How to remove Public Hotspot (Virus Removal)

How to remove Public Hotspot (Virus Removal)

Public Hotspot (also referred to as Public Hotspot virus or PubHotspot) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can cause issues for computer users once it has been installed. When Public Hotspot is first installed it will run a process named Public Hotspot (32bit), schedule a new task to run  every time Windows starts, and display an icon on Windows Desktop. The program is also known to bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. Public Hotspot and the programs that it usually bundles with will generate pop-up ads across multiple web browsers, change existing internet browser settings, and cause other very serious issues. Public Hotspot and other programs that it bundles with can also collect information from the computer that can be used to generate targeted advertisements that single out specific users.

Public Hotspot virus

Public Hotspot is primarily distributed by other free online programs that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems. These programs will also bundle the adware with other threats that can be more serious and require immediate removal.

How to remove Public Hotspot virus, malware, and other threats

Uninstall Public Hotspot

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for Public Hotspot and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove Public Hotspot with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  4. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove Public Hotspot virus with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot
How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

How to remove PubHotspot (Virus Removal)

How to remove PubHotspot (Virus Removal)

PubHotspot

PubHotspot (also referred to as PubHotspot virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that infiltrates a computer system without user consent and bombards internet users with malicious advertisements. The program also causes other system related issues and can violate a user’s privacy due to it’s data collection policies and activities.

PubHotspot icon

Once installed, the program will schedule a new task in order to launch every time Windows starts, and display an icon on Windows Desktop. The program is also known to bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. PubHotspot and the programs that it usually bundles with will generate pop-up ads across multiple web browsers, change existing internet browser settings, and cause other very serious issues. PubHotspot and other programs that it bundles with can also collect information from the computer that can be used to generate targeted advertisements that single out specific users.

PubHotspot is primarily distributed by other free online programs that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems. These programs will also bundle the adware with other threats that can be more serious and require immediate removal.

How to remove PubHotspot virus, malware, and other threats

Uninstall PubHotspot

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for PubHotspot and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove PubHotspot with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  4. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove PubHotspot virus with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot
How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

How to remove ParentalControl (Virus Removal)

How to remove ParentalControl (Virus Removal)

parentalcontrol virus

ParentalControl (also referred to as ParentalControl(x86), ParentalControl virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that really tries to appear like something it is not. The program claims to be a tool that can be used to monitor and restrict access to prohibited online content and websites; However, the program is clearly a threat to computer uses and their privacy.

parentalcontrol icon

When ParentalControl is first installed it will run a process named ParentalControl (32bit), schedule a new task in order to launch every time Windows starts, and display a ParentalControl icon on Windows Desktop. The program is also known to bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. ParentalControl and the programs that it usually bundles with will generate pop-up ads across multiple web browsers, change existing internet browser settings, and cause other very serious issues. ParentalControl and other programs that it bundles with can also collect information from the computer that can be used to generate targeted advertisements that single out specific users.

ParentalControl is primarily distributed by other free online programs that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems. These programs will also bundle the adware with other threats that can be more serious and require immediate removal.

How to remove ParentalControl virus, malware, and other threats

Uninstall ParentalControl

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.

uninstall parentalcontrol

  1. Search for ParentalControl and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove ParentalControl with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  2. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove ParentalControl virus with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot
How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

How to remove SpeeDownloader (Virus Removal)

How to remove SpeeDownloader (Virus Removal)

SpeeDownloader

SpeeDownloader (also referred to as SpeeDownloader virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can cause serious complications and privacy related issues for computer users once it has been installed. Once SpeeDownloader is installed it will run a process named SpeeDownloader (32bit), it will schedule a new task in Windows Task Manager in order to run every time Windows starts, and it will display a new “rocket ship” SpeeDownloader icon on Windows Desktop.

SpeeDownloader icon

The program primarily bundles with a large quantity of third-party malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. SpeeDownloader and the programs that it bundles with will generate pop-up ads across multiple web browsers, change existing internet browser settings, and cause other very serious issues. SpeeDownloader and other programs that it bundles with can also collect information from the computer that can be used to generate targeted advertisements that single out specific users.

The potentially unwanted program is primarily distributed by other free online programs that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems. These programs will also bundle the adware with other threats that can be more serious and require immediate removal.

