I wrote this article to help you remove Onclickrev.com. This Onclickrev.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Onclickrev.com is a dangerous website. It is a pawn of an adware program. The rogue tool poses a series of threats to users’ online security. It displays advertisements, leading to unconfirmed websites which turn out to be malicious. The ads are cleverly masqueraded as shopping offers. You may not realize that they are brought by the Onclickrev.com adware because the shady tool presents them in different ways. The other malicious activity is even more obscure. The adware tracks people’s web sessions and gathers data on everything they do online without leaving a hint. If you allow the rogue tool to misguide you into clicking on an ad, or if you enter sensitive information while it is active on your machine, you could be in for worse troubles.
The developers of the Onclickrev.com adware promote third party content by generating ads. There is nothing wrong with the act of promoting other people’s websites. This is an outsourcing service. It is common for companies to appoint agents for their marketing campaigns. However, there are certain laws and regulations which the owners of the Onclickrev.com adware do not uphold. Advertisements need to go through a security check to confirm that their sources are reliable. This program does not conduct such scans. As is stands, any given ad could redirect you to a corrupted website. You could contract other infections and suffer irreparable system damage.
To attract people to the ads, the Onclickrev.com adware highlights them with bright colors, cursive fonts, and other special effects. Once your attention has been acquired, it is the content which should close the deal and have you click on the window. The furtive tool presents bargain offers for various consumer goods. Whatever you may need at the moment, you will find it listed in the pop-ups. The advertisements will appear every time you go online. They will be brought in new browser windows and tabs, as well as embedded windows. The formats accounted for by victims of the adware include banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, freebies, transitional, interstitial, floating, contextual, inline, and comparison ads. The intrusive program will interrupt your work and slow down your PC to a crawl.
Do not trust any shopping propositions while the Onclickrev.com adware is present in your system, even on actual shopping websites. They could be fake. More importantly, you should not enter any personal details into your web browser. The insidious program will follow your every move. It can record all kinds of information, including your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, area code, geographic location, residency, telephone number, email, user names, passwords, and financial credentials. The owners of the adware sell information on darknet markets. Your personal details can fall into the hands of cyber criminals. Nothing can be done to prevent data theft while the parasite is active on the system.
If you do not know how and when you contracted the Onclickrev.com adware, we can provide an explanation. The secluded tool can be transferred via other programs, emails, and websites. The most common of the latter sources is software. If you recently downloaded an unlicensed utility, you may have unknowingly installed the Onclickrev.com adware together with it. Download clients include additional tools in their terms and conditions. The option per se is hidden in the installation steps. If you do not review settings and accept everything as it is, you would allow the secluded program into your machine.
When it comes to emails, the Onclickrev.com is hidden behind an attached file. The sender will state that the supposed document contains important information on an urgent matter. He will urge you to access the attachment, read the document, and write a response. Doing so would prompt the install of the adware. Do not follow instructions from emails before you have confirmed their reliability. To do so, check the provided contacts. Drive-by installations are just as facilitated, if not more. Entering a corrupted website or clicking on a redirect link would prompt the malicious domain to download and install the nefarious program. The solution here is to do research on unfamiliar platforms.
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 follow to permanently remove 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 Onclickrev.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.