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Malware Removal Instructions
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by Admin, Mountain View (geolocate), published: Thu 18 Dec 2014 09:26:00 PM CET.

Favicon How to Remove Storm Alert Malware (Uninstall Guide)
8 Dec 2014, 8:35 pm
Storm Alert has been designed to display adverts on your PC. Storm Alert Ads or "Ads by Storm Alert" appear on every web page you visit. They are injected by malicious web browser extensions called Storm Alert. While some people do refer to Storm Alert as a virus or as malware, there are a number of differences. Unlike the latter two, Storm Alert is not always harmful and is frequently used in legitimate circumstances. In these days of increasing online threats it is crucial that you take as many steps as possible to protect yourself, your computer hard drive, your data, your passwords and even your identity from the numerous types of malware that are prowling the Internet looking for trouble to cause and security loopholes to exploit. Even though pop-up ads and adware like this are not considered serious threats, they can cause more harm than you actually think.


And although seen as one of the stable of malicious software's more innocent residents, Storm Alert is actually rather more corrupt than many people give it credit for. And in fact, so many adware developers or companies have such a vested interest in you NOT removing it from your computer thanks to its money spinning properties, it can actually be quite a lot harder to remove than you may think.

Therefore, it stands to good reason that, as well as knowing how to remove Storm Alert, should you get infected by it, knowing how to protect yourself from it is paramount if you want to keep yourself safe while connected to the Internet. The silver lining of the adware cloud is that defending yourself against it is easy and - even better news - free.

Gone are the days when adware and malware like Storm Alert only attacked visitors of dubious websites - for example gambling sites and X rated adult content sites. These days many reputable and authentic companies are finding themselves victim of attack. Cyber criminals target popular websites and embed them with an HTML document hidden inside another HTML document (otherwise known as an iframe) that will insert content from the fraudster's own website into the site in question. And in the case of adware, spyware and other malware, this content will malicious. But you'd guessed that already anyway, hadn't you?

So what happens is that you visit a well-known website to read the news, catch up on the latest celebrity gossip, book a vacation or buy a new pair of sneakers and should that site have been compromised by malicious adware, the domino effect will trigger Storm Alert to install itself onto your computer. This is commonly known as a drive-by download.

And far from being innocent Storm Alert can cause real problems for your computer: it can make it run slowly, hijack your browser, have a detrimental effect on your Internet connection and cause websites and installed programs to crash. Not only that but it can cause problems with your PC's security and leave you wide open to further attack by even more virulent enemies.

Therefore, I strongly suggest that when you're done reading this, your next action should be to make sure your PC is safe and secure. Ensure you have a renowned anti-malware program installed on your machine and that it is up to date. You also need to make sure that you are staying on top of patches for your browser, Windows, and other programs you have installed such as Skype, Flash, Adobe Reader etc. If your patches are out of date you could be extremely vulnerable to security issues.

To remove Storm Alert and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Storm Alert Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Storm Alert related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Storm Alert
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Storm Alert related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Storm Alert, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Storm Alert related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Storm Alert, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Storm Alert related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove primtwv.com pop-up ads (Virus Removal Guide)
7 Dec 2014, 9:46 pm
If you're getting a lot of new primtwv.com pop-up tabs then your computer is infected with adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). Not only these pop-up ads are very annoying but they can also take control of your entire web browser and as a result you have to use task manager to close the browser. We all know that there are things out there that wish to harm us. The Internet is a veritable cornucopia of cyber criminals, viruses, scams, spam emails, spyware, adware, Trojan Horses and various other nasties all waiting to steal our identities, empty our bank accounts, corrupt our files, use our computers to hijack other PCs - and more. It's pretty scary stuff and I bet that if we stopped to think about it in much detail, some of us would be extremely hesitant to even log on to the Internet again! But there's no point being paranoid, the one thing you must do is not let the fear take over but instead take control of your own life online and instead learn how to defend yourself against the Internet bullies. Primtwv.com pop-up ads won't steal your passwords or delete your files but they can redirect you to sketchy and misleading websites created by scam artists.


The problem is knowing where to start and with so many dangers out there, and all of them growing increasingly sophisticated by the day, it can be hard to know which malware can do what and how. And sometimes it can be tempting to dismiss certain types of malicious software as 'not as bad' as the others - take adware or Potentially Unwanted Programs that create primtwv.com pop-up ads for example. The fact is that cyber criminals, spammers, software developers, call them what you will are always on the look out for more sophisticated ways to fool us. Therefore how can we really know what a particular program will do to us. And of course, to compound that problem is the fact that having one rogue installation on your computer can open up a portal to allow others to infect you too.

