Remove Systemarev Virus (PUP.AD.SYSTEMAREV) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Systemarev Virus. This Systemarev Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Malware researches categorize this intrusive Systemarev pest as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). Its main goal is to generate profit through the pay-per-view or pay-per-click method. It is possible for your AV program to detect this malware under the name PUP.AD.SYSTEMAREV. This malicious software aims to turn your browser into an ad-displaying tool. It will also modify your browser settings and bombard you with all sorts of ads like pop-up messages, exclusive deals and sales, special offers and coupons, blinking messages, fake update requests, etc.

Systemarev can also obtain your browsing history, habits, search queries, as well as monitor any current web activity. This is done with the sole purpose of making sure that it generates the kind of ads that the victim is most likely to click on.

Systemarev can’t get on your computer without help. Your help. Yes, the truth is, you helped it in its quest to gain access to your virtual machine, whether you did it unknowingly or not. This PUP can get distributed through dubious links and ads, fake updates or free software bundles. It is very common for users to opt for a Standard or Quick installation when downloading software from the internet. By choosing this install mode, you can’t actually see what programs are included in the already mentioned bundle and have no control over which programs are going to be installed on your computer.

We recommend selecting Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard when you want to install software on your PC. This way you can have full control over the downloaded content and just have to opt out of any undesirable program or application that you never intended to download in the first place.

This PUP may be called a ‘virus’, but it is not. It only affects your browser, not your computer system. Make no mistake, it still has potential to do big damages through its redirects. The advertisements you see on your screen may lead you to infected sources that can open backdoors to hackers. Such action can easily result in a virus infection, only this time it could be something capable of doing severe damages to your system like Trojan Horses, worms and even ransomware.

Don’t risk getting your personal data compromised and shared with other third-parties. Remove this Systemarev ‘virus’ from your computer as soon as you detect its presence. To succeed in its removal, you can follow our detailed instructions below.

Systemarev Virus Removal

STEP-1 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-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-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 Systemarev Virus from your computer? 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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