I wrote this article to help you remove Elex Virus. This Elex Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Elex is a classic member of the adware family which means that if you are currently infected by it, you are constantly bombarded with tons of sponsored pop-ups. This is what adware pieces do. They trick you into giving them permission to enter and then proceed to demolish your online activities by throwing a never-ending pile of ads your way. Why? Well, the answer is simple. Adware infections are used by crooks to earn illegitimate profit via the pay-per-click mechanism. This is their goal. If they fail, they get taken down.
So, Elex will do its best in order to serve its developers. Luckily, there is a silver lining. Adware parasites are not that hard to tackle IF you don’t procrastinate and act promptly. The truth is that you could have been infected with a much more serious pest. However, do not underestimate Elex. Every virus will eventually get out of control if given the time. The more time the adware spends on board, the more problems it will cause. So, remove it ASAP and whatever you do, do not click on the ads it buries you with.
As soon as Elex enters, your browsers get modified. All of your browsers. The pest ads to them its pesky extension thus injecting them with ads. From this moment on, your online experience changes significantly. You are constantly interrupted. Your whole screen is covered with advertisements on daily basis. Coupons, deals, offers, video ads, best prices, comparisons, etc. No matter what you do, you cannot get rid of the without getting rid of the adware itself. Moreover, sometimes the ads appear right under the cursor of your mouse and you click unintentionally.
The adware goes out of its way to assure your clicks. In fact, it even spies on your and uses your own personal information to generate commercials which you will find appealing. Sneaky tactic, isn’t it? The pest knows you better that you think. By monitoring your every online move, Elex knows what your likes, preferences, and hobbies are and creates ads according to them. This way you will be at least tempted to click. Don’t!
As we mentioned, these ads are sponsored and hence dangerous. By clicking you will not only sponsor hackers, you will also risk your PC safety. You can never know which ad is safe and which one is corrupted. A single click on the wrong one and you automatically get more infections on your machine. And you already have an infection to worry about. Elex is more than enough. Aside from jeopardizing your privacy and demolishing your browser experience, the pest also slows down your computer.
Your PC starts crashing and rebooting more often. Your browsers freeze too due to the constant ad bombardment. Even your internet connection may worsen all of a sudden. Don’t put up with this pest`s shenanigans. The issues will keep piling up until the very moment you delete Elex for good. Do it now. Use our detailed removal guide and clean your machine. This is the best course of action you can take.
Once you do, make sure that it stays infection-free. Do you know how Elex got in this time? It duped you into giving it green light. That’s right. Adware infections need your permission to enter and they rely on tricks and deceit to get it. For example, tricks like freeware bundles, spam email messages, corrupted pages, shady pop-ups, bogus program updates, unverified download sources, etc. Any of these tactics would work if you are careless.
The adware asks for permission in the sneakiest way possible and that’s why it prays for your haste and distraction. If you don’t pay attention and you are in a rush, you give it without realizing. Be more vigilant. It is always easier to prevent an intruder from entering that to remove it later on. Do your due diligence. Don’t make yourself an even easier target by being negligent.
Elex Virus Uninstall
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 Elex Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.