Recently, I saw a huge amount of messages like “my internet browser displays me unwanted Gawers.live pop-up promotions, is it a virus?” or “these Gawers.live pop-up ads in my Chrome making me mad, how to take care of them?”. According to the statistics for last months, virus distributors started a vast adware circulation campaign. Let me show you, how you can erase the pc virus from your computer system, as well as forget about the annoying Gawers.live pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some sites (like a Gawers.live) use you pop-up ads. The message can contain something like “do you want to have alerts concerning the most recent news?” or “enable notifications to be reported regarding latest discounts?”. Usually, such messages are risk-free, and can just sidetrack you with its sudden showing up. Also it can be easily turned off, in case notifications from this site are no longer desired.
Pop-up alerts are quite an effective advertising instrument. If you want products of some sort, you can allow pop-ups from the website where you can buy this stuff, and as quickly as these items are in store again, or if you can have a price cut – you will get the alert about this. The counterparty – online sellers, cars and truck lending services, etc – will remain in profit, too – buyer will undoubtedly get a tip regarding the product he/she meant to purchase. As well as such an advertising approach is practically free – this element is really important for firms.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Gidens.live, Grupontihe.com, Rovno.xyz|
Gawers.live Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
However often pop-up promotions can come out without your confirmation, and also with a content which is totally various from your current cares or search questions. And, besides unwanted Gawers.live pop-ups from the unknown origin, you can simultaneously see a great deal of ads, consisting of ones on the web pages which originally have no promotions whatsoever. Such a situation can be the sign of adware presence.
Adware is the type of pc virus which injects into your PC, after that begins demonstrating to you numerous ads. Their subject usually has no match with your normal search questions. Besides banner advertisements, your web browser can also display you a massive quantity of various Gawers.live pop-up promotions, which show up in the lower right corner.
The model of adware use is really sly. The big pack of adware is spread through trojan viruses, which are injected in your system earlier. Promotions, which are displayed to you by malicious program, are paid by their creators. In several weeks, all anti-malware programs began to stop these adware, thus, trojan loses in earnings. And to end up the user’s computer, virus distributors start ransomware distribution through these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your computer system may continue to be affected by adware virus. A significant quantity of promotions together with Gawers.live pop-ups can make your PC as slow as snail, so your normal tasks will be impossible to do in typical way.
How Can I Deal With Gawers.live Pop-Ups?
Assuming the paragraphs above: your PC, and your data, is in a severe danger. To quit this infection, you need to utilize anti-malware tool. Microsoft Defender, which is installed in every Windows 10 distribution, is able to take care of Gawers.live pop-ups malware. Nevertheless, it can’t change the browser changes which were implemented by malicious program. One more drawback of the antivirus by Microsoft is its certain susceptability: viruses can disable Microsoft Defender with the Group Policies after being implanted to your desktop.
To be 100% sure that your system is clean of any malicious programs now, and will be clean in future, I can advice you to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and delete all malicious applications on your PC, including Gawers.live pop-ups virus, with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, it’s better to utilize Standard or Full scan. Quick Scan is not able to find all the malicious apps, because it scans only the most popular registry entries and folders.
You can observe the detected malicious apps sorted by their possible hazard till 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 set the action for every spotted malicious or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of detected virus. By default, all malware will be moved to quarantine.
Reverting 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 Gawers.live virus, hence, you will surely see the result. This option can be found in the Tools tab.
After choosing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be displayed, where you can specify, which settings will be reverted to original.
Reset browser setiings without using third-party software
Besides using anti-malware programs for browser restoration, you may choose the “Reset browser settings” function, 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 Gawers.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.