What is Capricornus ads and how does this adware spreads ?

Capricornus ads is adware virus type. Adware viruses uses many ways to attract our attention on different ads. This is aggressive method to advertise some product or to gain visitation and traffic to a certain sites. If some little windows pops-up when you are browsing, or browser automatically redirects you to certain web page you have a problem. It’s not big trouble to close those irritating windows with ads, but to be open to internet attack is a big deal. If this software that overflows you with unnecessary ads, add random toolbars to your browser or redirects you constantly – you are surely infected and have to get rid of this annoying and dangerous adware. If you watch closely on the ads you may see “the print” of the adware – “by Capricornus”, “ads by Capricornus” “promotion by Capricornus” etc. Other unpleasant moment is that this adware gives an unrestriced access to hackers to obtain information from your computer. Of course this is possible only if you are connected to internet. You don’t want other people to gain access your files don’t you? If you want to eliminated Capricornus application and Capricornus browser extension we can show you how to do it manually. Before that a couple words how to prevent future contamination with Adware. The virus is spreads by installation of products from unreliable sources. You download program and install some application and Capricornus installs in simultaneously with it, cause you have to be very cautious with installing part. Check your programs after installing any software, if you see something that you haven’t install on purpose – delete it. And double check installation process – pay attention if there is option “custom” installation, maybe there you will find another application checked to be installed with the main product and uncheck it. OK let’s find out how to delete Capricornus or other adware programs:

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How to remove “Capricornus

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall Capricornus.
  3. Remove Capricornus folder from program files and start menu.
  4. Remove Capricornus from your browser extensions.
  5. Clear your browser cookies.
  6. Reset your browser settings.
  7. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  8. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing capricornus manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To remove Capricornus from your computer,  follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up.

Step by step how to remove Capricornus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.