Thursday, August 14, 2014

Infected by PicRec Ads-Remove PicRec Ads Step by Step

Annoying and malicious as PicRec Ads, you will receive tons of troubles when you use your computer. Recently, some of my friends ask me for help about removing this PicRec Ads. So, I figure out that I should write this article to help people who still have this trouble. Read more.

PicRec Ads, this adware accesses into your computer via those unfixed vulnerabilities of your computer. Basically, it is bundled with a third party program shared on the Internet. If you download that program without skipping its installation process, PicRec Ads or other malicious applications will be installed following.
PicRec Ads can randomly add any malicious applications and plug-ins inside your browser. That’s why you always receive those annoying pop-ups and ads things on your screen. As for those pop-up, you surely are not supposed to click it for which PicRec Ads has no responsible for it. It can be some scam or malware thing that you never know. Basically, your computer will run gradually slow and unstable with this PicRec Ads existing.

Now here, this post below will guide you how to safely, easily and efficiently get rid of this PicRec Ads from your computer, and I’m sure you can get this thing done by yourself no matter if you are computer savvy or not.

First, you can use anti-virus program like Spyhunter, Malwarebytes, and etc to deal with PicRec Ads. (I take Spyhunter for example)

Spyhunter is a popular and useful antivirus program designed for cleaning up computer threats and infections. Meanwhile, it is also a trust-worthy guard for your computer. Check out how to remove infections with Spyhunter:
1. Download Spyhunter into your computer by clicking this icon; 
2. After you finished installation, you need to run a full scan with it;
3. Select all threats on the list and choose to remove.

Guide of Removing PicRec Ads Manually: (you need to remove all its malicious programs, extension, and any other things related to PicRec Ads.)

Step 1: Boot your infected computer into Safe Mode with Networking
(Reboot your infected PC > keep pressing F8 key before Windows start-up screen shows>use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.)

Step 2: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop PicRec Ads processes in the Windows Task Manager.

Step 3: Clean up add-ons from browser:

Internet Explorer
1) Go to 'Tools'
'Manage Add-ons';
2) Choose 'Search Providers'
choose 'Bing' search engine or 'Google' search engine and make it default;
3) Select 'Search Results' and click 'Remove' to remove it;
4) Go to 'Tools'
'Internet Options', select 'General tab' and click 'Use default' button or enter your own website, e.g. Click OK to save the changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on 'Customize and control' Google Chrome icon, select 'Settings';
2) Choose 'Basic Options'.
3) Change Google Chrome's homepage to or any other and click the 'Manage search engines...' button;
4) Select 'Google' from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select 'Search Results' from the list remove it by clicking the "X" mark.

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier's icon and select 'Manage Search Engines....';
2) Choose 'Search Results' from the list and click 'Remove' and OK to save changes;
3) Go to 'Tools'
'Options'. Reset the startup homepage or change it to under the 'General tab';

Step 4: Detect and remove PicRec Ads associated files listed below:

Attentions: Manual removal is a huge process and a risky method to cause irreversible manmade damage to your computer. If you are not professional, please immediately contact your friends who are very good at computer and have much manual virus removal experience for help!