Remove Net Proxy Auto Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

0
17

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

Net Proxy Auto is an unnecessary service that your computer system can easily run without. The existence of this service means one thing – your computer has been infiltrated by an annoying adware. Don’t worry. Adware is not really considered as a real virus because it doesn’t have the power to damage the entire system. It targets your browsers instead. This malicious software is extremely good when it comes to ad-generating activities. It will flood your screen with numerous pop-ups and blinking messages, often In the form of exclusive deals, special offers, coupons, sales, fake update requests, etc.

The Net Proxy Auto adware will aim to redirect you to sponsored pages, so as to generate revenue through the pay-per-click or pay-per-view method. What’s more, it will even go as far as pausing any videos that you’re watching, in order to display an intrusive advert. The advertisement content, provided by the Net Proxy Auto malware will unable you to do any normal work on your browser.

What you need to know is that malicious software such as adware, is not as advanced as you think. It cannot hack its way on your PC. It was you who granted it access. Yes, you. This most likely happened without your knowledge. Adware such as this Net Proxy Auto service has a way of tricking you into installing it on your computer without even realizing it. Often this happens through free bundled software, fake updates, as well as spam emails and attachments, dubious links, etc.

We always recommend our readers to be careful when downloading content from the internet. It is always best to opt for a Custom or Advanced type of installation process, so as to have full control over the content of the already mentioned bundled software. This way you can easily deselect any unwanted programs or applications that you deem suspicious or never intended to download in the first place. We also advise getting your updates from licensed and reliable sources only.

Adware might not be as dangerous as viruses like Trojan Horses or ransomware, but that doesn’t mean you should underestimate its abilities. Don’t let this malicious parasite to roam free on your computer. With each day, it will generate more and more advertisements, until the entire system overloads and starts crashing. The outcome of such heavy ad attacks might burden your computer to the point of severe damages you may not be able to recover. Not to mention that the ads displayed by this adware might reroute you to suspicious or even dangerous third-party websites.

You may jeopardize your web security by clicking on such adverts and thus allowing hackers to steal your personal data, which they can share with other people for profit. Which is why you should remove this malicious software from your computer as soon as you notice its presence.

Net Proxy Auto 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 follow to permanently remove 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove Net Proxy Auto from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

SHARE
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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.