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How to Remove Pop-up Virus? (Browser hijacker/PUPs Removal Guide)


Always being harassed by popups? This article contains step by step instructions on how to remove this virus. Please read and be still.


What is Pop-up Virus pop-up virus opens up new browser windows occasionally, redirect you to the malicious and unknown websites as well as pop up ads that you are not interested in when you are browsing the internet. The emergence of the virus means that there must some adware and/or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) installer goes to your PC. It is to be known that pop-up virus like, Popups is bundled with freeware(the 3rd party software) you download from the internet to install on your computer without your knowledge. That’s why you don’t kwon where are popups come from.



Actually, is not technically a virus, but a malware, browser hijacker as well as PUP. However, it exhibits some malicious traits act on your PC and internet experience.

We summarized you the following bad consequences brought by pop-up virus for you below:

Ⅰ. Alongside its installation, there must be adware and/or PUPs as well as other malware exist on your PC. Besides, hijacking your browsers in the form of browser add-ons.

Ⅱ. Pop up ads, new tab from the malicious domain or other websites.
Ⅲ. Collect your search items, monitor your browsing habit and steal your personal information for commercial use.
Ⅳ. Mislead you to be the target of internet sales via pop-up ads. So it can generates traffic and monetize this traffic.


How to Avoid being Infected by Pop-up Virus


1 Be attentive when download free software from websites, such as,, CNET, Brothersoft, software.informer.

2 Always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

3 keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data. And it is high recommended to install an software like Anvi Ad Blocker for blocking popup ads and malicious websites.



How to Remove Pop-up Virus


the effective method

Step 1> Uninstall adware/PUPs and optimize your PC via Cloud System Booster
Step 2> Remove Browser add-ons from your browsers
Step 3> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker



Step 1> Uninstall adware/PUPs and optimize your PC via Cloud System Booster


Please note, pop-up virus is installed on your PC alongside different free software you download from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall this free software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of its popups appearing.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.


1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

Free version:

Pro version:


2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.



3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove unknown and dubious program. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)



4. Please go back to Home, and click on Boost to scan junk files and invalid registry entries left in your computer; and then click Clean to optimize your PC.

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Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.


Step 2> Remove Browser add-ons from your browsers


Option 1: Remove via Anvi Slim ToolBar ( Recommended )

Option 2: Remove from IE, FF & Google Chrome manually


Option 1: Remove via Anvi Slim ToolBar


1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


Download link:

Purchase link:


2. Remove extensions from browsers


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, add-ons and plugins in your browsers. When result is displayed, select DefaultTab, DownloadTerms, Less Tabs, Selectlinks, MixiDJ Toolbar, Webcake  or other toolbars and then click on Remove.




Option 2: Remove from IE, FF & Google Chrome manually


Reset Internet Explorer

Reset Mozilla Firefox

Reset Google Chrome


For Internet Explorer users


1. Open Internet Explorer> click on the gear icon(for window 7 users)/Tools (for Windows XP users) 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 completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.




For Firefox users


1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click on Troubleshooting information.



2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to repair the hijacked browser.



For Google Chrome users


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



2. Locate DefaultTab, DownloadTerms, Less Tabs, Selectlinks, MixiDJ Toolbar, Webcake, etc. and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.




Step 3> Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker


To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects 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:  

Purchase link:


After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.



When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.



Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.




Now, you have removed Pop-up virus completely and are relatively safe online with the protection of Anvi Ad Blocker .


Recommended Tips


After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download:


After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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