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Freecause virus: What is it and how to remove it?

Freecause virus is a virus, which enters in your computer as a hijacker through your web browsers such as Google chrome, Internet explorer and Mozilla Firefox, when you download freeware programs from the internet. By entering your computer system via free downloads, it adds an additional a toolbar in your browser, which appears mostly on your web browsers along with many other free download ads. When you use that toolbar, it may duplicate your real web homepage and create a home page, whose default search engine might be “toolbarservice.freecause.com” or “search.conduit.com”.

Freecause is a firm in US which creates a platform for third parties through creating affinity toolbars which enhances the earnings of third parties through offering the users, a free web search feed, an online shopping mall which does not exist in real and many other applications like that.

The amazing fact is that they mostly use Yahoo.com as their search engine with additional affected ads, and this is the duplicate and does not get paid. And when you try to remove it from Control panel, disappointing it might be but you will not find that tool there. Your computer may not inform you of such installations, in this case it must have came with a malware or usually Trojan horse. With that said, it is very urgent to remove freecause virus.

How to remove freecause virus?

Headache it might be, but there are cures for every disease. So if you want freecause virus to get out of your computer, then follow these instructions:

1. Click on F8 button on the top of your keyboard to restart your computer with safe mode and select “safe mode with networking” from advanced options menu.

2. To bring the task manager, click “ctrl+alt+del” altogether. When it appears, go to the processes tab and click once on the process you want to stop and then press “end process” option.

3. Close the task manager and go to start menu, write the given files address on the search one by one and by right clicking on them, delete every file if you find it in your computer.

4. Now at the search of start menu, write “regedit”. Press “Enter” which will open your computer’s registry. Delete the following files from your computer:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{99079a25-328f-4bd4-be04-00955acaa0a7} “[trojan name] Toolbar”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}VersionIndependentProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115}ProgID “[trojan name]IEHelper.UrlHelper.1″

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{A40DC6C5-79D0-4ca8-A185-8FF989AF1115} “UrlHelper Cl
And close registry.

5. You have to reset the browser which had the toolbar with troublemaker virus. Open browser and follow the pattern below:
Tools> internet options> Advanced> Reset.
Keep in mind that by resetting you might lose other toolbars and add-ons that you may want to retain. You can do that manually afterwards.

6. Now go to tools> manage add-ons> Extensions. Look for “Toolbarservice.freecause.com” to delete it permanently.

7. Reboot to complete the process of removing freecause virus.

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