I wrote this article to help you remove Puklusi.ru. This Puklusi.ru removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Do you get redirected to Puklusi.ru all the time? If so, you are currently hosting a nasty cyber infection. A browser hijacker has managed to slither in your system and you need to take action now. Hijackers are incredibly annoying and very dangerous once they get out of hand. The Puklusi.ru website is the hijacker`s way of informing you of its presence. But you should also take it as a warning sign as, for you, that`s exactly what it is. As soon as you spot the page start looking for the intruder`s hiding place. The longer you ignore it the more problematic it gets. Once the pest has entered your system, the mess-making begins.
First, Puklusi.ru modifies all of your browsers making them unreliable and harmful by adding a new plugin. Then, you start noticing some completely unauthorized changes like the replacement of your homepage and search engine, for example. They are now gone and the Puklusi.ru page is in their place. From this moment on this malicious domain becomes your constant online companion. You get redirected back to it anytime you try loading a page or open a new tab. You will be forced to deal with many other shady pages as well. Beware! Most of these pages are dangerous. Moreover, the bizarre websites you land on are not your only problem. The hijacker has more in store for you. It generates numerous annoying advertisements and throws them your way. Your screen will be covered in ads on daily basis – pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, coupons, offers, best prices, video ads, etc.
Pretty much any kind of commercial you can think of. The only goal of this ads is to help crooks make a profit. How? Well, these links are sponsored and each time you click on them the hackers make money. This is called the pay-per-click mechanism. However, you are becoming a sponsor of cybercriminals only by keeping the threat on board. Not to mention that aside from bringing crooks revenue, the ads are very unreliable. More often than not they lead to suspicious and potentially harmful sites from where you can download yourself a malware infection with a single click. Sometimes even the click on the ads itself is more than enough. You can compromise your already infected machine in the matters of days. Stay away from everything the hijacker displays. Don’t forget that this is a tool created by crooks and it was only created to serve their malicious purposes, not to be helpful to you.
Other problems the hijacker is responsible for are the constant system crashes, reboots and browser freezes. Your machine`s speed has worsened significantly due to the parasite`s shenanigans. Dot sit around waiting for things to get worse because they can. The hijacker is also capable of spying on you and monitoring your every online move. It catalogs all the information it considers valuable and sends it to its authors. Are you willing to grant hackers access to your personal life? Keep in mind that your financial and identifiable information is not safe either. Don’t gamble with your privacy. Delete the infection now. To do so manually, use our detailed removal guide below.
But before proceeding to the removal part you should learn how to protect yourself from hijackers in the future. Here are a few pieces of advice, which if you follow, your PC will remain parasites-free. First, stay away from shady websites/pages/torrents/links/and pop-ups as they can lead you straight to hijackers. Second, adjust your browser settings to ask for permission to download files. This way you will be able to terminate the process if the files look suspicious.
Third, beware of spam emails attachments or links. Always check twice before opening something like that. And last but not least, always opt for the Advanced settings instead of the Basic ones when you are installing a program. A hijacker can be bundled in the program you want and if you don’t notice it on time you will get it as well. The Advanced settings give you the chance to deselect any program which you don’t want entering 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 Puklusi.ru from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.