Recently, I saw a huge amount of messages like “my web browser demonstrates to me unwanted Befir.live pop-up promotions, is it a pc virus?” or “these Befir.live pop-up advertisements in my Chrome making me insane, how to manage them?”. Due to the stats for last months, virus suppliers began a broad adware delivery project. Let me show you, how you can erase the viruses from your PC, and forget about the aggravating Befir.live pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some websites (like a Befir.live) show you pop-up promotions. The message can contain something like “do you want to get alerts regarding the current news?” or “allow notifications to be reported regarding new discount rates?”. Typically, such messages are harmless, and can only sidetrack you with its abrupt appearing. And it can be quickly disabled, in case notices from this web page are no longer required.
Pop-up alerts are fairly an effective marketing mechanism. If you have an interest in items of some kind, you can allow pop-ups from the website where you can get this things, and also as quickly as these products are in stock again, or if you can have a discount – you will certainly obtain the alert concerning this. The counterparty – online stores, auto lending services, etc – will be in profit, too – customer will definitely get a pointer about the item he/she intended to purchase. As well as such an advertising and marketing method is practically cost-free – this aspect is really essential for firms.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Bulet.live, Osmeetthe.live, News-tegamu.cc|
Befir.live Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
But often pop-up ads can come out without your confirmation, and with a text which is totally different from your present attentions or search queries. And, besides undesirable Befir.live pop-ups from the unknown website, you can simultaneously see a great deal of ads, including ones on the pages which originally have no promotions at all. Such a situation can be the signal of adware existence.
Adware is the sort of virus which infiltrates into your PC, after that starts demonstrating you various ads. Their material often has no correlation with your typical search questions. Besides banner advertisements, your browser can additionally demonstrate to you a huge amount of various Befir.live pop-up promotions, which appear in the lower right area.
The model of adware use is very sly. The huge pack of adware is spread with trojan viruses, which are injected in your desktop earlier. Advertisements, which are suggested to you by malware, are paid by their makers. In several weeks, all antivirus programs began to block these adware, hence, trojan loses in productivity. And to terminate the user’s computer system, virus distributors begin ransomware distribution via these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your computer system might still be impacted by adware virus. A significant number of advertisements along with Befir.live pop-ups can make your PC as slow-moving as snail, so your typical tasks will be impossible to carry out in common manner.
How Can I Deal With Befir.live Pop-Ups?
Concluding the paragraphs above: your desktop, along with your information, is in a significant risk. To quit this virus, you require to utilize virus removal software. Microsoft Defender, which is installed in every Windows 10 distribution, has the ability to take care of Befir.live pop-ups malware. Nonetheless, it can’t change the web browser alterations which were put into effect by harmful program. One more drawback of the anti-virus by Microsoft is its certain vulnerability: viruses can disable Microsoft Defender with the Group Policies after being infiltrated to your PC.
To be 100% sure that your PC is clean of any malware now, and will be clean in future, I can offer you to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and erase all malicious applications on your desktop, including Befir.live pop-ups virus, with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, it’s better to use Standard or Full scan. Quick Scan is not able to find all the viruses, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and folders.
You can observe the detected malicious apps sorted by their possible hazard simultaneously with the scan process. But to choose any actions against malicious apps, you need to wait until the scan is finished, or to stop the scan.
To choose the action for every detected virus or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of detected virus. By default, all the viruses will be moved to quarantine.
Reset browser settings to original ones
To revert your browser settings, you need to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action is not able to be intercepted by Befir.live virus, hence, you will surely see the result. This action can be found in the Tools tab.
After choosing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be displayed, where you can choose, which settings will be reverted to original.
Reset browser setiings without making use of third-party software
Besides using anti-malware programs for browser recovery, you may pick the “Reset browser settings” option, which is usually embedded in all popular web browsers.
Reset Microsoft Edge ⚙ Settings
- Open "Settings and more" tab in upper right corner, then find here "Settings" button. In the appeared menu, choose "Reset settings" option:
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
Reset Mozilla Firefox ⚙ Settings
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the "Help" button. In the appeared menu choose "troubleshooting information":
- In the next screen, find the "Refresh Firefox" option: After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click "Advanced" option, and choose "Browser" button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there "Restore settings to their original defaults" option:
- After clicking the "Restore settings..." button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:
- Open Settings tab, find the "Advanced" button. In the extended tab choose the "Reset and clean up" button:
- In the appeared list, click on the "Restore settings to their original defaults":
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Reset Opera ⚙ Settings
Reset Google Chrome ⚙ Settings
As an afterword, I want to say that the time plays against you and your PC. The activity of browser hijacker Befir.live must be stopped as soon as possible, because of possibility of other malware injection. This malware can be downloaded autonomously, or offered for you to download in one of the windows with advertisements, which are shown to you by the hijacker. You need to act as fast as you can.