I wrote this article to help you remove Choov4fa.com. This Choov4fa.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The appearance of the Choov4fa.com page is bad news. If you see this page all the time, we are sorry to inform you that you have a cyber infection on board. An adware one, to be exact. It uses Choov4fa.com as a front and lurks behind it. But you should take the page as a warning sign. As soon as you see it, start looking for the adware and delete it upon discovery.
Even though adware pieces are easily removable, if given enough time on your machine, they could cause you some irreversible damage. So, don’t underestimate this pest only because it is considered easy to tackle. The more time you grant it on board the more problems it will cause you. And these problems pile up. They become more and move with each day and the only way of dealing with them is by deleting the adware for good.
Otherwise, aside from all the other issues which we will explain in a bit, you risk getting your privacy exposed. This intruder is programmed to spy on you and monitor your every online move. It keeps a close track of your online activities, collects all the information it can find and then sends everything to the crooks that published it. Your IPs, email addresses, passwords, usernames, accounts, browser history, results, queries, etc. are no longer secured. If the adware has access to them, so do the hackers. And don’t think your identifiable and financial credentials are off limits. They are not. The virus may go one step further and try to steal them. Imagine what could happen then. Imagine crooks having such power over your privacy. Don’t take that risk. Remove the intruder now.
However, this is what the adware does in the background. The rest of its shenanigans are more than noticeable. Once it enters, your previously fun browsing experience ends. You start to suffer constant intrusions. You get redirected to numerous shady pages starting with Choov4fa.com, which, all of a sudden is everywhere. Also, you are bombarded with a never-ending pile of ads 24/7. Countless commercials cover your screen all the time, effectively denying you access to whatever page you are visiting. Or should we say attempt to visit? And, you are always one click away from more malware. Nothing the adware generates can be trusted. More often than not, if you click on the wrong page/ad you automatically download more infections.
All of this doesn’t go unnoticed by your machine either. It starts to underperform. It crashes/reboots for no obvious reason. Your browsers freeze occasionally. You may even experience internet connection trouble. Your situation is pretty bad already. The last thing you need is more parasites. Do you think your PC could handle more pests? It is struggling with this single one. Imagine five more. How long before the dreaded Blue Screen of Death appears? Don’t make things worse. End this now. Get rid of the pest and regain control over your PC. But most importantly, protect your privacy. Use our removal guide below. All you have to do is follow the steps in the exact order given.
And lastly, you are probably wondering how the pest entered in the first place. As much as you won`t like this, you are the one to let it in. Let`s explain. These programs need your approval on their entrance. If you don’t allow them to enter, they simply cannot enter. And, as it is more than clear you would never give them green light intentionally, the parasites turn to trickery and deception. They use the old but gold infiltration methods to dupe you into giving your consent without realizing what exactly you are giving it to. For example, an adware can hitch a ride with freeware bundles, spam emails, malicious attachments, third-party pop-ups, corrupted sites, unverified sources, and so on and so forth.
Any of these tactics will do IF you are careless. After all, what all infections pray for the most are your distraction and haste. If you don’t pay enough attention, you get infected. Simple as that. Don’t make yourself an even easier victim. Be more cautious. Read carefully what you are agreeing to. Don’t choose speed over safety. Stay away from shady pages/links/sources and do your best to protect your machine.
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 Choov4fa.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.