How to remove GreatArcadeHits (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove GreatArcadeHits (Virus Removal Guide)

The GreatArcadeHits virus (also found as the Great Arcade Hits virus; though not technically a computer virus) is a potentially unwanted program or combination of potential malware, categorized as adware and browser hijacker, that primarily installs to computer systems without consent alongside software downloaded from download.com and other monetized freeware and shareware distribution websites. GreatArcadeHits and associated malware changes internet browser settings, including the home page and default search engine, causing unwanted browser redirections and start ups, as well as assists in displaying unwanted advertisements and collecting information. GreatArcadeHits and third-parties may target and entrap unsuspecting victims to terms they would never agree with if presented in a proper manner, which may allow GreatArcadeHits adware and third-parties to display pop-up advertisements, change browser settings (redirections, startup, shortcuts), and send users excessive email spam, junk mail, and more.

How to remove Results Hub (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove Results Hub (Virus Removal Guide)

Results Hub (also known as The Results Hub, Results Hub virus) is a very intrusive potentially unwanted program that changes internet browser settings and injects the webpages you view online with targeted advertisements. The Results Hub program and browser attachment is essentially defined as adware and a browser hijacker because of the activities it performs. Once Results Hub software and browser attachments have been installed internet users will fall victim to unwanted browser redirects and pop-up advertisements.

Remove BoBrowser (Virus Removal Guide)

Remove BoBrowser (Virus Removal Guide)

BoBrowser is an alternative internet browser with a bad online reputation. Most malware and security analysts have determined that BoBrowser is a potentially unwanted program in the adware category of computer threats. Internet users have additionally complained, stating that BoBrowser won’t uninstall and causes many frustrating problems, including browser redirects and unwanted advertisements.

How to remove ArcadeTwist (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove ArcadeTwist (Virus Removal Guide)

ArcadeTwist.com is promoted as a gaming website that can lead you to a world of more than 3000 flash games. However, the ArcadeTwist program is detected as adware and a potentially unwanted program by reputable security programs. Once ArcadeTwist adware has been installed internet users will notice a variety of ArcadeTwist ads including generic pop-ups, banners, and in-text advertisements. Most advertisements generated by this program can be linked to the adware because the ads contain text that usually says something similar to “Powered by ArcadeTwist” or “ArcadeTwist Ads” on them.

How to remove FlashBeat (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove FlashBeat (Virus Removal Guide)

The FlashBeat virus (Flash Beat) s a term used to identify a potentially unwanted program (PUP) in the adware family of computer threats that serves pop-up advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. FlashBeat is known to create new tasks and is scheduled to run every time Windows starts.

How to remove SmartSaver (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove SmartSaver (Virus Removal Guide)

The SmartSaver virus (also found as the Smart Saver virus) is a term used to identify a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) or potential malware that is categorized as adware, a browser hijacker, and spyware, and is primarily used to display pop-up advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer without user consent. SmartSaver is essentially a cross-browser browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), and extension that installs to a Windows PC and attaches to affected internet browsers.

The Pirate Bay undergoing “Database maintenance”

The Pirate Bay undergoing “Database maintenance”

If you try to access ThePirateBay (TPB) at this moment you will land on a blank webpage which says “Database maintenance, please check back in 10 minutes.” Although this message has been up for longer than 10 minutes it is not uncommon for the TPB website and should not be a cause for concern.

ThePirateBay Database maintenance

The Pirate Bay website is still accessible via the Tor network, including the popular Pirate Browser. The Tor traffic goes through a separate server and works just fine.

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RELATED: The Pirate Bay is down!

How to remove Palikan (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove Palikan (Virus Removal Guide)

Palikan (also searched for as Palikan virus) is a publisher of various potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs for short, and browser attachments found in the adware and browser hijacker categories of computer threats. Programs and attachments include Palikan Browser (an open-source Chromium browser), Palikan New Tab 0.0.1, Go_Palikan, and others. Palikan Browser, Go_Palikan, the Palikan New Tab extension, and other programs are primarily used to change existing internet browser settings and default internet browsers. Palikan programs and browser attachments will change the homepage, new tab, default search engine, and browser shortcut target of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, and other internet browsers and cause them to redirect to palikan.com, search yahoo.com, and other webpages when you search the web using the browser address bar, open a new browser window, or open a new browser tab.

