Komet.live pop-up alerts can show up out of the blue, covering the subject of the site you explored or opening your web browser when you don’t desire it to be opened.
Clicking on the Komet.live advertisement may lead to the injection of different malware or unwanted programs. In this post, you will see the guideline of Komet.live popups clearing in multiple methods, as well as examining your system for additional viruses presence.
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What are Komet.live pop-ups?
Komet.live popups are a result of adware presence. Adware is a kind of malware that demonstrates to you the pay-per-view of pay-per-click ads, which produces a major volume of income for adware distributors. These advertisements may have sometimes shocking composition, or have a web link to malevolent content/website, due to the fact that adware maintainers have no reason to examine the goodness of the web content they are going to show – their single target is cash.
Pop-up marketing itself is an excellent, low-priced and also really productive advertising solution1. It allows the vendor to link the buyers’ interest to their website, as well as the customers to receive the dynamic updates on the goods they want to purchase. When the consumer will get a pop-up notification that the TV set he wishes to buy is available at the online store he/she visited previously with a 15% price cut, one will definitely use this chance and buy it. Taking into consideration the very low cost for the popups and their targeting, such an advertising instrument is a favourite thing amongst the advertising teams of huge internet retailers.
However, such a successful system could not be missed by virus developers. Option to demonstrate the popup advertisements by force to the people of malware attack is a perfect basis for malicious manipulations with the popup advertisements. And Komet.live ads is one of hundreds that are “employed” in this system.
Here is a details for the Komet.live site
|Hosting||AS14061 DigitalOcean, LLC|
United States, North Bergen
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Korit, Darig, Sopid|
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How have I got the Komet.live virus?
There are a number of ways of becoming infected by the adware that trigger the Komet.live popups tornado. A lion’s part of this virus instances is after the free software or cracked programs, that are distributed on the peering networks. Freeware can also be downloaded from the official site, and the adware is delivered as a legal bundled program.
There is no need to blame yourself. A lot of individuals frequently use the dubious programs from untrusted sources: abandonware, various utilities that are free, and even hacked programs. All of these kinds of programs are unsafe, due to the fact that it is quite easy to include a Komet.live malware under the cover of part of the license hacking script, or as a component of the self-made algoritm inside of the Windows optimization tool.
Komet.live popup malware may likewise be concealed in the promotion somewhere on the strange website. Such web pages are generally loaded with intense and blinking advertisements, and their proprietors typically accept any type of promos to be published on their page. Therefore, clicking on such banners is a risky thing: only the ad provider realizes what will occur when you press this ad. Besides some “light” viruses, like adware or unwanted programs, you can likewise get something much more damaging, like ransomware or coin miner; the big share of coin miners circulation is exactly after the malicious advertisements.
Potentially unwanted programs, like Komet.live popup virus may initiate a variety of problems on your PC. Distracting is not the single problem – pop-up notifications can display you the advertisements, where you are offered to get another dubious application, or “a amazing anti-malware tool”. Scareware is usually distributed with the use of the last motto. Potentially undesirable applications, in turn, may have spyware functionality. And it is pretty hard to distinguish the unwanted app from a good one, if you don’t know the exact names. Besides the potentially unwanted programs and pseudo antiviruses, popup-related ads are also chosen as a spreading way by various trojan viruses, for instance – coin miners. The consequences of actions of such malware is 100% unwanted, and can cost you hundreds of dollars. And even if you are not tapping these ads, they can be clicked by whoever who also makes use of your PC – parents, children, spouse, etc. So the things may become much more serious, and it will be much harder to deal with it without information loss. It is recommended to get rid of the viruses with anti-malware programs as soon as possible.
How can I get rid of Komet.live pop-up advertisements?
The manual of Komet.live adware removal contains 2 sections. Initially, we need to eliminate the malware, and then fix the consequences of its activity. The removal process is really simple, since it may be done even with making use of Microsoft Defender – anti-virus software that is present on all computers with Windows 8/10. Nonetheless, as a result of its significant resources utilization, as well as some bugs that may be crucial for some kinds of individuals, Defender is frequently turned off by the users, so its utilization is likely impossible. In addition, various trojan viruses are able to turn off the embedded antivirus. It is much better to use the separated program that will not have such vulnerabilities.
I’d advise you to utilize Gridinsoft Anti-Malware2 – a well-proven anti-malware tool that will surely exterminate the viruses from your system and also make an impenetrable cover with a Proactive protection feature. But let’s deal with Komet.live adware first.
Removing Komet.live popup virus with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
- Download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. After the installation, you will be offered to perform the Standard Scan. Approve this action.
- Standard scan checks the logical disk where the system files are stored, together with the files of programs you have already installed. The scan lasts up to 6 minutes.
- When the scan is over, you may choose the action for each detected virus. For all files of Komet.live malware the default option is “Delete”. Press “Apply” to finish the malware removal.
Now, when the computer is clean of viruses, we can proceed to the browser reset. You can do this step manually, as well as with the use of GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
Reset browser settings to default
Manual method of browser reset
To reset Edge, do the following steps :
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option :
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original :
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions :
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information” :
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option :
After choosing this option, you will see the next message :
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button :
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” :
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default :
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option :
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown :
When the browsers are reset, you need to make sure that your web browser will definitely be connected the proper DNS while connecting to the site you want. Create a text file named “hosts” on your computer’s desktop, after that open it and fill it with the following content3:
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
# For example:
# 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.
Nevertheless, there is one problem that makes the things a lot more difficult to restore, especially without the anti-malware program. A lot of adware variants that are used to show you the Komet.live pop-up ads are changing the deep browser configurations, disabling an access to the settings tab. So, if you try to change your browser settings after your computer was penetrated by pop-up-related malware, your browser will crash soon. Sometimes, you will see no crash, but significant lag spike after pressing the “settings” key. Browser will stop responding for ~ 30 secs, and after that it will be back to the typical, up until you attempt to open settings one more time.
Reset your browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You can see the list of the options for each browser. By default, they are set up in the manner which fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.
The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because last is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
How to Remove Komet.live Pop-ups?
Description: Komet.live - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove Komet.live push notifications?” or “why do Komet.live pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Komet.live pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Adware
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- More about pop-up advertisements on Wikipedia.
- GridinSoft Anti-Malware overview and the reasons why I suggest it for malware elimination.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.