This page aims to help you remove Novelcamp.net “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
If the numbers of online ads and page-redirects that you typically get exposed to has suddenly significantly increased and if you have noticed some weird and questionable changes to the toolbar, the homepage or the search engine service of your browser, then you are advise to read the rest of this write-up to find out what may be the cause behind all of this and what you can do to revert things back to normal.
If you are indeed struggling with the symptoms that we’ve just listed or other similar unpleasant symptoms, then you probably have Novelcamp.net “Virus” inside your browser or maybe another similar browser hijacker app. The browser hijackers are typically software pieces that can’t function on their own and instead need a browser host. They typically target the more popular browsers which is why users who use Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, Edge and Safari are the ones who usually face such pesky apps on their computers. This, of course, is not to say that using another browser would guarantee that you won’t get a hijacker added to it.
But what is a browser hijacker app – is it a scary malware virus or some insidious and highly problematic infection similar to the ones caused by Trojans, Worms and Ransomware cryptoviruses? The good news is that this isn’t really the case with the hijacker annoyances. While they are certainly not pleasant t have inside your system and could cause a lot of irritation with their endless generation of different banners, box messages, pop-up notifications and questionable web offers can definitely heavily affect your browsing experience for the worse, getting rid of such software isn’t really all that difficult if you know what to do. In case you do not, the next guide will present you with all the information needed to uninstall Novelcamp.net from your browser and ensure that any changes that it may have made to it have been removed.
Remember to keep your computer safe from any potential malware threats
We need to warn you about the possibility of encountering different security hazards if you randomly click on the ads and explore the pages that Novelcamp.net may redirect you to. This is certainly something that we would recommend that you do not do. The problem is that Novelcamp.net is likely not going to give you much (if any) control over what type of ads get shown in your browser during your time spent online. Sure, some of the commercials and the offers may indeed be interesting to you and allow you to purchase something useful. However, the other side of this is that some of the advertising messages may have sketchy origins and may be linked to unsafe web places. Viruses, Ransomware, Trojans and other threats are all over the Internet and malvertising (the use of fake and misleading ads) is a really popular way of distributing them so be careful out there, especially with an app like Novelcamp.net “Virus” attached to your browser. In fact, removing the hijacker is always the best option which is why we once again must remind you about the removal guide for Novelcamp.net “Virus” present in this page.
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Mac user, please use our Mac Malware Removal guide.
The following guide will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Novelcamp.net 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.
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 Novelcamp.net 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 Novelcamp.net in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s
To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.
If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter - a professional malware removal tool - to see whether it will find malicious programs on your PC.
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 Novelcamp.net and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Novelcamp.net 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.