Friday, September 6, 2013

How to Stop Pop-up – Detailed Steps on Macsnap Ad Removal

Get Familiar with Pop-up

There’s no compliance with the thought that pop-up can’t be a virus in the effect. would pop up and display its content in a small box embedded in the corner of a page, it would also hijack a full page even you use alternate browser. At the very first sight of, people may not attach close attention to it because it is sporadic. But with time goes by, this pop-up keeps on bothering the target computer and some suspicious phenomena are coming up:

  • Double underlines are placed to in-text words with hyperlinks directing to commercial sites;
  • Page loading speed as well as overall computer performance are getting much slower;
  • There are some strange applications are installed to browser without knowing when they are installed. is a virus that bypasses security utilities by using Rootkit method to hide its trace, introduces additional virus into the target computer without asking for owner’s permission.


It is not surprising to know one is overwhelmed by without a feasible method to stop it from popping up. Below are methods tried so hard:
  • Run several reputable anti-virus programs and uninstall with ‘all clear’ results.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the browser plagued by
  • Access plug-in without its name displayed, besides, certain item will not be deleted somehow.
  • End running process will lead to nowhere because it simply reproduce after each reboot.
Pushy behavior is always goings with a vicious goal which is to collect money and get gravy thereafter. It also worth your attention that such popup virus manages to form vulnerability on a computer, making it become susceptible to other deadly virus. For the sake of information security, you’d better stop as soon as possible. However, words are spreading that a lot of people failed to stop No worries as you are not alone who want to stop pop-up on the computer. To stop the popup virus quickly and successfully, you are welcome to follow the instruction below.

Steps to Stop Popup Virus

Step1: End’s running process
Ending’s running process can avoid error message telling you that certain item is being used that stops removal.
-    Windows7/vista/XP:
please hold Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination simultaneously >Task Manager
-    Windows 8
Start screen > type 'Task' or 'Task Manager' > Task Manager

Step2: Remove’s startup item
-    Windows7/vista/XP:
Start Menu -> Select ‘Run’ -> type ‘MSCONFIG’ -> System Configuration Pops up

-    Windows 8
Start screen > type 'Task' or 'Task Manager' > Task Manager > click Startup tab


Step3: Disable pop up with build-in functionality:
- Mozilla Firefox
Open Mozilla Firefox > click Tools > click Options > click the Web features button on the left hand side of the Options window > remove

- Microsoft Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer > click Tools > click Options > click Privacy tab > Pop-up Blocker section at the bottom > check "Block pop-ups" option to disable virus.

- Google Chrome
Use Google Toolbar including a free popup blocker to stop

Step4: Show hidden files and folders to delete any components related to popup virus.

- Windows 7/XP/Vista
Open ‘Control Panel’ > search for ‘Folder Options’ > click View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > click ‘OK’.

- Windows 8
Start Screen > click on Windows Explorer application > select View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.

Step5: Re-manage database
Start menu > Run box > type ‘regedit’ > hit Enter key > delete registry entries of virus.


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 0

To stop virus from popping up, one need to exterminate its components altogether. Otherwise, any crap would help with its reimage. If you get additional problems/ virus, the above steps may fail too. Up to that point, you are welcome to consult VilmaTech online support who will offer solution according to your concrete situation.

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