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What is Palikan?

Palikan Browser, Go_Palikan, Chromium, and other programs associated with this title are typically promoted by third-party download managers and software bundlers as an alternative internet browser that allows 1-click access to your favorite websites. Palikan New is promoted as an external browser add-on and extension used to change new tab, homepage, and default search of each installed internet browser to palikan.com and other URLs.

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Aside from unwanted browser redirects to palikan.com and webpages on the same domain, the program is also known to serve advertisements while you browse the web, or bundle with third-party adware that serves additional ads. Ads by Palikan are known as ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This means that the adware will manufacture advertisements based off of your personal browsing data, such as your bookmarks and history. Advertisements displayed by Palikan programs and browser attachments and adware that may bundle with it can usually be identified by text that says something similar to “Ads by Palikan” or “Brought by Palikan” on them. Advertisements may also arrive in different formats including generic pop-ups and banners, as well as in-text advertisements that appear when you hover your mouse over unlined and hyperlinked text on a webpage.

Although the infection is often referred to as the Palikan virus, the programs and browser attachments are not technically defined as a computer virus. However, the objects are still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection since they are known to bundle with other unwanted programs and malware. The professional internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Palikan programs and browser attachments if you find them installed on your machine or attached to your internet browsers as a browser add-ons and extensions. Furthermore, it is recommended to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files that may have arrived with these objects.

Palikan and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge or by use of deceptive marketing tactics. Palikan is usually bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Palikan adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

Users may also be given an option to accept or decline an offer to install Palikan Browser and other programs during the installation process of third-party freeware type programs; However, the request to decline the install is often ignored by the download manager and the programs will install against user consent.

  • Palikan bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Palikan is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • Palikan injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Palikan changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.
  • Palikan changes existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, and Apple Safari and causes them to start-up on and redirect to palikan.com, search.yahoo.com, and other websites and webpages on the websites, including:
http://www.palikan.com/?f=2&a=plk_coinisrs_15_33&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzuyEzz0DtBtByEtCtAzyzytBtAtBzztAyCtN0D0Tzu0StCtAtBtAtN1L2XzutAtFtCtBtFyDtFtDtN1L1Czu1BtAtN1L1G1B1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2SyCtB0D0FtD0FyEyBtGyCtDyC0FtGzzyEzz0EtGyEtC0CtAtGyDyB0CyEyCzztA0AyE0A0Dzz2QtN1M1F1B2Z1V1N2Y1L1Qzu2StDzy0BtAyC0C0AyDtG0D0E0DyCtGyEyCyCtCtGzyyB0EtDtGyD0C0CtCyCyB0EzztB0BzyyC2QtN0A0LzuyE&cr=1830537581&uref=plknt

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  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to read and change your bookmarks.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to change your browsing history.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Palikan New Tab for Google Chrome has permission to manage your apps, extensions, and themes.

The free Palikan removal guide on this webpage will help you remove Palikan virus from your PC and get rid of ads by Palikan and other malicious threats.

How to remove Palikan

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How to uninstall Palikan

Windows

1. Open Windows Start/Task Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for Palikan Browser, Chromium, and Go_Palikan in the list of installed programs. Select the first one you want to remove with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. Uninstall each program.

If you do not find Palikan programs in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional third-party programs that may have bundled with it.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Palikan New Tab extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Palikan New Tab add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Palikan New Tab extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Palikan with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

Palikan removal tips

  • If you do not find Palikan in your list of installed programs or browser attachments you may need to uninstall additional programs and remove additional browser add-ons and extensions. Additional programs and browser attachments may include suspicious titles that might have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection. If you do not recognize a browser extension – remove it!
  • If you are still having issues removing Palikan you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

How to remove Interstat (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove Interstat (Virus Removal Guide)

This comprehensive Interstat removal guide will help you remove the “Interstat virus” and other threats from your computer.

