Book-pages.org “Virus” Removal

I wrote this article to help you remove Book-pages.org. This Book-pages.org removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Book-pages.org is a corrupted domain. The website works in unison with an adware program. If the rogue tool is not present in your computer, you will not see any content on the website. If it is, it will use your system and your browser’s resources to its disposal. The adware will redirect you to random websites, display ads on your screen, and monitor your online activity. The shady tool can get your machine infected with malware and steal your personally identifiable information (PII). At the very least, it will slow your computer down to a crawl.

The initial symptom for the presence of the Book-pages.org adware is degraded system performance. The insidious program uses up a lot of CPU to conduct its scheduled tasks. This will have a negative effect on your machine’s performance. Your PC will have difficulty completing tasks which require a lot of virtual memory. It will freeze and crash on regular occasions. When the unusual occurrences begin, you should act accordingly. If you have some knowledge on computers, you can look for the problem on your own. Be sure to search your device thoroughly. Check your browser for suspicious extensions you do not remember adding. Open your Task Manager to search for unfamiliar processes which use up a lot of memory.

Protecting your system from malware can be a daunting task. We take more risks while browsing the web than we realize. Dangers lurk around every corner. Avoiding cyber threats can be like a game of minesweeper. Although the web is crawling with infections, there aren’t that many ways for them to enter your computer. The Book-pages.org adware relies on bundling for the most part. This method involves using a given application as a vessel. The host is referred to as a download client. It merges the setup file of the covert tool with its own executable. When you run the wizard, you will have the option to exclude the unwanted program from the process. Make sure you read the end user license agreement (EULA). The adware will be listed between the lines, or rather the installation steps.

The other way for the Book-pages.org adware to penetrate your computer is with the help of a spam email. The sender will conceal the clandestine program behind an attachment. The host file will be listed as an important document, like a receipt, an invoice, a bank statement, a bill, a fine, or a legal notice. The spammer may tell you that the matter is urgent and push you to open the file. Although bogus messages are an old concept which has not changed much throughout the years, users still fall victim to them. The only sure way to tell whether a given letter is reliable is to check who it was sent by. We need to warn you that spammers often write on behalf of existing entities to throw people off. You need to check the sender’s email address.

Remove Book-pages.org
The Book-pages.org Virus

The Book-pages.org adware uses the pay-per-click system to monetize its activity. The clandestine program generates pop-up advertisements, containing redirect links to sponsored websites. The ads have different concepts, but all of them are based on the idea of exclusive offers. The predominant concept is shopping deals. The adware promotes lavish product listings, consisting of miscellaneous items. You will notice that some of the suggested goods match your interests and your recent online purchases. This is because the furtive program has been monitoring your activity. It collects details about people’s browsing habits and their shopping acquisitions. The gathered information is used to select the content for the ads, but not only.

Your personally identifiable information (PII) could be valuable for a number of reasons. This is why the owners of the Book-pages.org adware sell it. The input from your browser will be packed into catalogs and offered as a product. The secluded program can record different kinds of information on you and offer it as a product. This includes your browsing history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, email, phone number, geographic location, demographic details, user names, and passwords. User data is sold on dark markets. The people who obtain your information could be cyber criminals. They can use it to break into your private accounts.

Book-pages.org 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 Book-pages.org 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 Book-pages.org from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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