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How to Remove Pop-up Virus? (Adware Removal Guide)


Are you annoyed by pop-ups from Follow us, we’ll offer you a detail on how to remove it form your PC.


About Pop-up Virus pop-up virus is defined as adware. It servers for various ads, sponsored links and malicious websites and displays them in the form of pop-ups. Once infected with pop-up virus, your browser will pop up ads constantly when you are surfing the internet.

Screenshots of pop-up ads pop-up ads


The Dangers and Symptoms of Pop-up Virus


1. pop-up virus captures your computer without your consent. As an extension, it hijacks your browser to make itself pop up ads whenever you browse webpage. It displays unwanted banner advertisements, pop-up advertisements, and in-text advertisements. These types of advertisements may disguise as legitimate ones to be the indispensable parts of one webpage. Thus, it is reported to be a camouflaging adware. Once you click on its ads, you may be misled to a malicious website or a malicious payload. What’s more, it may give you fake messages and lead you to download potentially unwanted programs. For example, it warns you that your PC performs poor. Actually, everything runs pretty well in your computer.

2. pop-up virus installs on your computer bundled with free software downloaded from internet. Such free software or third-party software seem to be useful are actually do little for you. Each of this free software carries at least one potentially unwanted program such as toolbar, adware and others and installs them on your PC secretly to change your system and browser settings so as to make your PC a dangerous environment. Therefore, you need to remove all potentially unwanted programs and toolbar installed recently to keep your PC safe.


Real Purpose of Pop-up Virus


Getting profits is the real and ultimate purpose of this pop-up virus. It is a platform for various internet resources to display ads. It misleads you to click on those ads and links to generate traffic or makes you become the target of internet sales to gain money. So there are the risk of losing money and personal information for innocent computer victims.


How to avoid the installation of Pop-up Virus


When you install some free download software from internet, pay attention to choose Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation. And refuse to install any potentially unwanted programs and add-on during the whole process of installation.


How to Remove Pop-up Virus?


Five steps for removal of pop-up virus

Malware Prevention Tips


Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer


The dubious PUP leading to pop-ups is unique in different user’s computer.So please pay attention to those apps you are not familiar with and looks strange or suspicious in your control panel.

Locate and remove all of related adware/PUP such as Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Yontoo, etc. and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to make sure your PC is free from potentially unwanted programs.


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for any dubious program, select them and click Remove.


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.



Alternative uninstall method

(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Could System Booster)

Install and start Could System Booster(link:→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select suspicious programs and remove(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).



You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall the PUP if you use the Pro Version.


Remove virus infections hidden in your PC


As Pop-up virus are suspicious of make your PC be infected with malware againg by misleading you to malicious websites containing virus infections, so you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections that cannot be tracked in your control panel.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:,Purchase: firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan

main menu of Anvi Smart Defender

Anvi Smart Defender quick scan


Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related to pop-up virus from all of browsers


Because plugins related to pop-up virus will not be removed along with the removal of these PUP and viruses, you must remove them from browsers to keep the security of your PC.

Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.

Removal process demonstration:

1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: and install it according its navigation.

Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar




Remove potentially unwanted browser extension related to pop-up virus from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.



It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove pop-up virus related plug-ins automatically.

The trial version is free for 15 days:

For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:

Start it and click Manager. Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.

Similar picture
remove unwanted browser extension with Anvi Slim Toolbar


–Or you can choose to manually remove pop-up virus related plug-in from your browser



Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons.



Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on potentially unwanted browser extension related to pop-up virus and then click on Disable.




Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons.



Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of potentially unwanted browser extension related to pop-up virus.



Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions.



Locate potentially unwanted browser extension related to pop-up virus and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


Clean up leftovers of pop-up virus and optimize your PC


The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to pop-up virus and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

1. Download link of Cloud System Booster:


2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

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


Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with pop-up virus via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.


Web guard for pop-up virus and malicious websites blocking

To avoid the harassment of various pop-up virus, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

Download link
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link

After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.



Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.


That’s it



Malware Prevention Tips                     


1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, redirect virus sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.


2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.


3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Browser hijackers like may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link:

Anvi Smart Defender Guard


There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: (expires in 15 days)