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What is Interstat?

Interstat by Weather Channel (also searched for as the Interstat virus) is a program and browser attachment that is detected as a potentially unwanted program (or PUP) by reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs such as Malwarebytes and HitmanPro. The detection can be found as PUP.Optional.GoSearchMe. Interstat adware is primarily used to serve pop-up and in-text advertisements while you browse the web. Ads generated by Interstat will usually say “Ads by Interstat” or “Brought by Interstat” on them. Advertisements served by Interstat adware range from harmless coupons to malicious programs and exploit kits that introduce severe forms of malware to your computer. Although Interstat is not technically defined as a computer virus the adware and potentially unwanted program can be the initial sign of a severe computer infection because Interstat adware may bundle with other unwanted programs and malware.

Interstat

The Interstat application will also run a weatherforecast program and process that will run every time Windows starts. The process will use a large amount of CPU% and memory, which can cause your computer to become slow and sluggish. Interstat also bundles with malware including Backdoor.Agent.WD, potentially unwanted programs, and other threats.

Users who become infected with the “Interstat virus” may also notice browser redirects to suspicious webpages. This is because the program and programs that it bundles with may change your existing internet browser settings including the homepage, default search engine, and new tab settings.

How did Interstat get on my computer?

Interstat adware and ad-serving programs similar to it such as DNSUnlocker and MiniBrowser are usually introduced to a computer without user knowledge. Interstat can bundle with other unwanted programs that automatically download and install it in the background without your approval. The adware can be contracted from third-party software bundlers and download managers associated with dubious programs, torrent files, and browser add-ons and extensions. Interstat may also use various misleading marketing tactics to get users to manually install it. It be promoted by aggressive and deceptive advertisements that claim it is a useful tool or force the program to install. As previously mentioned, Interstat will bundle with other unwanted programs and malicious programs.

The program will usually install in this path: C:\Users\botcr_000\AppData\Roaming\Interstat

How to uninstall Interstat from Windows

Follow the instructions to uninstall Interstat and other programs that it may bundle with from your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 computer. If you do not find Interstat installed on your computer but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files.

1. Open Windows Start or Task menu and go to the Control Panel (or directly to Programs and Features).

2. In the “Programs” section click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove programs).

3. Search for Interstat in the list of installed programs and double click it to uninstall it. You can also select Interstat with your mouse and click the Uninstall button once it appears. Once you have uninstalled Interstat look for other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs and uninstall any if they are found. A general tip is to click “Installed On” to locate any programs that installed around the same time.

If you do not find the program installed in your Control Panel go to Windows Task Manager, find the WeatherForecast (32 bit) process and end the process. Then visit C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Interstat and manually delete all the files in this folder.

How to remove unwanted browser attachments

Follow the instructions to remove Interstat add-ons and extensions, as well as other attachments that it may bundle with from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer & Edge, and Apple Safari. If you do not find a Interstat attachments installed on your internet browser but still notice unwanted symptoms such as pop-up ads while you browse the web it is recommended to use Malwarebytes and HitmanPro to eradicate troublesome files. To remove Interstat from Microsoft internet browsers you must uninstall the program.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Interstat extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Interstat add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Interstat extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove Interstat with Malwarebytes

Follow the instructions to remove Interstat with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

How to remove Interstat with HitmanPro

Follow the instructions to remove Interstat with HitmanPro second-opinion software.

1. Download and install HitmanPro second opinion scanner and removal tool.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

How to clean and repair your computer with CCleaner

Follow the instructions to clean your computer and repair your computer’s settings.

1. Download and install CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and go to the main Cleaner screen and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries. If you find any thing suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Finally, go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

Interstat removal tips

  • If you are still having issues removing LuckySave you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.

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