I wrote this article to help you remove Adware.Norassie. This Adware.Norassie removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
As the name perfectly implies, Adware.Norassie is an adware infection. You probably know how annoying these pests are. And all of this is true. They really get on your nerves nonstop until the very moment you remove them completely. Adware.Norassie does the same. Luckily, removing an adware is not that hard. In fact, these parasites are considered relatively easy to tackle. However, you have to act promptly. No infection should be left to operate freely and no infection should be underestimated.
Adware.Norassie will cause you nothing but trouble. From the moment it enters, you start suffering constant intrusions. At first, they may seem insignificant but they grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. Trust is when we say it would be best if you remove the adware the first chance you get. As soon as you realize it is on board, start looking for its hiding place and remove it upon discovery. Otherwise, it won`t be long before you regret it. Don’t procrastinate and don’t waste any time. The sooner you get rid of this plague, the better.
Adware.Norassie enters completely undetected but once in, you cannot miss its presence. It makes a mess of your machine. It all starts with your browsers. The pest infects them all and every time you go online, you get interrupted. For instance, your whole screen is completely covered with numerous irritating pop-up ads. Yes, ads. The adware generates them with the single purpose of boosting web traffic and bringing pay-per-click revenue to its owners. Yet, you are the one to suffer. This ruins your previously normal online activities. All of a sudden, your every online move gets interrupted. Ads appear from everywhere, sometimes right under the cursor of your mouse. They blink in all imaginable shapes and colors.
Also, your videos get paused for commercials breaks. You get redirected to tons of shady pages all the time. It is a nightmare. You cannot get any work done online. Not to mention that you are always a single click away from more malware. The ads that you see are sponsored and, hence, very unreliable. If you happen to click on the wrong one, you may infect your PC even more. But this is not all. The adware also ruins your offline experience too. It slows down your machine. The computer becomes to lag, crash and freeze all the time. Some of your apps may take longer to load and other may fail to load at all. Your internet connection may become unstable as well.
How did you get infected with Adware.Norassie? More often than not, adware infections travel bundled with other programs. Hackers attach the adware to another app online and when you download said app, you get the adware as a “bonus”. This is if you are careless, though. There is a way to prevent the infection from entering and it is not hard. It just requires more time and vigilance. During installation processes, always opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. This way, you will be presented a list of all additionally attached apps which are about to be installed automatically on your PC. Deselect them all, you have that option.
Remove everything but the program you originally wanted and then finish the installation. Such extras are usually malicious and they have no place on board. The truth is that if you truly needed them, you would have downloaded them yourself. Don’t be negligent. Crooks pray for that. They need your distraction in order to succeed. Don’t help them out. Help yourself out. The only way to do that is to be cautious.
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 in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Adware.Norassie from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.