Last week, I saw a lot of messages like “my browser presents me unwanted Helthtop.click pop-up ads, is it a pc virus?” or “these Helthtop.click pop-up promotions in my Chrome making me mad, how to handle them?”. Due to the statistics for last months, computer virus creators started a wide adware circulation project. Let me demonstrate you, how you can get rid of the computer viruses from your computer system, and also forget about the annoying Helthtop.click pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some sites (like a Helthtop.click) offer you pop-up advertisements. The message can include something like “do you want to receive notices concerning the most up to date information?” or “allow alerts to be reported about new discount rates?”. Typically, such messages are riskless, and may just distract you with its sudden appearance. Moreover, it can be simply disabled, in case notices from this site are no longer needed.
Pop-up alerts are quite an effective marketing mechanism. If you want products of some kind, you can give a permission to the pop-ups from the site where you can get this things, and as quickly as these things are in inventory again, or if you can have a discount – you will get the alert regarding this. The counterparty – online merchants, vehicle lending services, etc – will certainly be in profit, too – customer will certainly obtain a tip about the item he/she planned to pay for. And also such an advertising and marketing method is nearly cost-free – this factor is extremely crucial for companies.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||News-voraxa.cc, One.timespace.top, Pucolltrack.com|
Helthtop.click Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
However often pop-up ads can appear without your permission, and also with a material which is completely different from your current interests or search queries. And, besides undesirable Helthtop.click pop-ups from the unknown site, you can at the same time see a lot of ads, consisting of ones on the pages which primarily have no ads at all. Such a scenario can be the trace of adware appearance.
Adware is the kind of malware which injects into your personal computer, and then begins displaying you various ads. Their material typically has no connection with your usual search questions. Besides banner ads, your web browser can likewise demonstrate you a big amount of various Helthtop.click pop-up ads, which show up in the lower right area.
The model of adware use is extremely sly. The large pack of adware is dispersed via trojan viruses, which are injected in your personal computer previously. Promotions, which are displayed to you by malicious app, are paid by their makers. In several weeks, all anti-malware programs began to block these adware, therefore, trojan loses in profitability. And to terminate the user’s desktop, malware distributors start ransomware distribution through these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your computer system may still be affected by adware virus. A huge amount of promotions together with Helthtop.click pop-ups can make your PC as slow as snail, so your normal activities will certainly be impossible to execute in common way.
How Can I Deal With Helthtop.click Pop-Ups?
Concluding the paragraphs above: your PC, and your information, is in a major risk. To stop this virus, you need to utilize security software. Microsoft Defender, which is embedded in every Windows 10 distribution, has the ability to handle Helthtop.click pop-ups malware. However, it can’t revert the web browser alterations which were applied by harmful program. An additional downside of the antivirus by Microsoft is its certain vulnerability: malware can disable Microsoft Defender via the Group Policies after being injected to your computer.
To be 100% sure that your desktop is clean of any viruses now, and will be clean in future, I can offer you to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and eliminate all unwanted applications on your desktop, including Helthtop.click 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 programs, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and folders.
You can observe the detected malware sorted by their possible harm during the scan process. But to perform any actions against malicious apps, you need to hold on 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 malware. By default, all the viruses will be moved to quarantine.
Reverting browser settings to original ones
To reset your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be counteracted by Helthtop.click malware, hence, you will surely see the result. This option can be located in the Tools tab.
After pressing 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 making use of third-party software
Besides using anti-malware software for browser reset, you may pick the “Reset browser settings” function, 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 Helthtop.click 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.