How to remove Popcornew (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Popcornew?

Popcornew is adware that frequently infiltrates a computer system alongside other potentially unwanted programs, malware, and possible malicious traces. Once Popcornew adware has been contracted the advertisement-supported program will utilize various methods and permissions to access user browsing data for a wide variety of marketing purposes and campaigns, including targeted advertisements.

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Information collected by potential Popcornew malware includes a user’s browsing activities, bookmarks, history, and more. Adware can also usually access and control user browser settings without direct knowledge from the user, causing a plethora of other destructive activities.

Aside from unwanted advertisements and browser activity, this adware is often mistakenly referred to as the Popcornew virus by the public and irresponsible analysts. However, this adware is not defined as a computer virus despite efforts from unethical blogs who wish to frighten users into purchasing their services or affiliated products. This is something internet users should be careful of.

How to remove Popcornew (Virus Removal)

  1. Automatic Removal Guide
  2. Manual Removal Guide
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1. Automatic Removal Guide

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2. Install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the Anti-Malware program. Malwarebytes may automatically begin to update and scan your computer at this point.

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4. Once Malwarebytes has been opened, if a scan or update has not automatically initiated, please click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan. Before the scan is started Malwarebytes may ask to update the software, make sure to do so if prompted to.

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5. Once the scan is complete, click the Quarantine All button to isolate and remove the detected files. You may be asked to reboot your computer after removal to completely remove detected files.

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6. You can chose to visit the History tab and click Delete All to remove these files from the Quarantine log, although these files no longer provide a threat.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings that have been changed during this infection. It can also fix system startup up settings and help uninstall unwanted software.

1. Install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications 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 and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

4. To automatically uninstall unwanted software, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for the program in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manual Removal Guide

How to uninstall Popcornew

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to gain access to the Windows 8 Start Menu. Windows 8 may also select Programs and Features).

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2. In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section (If you are using Windows 8 you will bypass the Control Panel).

3. In the list of installed programs, search for software titled Popcornew. Once the adware is located, double click the unwanted program or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. *Follow any on-screen instructions that may prompt to remove this program.

How to remove Popcornew add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Popcornew extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Popcornew add-on and remove it.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Popcornew add-on, click it, and click the Remove button. If the button does not appear you must first uninstall associated software through the Control Panel.