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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Remove Kingsdowns.com Pop-up From the Browser Completely

I keep getting a redirect that tells me that my adobe flash player is out of date but its from a site that i have never heard of. What should i do?

Description of kingsdowns.com


kingsdowns.com is a malicious webpage which can be classified as an adware. Adware is a type of program that displays an advertisement of some sort. Adware is usually related to a specific Web site that is cached in the Web browser. In some cases, it changes the home page of your Web browser to point to a specific Web site. Once kingsdowns.com gets into the computer, it will change the browser setting on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. When you open the browser, it will pop up on browser stating that you need to update Adobe Flash Player to continue. Just as the screenshot shows:
If you click on the “OK” button and follow its steps to continue, you’ll agree to download malicious files onto your computer instead of installing an update. The intention behind the malware is to detect and exploit vulnerabilities on applications installed on your computer to install malicious and unwanted software that compromise the security of all data on the affected PC. The malicious file will bring in many other malware, such as adware, browser hijacker, rogue programs or other viruses. You should close this kingsdowns.com pop-up immediately and remove it completely. It is suggested to scan your computer with a powerful antivirus program like Spyhunter to check out the problem and remove viruses.

Instructions to Get Rid of kingsdowns.com


Solution 1. Remove kingsdowns.com manually.


Step 1: Stop related running processes in Windows Task Manager first.

( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)


Step 2:  Remove  kingsdowns.com from browser

Reset Internet Explorer

1 Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon , then click on Internet Options.
2 In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
3 In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.

Reset Mozilla Firefox

1 Open Firefox, click the Firefox button, go to the Help sub-menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.
2 Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3 Then click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. Firefox will close and be reset.

Reset Google Chrome

1 Click on the icon ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’, select ‘Settings’, at the bottom of this page, click on ‘Show advanced settings’.
2 Find the Reset browser settings option, click on Reset button to reset your Google Chrome.

Step 3:Find out the related registry entries and delete.



HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Google Chrome\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Documents and Settings\test\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command "(Default)" = "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe http://www.<random>.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"


Step 4:Clear all the cookies of your affected web browsers.

Since the tricky virus has the ability to use cookies for tracing and tracking the internet activity of users, it is suggested users to delete all the cookies before a complete removal.

Google Chrome:

Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click "Remove individual cookies"
In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet explorer window
Click the "Tools" button
Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”


Solution 2. Remove kingsdowns.com by using SpyHunter anti-malware.



SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.


Step 2: Save the file and Run the program.



Step 3: After installation, click to scan your computer to find out potential threats.

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.


Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 


If you are still worried about the left over of kingsdowns.com and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro. RegCure Pro is packed with the tools you need to boost your PC’s speed and performance. Featuring an intuitive interface and easy-to-use work flow, RegCure Pro scans common problem areas – and quickly and safely fixes them. As well, it has several tools and features to address other performance and computing issues.

Step 1. Click the icon to install RegCure Pro on your PC.




Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.

 

Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.


Step 4. RegCure Pro will then install on your computer.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. Click the "System Scan" button to scan your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 

 

Note: To manually remove kingsdowns.com is very difficult. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up the registry files and optimize the computer.

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