Reliablepcsearch pop-up notices can appear unexpectedly, covering the post of the page you visited or opening your web browser when you don’t need it to be opened.
Clicking the Reliablepcsearch promotion can trigger the injection of various malware or unwanted programs. In this guide, you will see the manual of Reliablepcsearch popups removal in various methods, as well as checking your personal computer for other viruses presence.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
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What are Reliablepcsearch pop-ups?
Reliablepcsearch popups are a consequence of adware activity. Adware is a kind of malware that shows you the pay-per-view of pay-per-click advertisements, which generates a massive volume of revenue for adware suppliers. These promotions might consist of sometimes shocking content, or have a link to malevolent content/website, considering that adware maintainers have no purpose to examine the goodness of the material they are going to reveal – their single target is money.
Pop-up marketing itself is a very good, cheap and also very efficient marketing solution1. It allows the seller to attach the buyers’ attention to their website, and the customers to get the dynamic updates on the goods they want to purchase. When the consumer will get a pop-up notification that the TV set he likes to purchase is provided at the online store he/she saw earlier with a 15% price cut, one will surely use this opportunity and buy it. Considering the exceptionally low cost for the popups and their targeting, such a promotion and marketing tool is a favorite thing amidst the advertising teams of huge online sellers.
Nevertheless, such a rewarding plan could not be missed by virus creators. Option to demonstrate the popup advertisements forcibly to the targets of malware attack is an excellent basis for malicious manipulations with the popup promotions. And Reliablepcsearch.com ads is one of hundreds that are “employed” in this scheme.
Here is a details for the Reliablepcsearch
|Hosting||AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.|
United States, San Francisco
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||News, Yourshields24, Komet|
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How have I got the Reliablepcsearch virus?
There are a huge amount of methods of getting contaminated by the adware that result in the Reliablepcsearch popups storm. A lion’s part of this virus cases is after the free software or cracked programs, that are distributed on the peering networks. Free software can likewise be downloaded from the official web page, and the adware is offered as a legal bundled program.
There is no need to blame yourself. A number of users often use the dubious programs from untrusted providers: abandonware, various tools that are free, or even hacked programs. All of these kinds of programs are unsafe, because it is very simple to integrate a Reliablepcsearch malware under the guise of part of the license hacking script, or as a part of the self-made algoritm within the Windows optimization tool.
Reliablepcsearch popup virus may additionally be hidden in the ad somewhere on the strange website. Such sites are typically filled with colorful and blinking advertisements, and their proprietors typically approve any kind of promotions to be posted on their web page. For this reason, clicking on such banners is a risky thing: only the ad contractor knows what will occur when you click this advertisement. Besides some “light” viruses, like adware or undesirable programs, you can also get something far more risky, like ransomware or coin miner; the substantial share of coin miners circulation is exactly after the malicious promotions.
Potentially undesirable applications, like Reliablepcsearch pop-up virus may cause a wide range of different troubles on your PC. Distracting is not the single effect – pop-ups may present you the advertisements, where you are offered to get one more dubious program, or “a amazing security tool”. Scareware is often distributed with the last motto. Potentially undesirable applications, in turn, can 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 fake antiviruses, popup-related promotions are also exploited as a distribution way by different trojan viruses, for example – coin miners. The consequences of actions of such viruses is 100% unwanted, and can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And even if you are not tapping these ads, they may 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 solve it without information loss. It is recommended to remove the viruses with anti-malware programs as soon as possible.
How can I get rid of Reliablepcsearch pop-up advertisements?
The tutorial of Reliablepcsearch adware removal consists of 2 parts. Initially, we need to deal with the malware, and then correct the consequences of its action. The elimination process is quite easy, because it can be done even with making use of Microsoft Defender – security program that is available on all personal computers with Windows 8/10. However, because of its large resources utilization, along with some defects that may be serious for some groups of individuals, Defender is often turned off by the users, so its utilization is most likely impossible. Additionally, a variety of trojan viruses are capable to turn off the embedded antivirus. It is much better to make use of the separated program that will not have such weakness.
I’d suggest you to use Gridinsoft Anti-Malware2 – a well-proven security device that will certainly wipe out the malware from your system and also make an invulnerable cover with a Proactive protection feature. However, let’s deal with Reliablepcsearch adware first.
Removing Reliablepcsearch 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 Reliablepcsearch 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 ensure that your browser will connect the proper DNS while connecting to the site you need. Create a text file named “hosts” on your desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines3:
# 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:
# 220.127.116.11 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 18.104.22.168 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.
However, there is one problem that makes the things a lot harder to restore, specifically without the anti-malware software. Most of adware versions that are utilized to show you the Reliablepcsearch pop-up ads are adjusting the deep browser settings, disabling an access to the settings tab. So, if you try to fix your browser settings after your computer was infected by pop-up-related malware, your browser will collapse quickly. In certain cases, you will see no crash, however, huge lag spike after pressing the “settings” key. Browser will stop reacting for ~ 30 secs, and afterwards it will be back to the typical, up until you try 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 Reliablepcsearch Pop-ups?
Description: Reliablepcsearch - 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 Reliablepcsearch.com push notifications?” or “why do Reliablepcsearch.com pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Reliablepcsearch 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 advertisements on Wikipedia.
- GridinSoft Anti-Malware review and the reasons why I recommend it for malware removal.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.