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I wrote this article to help you remove DreamCompress Virus. This DreamCompress Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

DreamCompress is not a helpful program. On the contrary. It is a malicious and deceptive one. The app is categorized as an adware infection and this is not good for you. Being infected with a cyber parasite leads to nothing but problems and issues. Having DreamCompress on board will not be different. Given the fact you are reading this article means that you are currently struggling to get rid of DreamCompress.

Lucky for you, you are in the right place. We will explain everything you need to know about DreamCompress and, most importantly, how to remove it. The good news here is that adware pests are relatively easy to tackle. If you take prompt measures, you should have no problem dealing with the intruder. However, if you procrastinate and leave the pest to operate freely, it will get out of control sooner or later and then your situation will worsen. The most important thing is to take immediate measures. As soon as you realize DreamCompress is in your system, find its exact hiding spot the delete it upon discovery. The sooner it is gone from your machine, the better. Act! Delays lead to regrets.

Once in, the adware effectively ruins your previously normal browsing experience. It infects all of your installed browsers. No matter which browser is your preferred one to use, it is also infected. DreamCompress take complete control. It appends its pesky extension and makes unauthorized changes in your browser settings. It constantly redirects you to page you never wanted to land on. But you do all the time because the pest forces them on you.

The adware affects every aspect of your browsing. It also bombards you with countless commercials which cover your entire screen on daily basis. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are now heavy on ads in all shapes and forms. But this is not just annoying. These ads are dangerous. Most of them are corrupted and if you click on a corrupted ad, you worsen your predicament. You will either get redirected to a shady page which is probably full of infections or you will download an infection directly from the ad.

Yes, the adverts conceal parasites and a single click is enough for you to invite more pests in. The best thing to do is to stay away from everything you see on your screen until the adware is gone. As long as it stays, you cannot trust anything it displays. Not the ads, not the pages, nothing. If you want to get rid of these interruptions for good, you have to get rid of their source first. Yes, we mean the adware. Once it is gone, everything will get back to normal. You will be able to surf the web safely again. All you have to do is follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. Do not waste time in debates. DreamCompress has to go. It has no place in your system.

How did you get infected with DreamCompress? One of the most plausible scenarios is that the adware arrived together with another program. This is called the bundling method and it is very effective because most users never bother to read the Terms and Conditions when they install programs on their PCs. They rush the process and blindly say yes to everything they are asked. This is their mistake. Infections pray for your carelessness and distraction. Without them, no infiltration tactic is good enough to succeed. Do not grant them. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Be vigilant and keep your computer infection-free.

DreamCompress Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove DreamCompress Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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