Last week, I saw a lot of messages like “my browser demonstrates me unwanted Content-lib.biz pop-up ads, is it a computer virus?” or “these Content-lib.biz pop-up advertisements in my Chrome making me mad, how to manage them?”. According to the stats for last months, virus distributors started a large adware delivery project. Let me show you, how you can delete the viruses from your personal computer, as well as forget about the bothersome Content-lib.biz pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some websites (like a Content-lib.biz) show you pop-up ads. The message can have something like “do you want to have alerts regarding the most up to date news?” or “permit notifications to be reported about recent discounts?”. Generally, such messages are risk-free, and may just sidetrack you with its abrupt visual appeal. Also it can be quite easily turned off, in case notifications from this website are no longer needed.
Pop-up notifications are fairly an effective advertising instrument. If you want items of some type, you can enable pop-ups from the website where you can acquire this things, and also as quickly as these things are in store again, or if you can have a discount – you will certainly get the alert about this. The counterparty – online stores, vehicle lending services, etc – will certainly be in profit, too – buyer will definitely obtain a reminder regarding the item he/she meant to purchase. And such an advertising approach is nearly free – this aspect is extremely important for companies.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Xxxcontent.biz, 18plusvideos.me, Majortoplink.com|
Content-lib.biz Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
But sometimes pop-up ads can come out without your approval, and with a text which is totally various from your existing cares or search queries. And, besides undesirable Content-lib.biz pop-ups from the unknown source, you can simultaneously see a great deal of advertisements, including ones on the pages which originally have no advertisements whatsoever. Such a scenario can be the indicator of adware presence.
Adware is the sort of virus which injects into your computer, after that begins showing you various advertisements. Their content typically has no correlation with your typical search queries. Besides banner promotions, your browser can additionally demonstrate to you a massive amount of different Content-lib.biz pop-up promotions, which appear in the lower right corner.
The model of adware use is really sly. The huge pack of adware is spread with trojan viruses, which are injected in your system earlier. Advertisements, which are suggested to you by malicious program, are paid by their creators. In a couple of weeks, all antivirus programs began to stop these adware, hence, trojan sheds in earnings. And to dispatch the user’s computer, virus distributors start ransomware distribution via these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your computer system may still be affected by adware virus. A substantial number of ads together with Content-lib.biz pop-ups can make your PC as slow as snail, so your common work will be difficult to execute in common way.
How Can I Deal With Content-lib.biz Pop-Ups?
Presuming the text above: your personal computer, as well as your information, is in a serious danger. To quit this virus, you require to utilize security software. Microsoft Defender, which is installed in every Windows 10 distribution, is able to deal with Content-lib.biz pop-ups malware. Nonetheless, it can’t reset the browser changes which were applied by harmful program. Another negative aspect of the anti-virus by Microsoft is its certain vulnerability: malware can disable Microsoft Defender with the Group Policies after being implanted 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 unwanted applications on your personal computer, including Content-lib.biz 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 malicious programs, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and directories.
You can observe the detected malware sorted by their possible hazard during the scan process. But to choose any actions against malicious programs, you need to wait until the scan is over, or to stop the scan.
To choose the action for each detected malicious or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of detected malicious app. By default, all the viruses will be removed to quarantine.
Reverting browser settings to original ones
To revert your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be counteracted by Content-lib.biz virus, hence, you will surely see the result. This action can be found in the Tools tab.
After pressing the Reset Browser Settings button, the menu will be shown, where you can specify, which settings will be reverted to original.
Reset browser setiings without using third-party programs
Besides using antivirus software for browser reset, you may choose the “Reset browser settings” option, which is usually embedded in all popular 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 Content-lib.biz 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.