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Bongacams virus – an adware infection that shows inappropriate ads

Bongacams virus
Bongacams virus is a term used to describe adware and malware that is related to this adult-oriented site

Bongacams, or Bongacams.com, is an adult-oriented website that hosts X-rated content users might visit if they choose so. However, some users reported that their Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Safari, or another web browser sometimes brings them to the site without their intention. As a result, some might view content that is not considered appropriate. In most cases, Bongacams redirects are caused by adware infection, although users may visit the website unintentionally after clicking a link somewhere else.

As if Bongacam ads and redirects would not be enough, there is also another threat that users should be aware of. According to research, there are several fake copies of the site that look identical but can be much more dangerous and host malicious ads, abuse software vulnerabilities, show phishing messages, and so on. Whether you are constantly encountering the real Bongacams.com or you visited a fake, check out this article to find out what to do next.

Name Bongacams virus
Type Adware, redirect virus
Infiltration  In most cases, adware gets into machines along with freeware installers (software bundling) or via fake updates. In other cases, users might install the PUP themselves without knowing malicious aspects of it
Symptoms  Intrusive ads shown on all visited websites, redirects bring to Bongacams.com and other inappropriate or dangerous sites, web browser settings altered, etc.
Dangers  Installation of other potentially unwanted application or malware, financial losses due to encountered scams, personal information disclosure to malicious parties, identity theft 
Removal  If you visited the fake version of the site, you should immediately scan your machine with anti-malware such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. On the other hand, you can terminate adware manually and also reset browser settings to ensure full elimination 
System fix If you visited the fake version of the site, you might have infected your machine with a Trojan. In such a case, system files could also get damaged. Thus, scan your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to fix virus damage

Let's make it clear: Bongacams is a legitimate website that is aimed for an adult audience – it also uses a safe HTTPs protocol to protect users from cyberattacks.[1] In other words, the website itself is not malicious, although ads and redirects that are injected into users' web browsers are. In some cases, users might see the following URL bad showing the following indicators:

  • Transferring to Bongacams.com
  • Redirecting to Bongacams.com
  • Waiting for Bongacams.com
  • Connected to Bongacams.com

As mentioned above, these redirects are caused by adware infection that most did not install intentionally. In most cases, Bongacams adware is distributed via software bundle packages, or fake update prompts, so it gains access to the computer stealthily.

However, the affected users can quickly see the effects of such infection, as the web browsers start acting erratically – they start seeing an extensive amount of ads, observe homepage and new, and search engine changes, etc. As one of the side-effects, users can also encounter redirects to Bongacam and similar websites – that is where the “Bongacams virus” term came from.

However, Bongacams is not the only website that users might be directed to. Adware infected are often show phishing messages and redirected to all type scam sites. For example, Bongacams virus-related activities might show users fake alerts that claim malware infections and that they need to download an alleged anti-virus tool to get rid of it. As a result, users will end up with more potentially unwanted programs and malware on their machines, lose money, disclose personal data, or even suffer identity theft. This is why Bongacams virus removal is so critical.

Another Bongacams virus threat if you visit a fake version of the site. Just as many similar less-secure websites (such as torrents, free video streaming, free gaming, etc.), porn websites are often mimicked by threat actors in order to make users believe that they landed on the original site.

Bongacams redirect
Bongacams is an X-rated website that users infected with adware are constantly being redirected to

Fake Bongacam phishing sites are extremely dangerous, as they often use various techniques to make users spend money, provide sensitive information (such as credit card details) or download malware in the background. In the case of the latter, the automatic malware infection is possible when software vulnerabilities[2] are present on the machine – this is another reason to ensure that all apps, including the operating system, are updated as soon as patches are released.

While you can remove Bongacams adware easily manually, malware termination should be performed automatically. For that, you should employ a reputable anti-malware tool. After that, we also suggest resetting all the installed web browsers and removing virus damage with the help of tools like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Avoid adware by following these useful tips

Adware and other potentially unwanted programs are very common – third-party websites are filled with them. Unfortunately, with the help of clever marketing, users are prompted to install apps that are less than secure without realizing that themselves. Therefore, it is important to do some research before installing any type of new applications on your system – read reviews, blogs, check user reviews, etc.

However, even if you are sure that the app you are about to install has no suspicious indicators such as broad information tracking or extensive ad display, you can still get infected with adware if you do not pay close attention to the installation process of the new app. Software bundling is prevalent on third-parties and is relatively rare on the official sources (bundling software is no illegal, but some methods are far more deceptive than the others – users should be clearly notified about the optional install, which they not always do). Here are some tips from experts[3] what you should watch out for:

  • When prompted, always pick Advanced/Custom settings instead of Recommended ones;
  • Watch out for pre-ticked boxes – remove ticks as soon as you see some next to add-ons, system optimizers, video players, file converters, etc.;
  • Do not forget to read the fine print – important information is often hidden there;
  • Keep an eye out for deceptive deals/offers and misleading button placements;
  • Install anti-malware software that would warn you about PUPs.

Get rid of Bongacams virus

Bongacams removal can differ, depending on what your specific issue is. Therefore, let's start with adware. If you are constantly being redirected to suspicious websites, you should first check for potentially unwanted programs installed on your machine without your knowledge. You can do it manually by checking our instructions below, and then resetting all the installed web browsers in order to get rid of adware-related components and prevent repeated activities.

Nevertheless, if you accessed a fake website, you should remove Bongacams virus with the help of anti-malware software, as you can have infected your computer with malware. Simply download one of the reputable security tools, bring it up to date, and perform a full system scan (note that this can also eliminate some adware infections as well). If the program finds anything suspicious, you should also take extra precautions and change all your passwords immediately.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. 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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To remove Bongacams virus, follow these steps:

Remove Bongacams from Windows systems

To remove Bongacam adware from Windows system, follow these steps:

  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 Bongacams and related programs
    Here, look for Bongacams 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'

Erase Bongacams 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 Bongacams 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'

Get rid of Bongacams from Internet Explorer (IE)

  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 Bongacams 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 Bongacams removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Bongacams virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset MS Edge as soon as you eliminate potentially unwanted applications from your computer:

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, Bongacams should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete Bongacams from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 Bongacams 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 Bongacams removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Bongacams from Google Chrome

If you keep seeing redirects and ads on Google Chrome, reset it as follows:

  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 Bongacams 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 Bongacams removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Bongacams 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 Bongacams 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 Bongacams removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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