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

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

The Paradiskus extension is bad news for you and your browsers. Seeing it is a clear sign that your machine harbors an infection. A browser hijacker, to be exact. As the name of this type of pest implies, these parasites hijack your browsers and take control of them. This doesn’t make them good tenants. On the contrary. Hijackers are intrusive, meddlesome, destructive and dangerous. Paradiskus is all these things as well. If you have it in your system, you better take immediate actions. If you keep it on board, prepare yourself for troubles.

The problems this pest causes may start as small and insignificant but they continue to escalate with every single day. Eventually, the infection may even cause you some irreversible damage. Do not let that happen. Take matters into your own hands and remove the intruder as soon as possible. If you don’t, it will ruin your online activities, it will expose your privacy to risk and it will slow your PC`s performance. Do not hesitate and do not give this pest time to ruin your browsing experience. Get rid of it as soon as possible and earn the gratitude of your future self.

Once the hijacker has entered, it appends its malicious extension to all of your browser so it doesn’t matter which browser is your favorite to use as they are all infected. Every time you go online you suffer intrusions. For instance, the hijacker replaces your homepage and search engine behind your back and prevents it from reversing the process. This is how you get stuck with a brand new, shady search engine which does not provide fast and accurate search results as one may have hoped. What it does provide is quick access to corrupted links and pages. The hijacker`s goal is to earn pay-per-click revenue for its owners and every time you click on something generated by it, you sponsor hackers.

Aside from the above-mentioned, you expose your machine`s safety to risk. These links are not reliable. They are sponsored and you should know better than to trust a sponsored link. A single click on the wrong one and you automatically download more infections on your already compromised and underperforming machine. There is more, though. The nasty hijacker also bombards you with ads 24/7. Every page that you visit, even the ones which used to be ad-free, are now completely covered in commercials in all shapes and forms.

The parasite effectively demolished your previously normal and enjoyable web surfing. It annoys you so much that you start avoiding your own machine. You just cannot make a single online move without Paradiskus interrupting. It is everywhere. The pest even becomes more and more aggressive with time. Luckily, you do not have to tolerate its shenanigans. The hijacker is removable but you should act promptly. If it goes out of control, which it eventually will, your situation will worsen. That’s why don’t waste time. Use our guide below and clean your PC for good.

How did the Paradiskus hijacker enter? This pest is still a program which means that it needs your permission on its installment, hence it asks for it. What it doesn’t need, though, is to ask you openly. That’s why it used tricky tactics in order to dupe you. One of the most commonly used methods is called freeware bundling. Be extra careful when installing free programs on your PC. Always opt for the Custom settings as they allow you to see all extra apps which are about to enter your machine as well as deselect them. Then, you can still finish installing the program you originally wanted. But be more careful from now on. Download your software from reliable sources only. Otherwise, you end up compromising your own computer.

Paradiskus 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 Paradiskus 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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