So what of the aforementioned Potentially Unwanted Programs? These are not technically classed as malware as they are downloadable and, although you may not knowing you're downloading one, you actually will have been given a (reasonably) fair warning. Also known as PUPs for short, or sometimes foistware, these programs are usually bundled with other software. Meaning that when you download Program A - if it has a PUP packaged with it, you'll also be downloading Potentially Unwanted Program B. And most of the time, program B has misleading EULA or doesn't have it at all. Very often users don't even understand where these primtwv.com pop-ups are coming from. Most of the time, they are displayed by potentially unwanted programs that came bundled with other applications, mostly adware.

So how do you know? The trick is to read the End User License Agreement carefully. You know - that boring box of text that so many of us flippantly click through without paying any attention in order to download our software more quickly. If you took the time to read the EULA a little more carefully you may just find that your desired Program A also comes bundled with a little added extra that the agreement will 'suggest' you also download. This may be a toolbar, a browser, a home page or adverts like primtwv.com. It's true that the wording might be a little ambiguous and it will try to make the PUP look as officially affiliated with the original program as possible and it may check or uncheck boxes in advance that give the PUP the go-ahead to install, but by exercising a little due care and attention, you should be able to avoid it.

If it's already too late on your computer is flooded with annoying and misleading primtwv.com pop-up pop-ups and ads, then please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Primtwv.com Pop-Up Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove primtwv.com ads related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • BlockAndSurf
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Safer-Surf
  • SpeedCheck
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove primtwv.com pop-up ads related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, BlockAndSurf, Safer-Surf, SpeedCheck, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.



Remove primtwv.com pop-up ads related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, BlockAndSurf, Safer-Surf, SpeedCheck, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



Remove primtwv.com pop-up ads related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove BuyNSave Malware (Uninstall Guide)
6 Dec 2014, 10:29 pm
BuyNSave has been designed to display adverts on your PC. BuyNSave Ads or "Ads by BuyNSave" appear on every web page you visit. They are injected by malicious web browser extensions called BuyNSave. While some people do refer to BuyNSave as a virus or as malware, there are a number of differences. Unlike the latter two, BuyNSave is not always harmful and is frequently used in legitimate circumstances. Put simply, it's adware which has been designed to automatically display, download, or play adverts on your computer. These advertisements exhibit themselves in a number of different ways. They may be banner adverts - the usually large and eye catching ads that appear at the top of, or sometimes the side of, your screen. They can also be in the form of pop up adverts - windows that flash up on your screen without warning. They may even be the less immediately noticeable pop under adverts which hide behind the screen you're currently looking at, waiting for you to close the window before they reveal themselves.


It becomes apparent, especially if you have been infected by BuyNSave, that these adverts, whatever size and shape they are, have one thing in common, and that is they very quickly become very annoying.

So who creates this adware - and why? Well, like any form of advertising or marketing, BuyNSave has been created to generate revenue for its author, and sometimes for a third party too. Normally, despite being bothersome, it on its own is technically not dangerous. But that doesn't mean you should dismiss it merely as a distraction for some types of adware will have been designed to include spyware. And that is something you can really do without on your computer. The problem with spyware is that it does exactly what it says on the can, as the saying goes: it spies on you. It will watch which websites you visit, note which products or services you are looking at and then record this data and send it back to the programmer who will then either (best case scenario) send you adverts that are tailored towards your browsing habits, or (worst case scenario) sell your information on to a third party.

Even more scary is the inclusion of keyloggers in some spyware. These have been designed to actually record the keys you are typing on your desktop or laptop's keyboard. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out that this data is not just going to include the gossipy instant message you sent to a co-worker or the birthday greetings you sent via email to your grandma, but all the other things you type into your computer on a daily basis: your personal details, your passwords, your credit card information and so forth. The good news is however that BuyNSave is not that kind of adware. It cannot steal your passwords and personal details.

Therefore, if you've ever been tempted to dismiss adware as a relatively minor vexation when you're using your computer, you may want to think again. BuyNSave is a pain in the neck, that cannot be denied, but it can also leave you vulnerable to far more serious issues.

Protect yourself from the irritation of having to deal with endless BuyNSave pop up ads and from the extreme stress caused by having to deal with stolen passwords and hacked accounts by installing a reputable anti-malware software program today. Oh, and when we say today - we actually mean as soon as you've finished reading this article!

To remove BuyNSave and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



BuyNSave Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove BuyNSave related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • BuyNSave
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove BuyNSave related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BuyNSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove BuyNSave related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BuyNSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove BuyNSave related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove "deals" pop-up ad (Uninstall Guide)
5 Dec 2014, 9:30 pm
"Deals" pop-up ad appears at the bottom of your screen when you are browsing online shopping website? If so, them I'm afraid your computer is infected by a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or adware like WebToSave. PUPs are software programs that are installed on your computer without expressly telling you that this is their intention. Hence the 'Potentially Unwanted' part of their name! So if something is using underhand tactics to install itself on your machine, does that mean that it is a virus or a type of malicious software?

