Remove Offerplaying Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

There isn’t a day in which you don’t get bombarded with intrusive advertisements every time you open your web browser? It seems like your browser has been hijacked. If you are unsure that malware is the cause of this strange computer behavior, this can be easily confirmed to be true if you also get constantly redirected to a website with the name Offerplaying. You’ll notice that your homepage and preferred search engine have been replaced with the same page as well.

A message in the status bar like “Waiting for Offerplaying.com” or “Connecting to Offerplaying.com” is also a symptom, showing that your computer has been infiltrated by a browser hijacker. What is this malicious software’s goal? To generate pay-per-click income. This can be easily achieved because of the hijacker’s ability to obtain your browsing history and habits, so as to provide targeted ad content that the user is most likely to click on.

Browser hijackers can spread in many ways. Such means of distribution include but are not limited to spam emails and attachments, fake update requests, torrent files, dubious links, bundled software, etc.

You want to know what precautions you can take in order to keep your computer safe from malware infections? Well, we advise you to steer clear of spam emails and attachments from unknown and suspicious senders. It is also recommended to always get your software updates from licensed and reliable sources. Don’t trust blindly any pop-up alert that urges you to click on a link in order to update an important system program. Oftentimes they are fake and lead to malware infections.

Here’s another tip that you should pay close attention to – if you are the type of person that is quick to click on the ‘Next’ button without reading the terms of the installation process, you must try your best to get rid of this habit. Instead, always opt for a Custom or Advanced type of installation and make sure to diligently read the text that is included in all of the steps in the Setup Wizard.

If you follow this advice, you are guaranteed full control over what kind of software is actually being installed on your computer and can easily deselect any program or application that you deem suspicious or never intended to download in the first place.

While browser hijackers are not considered to be very dangerous, they must not be underestimated. Those pop-ups, adverts, exclusive deals, special offers and coupons, in-text ads, blinking messages and other kind of advertisement may lead to suspicious and even dangerous third-party websites that could possibly have the ability to open backdoors to other viruses and even steal personal data like passwords, IP addresses, credit card numbers, bank accounts, Login ID, as well as various files like photos, documents and executable files.

If you don’t want to get your private information compromised and aim to return to a peaceful browsing experience without the constant interruption of annoying ads and pop-ups, we can help you to successfully remove this browser hijacker from your computer.

Offerplaying Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Offerplaying Virus 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 Offerplaying 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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