How to remove SpeeDownloader virus, malware, and other threats

Uninstall SpeeDownloader

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. uninstall speedownloader

  4. Search for SpeeDownloader and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove SpeeDownloader with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  5. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove SpeeDownloader virus with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot
How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

TIP is NOT giving away money on Facebook

TIP is NOT giving away money on Facebook

One of the latest Facebook scams claims that rapper T.I.(or TIP) is giving away $5,500 (or other amount) to people who share his post and like his page. However, this is NOT TRUE. The TIP Facebook page is fake and you will not be given a chance to win anything, including $3,000 or $5,500.

tiphustlegang

The fake TIP Facebook has published posts for quite some time in attempt to look like a legitimate T.I. Facebook page. Some posts say random quotes such as “God always has a relief for every sorrow and a plan for every tomorrow,” some posts contain random images of T.I., and some posts promote third-party content and websites.

TIP facebook money giveaway

One of the most troubling posts on the fake TIP Facebook page is one that says “Last Week I Gave Away $3,000” and “This Week T.I. Added More $5,500 To The Jackpot That I’ll Be Giving Away.” The posts also contains an image of rapper T.I. with a large quantity of cash (stacks of money).

These types of Facebook scams are very common. They are usually associated with like-farming: Like farming is when a desperate or fake Facebook page publishes deceptive content in order to obtain more likes. However, as more and more people are easily duped by these types of scams it allows the scammers to be a serious threat to your privacy.

Advanced payment fraud and other types of scams are also associated with these types of dubious Facebook giveaway posts. Once a scammer finds a victim they will message the victim stating that they won and that they need to send a payment (for shipping or other) in order to obtain the prize. If the alleged winner sends the faux payment they will not receive the prize and will only be left with a hole in their wallet.

Fake TIP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TIPHustleGang/

Real T.I. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TI/

TIP is NOT giving away a GMC truck on Facebook

TIP is NOT giving away a GMC truck on Facebook

One of the latest Facebook scams claims that rapper T.I.(or TIP) is “rewarding one of his fans with his G.M.C. truck.” However, this is NOT TRUE. The TIP Facebook page is fake and you will not be given a chance to win anything, including T.I.’s GMC truck.

tiphustlegang

The fake TIP Facebook has published posts for quite some time in attempt to look like a legitimate T.I. Facebook page. Some posts say random quotes such as “God always has a relief for every sorrow and a plan for every tomorrow,” some posts contain random images of T.I., and some posts promote third-party content and websites.

tip gmc truck facebook scam

One of the most troubling posts on the fake TIP Facebook page is one that says “I Will Be Rewarding 1 Of My Fans With My G.M.C Truck” and “My Word Is Valuable All You Gotta Do Is SHARE This Post ) ..Timing Starts Now. I’m Watching.” The posts also contains an image of rapper T.I. with a black GMC truck.

These types of Facebook scams are very common. They are usually associated with like-farming: Like farming is when a desperate or fake Facebook page publishes deceptive content in order to obtain more likes. However, as more and more people are easily duped by these types of scams it allows the scammers to be a serious threat to your privacy.

Advanced payment fraud and other types of scams are also associated with these types of dubious Facebook giveaway posts. Once a scammer finds a victim they will message the victim stating that they won and that they need to send a payment (for shipping or other) in order to obtain the prize. If the alleged winner sends the faux payment they will not receive the prize and will only be left with a hole in their wallet.

Fake TIP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TIPHustleGang/

Real T.I. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TI/

How to remove Spoutly (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove Spoutly (Virus Removal Guide)

SpoutlyLauncher

Spoutly by Spoutly Inc. (also referred to as Spoutly virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can cause issues for computer users once it has been installed. When Spoutly is first installed it will run a process named Spoutly (32bit), schedule a new task by in Windows Task Manager named SpoutlyLauncher in order to launch every time Windows starts, and display an icon on Windows Desktop. The program is also known to bundle with malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats. Spoutly and the programs that it usually bundles with will generate pop-up ads across multiple web browsers, change existing internet browser settings, and cause other very serious issues. Spoutly and other programs that it bundles with can also collect information from the computer that can be used to generate targeted advertisements that single out specific users.

Spoutly is primarily distributed by other free online programs that utilize deceptive marketing tactics in order to infiltrate computer systems. These programs will also bundle the adware with other threats that can be more serious and require immediate removal.

How to remove Spoutly virus, malware, and other threats

Uninstall Spoutly

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.

uninstall Spoutly

  1. Search for Spoutly and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove Spoutly with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  2. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
You might find these links useful:

Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Remove Spoutly virus with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your compiter.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

Troubleshoot
How to restore your computer

If a restore point has previously been established on your machine you will be able to perform a system restore in order to restore your machine to a date and time before it was infected. You will lose files on your computer that were obtained prior to the restore point.

There are several options to restore your computer. Most computers have their own restore software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default restore program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to recover your computer to factory settings

A system recovery (or reset) will recover your computer to factory settings. You will lose the current programs and files on your computer.

