How to Remove/ Get Rid of Updatenowpro.com Virus and Stop Popups

Posted by John Larkin - March 7, 2014

Chrome/ Firefox/ IE controlled by Updatenowpro.com virus? Many unwanted windows pop up instantly? Suffering from much slow PC performance? This page will do you a favor to solve the problem permanently.

What is Updatenowpro.com?

Updatenowpro.com is categorized as a redirect virus that is able to mess up your system. Generally, it is easy for you to get infected by this virus through spam e-mails, corrupt websites and unsafe downloads. To deceive you, Updatenowpro.com disguises as a functional website that provides various free downloading service for you, such as applications, audios, music and movies. Hence, when you download files from that site, the virus will get the chance to attack your system stealthily, and then, it will conduct other malicious activities.

First of all, it modifies your browser settings, as well as uses Updatenowpro.com to replace your homepage. As a result, it is difficult for you to reset your former start page. Besides, this website will show up automatically every time you boot up your system or click a new link, along with lots of pop-up advertisements. Although those ads seem attractive, you shouldn’t click them at any time, because most of them connect to phishing websites or other unreliable pages that contain additional threats. Moreover, Updatenowpro.com is able to slow down the computer running speed and trigger other system problems, such as BSOD and frequent crash. Therefore, to make sure that your PC works properly like usually, you must take immediate action to delete Updatenowpro.com virus.

What damage will Updatenowpro.com cause?

1. Updatenowpro.com virus can add boot-up codes to the Windows registry.
2. Updatenowpro.com virus will change system DNS settings and browser settings.
3. Updatenowpro.com virus causes frequent redirects to unfamiliar or even risky websites.
4. Updatenowpro.com virus gathers the victim’s online habits and generates annoying ads.
5. Updatenowpro.com virus traces keystrokes and gathers sensitive information for illegal use.
6. Updatenowpro.com virus downloads files to do update and proves difficult to remove.
7. Updatenowpro.com virus consumes high system resources and degrades PC performance.

Screenshot of Updatenowpro.com:


How to Remove Updatenowpro.com from IE/Firefox/Chrome?

As a stubborn and malicious browser hijacker, Updatenowpro.com will make changes and drop harmful add-ons to IE/Firefox/Chrome. Hence we should get rid of Updatenowpro.com with step-by-step instructions.

Remove Updatenowpro.com virus on Internet Explorer:

1) Click gear icon on the right top corner, and select Manage Add-ons.
2) Click Tools and Extensions, select any suspicious or related extensions of Updatenowpro.com and click Disable.
3) Click Search Providers, click Live Search and click Set as default
4) Click gear icon again and select Internet Option.
5) Click General tab, type your favorite site in Home Page; click “Delete” and tick Temp, Cookie and Histories, then click Delete.

Delete Updatenowpro.com virus on Mozilla Firefox:

1) Click Tools, then Add-ons, select suspicious extensions of Updatenowpro.com and click Disable.
2) Click Tools, then Options, select General tab. Type your favorite site in Home Page. Click OK.
3) Click History, then Clear recent history, tick all options under Details and click Clear Now.

Remove Updatenowpro.com virus on Google Chrome:

1) Click wrench icon on the right top corner, and select Settings. Click Extensions tab, select related extensions of Updatenowpro.com and click Remove.
2) Click “Customize and Control Google Chrome”, click Set pages under “On startup” and then type in your favorite website URL and click OK.
3) Click History tab, and click Clear browsing data, tick all options and click Clear browsing data.

How to Delete dropped files of Updatenowpro.com?

As is reported, Updatenowpro.com browser hijacker injects codes or files to the system so as to activate itself and guarantee its safety in the system. Therefore, we should clean out all inserted files of Updatenowpro.com and repair corrupted system files.

Step 1: End associated processes of Updatenowpro.com virus.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete at the same time to run Task Manager, right click suspicious processes and End.

Step 2: Show all hidden files.

Click Start, then Control Panel, search Folder Option. Click View tab, tick “Show hidden files and folders” and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”. Press OK.

Step 3: Search files of Updatenowpro.com and delete them.

(Usually, such files include the name of Updatenowpro.com or are unknown ones)

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Updatenowpro.com.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\ Updatenowpro.com

Step 4: Remove all dropped registry files of Updatenowpro.com.

Hit Win+R to launch Run, and enter “regedit”. Find files as below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Updatenowpro.com
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Updatenowpro.com \DisplayName Updatenowpro.com

Step 5: Restart the computer.

You should be extremely careful when deleting files and registry items from your computer. If you delete some important system files by mistake, you may not log in your system. As you can see, Updatenowpro.com virus is really stubborn and cunning, even your antivirus can not get rid of it, let alone you without sufficient computer expertise. To fast and safely delete Updatenowpro.com virus, it’s advisable for you to start a live chat with our online experts.



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