How to Remove Bookness Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox)

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I wrote this article to help you remove Bookness Virus. This Bookness Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Bookness is a malicious browser hijacker. As the term reveals, the web browser is the target of the parasite. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and other established browsing clients are susceptible to the attacks of the clandestine program. Bookness performs many unauthorized tasks which expose the targeted computer to different types of threats. The activity you will be aware of is advertising. This is the best sign for the presence of the hijacker. As soon as you notice the symptoms, take action against the rogue software. The longer Bookness resides on your machine, the more damage it can inflict.

The hijacker penetrates the web browser in depth, rearranging both the internal settings and the user preferences. You may not be able to tell that your DNS settings have been rendered, but there is an easier way to identify the problem. An apparent intervention you will notice right away is that your homepage and default search engine have been reset. Furthermore, you will discover that you cannot revert back to your custom preferences. Bookness is set to enforce the convenient settings, since they give it the ability to control and manipulate the web browser’s behavior.

The covert program displays pop-up advertisements. To do this, it opens new browser windows and tabs without authorization and embeds ads into the websites people browse through. The owners of Bookness support third party platforms. They use the pay-per-click system to generate revenue. The adverts are infused with redirect links. They lead to various websites. Paying advertisers have their content promoted. The developers of the hijacker receive a certain sum every time a user follows a redirect link. It should be noted that they are not concerned about the intentions of the ad providers. Some of them may be looking to popularize their websites, but others could have bad intentions.

Bookness diversifies with the ads, making them and their content appealing. The furtive tool uses a wide array of tricks. It makes the windows colorful and highlights the product listings for their high quality and low prices. The product palette encompasses various items, including clothes, furniture, technological devices, accessories, decorations, gardening equipment, sports gear, games, toys and many others. The ads themselves are diverse, as well. Bookness churns out banners, coupon boxes, freebies, in-text links, transitional, floating, interstitial, contextual, floating and full-screen ads. The suggested deals may be good, but the reality is that they are risky. Any given ad could lead you to an infected website.

Even if you avoid the advertisements, you will still be exposed to a threat. The most severe problem around Bookness is related to personal information and privacy. The nefarious program collects data from the web browser and packs it into catalogs. It can access your browsing history, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location, zip code, email account, telephone number, demographic details, full name, user names, passwords and financial credentials. The owners of the hijacker sell the gathered data on darknet markets without asking people for their permission or notifying them.

There are a couple of ways to contact Bookness. The hijacker prefers to travel in bundles with other programs. Freeware, shareware and pirated applications are often used as download clients because they do not have a protected license. The additional software gets offered as a free bonus. To avoid having malware sneak into your system this way, read the terms and conditions of the programs you install to your computer. If you find any suspicious statements, terminate the installation altogether.

A spam email can transfer Bookness to your device through a file. Documents, images, archives and other types of files can be used to transfer the malware. The host for the hijacker will be listed as an official document on an important matter. Spammers often write on behalf of legitimate entities in order to make their messages seem genuine. Be advised that opening the containing attachment can result in the hijacker getting transferred to your computer through an automatic process. You need to take precautionary measures. Proof the sender’s contacts to check whether he is who he claims to be.

Bookness Virus Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Bookness Virus from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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