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Bongacams virus – an adware infection that shows inappropriate ads

Bongacams virusBongacams 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 ReimageIntego 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 redirectBongacams 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 ReimageIntego.

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 ReimageIntego. 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:

To remove Bongacams from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  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 entries related to Bongacams (or any other recently installed 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.

Erase Bongacams from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Bongacams from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Bongacams-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 Bongacams, 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 related to Bongacams and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Bongacams-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Get rid of Bongacams from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Bongacams and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Bongacams removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Bongacams virus from Microsoft Edge

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

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 Bongacams-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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 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

Delete Bongacams from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 plugins that are related to Bongacams and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  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

In case Bongacams did not get removed after following the instructions above, 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 – this should complete Bongacams removal.Reset Firefox 2

Uninstall Bongacams from Google Chrome

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

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 Bongacams 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

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Bongacams-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 to complete Bongacams removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Bongacams from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Bongacams 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

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There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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