How to remove Hoax.LikeSurf (ads, banners, deals)
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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Hoax.LikeSurf deceives users either by moving on desirable software or by deceiving them into installation it (computer trojan method). More than one kinds of Hoax.LikeSurf mask themselves as shield programs or even Hoax.LikeSurf removal tool. Hoax.LikeSurf can come bundled with other programs. Hoax.LikeSurf removal is obligatory when Hoax.LikeSurf presence is discovered on machine as Hoax.LikeSurf acts in interplay with other Hoax.LikeSurf. Hoax.LikeSurf removal tool can remove Hoax.LikeSurf which is already in your machine that is the most popular method when performing Hoax.LikeSurf removal operation. In 2006 Microsoft Co. released its Hoax.LikeSurf removal tool which is Windows Defender application which is in by-default package of Windows Vista OS and Windows 7.
Hoax.LikeSurf intrusion method
Hoax.LikeSurf installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Hoax.LikeSurf). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Hoax.LikeSurf copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is taskmgn.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Hoax.LikeSurf and value taskmgn.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name taskmgn.exe or Hoax.LikeSurf. Also, it can create folder with name Hoax.LikeSurf under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Hoax.LikeSurf starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Hoax.LikeSurf immediately.
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How to remove Hoax.LikeSurf manually
This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Hoax.LikeSurf, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Hoax.LikeSurf.
To get rid of Hoax.LikeSurf, you should:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Hoax.LikeSurf related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Hoax.LikeSurf entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Hoax.LikeSurf won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.
Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Hoax.LikeSurf are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Hoax.LikeSurf.
Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov
Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Hoax.LikeSurf and taskmgn.exe we received earlier:
Security Tool presented itself to me as a antivirus program. Deceiving me to believe that I needed to download this software to get rid my system of harmful bugs and hosts trying to steal my credit card information. After researching the past two days I have found that security tool itself is the problem. It has got my system so screwed up. It is blocking me from my windows program. Keeps throwing up fake warnings. This is very frustrating for me. I cannot afford to pay to resolve this issue at this time. I need the use of my laptop and need this crap to go away...HELP ME
Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.
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