Last week, I saw a lot of messages like “my web browser demonstrates me unwanted Rockstartpush.net pop-up advertisements, is it a virus?” or “these Rockstartpush.net pop-up advertisements in my Chrome making me insane, how to handle them?”. Due to the statistics for last months, virus distributors began a large adware delivery project. Let me show you, how you can delete the computer viruses from your computer, and also forget about the bothersome Rockstartpush.net pop-ups.
Pop-Ups : Discovering The Nature
You can admit that some websites (like a Rockstartpush.net) show you pop-up ads. The message can have something like “do you want to have alerts regarding the current information?” or “enable alerts to be reported regarding new discount rates?”. Usually, such messages are safe, and can only sidetrack you with its unexpected appearance. Also it can be quickly disabled, in case notifications from this site are no longer wanted.
Pop-up alerts are quite an effective marketing mechanism. If you are interested in goods of some kind, you can give a permission to the pop-ups from the web site where you can purchase this stuff, and also as quickly as these things are in inventory again, or if you can have a price cut – you will certainly obtain the alert concerning this. The counterparty – online stores, auto lending services, etc – will remain in profit, too – purchaser will undoubtedly obtain a tip regarding the product he/she meant to pay for. As well as such an advertising approach is almost free of charge – this element is very essential for firms.
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Storeadvanced-thecompletelyfile.best, Freshworldnews.xyz, Dorimnews.com|
Rockstartpush.net Pop-Ups Are Not So Safe
However occasionally pop-up promotions can come out without your approval, and also with a material which is completely different from your present interests or search queries. And, besides undesirable Rockstartpush.net pop-ups from the unknown origin, you can simultaneously see a great deal of advertisements, including ones on the pages which primarily have no advertisements whatsoever. Such a scenario can be the signal of adware presence.
Adware is the type of pc virus which infiltrates into your system, after that starts demonstrating to you various promotions. Their material usually has no connection with your typical search questions. Besides banner promotions, your browser can additionally demonstrate you a huge number of various Rockstartpush.net pop-up ads, which show up in the lower right area.
The model of adware usage is very sly. The big pack of adware is dispersed with trojan viruses, which are injected in your system previously. Advertisements, which are shown to you by malware, are paid by their creators. In a couple of weeks, all antivirus programs began to block these adware, hence, trojan loses in profitability. And to rub out the user’s PC, virus distributors start ransomware distribution through these trojans.
Even if there is no active ransomware distribution, your PC may still be impacted by adware virus. A huge number of promotions along with Rockstartpush.net pop-ups can make your PC as slow as snail, so your typical tasks will be impossible to carry out in typical way.
How Can I Deal With Rockstartpush.net Pop-Ups?
Presuming the paragraphs above: your personal computer, along with your data, is in a serious danger. To stop this infection, you need to utilize anti-virus tool. Microsoft Defender, which is installed in every Windows 10 distribution, has the ability to handle Rockstartpush.net pop-ups virus. However, it can not return the web browser changes which were applied by malicious program. One more negative aspect of the antivirus by Microsoft is its particular susceptability: malware can disable Microsoft Defender with the Group Policies after being injected to your computer.
To be 100% sure that your computer is clean of any viruses now, and will be clean in future, I can offer you to use GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
To detect and remove all malicious programs on your PC, including Rockstartpush.net 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 malware, because it checks only the most popular registry entries and directories.
You can observe the detected malicious apps sorted by their possible harm simultaneously with the scan process. But to perform any actions against malware, you need to hold on until the scan is over, or to stop the scan.
To choose the action for each detected virus or unwanted program, click the arrow in front of the name of detected malicious app. By default, all malware will be removed to quarantine.
Reset browser settings to original ones
To revert your browser settings, you are required to use the Reset Browser Settings option. This action cannot be intercepted by Rockstartpush.net virus, hence, you will surely see the result. This action can be located in the Tools tab.
After choosing the Reset Browser Settings option, the menu will be shown, where you can choose, which settings will be reverted to original.
Reset browser setiings without utilizing third-party programs
Besides using anti-malware software for browser reset, 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 Rockstartpush.net 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.