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Remove Adware Norassie (Removal Guide) - updated Jun 2020

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

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

 Adware Norassie virus

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 Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

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 PUP
Adware 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. 

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To remove Adware Norassie, follow these steps:

Delete Adware Norassie from Windows systems

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

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Adware Norassie and related programs
    Here, look for Adware Norassie or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate Adware Norassie from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Adware Norassie or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall Adware Norassie from Internet Explorer (IE)

Eliminate adware from Internet Explorer using this guide:

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Adware Norassie and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Adware Norassie removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Adware Norassie from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Adware Norassie should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove Adware Norassie from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove Adware Norassie from Firefox by following these steps:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Adware Norassie and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Adware Norassie removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase Adware Norassie from Google Chrome

Get rid of adware from Chrome browser using these instructions:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Adware Norassie and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Adware Norassie removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete Adware Norassie from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Adware Norassie or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Adware Norassie removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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