I wrote this article to help you remove Okayfreedom Virus. This Okayfreedom Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
In case your PC screen gets all of a sudden flooded with tones of commercial pop-up advertisements, it is absolutely certain that an adware application is present on the system. Such program is Okayfreedom and similarly to many other unwanted programs, it is a typical advertising-supported application.
Because of being categorized as an adware application, no one wants to have Okayfreedom on her/his computer. One of the main reasons to be classified as an adware, is the ability of Okayfreedom to enter the system without asking for any permission. Besides, the fact that there is no guarantee that the services provided by the application are trusted, is a real proof that Okayfreedom should be removed from your PC as soon as possible. In other cases, the adware could be used for malware distribution and your personal security might be put in danger.
Okayfreedom uses various methods to infiltrate your virtual machine. Most often, the adware enters your system bundled with other freeware and deceives you to approve its installation. This usually happens during the setup process of new software on your computer, because you don’t read the terms and conditions provided by the setup wizard of the application. In this case, you simply agree to everything in a hurry and let the adware into the system without even realizing it. Thus, you should be very careful every time when you install new software on your virtual machine. Otherwise, your system security will be seriously threatened.
As already mentioned above, similarly to the other adware applications, as soon as Okayfreedom enters the system, it starts flooding your web browser with tones of commercial pop-up advertisements. Unfortunately, apart from the fact that these ads are completely useless for you, they are the main reason why your computer gets slower, experiences frequent system crashes, and your personal security cannot be guaranteed.
Another thing that you should know about Okayfreedom, is that it is capable of monitoring and recording your browsing history and virtual preferences. Once the program has collected enough information about your browsing habits, it will start displaying third-party content on your monitor. Keep in mind that you should not trust any of the advertisements provided by Okayfreedom, as the adware application does not take responsibility for the content shown on your web browser. So, if you click on any of the displayed pop-up adverts, you might get transferred to various websites which contain corrupted material.
Also, every click on an advert provided by Okayfreedom, brings profit to the third parties hiding behind the adware program and continues its existence. The only way to terminate all the useless adverts is to remove Okayfreedom from your PC. For that reason, deleting this application from the system is highly recommended. In addition, you have to make sure that your computer is well-protected against malware.
If you find out that your browsing sessions have been redirected to untrusted websites and compromised files, it is very likely that some computer infections may have managed to infiltrate your virtual machine. As a result, infections may be hidden into the system and they can allow some cyber criminals to gain access to your PC and steal your sensitive data. In case this happens, the only way to erase any threats and viruses from the system entirely and protect your personal data from being stolen, is to use an automatic security program. By using it, all hidden infections can be located and deleted at once.
Okayfreedom Virus Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start 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.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Okayfreedom Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.