Adware is a nasty malicious software that is responsible for the huge amount of ads you see on your screen. If you constantly get redirected to the Geniustrainer.net website, you are in trouble. This page is a sign that somewhere on your computer lurks a parasite from the adware category. Malicious software such as this one is specifically programmed to generate numerous intrusive advertisements, with the sole purpose of creating pay-per-click revenue.
The parasite will get paid for each click you make on the displayed ad content. Thanks to adware’s ability to steal your search queries and browsing history, it will be able to provide targeted content that will be a lot more attractive to you, in comparison to other regular advertisements. The thing with such sponsored links is, that the parasite cares only about the number of ads it shows. The larger the number, the better the chance of a profit. Because of this, it will display on your screen all kinds of ads, without bothering to check if they lead to secure sources. So you better think twice before clicking on any attractive ads you see on your screen.
The most common means of adware distribution include free software bundles, fake updates and spam emails. This parasite is also known to lurk behind infected links and ads, as well as torrent files. In order to ensure that you’re protected from a potential adware infection, you need to pay close attention when you’re browsing the internet. Don’t blindly trust a random pop-up that urges you to follow a suspicious update link. Instead, rely on official and licensed sources only.
We also recommend opting for a Custom/Advanced type of installation, rather than a Quick one. This will give you the power to view the full content of what you’re about to install on your PC. If any additional software is present, you need to make sure that it does not get installed, by deselecting such programs or applications. Malware is known to hide in such bundles while posing as optional installations.
Ads might not look very dangerous, but the thing is that you never know what dangers might lurk behind them. As we already mentioned, the parasite does not verify the security of the displayed ads, so you might be in for a surprise if you happen to click on such dubious advert. Most commonly, the symptoms of an adware infection are lagging, browser crashes, slow internet speed, as well as an annoying ad attack that will constantly interrupt your work online.
The parasite can also go as far as to interrupt a video that you’re watching, just so it can display commercials. Adware also puts your private information at risk. Hackers can easily exploit this opportunity to get their hands on your personal and financial data, so they can share it with other people for beneficial purposes. Be smart. Get rid of this adware nuisance ASAP! If you stay idle, you risk the parasite to completely take over your browsers and damage them severely to the point of them not being to run at all. Protect your online security and privacy! Remove this nasty adware threat now!
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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Geniustrainer.net from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.