There are several options to recover your computer to factory settings. Most computers have their own recovery software that can be found by performing a search. Additionally, computers that run the Windows Operating System have a default recovery program that can also be found by performing a search.

A boot screen that can be used to access options to restore your computer can be reached by rebooting your computer and pressing the F8 key once the manufacture screen is displayed.

How to protect your computer against future threats

The key to staying protected against future infections is to take advantage of reputable Antivirus software and Antimalware software with real-time protection.

Security software like Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer. These programs bundled together can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals.

How to turn auto updates on and off (Android)

How to turn auto updates on and off (Android)

Auto updates on Android smartphones (also known as Auto-update apps) can drain your battery, make your Android smartphone very slow and sluggish, and cause your smartphone to use obscene amounts of data. In some cases, automatic updates can cause you to exceed your phone plan’s data limit. Some Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy series (Galaxy S3, Galaxy S5, etc) are set to update apps automatically by default. This guide explains how to turn auto updates on and off on Android smartphones.

  1. Go to play store icon Play Store (Google Play Store).

automatic updates android settings

  1. Click the automatic updates settings icon menu icon (usually on the top left) and go to Settings.
  2. In the General section click Auto-update apps.

auto-update apps

  1. Select Do not auto-update apps to turn auto updates off. Select Auto-update apps at any time to turn auto updates on. Select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only to turn auto-updates on only when your Android smartphone is connected to a WiFi service.

How to remove Kangobox adware

How to remove Kangobox adware

Kangobox by Pinball Corp (also referred to as Kangobox virus) is a adware that injects the webpages you view online with advertisements. Kangobox is usually distributed by other free programs and software bundlers. The program is often automatically installed without user consent or knowledge.

kangobox

real-time softwareDid you know that Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer? Antivirus and Antimalware programs with real-time protection can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals. Subscribing to reputable programs such as Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus is strongly recommended to keep your computer safe. These two programs can also run together on the same machine to boost real-time security features and scan options.

Uninstall Kangobox

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for Kangobox version 1 and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove Kangobox with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  4. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.

ALSO SEE: How to uninstall a program from Mac

Remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Scan your computer with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.

How to remove Monster Marketplace

How to remove Monster Marketplace

monster marketplaceMonster Marketplace (also referred to as Monster Marketplace virus, MonsterMarketplace, Malware.Monster.DX) is a adware and malware that injects the webpages you view online with advertisements. Monster Marketplace is usually distributed by other free programs and software bundlers. The program is often automatically installed without user consent or knowledge.

real-time softwareDid you know that Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus have real-time features that can block malicious files before they spread across your computer? Antivirus and Antimalware programs with real-time protection can establish a wall between your computer and cyber criminals. Subscribing to reputable programs such as Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium and Vipre Antivirus is strongly recommended to keep your computer safe. These two programs can also run together on the same machine to boost real-time security features and scan options.

Uninstall Monster Marketplace

  1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel (or select Programs and Features).
  2. Click Uninstall a program (in earlier versions of Windows this is called Add and remove programs) in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
  3. Search for Monster Marketplace version 1 and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer. If you cannot find programs installed on your computer it is recommended to remove Monster Marketplace with Malwarebytes and then perform a second opinion-scan with HitmanPro to remove remaining trace files.
  4. Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.

ALSO SEE: How to uninstall a program from Mac

Remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
  2. Click the trashcan icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.

Firefox

  1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
  2. Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.

Safari

  1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
  2. Click the Uninstall button next to the unwanted extension you to remove it.

Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

  1. Open your browser window and download Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free. <<CLICK HERE TO BUY MALWAREBYTES 3.0>>
  2. Open the executable file (mb3-setup.exe) to begin installing Malwarebytes.
  3. Select your language, click Next, then select “I accept the agreement,” click the Next button several times, and then click the Install button to install Malwarebytes. Click Finish once the install process is complete.
  4. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button on the Dashboard to begin scanning your computer.
  5. Click the Quarantine Selected button once the scan is finished.
  6. If Malwarebytes says “All selected items have been removed successfully. A log file has been saved to the logs folder. Your computer needs to be restarted to complete the removal process. Would you like to restart now?” click the Yes button to restart your computer.

Scan your computer with HitmanPro

  1. Open your browser window and download HitmanPro<<CLICK HERE TO BUY HITMANPRO>>
  2. Open the executable file (hitmanpro_x64.exe or hitmanpro_x32.exe) to begin installing HitmanPro.
  3. Click the Next button, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement,” and click the Next button again.
  4. On the Setup page select “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” and add your email address to the registration fields to begin the free trial.
  5. Click Next to begin scanning your computer.
  6. Once the Scan results are displayed click the Next button and click the Next button again on the Removal results page.