Are you annoyed by countless advertisements due to the malware Playtopus? Are you wondering how to remove Playtopus thoroughly from your computer? The post here shows you how to clean Playtopus effectively and completely.
It is an adware program which can infiltrate your computer when you download files from Internet, visit websites that contain malicious codes or watch pornographic videos online. When your computer is invaded by the adware program, adware banners will occur at the bottom of your web browsers. The adware will hijack the web browsers on the targeted computers and redirect users to websites unrelated with the purpose of displaying advertising. Though antivirus software or antispyware detects this threat and claims that it has deleted the adware program, you still receive a lot of advertisements. Antivirus programs can do nothing to remove the adware completely.
Playtopus should be removed as quickly as possible because it will change your browser settings and force search engines like Google or Yahoo to redirect to advertising web pages. The advertisements are a nuisance. The computer performance is also affected. You will find it takes more time for programs to respond.
The steps below require enough computer knowledge and skills and rich virus removal experience. If you are confident about the manual removal, follow the steps below to remove the adware.
Step1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open Task Manager. In Task Manager, click Processes tab, select the process associated with the adware and end it.
Step2. Delete files that dropped by the adware. Find the following files and delete them all.
Tip: If the files are hidden, click Start->Control Panel-> Folder Options. In Folder Options window, click View tab, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Then click on OK.
Step3. Remove registry entries generated by the adware program. Click Start, select Run, and type regedit and click OK. Then Registry Editor appears.
Then find the registry entries below and delete them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell = [random].exe
Any deletion of valid registry entries and system files will lead to serious damage to your computer system. If you are a computer novice and find it a bit daunting to remove Playtopus with the steps mentioned, use a Playtopus removal tool instead. It can detect and delete all the infected files hidden and invalid registry entries created by the adware program on the infected PC. Your PC will restore to a healthy state soon.
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