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I wrote this article to help you remove Suspicious.Cloud.9. This Suspicious.Cloud.9 removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Suspicious.Cloud.9 falls under the umbrella of adware infections and it is malicious. As you may know, adware pests are considered to be among the most irritating types of parasites, if not THE most annoying one. Unfortunately, you are infected with Suspicious.Cloud.9 and you are about to experience just how nerve racking this threat actually is. Yet, there is some good news as well. This pest is not that hard to tackle. It is completely removable.

With the right set of instructions, you should have no problems dealing with it for good. However, this doesn’t mean that it is harmless. It is not. We haven`t encountered an innocuous virus and the chances are, neither have you. So, do not underestimate the danger Suspicious.Cloud.9 puts you in. Make sure to remove it as soon as possible from your machine. It has no place there. It won`t be helpful to you in any way. On the contrary. It will cause you more and more problems as time passes. So, do yourself a huge favor and cut its stay short before it has the chance to cause you some irreversible damage. The sooner you get rid of it, the better for you and your system.

How does the adware operate? Well, this infection starts creating a mess from the minute it settles in your system. It adds a pesky plugin which is perfectly compatible with each one of your installed browsers. This way, Suspicious.Cloud.9 takes complete control over them and injects them with ads. Numerous ads appear on your screen daily. Banners, coupons, deals, offers, in texts, video ads, and pretty much whatever else you can possibly think of. The adware effective ruins your previously normal and pleasant browsing experience. You are no longer able to surf the web without being interrupted by commercials or being redirected to some very shady-looking site. Every time you so much as touch one of your browsers, the adware appears.

Imagine getting any online work done under such conditions. It is impossible. You cannot even visit your favorite news page, for instance, let along do some work. All of this solely because of the nasty adware. But there is more. Even if you have nerves of steel and somehow the above-mentioned disruptions don’t bother you that much, you cannot put up with the privacy risk you are exposed to. Suspicious.Cloud.9 spies on you and monitors your every online move.

The adware gathers information about you which it later uses to create adverts which you will like. Thus, it tricks you into clicking and clicking brings hackers money. This is the pay-per-click mechanism. However, this information is not used for marketing purposes only. It may also be sold to third parties with other malicious intentions. You may fall victim to a financial scam or even an identity theft. Don’t let that happen. Remove Suspicious.Cloud.9 ASAP. Use our detailed removal guide below to do so manually.

How did Suspicious.Cloud.9 enter? The pest probably arrived attached to a spam email message. Do you open messages from people you don’t personally know? Most users do. That is a mistake. The spam email tactic is one of the most commonly used one for malware distribution. Even though it is old-school, as many people say, it is still popular because it is still effective. And it is still effective because of the users. They still open emails from unknown senders without thinking twice about it and ignoring the warnings experts give. Don’t make that mistake. If you don’t know who the message is from, do not open it lightly. Do your due diligence and proceed with caution. Otherwise, parasites will continue on infecting you.

Suspicious.Cloud.9 Removal

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 Suspicious.Cloud.9 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.

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