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

War Thunder is advertised as a free gaming platform but what it actually is, is an adware infection. It does not help you play any games for free. In fact, all it does is causing you troubles. It would be best if you delete the deceitful program from your machine ASAP. Adware pieces don’t make for pleasant tenants. They are extremely annoying and perfectly capable of destroying your previously enjoyable online experience. Yes, that’s why they do. War Thunder is no different. Like all adware, it is ad-supported. This means that the pest bombards you with tons of highly questionable ads in order to help its developers make effortless pay-per-click revenue.

Every time you go online, you get flooded with banners, deals, pop-ups, in texts, video ads, etc. and etc. and if you click on any of them, hackers make money. At your expense. Each of your clicks fills their pockets. But do you know what else each of your clicks does? It puts you in danger of getting infected with more malware. As we said, the ads are very questionable. Some of them are, without a doubt, malicious and conceal infections and a single click is all it takes for you to invite said infections on board. Surfing the Web turns into a nightmare. Ads are coming from everywhere. You see changes made in your browsers` settings. You get redirected to the WarThunder.ru and other suspicious pages all the time. Getting any work done under such conditions becomes an impossible task.

Aside from that, though, your machine also suffers. The above-mentioned interruptions don’t go unnoticed by your PC. It slows down significantly. Some older machine may even crash completely. Your browsers also freeze due to the never-ending ad bombardment. You may even have problems establishing a strong Internet connection. And all of this so that crooks can make money and use you as a sponsor. How do you feel about that? But even if you have nerves of steel and somehow you are able to tolerate the adware`s shenanigans, there is something that you simply cannot ignore.

Remove War Thunder
The War Thunder Virus

The infection puts your privacy at risk by monitoring your every move and recording everything. Not only that but once the adware deems it has enough data it sends it to the hackers that published it. These strangers with agendas can use your credentials for whatever they want. They can exploit your data for their own malicious purposes. Or, they can sell it to third parties. Either way, you end up in jeopardy. Unless you do something, of course. Delete the adware from your computer as soon as possible. To get rid of it manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article.

How did War Thunder enter? With the help of trickery and deceit, of course. The pest needs your permission to be installed and it uses tactics to get it. Usually, adware turns to bundled program to dupe you. Be extra careful when installing bundles. Opt for the Advanced settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. This way you are presented with a list of all the extra programs which are about to be installed alongside the program you originally wanted. We suggest you deselect all of them. The Advanced settings give you this option while the Basic turn the process into an automatic. Get rid of everything unnecessary and then you can still finish installing the program you wanted in the first place. Don’t let crooks trick you. Take a few extra minute to be vigilant and you can prevent the intruder on the spot.

War Thunder Virus Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove War Thunder Virus 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 War Thunder 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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