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Saturday, March 23, 2013

How to Manually Remove Playtopus From Your Computer?

Have found Playtopus on your computer? Irritated with plenty of pop ups? Have tied many times to get rid of Playtopus but with no avail? What should be done for eradicating Playtopus? This post will be helpful for you to remove Playtopus completely from computers.

Playtopus Description

Playtopus is a malicious malware that will arouse much damage to compromised computer. Like other computer threats, Playtopus will be able to lurk into your system out of permission and notification. Once executed, it will run automatically by adding a new registry entry whenever you start Windows. Once hacked by Playtopus, it just redirects you to other unfamiliar web sites that may offer with computer threats. Meanwhile, you will receive lots of pop ups when you surf the Internet, which is really irritating. You will find that your computer performance is really poor, even it arouses screenshots frequently even the system crash.

On the other way, Playtopus will open convenient doors for remote hackers for some vicious purposes like accessing remotely, dropping virus, stealing private information, and so on. Hence, you need to remove Playtopus as soon as you find it on your computer. Any removal delay may badly damage your system. You can follow detailed removal guide in this post to get rid of Playtopus.


Playtopus is Really Dangerous

1. Playtopus comes to system without any permission or awareness.
2. Playtopus reputation & rating online is terrible.
3. Playtopus will arouse lots of pop ups.
4. Playtopus may hijack your web browser, redirect your web searches.
5. Playtopus will set your important information stored on computer at high-danger situation.


How to Delete Playtopus Completely?

Method 1: Manually removing Playtopus

Step one: Use “CTRL + Shift + ESC” to open the Task Manager, and stop all Playtopus processes.

Step two: Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by Playtopus:

Step three: Open Registry Editor by navigating to “Start” Menu, type “Regedit” into the box and click “OK” to proceed. When Registry Editor is open, search and get rid of the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DontShowMeThisDialogAgain
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\[random]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell =[random].exe

Method 2: Automatically removing Playtopus

1) Download the SpyHunter by clicking the following button.

2) Start the installation by double-clicking the download file.

3) Now you need to click the “Run” button to continue the installation.

4) Next you should accept the License Agreement and click the “Next” button.

5) You need to wait until the whole installation finishes. In this process, you are not allowed to click the “Cancel” button, otherwise the executing will stop.

6) Now the installation finishes.

7) After finishing the installation, now you should click “Malware Scan” button to have a quick or full scan on your computer.”

8) Tick the “Select All” and choose the “Remove” button to eliminate the detected threats on your computer.

Note: To remove all infiltration related to Playtopus safely and completely, sufficient skills are needed. During the manual removal process, you need to be cautious with each removal step or you may loss some significant system files due to any mistake. But there is no need for you to remove Playtopus manually. For manually removing Playtopus is too dangerous. So the wise way is to install Anti-Malware program SpyHunter to delete malicious and to protect your computer from greater damage.

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