Pimoms.live pop-up notifications may show up out of the blue, covering the material of the website you visited or opening your web browser when you do not need it to be opened.
Clicking the Pimoms.live promotion may trigger the injection of various malware or unwanted programs. In this article, you will see the manual of Pimoms.live popups removal in a couple of manners, and also checking your computer for other viruses existence.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
Subscribe to our Telegram channel to be the first to know about news and our exclusive materials on information security.
What are Pimoms.live pop-ups?
Pimoms.live popups are a consequence of adware action. Adware is a sort of malware that suggests you the pay-per-view of pay-per-click ads, which creates a large volume of profit for adware suppliers. These ads may include explicit composition, or have a web link to malevolent content/website, considering that adware maintainers have no reason to inspect the goodness of the material they are going to reveal – their single target is money.
Pop-up promotions itself is an excellent, affordable and very productive marketing tool1. It allows the vendor to attach the customers’ interest to their site, and the buyers to receive the dynamic updates on the goods they intend to buy. When the consumer will receive a pop-up notification that the TV set he wishes to buy is offered at the online store he/she saw previously with a 15% discount, one will certainly use this opportunity and get it. Taking into consideration the exceptionally low price for the popups and their targeting, such a promotion and marketing method is a much-loved thing amidst the marketing teams of big online retail stores.
Nevertheless, such a profitable system could not be missed by virus developers. Option to show the popup advertisements forcibly to the people of malware attack is a perfect basis for malicious adjustments with the popup ads. And Pimoms.live advertisements is just one of hundreds that are “employed” in this system.
Here is a short info for the Pimoms.live
|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||Liffswithabr, Notifydirect, Helllomedias|
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC
How have I got the Pimoms.live virus?
There are a number of methods of getting infected by the adware that trigger the Pimoms.live popups tornado. A lion’s part of this computer virus instances is after the free software or cracked programs, that are spread on the peering networks. Free software can also be downloaded from the main site, and the adware is offered as a legitimate bundled program.
There is no need to blame yourself. A plenty of individuals regularly make use of the dubious programs from untrusted providers: abandonware, different apps that are free of cost, and even hacked programs. All of these kinds of programs are dangerous, due to the fact that it is quite easy to integrate a Pimoms.live malware under the guise of part of the license hacking script, or as a part of the self-made algoritm inside of the Windows optimization tool.
Pimoms.live popup virus may likewise be concealed in the ad somewhere on the odd website. Such web pages are usually loaded with intense and blinking ads, and their owners often approve any promotions to be placed on their web page. Hence, clicking on such banners is a risky thing: only the ad contractor knows what will happen when you click this advertisement. Besides some “light” viruses, like adware or unwanted programs, you can also receive something a lot more hazardous, like ransomware or coin miner; the substantial share of coin miners circulation is exactly after the malicious advertisements.
Potentially undesirable programs, like Pimoms.live popup virus can initiate a variety of problems on your personal computer. Distracting is not the single effect – pop-up notifications may show you the banners, where you are offered to get one more strange application, or “a amazing anti-malware tool”. Scareware is often distributed under the last motto. Potentially unwanted programs, in turn, may have spyware functions. And it is quite hard to distinguish the unwanted app from a legit one, if you don’t know the exact names. Besides the PUPs and dubious antiviruses, popup-related banners are also exploited as a spreading way by various trojan viruses, for instance – coin miners. The consequences of activity 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 computer – parents, children, spouse, etc. So the situation may become much more serious, and it will be much harder to deal with it without data and money loss. It is recommended to remove the viruses with antivirus applications as soon as possible.
How can I get rid of Pimoms.live pop-up advertisements?
The manual of Pimoms.live adware removal contains 2 parts. First, we need to exterminate the malware, and then fix the consequences of its action. The removal process is really simple, because it can be performed even with using Microsoft Defender – security software that is present on all computers with Windows 8/10. Nevertheless, because of its significant resources utilization, as well as some defects that may be serious for some groups of users, Defender is oftentimes disabled by the users, so its usage is probably impossible. Furthermore, various trojan viruses are capable to shut off the embedded antivirus. It is much better to use the separated program that will not have such exposures.
I would certainly advise you to utilize Gridinsoft Anti-Malware2 – a well-proven anti-malware tool that will definitely eliminate the malware from your PC and also create an impenetrable cover with a Proactive protection function. But let’s handle Pimoms.live adware first.
Removing Pimoms.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 Pimoms.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 web browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will be connected the accurate DNS while connecting to the site you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your 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.
Nonetheless, there is one problem that makes the things much harder to repair, specifically without the anti-malware program. A lot of adware variants that are used to show you the Pimoms.live pop-up promotions are modifying the deep browser settings, disabling an access to the settings tab. So, if you try to change your browser settings after your PC was penetrated by pop-up-related malware, your browser will crash quickly. In certain cases, you will see no crash, but large lag spike after pressing the “settings” key. Browser will stop reacting for ~ 30 seconds, and after that it will be back to the typical, up until you attempt to open settings once again.
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 Pimoms.live Pop-ups?
Description: Pimoms.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 Pimoms.live push notifications?” or “why do Pimoms.live pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Pimoms.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
User Review( votes)
- More about pop-up ads on Wikipedia.
- GridinSoft Anti-Malware overview and also the reasons why I suggest it for malware elimination.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.