How to remove (uninstall) Norassie

Have you mentioned irritating pop-ups in your browser, flagged as “ads by Norassie”? Have you noticed the presence of Norassie anywhere else on your machine? If those things are true – your device is penetrated by an advertising utility, and our guide will assist you in uninstalling it.

Norassie

What is Norassie

As soon as the infection is done, Norassie changes the controls of the browsers. That's its only goal, because the core role in this scheme is left for the fake search engine which emerges in the browser when you download Norassie. So, Norassie removes your pre-set homepage and your favorite search and puts the unreliable webpage instead of them. Now, instead of searching via the reliable Bing, Yahoo, Google or whatever search you're used to – you will browse the Web via the crude scammers' website that gives away pop-up windows untrusted links ads and other suchlike trash. The virus also substitutes the properties of browser icons in a way that even if you recover the normal controls, you'll see the fraud search engine in a first tab.

If you've already tried to erase Norassie, you might have noticed that it comes back, no matter how many times you deleted it. It happens because of the virus' defensive mechanisms, and we'll unriddle to you how they function:

  • The most regular way of security is to make a scheduled task on the restoration of Norassie if the operator had removed it. Such tasks aren’t typically used by usual PC operators, so the virus simply creates a task to check if it is installed, and if it’s not – to get and set it one more time. That task verifies the Norassie's status after each restart, and thanks to it Norassie keeps reinstalling.
  • The second way is similar to the first one, but it employs the system registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You must inspect the registry to beat this technique, but it’s a pretty hard task for a novice user. The regular registry entries are critically important, and by removing any of them, you may bring serious harm to the system.

Norassie, as you could guess erenow, is an advertising program. Norassie cannot do anything helpful, as it was developed to do one thing: to drive you mad. Well, the driving-crazy activity is not its real task, but you'll be mad anyway while adware does what it does – shows ads. It gets into the laptop, it modifies the controls of the browser and displays you as much spam as you can handle and sometimes more, ensuring that you will see some of them. Swindlers earn a couple of cents for each click you're making, so you can realize why the banners are being displayed again and again: it’s pure money. In the next paragraphs, we’ll tell you in which way the virus infected the workstation and how it can be guarded against suchlike threats. In case you are not interested and simply want to delete Norassie as soon as possible – don't mind the other sections and look at the uninstalling guide.

 

How Norassie got into the system

To make it simple, we will picture the whole story from the beginning. Most of the advertisement-oriented viruses are replicas of each other, duplicated countless times and sold to different fraudsters after few visual improvements. Some evil dudes got Norassie in the Dark Web, tuned it and published it on file-exchanging sites all over the Net. That’s where you picked it up, right? Okay, you're saying that you haven't looked for adware that will irritate you? Or, you wanted a perfect manner to damage your computer, and got a direct link to Norassie installer? Still no? OK, in that case, you looked for another program that's actually helpful. Some free utility created by an unknown developer, or a pirated version of some well-known program you're not going to pay for.

The technique is known as “affiliate installation”, and it means that fraudsters merge the installers of 2-3 viruses and a single good utility into one "bundle". The principal feature of this bundle is that its scheme prevents a victim from discovering its content inside of it. On one of the middle stages, they show an offer to download more viruses, with all fields filled and the mouse cursor is already hovering over “OK”. And you pressed that button. It could be a bit different: there could be the “ways of installation”. In most cases, the installation for experienced users is basically a manual choice of where you need a utility to be installed, which extra tools do you want, and which ones are pointless. In case of Norassie, if you clicked the suggested method of installation, you admit all the trash from the package into your workstation laptop.

Methods to remove Norassie

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Norassie manually

Step 1. Uninstall Norassie from the operation system

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

 

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

At this moment you realize how Norassie works, and you’re aware of its tricky ways of penetration. You know all you need, besides the very significant thing: the methods to remove Norassie. Let’s get to it. Norassie might be uninstalled with the help of two simple techniques. One of them is what you have already attempted to perform – removal in manual mode. There's the best manner to perform it, and under this part, you’ll see the advice on manual deletion. The only drawback is that you cannot uninstall many viruses with its help since it'll take many hours to do. It's better to try the easier technique: you may fully erase Norassie within a few minutes via Spyhunter antivirus. It has lots of pros, including the ability to operate along with many antiviral tools, fair price, 24/7 support service and rapid scanning. Don’t waste time, trying to guard the device through unpaid tools – try the proper antivirus. Push the button under this paragraph to download a trial version with limited capacities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Norassie from Control Panel

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

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Norassie" 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 Norassie 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 Norassie from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Norassie from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Norassie

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 Norassie

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 Norassie

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 Norassie 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"

 

Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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