Onclickads.net Redirect Removal Instruction

I thought my browser was attacked by a criminal virus a few days ago. Whenever I do a search and click on any link of the search results, I will be redirected to a website unrelated to my search query. Like I clicked on a link to open an amazon page, and it brought me to something called Onclickads.net . That¡¯s very disturbing. I scan the computer with the antivirus program but nothing suspicious is found. What can I do remove it completely?

What Is Onclickads.net and Is It Harmful?

Onclickads.net is a website which is related to browser hijacker or adware that hijacks the web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It pretended to be a useful platform so that to satisfy user¡¯s shopping demand but in fact was with the evil purpose of coaxing the masses of innocent users to make transactions and defraud their money. It can help Trojan and other unfriendly objects to get into system, and third party malware such as commercial adware and spyware also can insert into system and change homepage and modify browser settings without your consent. After that, these data will be transmitted to the remote hackers via a specific service. It is very dangerous to let the browser hijacker stay on the computer for too long.

The hijacker is a tool to help criminals to increase the artificial traffic and boost affiliate payments by forcing users to visit Onclickads.net. The products it introduces and recommends are mostly useless, and the purpose of the business it does is to trick users¡¯ for money. Some search results offered by the search engine may have nothing to do with your search terms, and they will link to some websites which show you a lot of needless ads and other misleading messages. In addition, it is capable of installing a stubborn toolbar that cannot be deleted easily in regular way. The hijacker has no uninstall feature and hides, which makes the removal difficult. As we can see so far, this vicious website do only harm to system, if you want to protect system from further damage, it' s highly suggested to remove it as quickly as possible.

Note: Onclickads.net is very dangerous and hard to remove from PC. If you are not clearly how to perform the manual removal, please do not try it in case of any system damage.

Common symptoms of the infection:

1 You are always redirected to unwanted websites and cannot get the expected information when using the web browser.

2 Your computer speed becomes slower and the system often halts.

3 It many harmful codes to the affected computer, and the codes can be malware and spyware.

4 Many advertisements related to your search items are frequently displayed on your PC.

5 Your default DNS configuration is changed and you sometimes cannot go to your favorite sites.

6 The default homepage, search engine and bookmarks of the web browser are changed suddenly without your permission.

Can' t remove Onclickads.net with antivirus software?

Usually, you may scan your computer with antivirus programs after the web browser works weirdly, but you may feel disappointed to find that there is nothing dubious detected on the PC. However, the Onclickads.net may be attacked by cyber criminals as adware infection which makes unexpected troubles on affected computer. But the problem is some users are not very familiar with computer mechanism. The fact is that the number of viruses always increases rapidly and most antivirus programs don¡¯t have the information of the newly-created viruses in their data base. Moreover, this redirect virus is so canny that it will disable the security tools installed on the computer, so that it can evade detection and removal by the security tools. Therefore, in order to completely get rid of Onclickads.net, you have to delete all the malicious files, plug-ins as well as registry entries associated with the redirect virus thoroughly.

Instruction to Manually Remove Onclickads.net Redirect Virus

Onclickads.net redirect virus is a nasty threat that is able to attack browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. The most obvious sign of the infection is that you are forced to visit Onclickads.net and the homepage is also changed to unwanted website without consent. What¡¯s worse, random malware like Trojans may be downloaded and installed on your PC and your computer becomes more vulnerable. The Onclickads.net redirect virus should be removed from the victimized computer immediately in case of further damages.

1. Stop running processes related to this redirect virus
a: When the Windows Task manager appears, switch to Processes tab.
b: Find out and select the processes related to the virus by name random.exe, and click on the ¡°End process¡± button.
2. Remove the redirect virus from Internet Explorer:
a: Start IE, go to Tools and select Internet Options.
b: Find General section, remove the unwanted address as a home page.
c: Then go to Search section, find Settings button and choose Manage Add-ons
d: Erase the redirect and after the action, close Manage Add-ons
3. Remove the redirect virus from Mozilla Firefox:
a: Open Mozilla Firefox browser, click on tools and go to Options.
b: Switch to General tab, remove the unwanted address as a startup site.
c: Then, go to: Firefox -> Add-ons -> Add-ons Manager -> Remove.
d: In the Search list, select Manage Search Engines and erase this redirect and choose OK
4. Remove the redirect virus from Google Chrome:
a: Open Google Chrome and navigate to Settings tab and Set pages.
b: Erase Onclickads.net which was seta as the startup site and choose OK
c: Find Manage search engines and here, erase this redirect.
d: Press on OK, and restart Google Chrome.
5. Delete all registry files created by this redirect
a. While the Registry Editor is opened, search for the registry key ¡°HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Onclickads.net.¡± Right-click this registry key and select ¡°Delete.¡±
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ¡°[RANDOM].exe¡±
b. Navigate to directory %PROGRAM_FILES%\ Onclickads.net \ and delete the infected files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\*.*

Suggestion: If you are not sure about deleting the redirect virus by yourself manually, use a professional removal tool to solve the problem easily and safely.

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