Vanttop pop-up alerts may appear unexpectedly, covering the content of the site you visited or opening your web browser when you do not need it to be opened.
Clicking the Vanttop ad may cause the injection of different malware or unwanted programs. In this article, you will see the manual of Vanttop popups clearing in several methods, as well as inspecting your PC for additional malware existence.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
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What are Vanttop pop-ups?
Vanttop popups are a result of adware action. Adware is a type of malware that suggests you the pay-per-view of pay-per-click ads, which generates a substantial amount of revenue for adware suppliers. These promotions might consist of explicit composition, or have a link to harmful content/website, because adware maintainers have no purpose to check the goodness of the web content they are going to reveal – their solitary target is money.
Pop-up advertising itself is an excellent, low-priced and really effective marketing method1. It allows the seller to attach the customers’ attention to their website, and the buyers to get the dynamic updates on the goods they intend to purchase. When the consumer will receive a pop-up notification that the TV set he desires to purchase is provided at the online store he/she checked out previously with a 15% price cut, one will definitely use this possibility and purchase it. Taking into consideration the exceptionally low price for the popups and their targeting, such a promotion and marketing method is a favorite thing amongst the marketing teams of big internet retail stores.
Nevertheless, such a profitable system could not be missed by virus creators. Potential to demonstrate the popup advertisements by force to the targets of malware attack is a perfect basis for malevolent adjustments with the popup promotions. And Vanttop.com advertisements is just one of hundreds that are “employed” in this scheme.
Here is a summary for the Vanttop site
|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, Ad, News|
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How have I got the Vanttop virus?
There are a huge amount of ways of becoming infected by the adware that lead to the Vanttop popups tornado. A lion’s part of this malware cases is after the free software or cracked programs, that are distributed on the peering networks. Free software may also be downloaded from the official website, and the adware is provided as a legitimate bundled program.
There is no need to blame yourself. A number of users oftentimes utilize the uncertain programs from untrusted providers: abandonware, a wide range of utilities that are free of cost, or even hacked programs. All of these kinds of software are unsafe, due to the fact that it is very easy to build in a Vanttop 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.
Vanttop popup virus may also be hidden in the ad somewhere on the odd site. Such websites are typically full of bright and blinking advertisements, and their owners usually approve any promos to be placed on their web page. Therefore, clicking on such banners is a risky thing: only the ad contractor knows what will occur when you click this ad. Besides some “light” viruses, like adware or unwanted programs, you may likewise receive something far more dangerous, like ransomware or coin miner; the large share of coin miners distribution is exactly after the malicious ads.
Potentially undesirable programs, like Vanttop pop-up virus may provoke a variety of troubles on your personal computer. Distracting is not the single effect – pop-ups may display you the ads, where you are offered to download another strange program, or “a perfect anti-malware tool”. Scareware is often spread with the use of the last motto. Potentially undesirable applications, in turn, may have spyware functions. And it is very hard to distinguish the unwanted app from a legit one, if you don’t know the exact names. Besides the potentially unwanted programs and pseudo antiviruses, popup-related promotions are also used as a spreading way by different trojan viruses, for instance – coin miners. The consequences of actions of such viruses is 100% unpleasant, and can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And even if you are not tapping these promotions, they can be clicked by whoever who also uses your personal computer – parents, children, spouse, etc. So the things can become much more serious, and it will be much harder to solve it without data loss. It is recommended to wipe out the viruses with anti-malware programs as soon as possible.
How can I get rid of Vanttop pop-up advertisements?
The guide of Vanttop adware elimination includes 2 sections. Initially, we need to eliminate the malware, and afterwards take care of the consequences of its action. The removal process is very easy, because it can be executed even with using Microsoft Defender – anti-malware tool that is available on all personal computers with Windows 8/10. Nonetheless, as a result of its substantial resources usage, as well as some defects that may be pivotal for some categories of users, Defender is often disabled by the users, so its use is most likely impossible. Moreover, a wide range of trojan viruses have the ability to switch off the embedded antivirus. It is better to make use of the separated program that will not have such weakness.
I’d suggest you to utilize Gridinsoft Anti-Malware2 – a well-proven antivirus tool that will certainly eliminate the malware from your PC and also make an impenetrable cover with a Proactive protection function. But let’s manage Vanttop adware first.
Removing Vanttop 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 Vanttop 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 web browser will be connected the proper DNS while connecting to the site you want. Make a text file named “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following text3:
# 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:
# 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 22.214.171.124 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 trouble that makes things much harder to restore, specifically without the anti-malware software. Most of adware variants that are used to show you the Vanttop pop-up ads are altering the deep browser configurations, disabling an access to the settings tab. So, if you attempt to fix your browser settings after your PC was penetrated by pop-up-related malware, your browser will certainly crash quickly. In some cases, you will see no crash, however, huge lag spike after pressing the “settings” key. Browser will stop responding for ~ 30 seconds, and afterwards it will be back to the normal, 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 Vanttop Pop-ups?
Description: Vanttop - 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 Vanttop.com push notifications?” or “why do Vanttop.com pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Vanttop 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 also the reasons why I recommend it for malware elimination.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.