Clickpush.biz in depth
Although, if you are using a popular browser the likes of Chrome, Safari or Firefox, you will already be rather safe while browsing the web due to the built-in security features of browsers like these, there are still things you must keep in mind If you don’t want to make your browser an easy target for threats from the Internet that are always looking for ways to enter the computers of more and more users.
Something that may make your browser less safe that you’d like it to be is what is known as a browser hijacker – a small software piece similar to a browser extension that is typically used to promote a certain site by making that site your homepage and/or by page-redirecting you to it or maybe by replacing your search engine so that it favors the said page. Clickpush.biz “Virus” is one such page that gets promoted by a browser hijacker app and if you have recently noticed that the starting page of your browser has been replaced with Clickpush.biz or a similar one, you most definitely have a hijacker on your hands and should take action to remove it. Now, a hijacker, in and of itself, is not an illegal or a malicious piece of software. It is a promotional tool that tries to generate more visits to a certain site and/or to sell the other products of its creators or the products of the partners of these creators. However, due to the aggressive nature of apps like the one responsible for the promotion of Clickpush.biz “Virus”, it is a rather bad idea to allow hijacker components to stay in your computer and operate from it. The problem with hijackers is that they rarely give you any control over their actions and don’t give you the option to stop their advertising activities or bring back your previous browser settings configuration. Obviously, this can be quit annoying, but more to the point, it could also be hazardous to your whole system. Generally, browser hijackers such as Chainthorn.com or www1.ecleneue.com are considered to be potential vulnerabilities in the browser and may make it easier for infectious programs like Ransomware, Trojan Horses, Viruses and other malware to enter the computer you are using. Here, we should point out that this isn’t the purpose of the hijacker, but since it tends to do things without your direct permission, it may sometimes show you ads or redirect you to pages of shady origin and ones that have questionable contents.
Finding difficulty removing Clickpush.biz?
This is something that many people do not realize, thinking that hijackers like the one related to Clickpush.biz “infect” their computers like Ransomware cryptoviruses and Trojans. This, however, is not the case with this type of apps. They typically gain the users’ permission to install by begin added in a file bundle – the installer of some other program. They are included in such installers as bonus elements that you need to opt-out of if you don’t want them in your computer. However, the majority of the users do not pay enough attention to notice this and simply click Next until the whole bundle is installed, thus giving their uninformed permission for the installation of the hijacker. Now, if Clickpush.biz is bothering you and you can’t get rid of it through regular means, we advise you to use the Clickpush.biz “Virus” removal guide from this page.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||There could be different symptoms but the two most common ones are changes in the homepage and the default search engine of the main browser.|
|Distribution Method||The hijackers are most typically distributed through software bundling.|
Remove Clickpush.biz “Virus”
The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Clickpush.biz 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 Clickpush.biz. 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 Clickpush.biz From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager
Before we start deleting files related to Clickpush.biz we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed.
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 Clickpush.biz 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 Clickpush.biz 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:
Getting rid of Clickpush.biz from Chrome
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.
Removing Clickpush.biz From Firefox
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.
Removing Clickpush.biz From Windows Internet Explorer
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.
Removing Clickpush.biz From Windows Edge
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 Clickpush.biz and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Clickpush.biz 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.