To find out whether or not PUPs that display "deals" popup are classed as malware we need to examine their purpose in a little more detail. Because Potentially Unwanted Programs manifest themselves as browsers, toolbars or home pages, it can be tempting to think they are harmless. However surely if something doesn't actually TELL you, or at least tell you explicitly, that it is downloading itself, this must mean that PUPs ARE a variety of malware. So, which side of the fence do PUPs fall on?


In actual fact, most Potentially Unwanted Programs are not dangerous. Unlike real malware, they don't corrupt your files, they won't lock your computer down, they don't monitor which websites you visit and they don't record which keys you're typing with a view to capturing your passwords and online banking details.

But the problem that most people have with PUPs is the way in which they install themselves so sneakily. A PUP really is a program because, as mentioned it is something that has a function: i.e. a toolbar or home page. The difference is, it is 'Potentially Unwanted' because, well, let’'s be honest, you didn't actively seek it out and proactively download it in the first place, so who's to say that you will want it once you do have it on your computer? It's a bit of a gray area that’s for sure.

Funnily enough the people that develop Potentially Unwanted Programs take offense to their software being called malware and will argue until they're blue in the face that their program is potentially WANTED.

And so yet again, we have to ask the question; if PUPs are called potentially unwanted by the majority of us, why is that?

Initially you might not think that a new toolbar, browser, home page or a pop-up called "deals" could cause you that many issues but it won't be too long before you're likely to be tearing your hair out in frustration. The main problem is that Potentially Unwanted Programs hijack your computer and change your default settings, replacing your browser, home page or tool bar to one that the software developer has created. What that means is that every time you try and search for something using them, you will be directed to a website that the developer wants you to visit instead.

Having a PUP that displays "deals" popup on your computer can also slow down your CPU and leave your security open to attack by nastier forms of malware. They are also often associated with adware and will display endless pop-up adverts for goods or services you have little to no interest in. PUPs are not malware – but they are potentially definitely something you don't want on your PC.

To remove PUPs and stop annoying "deals" popup ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



"Deals" Popup Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove "Deals" popup related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Couponarific
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove "Deals" popup related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove WebToSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove "Deals" popup related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove WebToSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove "Deals" popup related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove WebToSave Ads (Virus Removal Guide)
4 Dec 2014, 8:49 pm
WebToSave is a software program that has been created with the specific purpose of generating a source of revenue for its author. The income is created by displaying advertisements "brought by WebToSave" to the end computer user - i.e., you or me.

These WebToSave ads are normally shown in one of two ways: they are either on a screen that is shown while the software is being installed or they will be embedded in the software's user interface. If you've recently noticed a proliferation of adware popping up on your screen you may have also spotted that the adverts you are seeing are suspiciously similar to products or services you've recently been looking at online. That's because WebToSave software is designed to monitor which websites you are looking at so that they can show you ads that are tailored towards your interests or requirements - thus increasing the chances of you clicking on them. And spending some of your hard earned cash.


Advertising supported software like this is considered to be legitimate when this customization function is packaged or bundled with an existing program. In many cases, a software developer will utilize WebToSave as a means of recouping his or her costs accrued during the development stage. The plus for you and me is that this often encourages the developer to provide the original program either for a reduced rate, or even for free. The other bonus is that by generating income from advertising, the developer will not only maintain the program but continue to offer upgrades too.

Some developers offer two variations of a newly developed program: the original advertising supported model and another version which comes with WebToSave adware but gives you the option of registering with it to upgrade to an advert-free rendition.

So why do so many end users get so upset about WebToSave? This is because WebToSave is often synonymous with spyware. Not only do you have the monitoring aspect of adware to contend with, which many people feel uncomfortable about, but chances of you downloading a more malicious form of adware are unfortunately, all too high.

Spyware is a lot sneakier than adware - which is obviously easy to spot if you have it on your computer - but there is still a fair amount of contention surrounding the whole issue of adware and spyware. Spyware is overwhelmingly downloaded or installed on your PC without your assent but there is somewhat of a gray area when it comes to just exactly what you should be made aware of when you're installing something. For example, adware is usually mentioned in an End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) because its authors do not view it as malicious. However because this is not regulated, there are no guidelines governing what does and doesn't need to be disclosed when it comes to installing bundled programs.

The problem is that when something is so open to interpretation it really does come down to whether you view WebToSave merely as an annoyance, as something that could possibly do you harm - or as something as potentially as dangerous as a full blown virus. My advice is to remove it from your computer as soon as possible. WebToSave ads are very annoying, they pop up on pretty much every website promoting various products and websites. What is more, it's usually installed as an add-on, so your web browser might crash sometimes or eve slow down.

To remove WebToSave and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



WebToSave Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove WebToSave related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • WebToSave
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove WebToSave related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove WebToSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove WebToSave related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove WebToSave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove WebToSave related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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