Tips to Get Rid of Ads by CocoChaos Pop-up Virus from PC

Published February 24, 2015 by Marlin Spencer

What is CocoChaos

CocoChaos is identified as a nasty adware which is developed by cyber criminals for making money from victims. It has the ability to get inside target computers via the Internet. This CocoChaos can affect random, especially when you visit unsafe websites. Generally, CocoChaos can be added to some suspicious links, online bogus pop-up ads and pornographic webpages. Once you come to do something associated with them, your computer will be infected easily.

Once CocoChaos success in breaking into your computer, it will perform many malicious tasks on your system. It may disable many system programs like Firewall. As you know, firewall is an important safeguard for your computer to block malware. If it is disabled, the security system be broken down. In this case, CocoChaos will help other threats such as RightSurf and FlippyRoo to get inside your system. Also, CocoChaos adware can mess up your Windows registry, for which, your system will operate improperly.

Moreover, your browser will suffer poor speed, which is hard for you to load a page successfully. Many malicious files and programs can be installed to your system automatically. Your financial information and other important information will be collected by CocoChaos. To protect your computer and your sensitive information, you are highly to remove CocoChaos as soon as possible.

Screenshot of CocoChaos Adware:

CocoChaos virus is malicious and even dangerous:

1. CocoChaos virus penetrates into computers without awareness.
2. CocoChaos virus affects various browsers and changes browser settings without authorization.
3. CocoChaos virus adds its add-ons and extensions to browser so as to generate tons of ads.
4. Ads by CocoChaos redirects users to malicious websites which may distribute other viruses.
5. CocoChaos virus takes advantage of system vulnerability to spy on users and steal sensitive information.

Step 1: Uninstall CocoChaos from Control Panel

For Windows 7 and Vista users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel
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2. Select View by Category and click Uninstall a program under Programs
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For Windows XP users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel
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2. Click Add or Remove Programs
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For Windows 8 and 8.1 users:

Hover your mouse over the lower left corner of your screen, right click on the Start menu and select Programs and Features
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For Windows 10 users:

Right click on the Windows menu and select Programs and Features
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In the program list window, investigate all programs you installed, click on those suspicious programs, and click Uninstall or Remove to get rid of them.
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After you uninstall CocoChaos and other potentially unwanted programs which may cause your browser redirect problem, it′s necessary to scan and check your computer system for any unwanted leftovers. To scan your system and detect any leftover, you can use this recommended malware detector.

 

Step 2: Remove CocoChaos from Google Chrome

Remove malignant extensions from Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome, click its menu icon, move your mouse to More tools and click Extensions
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2. Investigate all extensions, and click the trash can to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from CocoChaos, you can reset your Google Chrome.

1. Click its menu icon and click Settings

2. Scroll down the Settings page and click Show advanced settings
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3. Move to the end of the page, and click Reset settings button under Reset settings section
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4. Click Reset button to continue
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Step 3: Remove CocoChaos from Mozilla Firefox

Remove malignant add-ons from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click its menu icon, and click Add-ons
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2. Click Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove button to remove any unwanted add-on
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from CocoChaos, you can reset your Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click its menu icon and click Open Help Menu
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2. Click Troubleshooting Information
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3. Click Refresh Firefox button to reset Mozilla Firefox
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4. Click Refresh Firefox button to continue
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Step 4: Remove CocoChaos from Internet Explorer

Remove malignant add-ons from Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer, click the gear button, and click Manage Add-ons
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2. Click Toolbars and Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove or Disable to remove any unwanted add-on
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with CocoChaos, you can reset your Internet Explorer.

1. Click the gear button and click Internet Options

2. Click Advanced tab and then click Reset button to reset Internet Explorer
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3. Tick Delete personal settings option and click Reset to continue
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Step 5: Remove CocoChaos from Safari

Remove malignant extensions from Safari

1. Open Safari, click the gear button, and click Preferences…
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2. Click Extensions tab, investigate all extensions, and click Uninstall to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still receiving ads from CocoChaos, you can reset your Safari.

1. Click the gear button and click Reset Safari…
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2. Tick all options and click Reset button to reset Safari
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Step 6: Remove CocoChaos from Opera

Remove malignant add-ons from Opera

1. Open Opera, click its menu icon, move your mouse to Extensions and click Extensions Manager
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2. Investigate all extensions, and click X to remove any unwanted extension
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with CocoChaos, you can reset your Opera.

1. Click its menu icon and click About Opera
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2. Copy your profile path and then close Opera
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3. Hold Windows logo and R keys on the keyboard to open Run
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4. Paste your profile path into the box and click OK
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5. Delete the whole folder
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Warm tips: if you are not comfortable with performing the above steps, you can use this recommended malware remover to help you automatically detect and remove CocoChaos and other hidden malware.

Removal assistance:
If you are having problems while performing CocoChaos removal from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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