I wrote this article to help you remove Ocsp.comodoca.com. This Ocsp.comodoca.com removal guide works for all Windows versions.
Ocsp.comodoca.com is a malicious page and if you get redirected to it all the time and it and its annoying ads are your constant online companion, you are in trouble. Your PC is no longer infection-free. You have a parasite on board. A potentially unwanted program, to be exact. The good news here is that PUPs are relatively easy to remove and they are not that harmful. At least, not directly. But this doesn’t mean you should let the PUP stay in your system. On the contrary. It is still a parasite and has to be removed as soon as possible. If you don’t take measures on time, your situation will worsen and then it might be too late.
Once the PUP has entered your system the meddling begins. It starts making modifications without bothering to ask whether you agree or not. It does whatever it wants. The PUP`s first target are your browsers. All of them. It adds to them a malicious extension, which is perfectly compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Now, no matter which one your favorite browser was, it is still infected. All of them are so switching from one to another won`t help. With you browsers injected with this pesky extension, your browsing experience changes significantly. From now on, you will be bombarded with ads every time you open your browser and try to visit a website.
The ads will be everywhere, covering your screen and blinking in front of you. Don’t click on any of them. They are sponsored and they have only been created to serve the crooks` malicious purposes. Their only goal is to boost web traffic to specific pages so the hackers could make money via the pay-per-click mechanism. Do you want to give your money to crooks? Of course, not. Stay away from the advertisements. But they are not your only issues.
Aside from the avalanche of ads, you will have put up with every day, you will also be redirected to suspicious sites. Yes. The PUP also redirects you and you end up visiting a shady looking and probably dangerous page. Keep in mind that the ads and the pages you end up visiting are harmful. Most of them conceal more malware infections in them, which are just waiting to infect you. And if you click, they do. Your click equals your consent. Before you know it, you will compromise your already compromised PC even further. It looks like a double loss for you: sponsoring crooks and getting more malware before you have dealt with this one. Don’t procrastinate. Your online experience is not the only one that suffers due to the PUP`s presence. Your machine is also affected. Its speed slows down to a crawl, its system crashes, its browsers freeze, and the Internet connection it awful.
And somehow all these issues pale in comparison to the biggest risk of all – the security risk. The PUP exposes your privacy to strangers by spying on you, collecting everything and sending it to crooks. All of your data, financial and identifiable included, ends up in the hackers` hands. Once that happens, there is no a scenario in which things can end well for you. Financial scams and identity thefts are first to come to mind. Don’t sit quietly waiting for this to happen. Use our removal guide below to get rid of the PUP once and for all.
Even though removing the pest is your number one priority you should also make sure you won`t be infected again. That’s why think of how the PUP got in this time and what can you do to prevent that. The most popular method is freeware/shareware bundles. In program packages like these often you can find a malicious one attached. Especially if your download source is unverified. Avoid such sites or at least opt for the Advanced settings during the installation process which allow you to deselect any program you don’t want entering you PC.
Take your time and carefully read what you are agreeing to and don’t skip the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Another entering tactic involves spam emails. This method is still very effective. Don’t open messages which suspicious and which are from an unknown sender. Be extra careful while online as this is the only way of protecting yourself. Infections need your carelessness. Don’t give it to them.
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 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.
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 Ocsp.comodoca.com from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.