How to Remove Ecologicalgovernment Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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

Ecologicalgovernment is an adware program. It is associated to a platform named after it. The URL address of the website is ecologicalgovernment.com. The adware generates messages asking users to install an extension or add-on to their web browser. It also produces shopping ads. You should not do what Ecologicalgovernment tells you to. The program is considered malicious by nature. It can trick you into allowing malware on your system. While the notifications are distracting you from paying attention as to what is going on in your computer, the shady tool will spy on you. It will record data from your web browser and sell it on darknet markets.

Users typically describe the appearance of Ecologicalgovernment as sudden and inexplicable. If you are baffled by the presence of the adware, you are in the majority of people who have failed to detect the covert program when it entered. This makes sense, however, since you would have taken action if you had spotted it. Ecologicalgovernment is distributed via dark patterns. In most cases, it chooses to travel with other software. The host will list the secluded tool in its terms and conditions as a bonus. The catch is that the adware will be included per default and the wizard will not open a dialog box to present the option. If you do not change the presets, the unwanted program will be installed. We urge you to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of all applications you add to your system.

The other propagation vectors for Ecologicalgovernment are spam emails and drive-by installations. When traveling aboard an electronic message, the furtive program hides behind an attached file. The person behind the email will try to convince you that it is an important document on an urgent matter. The letter can be written on behalf of an existing company or organization, like the national post, the district police department, the regional court, a government branch, an institution, a bank, or a courier firm. To check whether a given email is reliable, look up the sender’s contacts. Drive-by installations happen when entering corrupted websites or clicking on compromised links. The only way to protect yourself from this threat is by filtering your online sources. Do your research whenever necessary.

Remove Ecologicalgovernment Virus
The Ecologicalgovernment Virus

Ecologicalgovernment is both intrusive and demanding in its activity. The clandestine program will flood your screen with pop-up messages and ads. The former will tell you that you need to install an extension or add-on to your web browser. You should never agree to add unwanted software to your computer, regardless what the stated reason is. Whether for accessibility or for security purposes, the notification could be a scam. The program you welcome in may be malicious. Random shopping ads pose the same threat. Ecologicalgovernment will try to entice you with bargain deals for high quality items. It will display various kinds of ads, like coupon boxes, freebies, in-text links, banners, inline, floating, contextual, interstitial, transitional, comparison, and full-screen windows.

The ads are not confirmed to be legitimate. While they list shopping offers, the websites they link to may be dangerous. Following the windows could take you to malware-infused domains and result in contracting infections. After discussing the obvious dangers, we need to point out that there is more than meets the eye. The security threats expand to a personal level. Ecologicalgovernment can steal private data from your web browser. The malevolent program is set to keep track of users’ browsing sessions and record the input they enter into their web-based accounts. The information it can obtain encompasses your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, user names, passwords, residency, geographic location, area code, email, telephone number, IP address, financial credentials, and other sensitive details. The developers of the adware collect and sell private data without asking people for their permission to do so. This can go from a privacy breach to cyber theft at the blink of an eye.

Ecologicalgovernment Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

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-5

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-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 Ecologicalgovernment Virus from your browser? 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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