I wrote this article to help you remove RevealingQuestions. This RevealingQuestions removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
RevealingQuestions is a malicious software that belongs to the adware category. What this adware does is that it generates various intrusive advertisements in the form of pop-ups that often promote exclusive deals and offers, special sales and deals, coupons, as well as blinking messages and fake update requests. Such dubious advertisements may have a text beneath them like “Powered by RevealingQuestions”, “Ads by RevealingQuestions”, “Brought to you by RevealingQuestions”, etc.
It is not uncommon for such ads to promote or urge you to install questionable software like add-ons, toolbars, extensions and other utilities for your browser that are advertised as helpful. Along with the ad attacks that can be a pop-up form or as injected adverts in each webpage that you visit, you might also notice that some unwanted programs might be installed without your knowledge.
Adware is often found bundled up along with other software that is offered for free on the internet. It is very common for users to unknowingly allow such malicious threats into their PCs. That’s because malware is not properly disclosed in the content of said bundles. And with reason. Who would want to download such a malicious pest? No one.
In order to be able to have full control during the installation process, we recommend opting for Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard. This way you can see the full list of included software and will be able to easily deselect any undesired software that you deem suspicious or never wanted to download in the first place.
We also advise our readers to pay close attention when they update their software. Always get your updates from official and licensed sources only. Don’t be quick to click on the first pop-up that appears on your screen. Often such messages are fake and are just trying to lure you into following a shady link that will do anything but give you the update you desire.
Adware is known to make your computer performance to be more sluggish and prone to freezes or crashes. This, of course, will be a hellish experience for anyone that tries to use their browser. With each passing day, this malicious parasite will launch more and more ad attacks that may very well result in the ultimate crash of your browser, or worse – the cause of damages on your computer system. All thanks to the overloading of the system as a result of the numerous advertisements.
We suggest you act quickly and remove this adware as soon as you detect its presence on your computer. Because, the thing is, you might be one click away from falling into the trap of cyber criminals. You never know where those pop-ups and link might reroute you to. Don’t risk your private information like passwords, bank accounts, credit card numbers, IP addresses, etc. getting stolen by hackers who may choose to share it with other third-parties for profit. Follow our instructions below to successfully deal with this malicious software before it is able to do any serious damages.
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 perform to remove the hijacker 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 to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove RevealingQuestions from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.