Adware Norassie (Removal Guide) - updated Oct 2018

Adware Norassie Removal Guide

What is Adware Norassie?

Adware Norassie is a Malwarebytes' detection informing about the potentially unwanted program on Windows OS

Adware Norassie virusAdware Norassie is a program that affects the performance of your browser. It redirects the traffic from your commonly visited pages to questionable sites filled with possibly malicious content.

Adware Norassie is a term used by Malwarebytes anti-malware to warn users about the potentially unwanted program[1] hiding in the system. The main signs showing that the system is infected with adware-type[2] viruses is numerous commercial ads, banners, pop-ups, etc. Adware.Norassie usually arrives in the target computer as a fake Java update, Video codec update, MegaGet Downloader, etc. Soon after the hijack, it modifies the system by dropping HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Norassie registry entry and changing web browsers to control user's browsing activities and content displayed. Such activity significantly diminishes the performance of your Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or any other browser because redirects to sponsored sites are initiated each time you start your browsing.

Name Adware Norassie
Type Adware
Category Potentially unwanted program
Signed by Norassie LTD
Symptoms Redirects to suspicious sites, pop-up ads, banners.
Distribution Software bundling and malicious websites.
Danger level Medium. Might expose its victims to potentially dangerous content
Elimination Best tool to remove virus damage and clean the system is FortectIntego.

In many cases, so-called Adware Norassie virus enters the system bundled with free programs that users carelessly download from P2P networks, file-sharing sources or deceptive ads. However, it's impossible to overlook the PUP when it is installed on the system because it causes countless activities which are found to be disturbing and also malicious:

  • Advertising in various forms like banners, pop-ups keep appearing on most websites you are visiting;
  • Regular text turned into links;
  • Sudden redirects to questionable sites;
  • Advertisement recommend fake updates, sells software and tools;
  • Other suspicious content like toolbars, extensions get installed without permission;
  • Homepage and search bar on a browser is changed.

The main purpose of Adware.Norassie is generating profit for their creators and sponsors. This is happening when you click on the provided advertisement or get redirected to affiliate websites. While some of the ads or websites are legit and just decided to use questionable method for promoting their products or services; others are highly suspicious and might be misleading.

Various pop-up ads displayed on your screen contain fake promotions of software or advertise tools. However, this type of program can also install unwanted tools or extensions to your device directly. To get rid of Adware Norassie, you need to remove all related files from the browser and device in general.

Keep in mind that authors of malware and scammers often take advantage of programs like PremierOpinion, My Safe Savings, Relosoun or Adware Norassie to reach potential victims. For this reason, you should stay away from suspicious pop-ups and leave unknown websites immediately. However, it might not be easy to separate legit advertisements from normal ones due to adware's possibility to track information about user's browsing habits and preferences.

The program might collect non-identifiable data regarding search history, used and viewed websites, searched queries, clicked shopping offers. With this information, advertisers can generate content that interests you. However, it does not mean that the ad and landing page are trustworthy. They might be misleading on purpose.

Redirect after redirect makes a vicious circle that continuously keeps you from getting where you initially wanted and significantly decreases your browser’ performance. Adware Norassie removal is crucial to stop such activities and to increase browsing experience. The longer adware is on your computer, the more redirects and ads you get each time you browse online.

According to cybersecurity specialists at,[3] you can remove Adware Norassie automatically with the help of Malwarebytes. It will be a quicker solution which will help you find all related components without working hard on this. You can also use any other anti-malware to find threats. However, note that different programs will use different terms to report the same adware hiding in your system.

Adware Norassie PUPAdware Norassie virus is flooding your browser with ads.

The adware has mostly been spreading as a fake Java update

Fake Java updates are quite widely used in PUP and malware distribution. This adware is not an exception. We want to remind to stay away from suspicious websites that display tons of pop-ups asking to install available software updates or check the system for viruses. If you need to install Java or other software updates, always access legitimate developers websites.

Adware developers also use bundling technique. This marketing method allows spreading PUP with the help of freeware or shareware. Freeware that you download from the internet can have additional apps bundled together making them unnoticeable until you unpack those bundles during installing.

The installation process can be done in two different ways: using Advanced/Custom options or Default/Quick installation. By choosing the first one, you can see what programs can be installed on your computer. At this point is your choice to de-select the free additional ones or not. We recommend to opt out all “suggested downloads” because most of the time they give more problems than advantages.

Adware.Norassie elimination process can be done quickly

You can remove Adware Norassie and all of the related extensions, plug-ins or add-ons from your browser by following the guide below. However, it's not enough to clean the affected browsers only since there might be additional applications installed on the system. You should also check Windows or Mac OS X for the installed unwanted programs.

However, if you do not feel as an advanced PC user and manual Adware Norassie removal seems complicated, you should opt for the easier and quicker method. You can use anti-malware software for the complete adware elimination. As we have mentioned, the term has been used by Malwarebytes, so you should scan the system with its updated version. We also recommend resetting compromised browsers too.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of Adware Norassie. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

You can follow these steps if you want to remove Adware Norassie from your Windows:

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK. Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program. Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash) Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files. Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove Adware Norassie from Firefox by following these steps:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Get rid of adware from Chrome browser using these instructions:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Adware Norassie registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


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