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I wrote this article to help you remove CercaVoli Virus. This CercaVoli Virus removal guide works for all Windows versions.

CercaVoli is an intrusive application which will only cause you troubles. Cyber security experts have categorized this parasite as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The sinister tool uses deceptive techniques to fool users that it works in their favor. It will show you shopping advertisements in the attempt to garner your attention and spark your interest. The suggested listings are chosen with intent. The PUP focuses on bargain deals for high quality goods. This way, it is more likely to get people intrigued. While it distracts you with shopping deals, CercaVoli will spy on you behind your back.

If you do not remember installing this program to your computer, do not be surprised that it is there. The PUP does not have an official website, so it is impossible to acquire it per your own decision. We understand that this may sound confusing, but there is a logical explanation. CercaVoli gets spread through dark patterns. This term refers to underhanded distribution techniques and unofficial sources. The shady tool can hitch a ride with another application. Pirated utilities, freeware and shareware are the usual hosts because they are unprotected. CercaVoli will be offered for install with the download client and selected per default. You will have to find where it is listed in its terms and conditions and unmark it.

The other propagation vector CercaVoli utilizes is spam emails. The furtive program hides behind attached files. The person behind the message will try to make it seem reliable by misrepresenting a genuine organization, like the national post, the local police department, a courier firm, a bank, an institution, an e-commerce platform, a social network, or a government branch. To make it more believable, he can insert the official logo and contacts of the corresponding entity into the letter. A common practice is to obtain a legitimate notification and duplicate it. This should not concern you. There is a foolproof way to filter spam from genuine emails. The latter is sent from official accounts. Since spammers cannot access organizations’ electronic mailing boxes, they create fake accounts. All you have to do is check where a given message has been sent from and you will know if it is reliable.

Upon entering your system, CercaVoli will start flooding your screen with ads. You will see pop-up windows every time you try to use your browser. The intrusive advertisements will appear in various formats, including banners, in-text links, coupon boxes, freebies, interstitial, contextual, transitional, inline, comparison and full-screen ads. The PUP produces them in high amounts and diversifies their content in order to learn what users are interested in. The covert program will show you offers for a wide variety of items, like clothes, technological devices, accessories, furniture, decorative elements, sports gear, gardening equipment, books, toys, games and many others.

The owners of CercaVoli get paid to promote third party content. The advertisements contain links to supported websites. It should be noted that the PUP needs to get users to follow them. Every click constitutes a payment. This monetizing technique has been appropriately dubbed the pay-per-click system. As we hinted earlier, CercaVoli analyzes people’s behavior in the attempt to determine their interests. This helps it select appropriate content. However, this is not the only use the PUP has for users’ data. The rogue program can make further proceeds by selling private information. The data it will collect from your browser includes your history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, area code, geographic location, email, telephone number, user names and passwords. The gathered details will be sold on darknet markets without your knowledge or consent.

CercaVoli Virus Uninstall

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 CercaVoli 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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