How to remove (uninstall) Pushwhy.com

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Pushwhy.com utility is what we call adware. The word reflects that Pushwhy.com’s single task is to show you big numbers of dangerous ads on every web page you visit, ignoring customer's comfort or requests. It also means that if you invite suchlike utility into the OS, you'll, soon, wish to eliminate it. It needs a lot more time and worrying to uninstall an undesired utility than to prevent the penetration, so in today's entry, we’re going to explain to you how to keep your device adware-proof forever. We will also teach you how to get rid of the advertising tools that already got into your computer.

What is Pushwhy.com

Pushwhy.com

Pushwhy.com is adware, as we’ve already said. As all other kinds of perilous utilities, adware has its ordinary ways of behavior and follows them all the time. They are not spontaneous, every malware’s action results in the following one, and when you understand what to search for – you can locate an advertising program right off the bat. We are going to talk it in next paragraph, but in this one, we're going to explain how you can detect malware before it infects the system.

 

Harmful tools are unable to afford to be fair to their customers and just state what they are. It might drop the infection odds greatly if Pushwhy.com’s depiction actually reflected what it does to your computer and how much pains it needs to uninstall it. “This utility was designed to flood you with pop-up ads, showing literally everywhere on the monitor, hiding the content you looked for and generating unacceptable user experience.” We believe that this is not happening, so if you want to download a tool – inspect it in-depth to keep adware off your machine. Adware usually applies disguises of several types of utilities. Here are the examples:

  • System boosting utilities. These ones are the trickiest. System optimizers are supposed to do for you the things you may perform by yourself, but simply don’t want to expend your time in doing it. Deleting waste of incorrectly uninstalled tools, cache, invalid icons, useless empty folders, etc. Unfortunately, scammers understood that many people don’t ever do those things, and cannot tell whether their system booster is actually useful or not. It provoked an abundance of unwanted tools, able to demonstrate pointless actions and fake records, but their single function is to show advertising banners.
  • Browser apps. Their declared functions range from quickening your browser to adjusting access to super-gainful sales in all niches. You can be sure, that every quality browser already has everything you need to apply it productively. Indeed, there are many real browser applications, yet the public knows them, and anyone can freely check if one of them is what you want.
  • Software that assists to “unlock” sites, meaning that you become able to see some website from a restricted territory. These programs are also known as Virtual Private Networks, and they're very effective, and the most effective ones are appreciated by millions of people. If you're going for a useful VPN – find a popular one.

How Pushwhy.com works

We have already told you that Pushwhy.com dangerous software has a behavioral frame, and industriously abides every inch of it. The first thing you need to understand is that suspicious programs are not distributed one at a time. Usually, they come in parties. A bundle means an installation file, comprising 3-4 tools, and only one of them is useful. Such installers could be found on any file-sharing site along the Internet. This is why we keep saying people that they had better install tools exclusively from good websites: you are not going to get any undesired software, downloading a program from a decent site that looks after its users.

When a package is uploaded on a website for free download, and a potential victim finds it, the infection phase comes. The file cannot be reviewed until you begin the installation process, and when you do – it wants you to choose an "easy" technique. It means to install everything. Many users neglect the description of methods, and mindlessly call Pushwhy.com and some other undesired software into the system. To get rid of Pushwhy.com on this phase, you should read everything that pops up while you're installing any programs.

The last step is to prepare a victim’s computer for malware aims. Pushwhy.com switches the settings of the browser, modifies the starting page address, and enters additional items to a registry so that you couldn’t eliminate Pushwhy.com in case you are going to. Such a process leads to a flood of advertising banners everywhere and, with time, the compromised browser will stop dealing with incoming infections, and your PC will be totally plugged-up with suspicious software. If such an opportunity isn't suitable for you – you’d better delete Pushwhy.com as soon as possible.

How to remove Pushwhy.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Pushwhy.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Pushwhy.com 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

 

We need you to fully realize that even as Pushwhy.com looks not very hazardous, it causes issues little by little, and the more you hesitate, the more time it will need to remove it. We're aware of two completely effective and tried manners to delete Pushwhy.com from the device: by-hand and automatic. The manual mode is more suitable for those who have at least some level of Internet-literacy, and whose devices aren’t completely infected by perilous utilities. The software way on the opposite, is easier to execute and will cope with any level of infection and requires no experience but, as you might have figured, needs you to download a decent AV tool. To eliminate Pushwhy.com, we’ll offer you to buy Spyhunter, an effective utility, which is improving for twelve years already. Spyhunter has plenty of current users in various countries, so if you want to become one of them – push the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

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

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Pushwhy.com" 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 the program 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 unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

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

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Check default Network settings

  • Click Start
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings
  • Right-click your active internet connection and select Properties Scroll down: you will find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Select Properties > Select Automatic options: "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically"

Update Group Policy

Step 1. Start

Step 2. Cmd.exe

Step 3. Put there next commands:

  • rd /S /Q "GroupPolicyUsers"
  • rd /S /Q "GroupPolicy"
  • gpupdate /force

Remove Pushwhy.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Pushwhy.com

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 unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

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 suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" 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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