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Importantpcdownload.net pop-up virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Importantpcdownload.net pop-up ads, Importantpcdownload.net adware | Type: Adware

What is Importantpcdownload.net?

Importantpcdownload.net is a domain that may initiate deceptive pop-up and full page advertisements in each of your web browsers. To be more precise, these advertisements indicate an adware to be hiding in your computer. It is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and other less popular web browser; therefore, misleading pop-up messages may chase you everywhere. Unfortunately, Importantpcdownload.net pop-up ads brought by a suspicious adware should not be ignored and tolerated since may be engaged in the distribution of other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Be very careful and always check the domain as soon as you receive an offer to install Java, Flash Player, Media Player, Download Manager, web browser and so on. Beware that you can install a legitimate and reliable software updates only when such offers are brought by reliable sources, such as Oracle, Adobe, and similar companies. If you notice that ads are brought by Importantpcdownload.net virus, make sure that you DO NOT click them and close the process via Task Manager. Clicking those ads may be treated as your consent to install other potentially unwanted programs (such as NiceNFree, Shop with Boost, Box Green, BrowserSupport, Clock Hand and so on. Besides, you may continuously experience Importantpcdownload.net redirects to unfamiliar websites and may even be tracked. An adware related to this advertising platform may collect information, such as PC's IP address, location, email address, search terms, websites visited, data entered in them, clicks and so on. Please, do not Ignore all this! If you have started receiving Importantpcdownload.net pop-up ads or even clicked them, we recommend you to run a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware, such as Reimage. That's because your computer may be contaminated with the whole list of potentially unwanted programs.

How can Importantpcdownload.net hijack my computer?

Probably you already know that adwares and other potentially unwanted programs are mainly distributed bundled with various freewares and sharewares. They spread as browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions and are commonly presented as 'shopping helpers', 'video enhancers' or simply tools that are supposed to enhance web browsing experience. There are hundreds or even thousands of adwares, browser hijackers and other PUPs that may be distributed this way; therefore, be very careful when installing free software on your computer. Even though a research has shown that installers that are most frequently found bundled with 'optional downloads' are third-party installers, such as CNET, Softonic, IntsallRex, and so on, keep in mind that every freeware might be bundled. Therefore, make a small research about your selected program by reading EULA, Privacy Policy, user's reports and other accessible information. After that select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully monitor the entire process. Do not rush and read everything carefully since 'additional components' tend to be indicated in a misleading manner. Beware that unwanted browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions are usually set by default. Therefore, you have to find all ticks and unmark them. Otherwise, you can unconsciously accept to install Importantpcdownload.net virus and soon regret that.

How to remove Importantpcdownload.net virus?

To eliminate Importantpcdownload.net virus, follow the guide that is given below:

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To remove Importantpcdownload.net pop-up virus, follow these steps:

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Erase Importantpcdownload.net pop-up from Windows systems

  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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up and related programs
    Here, look for Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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'
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Remove Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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'
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Delete Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Eliminate Importantpcdownload.net pop-up virus 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, Importantpcdownload.net pop-up should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Importantpcdownload.net pop-up from Google Chrome

  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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up 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 Importantpcdownload.net pop-up removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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