Malware programs often modify the browser shortcut to force you attend numerous intrusive websites, show you ads and install additional adware on your PC. The problem is that antivirus programs and anti-malware utilities are able to kill malware but they often are unable to detect modified shortcuts and remove files which they are pointing to. As a result your browser can still direct you to a hijacking-webpage despite your computer is actually clean of malware. In this case you need to fix the shortcuts for your Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers manually.
Read our tips on what to do if you see a notification in Google Chrome like this:
Chrome has detected unusual behavior Is Chrome crashing, showing unusual startup pages, toolbars, or unexpected ads you can't get rid of... Run Chrome Cleanup Tool
WPS Office 2013 / 2016 are Chinese programs published by Zhuhai Kingsoft Office Software Co., Ltd. The official website is www.wps.cn. It is positioned as a substitute for Microsoft Office but is promoted aggressively and often installs without user’s permission. Today we will talk about how to remove this intrusive program and get rid of all its components.
If you see exe.emorhc.bat or exe.erolpxei.bat in the path, it means that the shortcut of the browser was modified by the malware program. As a result you may experience the following problems:
- unknown page opens as a homepage;
- the default search engine is changed to unknown service;
- various third-party ads appear in the browser on all sites.
Adware is a kind of unwanted software that is designed primarily to bring revenue to its owners rather than for users’ profit. In many cases adware programs are totally useless. They can pretend to optimize performance of your PC, find best prices, offer discounts, help download music and videos for free and even promise to block ads while their only aim is to inject ads in your browser, show you ads on the desktop, install other sponsored software. In this article we will explain:
- where does malware come from;
- how to remove adware and PUP from PC;
- how to get rid of pop-up ads in browser: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE.
What is AdWare
AdWare (Advertising SoftWare) is a software designed primarily to show advertisement and bring revenue to its developers. It causes the advertising links or banners to appear in different places: in the program’s window, on the desktop or in the browser. Very often AdWare programs are completely useless. They pretend that they fulfill a definite function but it exists purely for disguising a real purpose – showing Ads. There also exist some useful applications. But they are classified as AdWare too because they either show ads by themselves or conduce the emerging of ads on computer.