair browser settings step to remove browser hijacker or redirect virus comes with 4 mains parts including removing add-on, search engine related, repairing homage page and deleting browser data. However, many redirect viruses or browser hijackers install their add-on or search engine related and the name may be different a lot and this does perplex many users a lot. So to make it clear and more efficient, here we provide you with the universal way and also the most efficient way to repair browser settings all by set browser settings all default. Please note, if you do have some important personalized browser settings, please make a backup and then personalized the browser settings again when the problem is done.


For Internet Explorer


1. Open Internet Explorer> click on Tools at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.


2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.




3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset.




4. After complete resetting, click Close and then click OK.




For FireFox:


1. Click Firefox button>Help (for windows 7)/click Help at the top of the Firefox window(for windows XP)>select Troubleshooting Information.




2. Click Reset Firefox in the right part of the Troubleshooting Information page.




3. Click on Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens to complete the operation.



For Google Chrome:


1. Click on wrench or 3 bar icon( next to the address bar)>Tools>Extensions.



2. Locate any suspicious extension and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.


Step 5: Block Adserverplus Popup  Ads from IE, FF & Google Ghrome


For Internet Explore:


Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.




For FireFox:


Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.




For Google Chrome:


Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.




Option2: Automatically remove popup virus


Step 1: Remove popup program and other potentially unwanted programs from the computer by using anti-malware software Anvi Smart Defender.


1: Install Anvi Smart Defender

Download link:

Purchase link:


Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.


2. Click quick or full scan


After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate potentially malicious infections and any possible unwanted program.


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Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results which are similar as below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.




Step 2: Using Anvi Slim ToolBar to remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome automatically (Recommended)


1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar

Download link: 
Purchase link:


2: Remove malicious toolbars in your broswers.


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect extensions in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select extensions related to Ad.Adserverplus and any unwanted extensions and them click on Remove.(the similar operation is displayed below)





3: Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.


In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.


Step 3: Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer via Cloud System Booster


There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and to save your disk space so that as to increase running speed of your computer.


1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster system maintenance & optimizer software.

Download link:

Purchase link:


2. After you install the program, please open it, click on BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
could system booster


3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, invaild registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
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Recommended Tips


Pop up ads overtax your nerves when surfing online? Worry about potential risks of malicious websites, phishing websites and even Trojan planted websites that may infect your computer? You are constantly redirected to a website that you don’t want? Handle all such using Anvi AD Blocker. It is our ad blocker and filter software-real-timely protecting Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet.

Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites.

Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link:



Enjoy you safe time online!