Today, we want to review the hazardous advertisement program called Sp.myway.com, and teach you how to delete it. This item describes the best methods to remove Sp.myway.com from your laptop, as well as from all well-known browsers. If the browser has begun to behave strangely, if ads arise on each site, start page and search engines have switched – in this article you will see a solution to your problem.
The only feature that Sp.myway.com advertising programs can do – is to show ads. After advertising program breaks into customer’s PC, it immediately starts to show advertising. Redirections, advertising banners, the change of the results of search queries, p-ups and malicious links – here’s a short list of its techniques. Search engines do a great job: they check all the web-sites on the Internet to show the user only the best ones. Sites are scrupulously tested, and control may be passed only by those ones that meet all the requirements. All other websites can be named suspicious, or even perilous. The examination is called indexing, and it needs a huge amount of people and money, because thousands of websites of different quality are made daily, and the new, pages, sectors and items appear on the checked web-sites. The installation of advertising program actually refuses all services of reputable search engines, and user’s browser becomes highly vulnerable to all threats. Malware has neither the money nor the staff to index the web-sites like search engines do. When you type a search query via the compromised browser, Sp.myway.com simply picks the random web-page of few hundred that are stored in its list, and puts it on the first place. Most often, this web-site is viral, and isn’t related to the thing that you wanted to find. Sp.myway.com shows it to you only because the web-site owners have made an agreement with the hackers, obliging them to generate a certain number of link clicks. Adware does not need that you will become a regular customer, or to be satisfied by its job. Malware will force you see as much banners as you can, until you realize that you were tricked.
Step 1. Remove Sp.myway.com from Control Panel
1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
2. Select a program, and then click Uninstall.
Step 2. Remove Sp.myway.com from the browser: reset browser settings
1. Click Menu
2. Select Settings
3. Click Show advanced settings…
4. Click Reset settings
Additional info: How to reset Google Chrome
1. Click on Help on menu bar
2 Select Troubleshooting information
3. Click Refresh Firefox…
Additional info: How to reset Mozilla Firefox
1. Click Tools
2. Select Internet Options
3. Select Advanced tab
4. Click Reset… button
5. Click Reset
Additional info: How to reset Internet Explorer
Step 3. Scan computer with trusted antimalware scanner
Tested programs that can remove Sp.myway.com: AdwCleaner, Malwarebytes, Spyhunter. AdwCleaner is a free utility, Malwarebytes has 14 day trial, SpyHunter has a free scan module, but to remove virus , you need to purchase the full version.
Instructions for using SpyHunter antimalware
Instructions for using AdwCleaner antimalware
Instruction for Malwarebytes:
Malware might get onto customer’s machine in many ways, trying to force you to download a harmful file. Adware have no need to try so hard. Officially, adware don’t inflict immediate injuries to user’s laptop and can’t be called “viruses”. They can annoy user; they make the Web surfing very difficult, yet they do not inflict any injury to your workstation and the private files. This is the cause, why adware is spreaded absolutely legal. Lots of customers install it personally, reading and confirming the EULA. The most efficient manner is the download in bundle with useful toll-free programs.
Let’s talk about the bundled installation technique. This method is easy: viral files are included to the.Exe file of the wanted software. The file cannot be opened, and its contents can’t be seen. The only thing that you can perform with this file is to install it. This means that if user installs the wanted program, virus installs too. Even if adware causes many inconveniences, it is completely legal, since it doesn’t harm your computer and data. At the moment of downloading the victim still has a chance to avoid it. The opportunity to do so is named “advanced installation”. It can be found in a special window, during installation, where the virus asks you to pick the installation manner between “recommended” and “for experienced users”. The easy manner lets the adware to choose what to install. And, most often, it chooses to install everything. If you pick the advanced technique, you will see the list of programs, prepared to be installed, and will be able to decide personally, which programs to install. In fact, it doesn’t matter how the installation manners are named – point is that the web want you to be stupid and abide to the instructions. If you will know the manners, which malicious programs use to infect your computer, it may assist you to protect your machine.
If you want to understand, why hackers are developing advertising programs, and are they profitable, we will explain it. Actually, at its big cost, legal ad brings not many clients. The deployment of any ad on any website costs the money, and the cost is increasing in direct proportion to the web-site attendance. Commercial placement of the web-site in Google search results costs even more. According to the statistical info, this advertisement on the web-site attracts no more than ten percent of all users that have seen the advertisement. We have to itemize that 10 percent is a phenomenally great outcome, but usually the count is between 1 and 0.01%. Advertising tool can lead 100% of users to the specified web-page at lower cost. Most people do not consider adware dangerous, until their PCs are totally clogged, and use infected laptops for years, having different problems during the use of Internet, and thinking that this is the usual thing. These customers are assuring a continuous flow of victims to dangerous web-pages, allowing them to stay afloat for a long time.
If you executed all steps properly, adware must be removed for now, and now you should shield your PC from the future viral attacks. Besides the anti-viral program, there is one thing that may protect your machine and your information against unwanted undesired programs: it’s your own experience. In most cases, the customer is the weakest point of anti-viral system that invites adware to enter the machine. To avoid the infection you need to follow certain rules, so we made a list for you:
- Antivirus is the first line of your computer’s protection, so it must be turned on and updated. Even if you will suddenly see the pop-up message with the request to turn off an antivirus to install any software, you should not do that. Good tools don’t require disabling the antivirus for their work, and this message is try to break-in.
- Do not ignore the browser prompts. Internet browsers can easily recognize the malicious web-pages, and they understand when you try to perform something suspicious. If the browser tells you about the peril of some website – don’t go to this site.
- You must avoid doing any actions on the perilous web-pages. When we say “suspicious”, we mean all the types of sites with pornographic content, websites of foreign exchange brokers and third-class web-sites, which distribute free software or bad-quality goods.
- Always watch carefully for the installing of any software. EULA is too long, and there is a lot of useless info, but if you’ll inspect it – you may find something important. During the installation of the licensed software, created by well-known software creators such as Piriform, Kaspersky or Apple, you can believe in their name. But the young developers spend all time in search of funds, and they often consent to spread malicious programs via their own software. When you install any tool, it may show you the option between a “common” and “for advanced users” way of installing – choose the “complex” variant.
- Be cautious with e-mail messages. If you receive a letter, which you did not wait for, and you do not know the sender – we strongly advise you not to click on it.
- Always keep important files on an external media. If your laptop is often attacked by viruses, the safest solution would be to keep the significant files on an external hard drive, which will help you in the case of highly perilous infection.
These tips are plain, but the profits from the adherence to them are extremely high. If you think that this guide should include more information or need to get rid of a problem during the removal of Sp.myway.com – leave the “comments” field and we will reply to you as soon as possible.