• How to reset Google Chrome settings to default

    How to reset Google Chrome settings to default
    Usually, adware or malware infections are using browser settings to load their malicious add-ons or browser extensions. That’s why after performing scan and clean procedure, you still see the infection on your computer. It appears that some leftover has regenerated the infection and you need to start all over again, but this time, don’t forget to perform a browser reset after running your Anti-Malware software. Your Anti-Malware product wont reset the browser settings, because you will lose all the saved data – bookmarks, usernames. passwords, cookies etc. If you think that your browser data is important then please proceed with the browser settings backup and just then continue with the browser reset procedure.

    Reset Google Chrome settings to default:

    1. Click on the Menu  icon.

    Step 1 - Open Menu

    Step 1 – Open Menu

     

    2. Click on the Settings menu.

    Step 2 - Click on the Settings

    Step 2 – Click on the Settings

     

    3. Click on the “Show advanced settings” link, located at the bottom of the Settings page.

    Step 3 - Click on the "Show Advanced Settings ..." at the bottom of the Settings page

    Step 3 – Click on the “Show Advanced Settings …” at the bottom of the Settings page

     

    4. Click “Reset settings” button, located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.

    Step 4 - Click "Reset settings" button at the bottom

    Step 4 – Click “Reset settings” button at the bottom

     

    5. Finish the procedure by clicking the “Reset” button.

    Step 5 - Click the "Reset" button

    Step 5 – Click the “Reset” button

     

     

    Congratulations! You have finished resetting Google Chrome to its initial state.

  • How to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default

    How to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default
    Usually, adware or malware infections are using browser settings to load their malicious add-ons or browser extensions. That’s why after performing scan and clean procedure, you still see the infection on your computer. It appears that some leftover has regenerated the infection and you need to start all over again, but this time, don’t forget to perform a browser reset after running your Anti-Malware software. Your Anti-Malware product wont reset the browser settings, because you will lose all the saved data – bookmarks, usernames. passwords, cookies etc. If you think that your browser data is important then please proceed with the browser settings backup and just then continue with the browser reset procedure.

    Reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default:

    1. Click on the Menu icon.

    1-Open Menu

    Step 1 – Open Menu

     

    2. Now click on the Help menu icon.

    Step 2 - Click on the Help Menu

    Step 2 – Click on the Help Menu

    3. Click on the “Restart with Add-ons disabled” menu item.

    Step 3 - Click on the "Restart with Add-ons Disabled"

    Step 3 – Click on the “Restart with Add-ons Disabled”

    4. Confirm that you want to Restart, by Clicking “Restart” button.

    Step 4 - Click Restart to confirm that you want to restart with add-ons disabed

    Step 4 – Click Restart to confirm that you want to restart with add-ons disabled

    5. Continue by clicking the “Reset Firefox” button.

    Step 5 - Click the "Reset Firefox" button

    Step 5 – Click the “Reset Firefox” button

     

    6. In order to confirm that you want to reset Firefox to its initial state, click the “Reset” button.

    Step 6 - Click on the Reset Firefox Button

    Step 6 – Click on the Reset Firefox Button

     

    Congratulations! You have finished resetting Mozilla Firefox to its initial state.

  • How to reset Internet Explorer settings to default

    How to reset Internet Explorer settings to default
    Sometimes adware or malware infections are using browser settings to load their malicious add-ons or browser extensions. That’s why after running a scan with some Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware software, it is recommended to reset your browser’s settings to default. Usually, Anti-Malware software products wont reset browser settings, because you will lose all the data, which is saved there – bookmarks, saved usernames. passwords, cookies etc. If you think that your browser data is important then please proceed with the browser settings backup and just then continue with the settings reset procedure.

    Reset Internet Explorer settings to default:

    1. Press and hold the Windows Logo key on your keyboard and (while holding it) then press the R key. You should see the Run dialog window.

    Step 1 - Windows Logo + R
    2. In the Open field of the Run window type inetcpl.cpl and then hit enter on your keyboard or click the OK button

    Step 2 - Run Dialog Window - type inetcpl-

    3. You should now see the Internet Properties window. Click on the Advanced tab.

    Step 3 - Internet Properties Window - Click on the Advanced tab
    4. Click the Reset button located at the bottom.

    Step 4 - Internet Properties Window Advanced tab - Click Reset Button
    5. Select (check) the “Delete personal setting” checkbox and click Reset button at the bottom.

    Step 5 - Reset Internet Explorer Settings - Select Delete personal settings
    6. A new window will pop-up to inform you about the progress of the resetting process. Once the reset is completed, click at the close button.

    Step 6 - Final step - close

    Congratulations! You have reset the Internet Explorer settings to defaults.

  • How to Recover Files Encrypted by CryptoWall (CryptoDefense)

    How to Recover Files Encrypted by CryptoWall (CryptoDefense)

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    How to Recover Files Encrypted by CryptoWall

    How to Recover Files Encrypted by CryptoWall

    What is CryptoWall/CryptoDefense:

    Threat Classification: Ransomware

    CryptoWall is the newest version of CryptoDefense ransomware. Similar to Cryptorbit, HowDecrypt and CryptoLocker. CryptoWall will target computers running Windows operating systems. It was released by the developers of CryptoDefense in the end of April. CryptoWall is almost identical to its predecessor and will fully encrypt your data. Unfortunately, as of now, there is no chance of decrypting the files encrypted by CryptoWall. [Read More…]

  • How to Remove “Installed by enterprise policy” Extension from Chrome

    “Installed by enterprise policy” Extension Removal

    How to get rid of "Installed by Enterprise Policy" Extension

    How to remove the “Installed by Enterprise Policy” Extension

    What is an Extension Installed by Enterprise Policy

    When you experience numerous ads or pop-ups showing under Chrome, there might be a malicious extension installed. You can always check the extension`s list in Chrome and look for suspicious ones. Usually such extensions are being installed by the “Installed by enterprise policy” text. This basically means that the user will be unable to uninstall or remove the extension from the list as it is being protected. The enterprise policy was created in order to help the developers. Although, many cyber criminals are using this policy to force install a malicious extension in Google Chrome. Since the enterprise policy prevents the extensions to be removed or disabled through Chrome’s Extensions page, the following process of removing becomes quite of a challenge. [Read More…]