Friday, November 1, 2013

Stop Playtopus Pop up

Are you annoyed by the pop-ups from Playtopus? Do these ads block you to access other applications on the desktop? Are you still searching a way to remove Playtopus effectively?  Read this post and learn how to remove Playtopus virus from your PC completely and thoroughly.

Playtopus belongs to the adware family which may keep popping up when you are surfing the internet. When gets into the computer, Playtopus will add its files to the startup menu to make itself get started automatically when users boot the infected PC. And then it runs in the back ground to undertake a lot of malicious tasks. Besides creating a bunch of unstopped pop-up ads, Playtopus also brings into other kinds of computer viruses such as Trojan horse, spyware, browser hijacker and worm by chiseling up a backdoor in the infected PC. These viruses will definitely cause other computer issues. For instance, the redirect virus may navigate users into harmful websites that contain many commercial advertisements, pornographic pictures and contents. And if users stay longer in these web pages they may put the PC in the danger of being attacked by the viruses that hide in to these websites.

At the same time, users may also notice that the infected PC is running more and more slowly and sometimes windows get freeze when they are surfing the internet. This is because Playtopus adware has ate up a lot of computer resource and for its own benefit, it delete some importance system files to block users to access to some applications on the infected PC.

To sum up, Playtopus infection should be removed as soon as possible from your PC, otherwise, you will encounter system crash in the end.

The screenshot of Playtopus adware:

Effective methods to get rid of Playtopus :

Method one: Manually remove Playtopus
Method two: Automatically remove Playtopus easily with SpyHunter

Detail instruction (please perform all the steps in correct order)

Method one: Manually remove Playtopus

Step 1: stop all the malicious processes about Playtopus Guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
Terminate all the processes related to Playtopus

Step2: uninstall Playtopus from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Add or Remove programs.

Step 3: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Delete all the following files belong to Playtopus
C:\Program Files\

Step 4: open Registry Editor to delete all the vicious registries as below
Guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the vicious registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Search Page" = "{searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "{searchTerms}"

If the manual removal is kinda difficult for you and you have spent too much time in manually removing without any progress, stop and choose the automatic removal solution.

Method two: Automatically remove Playtopus easily with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. It is important to note that SpyHunter removal tool works well and should run alongside existing security programs without any conflicts.

Step one: Click the Download icon to install SpyHunter in your PC.

Step two: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

Step three: Choose Select all>Remove to get rid of all the threats on your PC.

Video on how to remove adware:

Note: manual removal is an effectively method to get rid of Playtopus, as to completely remove Playtopus, all its related files, process, and registries needs to be removed. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in manually dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, you are recommended to download Spyhunter to automatically remove Playtopus from your PC quickly and effectively.

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