How to remove (uninstall) Paradiskus

Do you see irritating ads in your browser, labeled as “ads by Paradiskus”? Did you see the occurrence of Paradiskus anywhere else in the system? If those things are true – the machine is penetrated by adware, and our guide will assist you in deleting it.

Paradiskus

What is Paradiskus

The utility that distributes pop-ups is called Paradiskus, and it is an advertising tool. It belongs to a specific sort of tools that can do nothing useful, as it was made to achieve a single goal: to annoy you. Of course, the mere annoyance is not its final goal, but it’s lightly delivered when Paradiskus does what it does – distributes the advertising content. It infects the system, it modifies the browser settings and displays you as many links as it can and even more, ensuring that you click at least on a few of them. Fraudsters get a few cents for every click you're making, so you can realize why the ads keep popping up: it’s pure money. In the next parts of our guide, we’ll explain how adware got onto the laptop and how you might protect it against suchlike viruses. If you already know it all and simply want to get rid of Paradiskus ASAP – skip the coming sections and proceed to the uninstalling instructions.

Right after the penetration, Paradiskus alters the properties of your browsers. It’s the best that it's capable of doing, because the essential part of this fraud system is the “super search” which emerges in your browser as soon as you install Paradiskus. So, the virus alters your default homepage and the default search and puts the fake webpage in their place. Now you can't use the well-known Google, Yahoo, Bing or whatever search engine you prefer – you’ll surf the Web via the crude fake tool that gives away pop-up windows untrusted links ads and other suchlike trash. One more adware's feature is to alter the properties of the icons of infected browsers so that in case you return the default controls, you'll see the scammers’ search engine in a first tab.

Paradiskus can't be removed as a regular utility, and if the user tries it - the adware will come back. It occurs because of the adware’s protective mechanisms, and we will define their essence:

  • A system task is the most popular way to initiate the recovery of the virus after its deletion. System tasks aren’t typically used by usual computer operators, so Paradiskus simply develops a task to check if it is running, and if it’s not – to download and set it one more time. This task verifies the virus' presence after each reboot, and that’s why Paradiskus is so hard to erase.
  • Another manner has the similar aim, but it employs the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. Scammers make a specific string to system's registry and you have to find and remove it, which might be not easy. The other registry entries are very important, and by removing one of them, you might cause serious harm to the system.

 

How Paradiskus got on your computer

To clarify the things a bit, we’ll depict the process in total. The vast majority of the advertising viruses are each other's replicas, replicated millions of times and transferred to third-grade web-criminals after slight visual changes. Some bad dudes purchased Paradiskus on an illegal auction, tuned it and uploaded it to file-sharing services around the Web. That’s where you picked it up, huh? Wait, are you sure that you haven't searched for adware that will irritate you? Maybe, you looked for some method to waste your computer, and got a direct link to Paradiskus installer? Still no? Okay, in that case, you wanted to download some program that's really good. Some free utility from an unknown developer, or a hacked version of some paid software you didn’t want to pay for.

The manner is called “bundled installation”, and it's based on that fraudsters merge the installation files of 2-3 dangerous programs and a sole good software into one installer. The principal feature of that installer is that its name is the name of a useful software, and you cannot see which utilities are there before it's too late. On some of the stages, you're allowed to see an offer to get additional viruses, with all checkmarks filled and the natural desire is to install them and move forward. And you pressed that button. It might have been a little different: they might have done this via the “installation manners”. It's pretty simple: the installation for expert customers is basically a choice of a directory for this software to be established, and how many extra utilities do you want. In Paradiskus's case, if you choose the easy installation, you admit all the trash from the package into the system.

Methods to remove Paradiskus

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Paradiskus manually

Step 1. Uninstall Paradiskus from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Paradiskus from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you understand what Paradiskus is, and you’re aware of its basic manners of penetration. We’ve told you almost everything, apart from the most important thing: the methods to get rid of Paradiskus. Here we go. Paradiskus might be eliminated with the help of two basic techniques. The first one is what you’ve just tried to perform – elimination in manual mode. We know a proper manner to perform it, and under this part, you’ll see the tips on by-hand removal. The significant drawback is that you cannot uninstall lots of viruses with its help because it will require too much time. We present you the easier way: you might totally uninstall the virus in ten minutes via Spyhunter AntiMalware. It has a lot of pros, including the compatibility with many antiviral tools, extended signature database, fast scanning and round-the-clock user support. Don’t waste your time, trying to guard the computer with free tools – switch to the proper anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to check the system via the toll-free scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Paradiskus from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Paradiskus and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Paradiskus
  • C:\ProgramData\Paradiskus
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Paradiskus

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Paradiskus" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Paradiskus and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Paradiskus from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Paradiskus and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Paradiskus from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Paradiskus

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Paradiskus

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Paradiskus

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Paradiskus and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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