This page aims to help you remove Deskgram “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
Today’s article is all about an application called Deskgram “Virus”. If you have landed on this page, the chances are that your Chrome, Firefox or Explorer browser has been flooded by “ads generated by Deskgram “Virus”” and you are most probably desperate to learn how to remove them. Fortunately, on this page, we have prepared a special removal guide, which will help you to quickly and safely get rid of this annoying application and uninstall all of its components which are causing your browser to behave strangely.
Before you scroll right to them, however, let’s first clarify a few things about the nature of Deskgram “Virus” and about its purpose. To your relief, this is not some sort of a nasty Ransomware or a Trojan Horse virus but harmless adware, which is only trying to promote different ads, pop-ups, banners, page-redirecting messages and other sponsored content on your screen during your regular web browsing. That being said, Deskgram “Virus” can be quite annoying because it may constantly try to redirect you to specific websites or ads without you asking for it. It may also constantly prompt you to click on some third-party links the origin of which may be unknown. Another thing that is probably causing a lot of irritation and is worth the mention is the fact that it is usually very difficult to remove the ads generated by this application and to continue with your browsing without being interrupted again and again. That’s why not only you but many other users prefer to simply uninstall the adware application in order to permanently save themselves from the ads invasion on their screen. And, in fact, this is the best solution to the adware’s invasion. So stay with us and we will tell you how to deal with Deskgram “Virus” all by yourself as well as how to avoid such adware applications in the future.
What can adware do and how dangerous can it be?
Generally speaking, applications like Deskgram “Virus” work for the online advertising industry. They are not a creation of some anonymous criminals and are not interested in harming your computer like a Trojan Horse or blackmailing you for your data’s access like a Ransomware. Still, they can often be mistaken for a virus due to the aggressive way they operate. In their nature, however, the adware applications are just convenient tools that promote various kinds of goods and services, including websites, different platforms, other applications, offers, discounts, etc. At the same time, they are also a means of earning income for their developers because, usually, such applications operate on the basis of different reward systems like Pay Per Click or Pay Per View. As part of these systems, the developers can make money from every click that the users give to all those banners, pop-ups, redirect links and ads that appear on their screen. There is nothing criminal or illegal in the way Deskgram “Virus” and the other adware applications operate but a problem often occurs when the developers overdo it with the number of promotional messages that they try to push on people’s screen. Sometimes, the aggressive ads may interrupt the normal web browsing or redirect the users to different web locations which they did not have the intention of visiting. The best way to get rid of that disturbance is to simply uninstall the adware that is causing it and, on this page, we will show you how to do it.
Remove Deskgram “Virus”
Android user, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Deskgram “Virus” software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below.
Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders
Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect.
For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove the virus. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide.
Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Removing Deskgram “Virus”
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments.
Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs
Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Deskgram “Virus” on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs
Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Deskgram “Virus” in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action. [add_forth_banner]
Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers
You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension.
You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall.
Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor
Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Deskgram “Virus” and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Deskgram “Virus” in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries
For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore
In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset
Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.