This post has been created to help you by showing you how to remove the Rapidyl.net “virus” fully from your computer and make sure it does not come back.
A new suspicious software, associated with the suspicious search engine Rapidyl.net has been reported by researchers to modify the settings on web browsers, like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox as well as multiple other web browsers. In addition to this, the Rapidyl.net browser hijacker may also collect information about your browsing history and online clicks as well as searches. As usual with such applications, heavy advertisements are displayed and your computer slows down significantly.
What Types of Adware are There?
Usually most hackers who are behind suspicious adware programs, like Rapidyl.net Adware aim to make it as difficult as possible to remove their program. But they often give away it’s name by stating it in the pop-ups displayed, for example “Ads by Rapidyl.net” on one of the sides of the pop-up or banner or if you drag your mouse over the advertisement.
Another way by which you may detect if you are about to have adware on your computer is to catch it while being installed. Adware programs like _ are usually being spread via third-party programs. The third-party software’s installers can be with included programs that are advertised as free bonus software or other seemingly useful code. Contudo, the Rapidyl.net Adware can present a potential harm to your computer and this is why experts often recommend to remove programs like it immediately.
How Does Rapidyl.net WorkRapidyl.net was created by developers who also are a brand of the some of the most famous PUA(Potentially Unwanted Application) maker groups. The ad-supported character of this software makes it to often be categorized by users as adware, which is not far from the truth. Contudo, because the application is not malicious and is also classified as a low-level type of threat many antivirus programs tend to skip it.
If it is active on your computer, some of the signs to notice it are:
- Seeing “Ads by Rapidyl.net” or “A Rapidyl.net Ad” or any similarly caption advertisements showing as pop-ups, banners, etc.
- Noticing phishing web pages or browser redirects to third-party search engines, besides the original one used by default on your web browser.
- Sluggish performance of your computer.
In addition to this general activity of Rapidyl.net, the add-supported program may also perform multiple different types of advertisements that link to various third-party websites. And this is not good, because those programs may collect certain specific information from your computer using:
- Flash cookies.
- Web cookies.
Such technology can be used to obtain your:
- IP address.
- Search history.
- Mouse clicking history.
- Tracking of your search history.
- Browser history.
This data may then be used to display targeted advertisements or for other purposes that have nothing to do with your interest. Some third-party websites which may be linked either via Rapidyl.net or it’s advertised entities, may redirect you to a malicious web link that may prompt you to download a fake installer or a malicious web link. Such malicious objects can even infect your computer with different malware:
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- BitCoin miners.
- Banking malware.
How to Spot Rapidyl.net Adware and Remove It?
Since detection of the Rapidyl.net Adware program can be a tricky process, because most of the files it creates are concealed in different Windows locations, removal of it may be a tricky process. You can try to locate it’s suspicious web browser extensions on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser and you can try to uninstall it from the Programs and Features menu in Windows. Contudo, this does not guarantee that the program won’t be back after this, like it usually happens with such software. This is the main reason why an adware-specific removal program should be used to scan for and delete all of the objects related to Rapidyl.net Adware from your computer system.
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out Rapidyl.net in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” aba.
3) Locate the malicious process of Rapidyl.net, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate Rapidyl.net‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type Rapidyl.net or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit > Open it. > Hold CTRL + F buttons > Type Rapidyl.net Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button > Choose Run > type regedit > Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type Rapidyl.net in the search field.