Note: www.Viewster.com is a legit and copyright trademark website. It is completely safe to use. We are discussing here a malicious application which might have been created by some person who makes profit from advertisements through Viewster.com network. This tutorial will help you remove that browser hijacker and its settings, however you are still okay to go to www.viester.com
Viewster.com virus is an adware infection which can be installed to Firefox, Internet explorer or Chrome browsers. Mainly this Viewster app is used to display Viewster ads on infected computers, as those ads are paid commercials, they earn money for the creators of this program. You might be completely unaware of Viewster malware till it starts displaying unwanted advertisements on every website you go to. Actually this corrupt application is installed on your PC stealthily, usually it comes together with free software downloaded from Internet, other sources of this infection are spam emails containing attachments, compromised websites and free media players and codecs programs. This dose not mean every software you download from Internet is unsafe, but most free programs available on low reputation websites are compromised. So you should be careful when choosing a file to install from Internet. However, if you are getting unwanted ads by viewster.com virus on facebook, youtobe, google or other legit websites, you should consider fixing your browser as instructed below.
Disadvantages and risks of having Viewster.com ads:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Viewster.com malware?:
To manually remove Viewster.com ads, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Viewster.com ads”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Viewster.com ads. Disable if found any.
Block Viewster.com ads pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Viewster.com ads”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Viewster ads lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Viewster.com ads infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Viewster.com virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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