I wrote this article to help you remove Popcash.net. This Popcash.net removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Popcash.net is a malicious website, associated with an adware. If you get greeted with it every time you go online, we have bad news. You have an adware on board. But do not panic. Yes, you are infected with an adware but there is a silver lining. Adware parasites are considered to be among the least destructive pests. Also, they are relatively easy to tackle. The truth is that you could have downloaded a much more serious virus, like a Trojans or a ransomware. Yet, don’t ignore this adware. It may not be as dangerous as others, but also poses risk and it has to be deleted. As soon as you notice the Popcash.net site taking over your browsers, take actions. Find where the adware is hiding on your PC and delete it immediately. It is still an infection and it doesn’t belong in your system.
Once the adware has entered, it doesn’t waste time. The pest injects all of your browsers with ads. Countless, sponsored, irritating adverts cover your entire screen all the time. Even the pages which used to be ad-free are not heavy on pop-ups. And the longer the adware stays, the more ads you see. They grow in number with each passing day. But why? Do you know why these commercials are so persistent? It is not to enhance your online shopping experience, trust us on this. They don’t aim to show you the best deals and offers. Their goal is to generate pay-per-click revenue to their developers.
Are you familiar with the pay-per-click mechanism? Because crooks are and they are using it to make illegitimate money. With each of your clicks on an ad, crooks make money. That’s why the adware was created it the first place. Don’t be gullible enough to believe that it is beneficial to you. Of course, not. In fact, it only brings trouble along.
First of all, your browsing experience is effectively ruined as you are interrupted by ads and redirect at every turn. Second, you are always a single click away from more malware. These ads you see and the pages you get redirected to cannot be trusted. They are not reliable. If you click on the wrong one you risk downloading more infections. Is this what you want? Compromising your PC even more? It is already suffering due to this single pest. Its speed slows down to a crawl. It crashes and reboots often. Your browsers freeze too. Even your Internet connection may become unstable. Can you imagine dealing with not one but 5 or 10 more parasites? Don’t tolerate the adware`s shenanigans. Use our removal guide at the end of this article and remove it for good.
But how did you get stuck with the infection to begin with? Did you download it on purpose? We doubt it. Yet, here it is causing troubles. How did it manage to enter? The thing about such infections is that they need your permission to get in and since they know you wouldn’t give it voluntarily, they turn to trickery. For example, an adware can hitch a ride with freeware or hide behind corrupted pages and links. It can pretend to be a program update or travel with spam emails. It still asks for permission but in the sneakiest way possible so you won`t realize what you are giving green light to.
Be more cautious and attentive. Carefully read what you agree to. Stay away from shady pages and unverified torrents. When installing programs/updates always read the Terms and Conditions and if you spot anything suspicious which you disagree with, abort the installation. Your vigilance is the key to protect your computer. Do not throw it to the wind.
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.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
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.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here 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.
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).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Popcash.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.