How to remove GeoByPass Adware
What is GeoByPass:
Threat Classification: PUP/adware
The developers of the GeoByPass describe it as a Simple, Safe, Fast DNS service, which was designed to help users override geographically restricted content protection, however our malware researchers and security experts find out, that GeoByPass in a rogue application, that is capable of showing various annoying and unwanted ads, banners, pop-ups and popunders. but after multiple tests and experiments, our malware research team concluded, that this program could is identical to the DNS Unlocker adware, which was clearly classified as an adware and a PUP by our research team, as well as the majority of the reputable malware researchers around the world. The main goal of the GeoByPass software is to deceive you into changing your DNS server configuration, and to start showing your large amounts of unwanted, but very annoying web ads. Furthermore, it will also install a small piece of software on your pc, that will allow remote users to monitor and collect various private browsing information from your computer. Our security consultants recommends you to remove GeoByPass as soon as possible, as it present a significant threat to your system safety and your online identity. For automatic removal of the GeoByPass adware, we strongly recommend the latest, award-winning anti-malware product SpyHunter 4. If you start getting lots of annoying web ads, which states By GeoByPass, Ads by GeoByPass, GeoByPass Ads, Powered By GeoByPass, Brought by GeoByPass or Brought to you by GeoByPass – you should consider your computer compromised and infected by an adware and we suggest you to take steps to clean it. GeoByPass adware works well with all known browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Usually, users that have GeoByPass adware installed on their computers might experience various intrusive and very irritating pop-up or pop-under ads, coupon boxes, banners, search suggestion windows, link advertisements or other commercials, displayed on popular web pages. The victim should consider, that the search results have being compromised as well, most likely overloaded with SPAM and other 3rd party advertising.
GeoByPass is usually bundled with some other free ad-supported software products and has being installed by default, when the user accepts the EULA, while performing an express/recommended installation of that software bundle. The possible distribution of GeoByPass varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free software products, video editing software, codecs, downloading e-mail attachments, clicking on ads or banners etc.
!!! Please note, that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please, do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove GeoByPass adware:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove GeoByPass adware Automatic:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect GeoByPass and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We strongly recommend you to read & follow the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter‘s free diagnosis offers unlimited scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to perform an automatic removal and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Remove GeoByPass adware Manual:
!!! Please note: You can remove GeoByPass Adware/PUP manually. However, you should go ahead at your own risk. Any of the manual interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is highly recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove GeoByPass Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs List for any entry related to GeoByPass, like the Content Protector, DNS Unlocker adware, LoadLeader or any other third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. We recommend you to look for any suspicious programs, installed near the date your computer was infected or within a day or two after that! If you find any – just right-click on it and try to uninstall them. Although, please mind that these are real infections and you may not been able to remove them directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.
2. Remove GeoByPass from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Refresh / Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Refresh / Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and will reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will re-start.
3. Remove any folders or files related to GeoByPass by checking the following locations: