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Remove Kipuu.cn virus (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge) - Free Instructions

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Stealing programs

What makes us think that Kipuu.cn hijacker is an unsafe program?

Kipuu.cn virus is a program to avoid because it might start controlling your web browsers and make them automatically launch suspicious sites for you, cause redirections or trigger pop-up ads no matter what link you click on. For example, this potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1] can reroute you to hxxp://moosjs.cn, hxxp://kipuu.cn and other vague sites that you would usually try to avoid visiting. These sites typically present various shortcuts leading to numerous social media, shopping, and online games sites. However, it is not advisable to click on them as you might be redirected to entirely different and highly dangerous Internet sites. For example, you might be pushed to visit a site that presents free downloads, asks to answer survey questions, provide personal information, and basically try to introduce you to dangerous content that can damage your PC or invade your privacy. We recommend you stay away from suspicious-looking software, browser toolbars and updates suggested to you, especially if these offers show up in pop-up windows or unexpectedly opened new tabs. Even if a legitimate-looking site offers you to get the latest Java update for free[2], bypass such offer and go to official Java’s developers site to check for latest updates.

Questions about Kipuu.cn virus

Another intolerable feature of vague Internet sites is that they tend to collect non-personal information about their visitors. Therefore, Kipuu.cn redirect virus does so, too. Every time you browse the Internet, it or its affiliate websites might use tracking cookies to spy on your interests, ads that you click on, sites that you visit, and search queries you make. All collected data might be shared with third-parties for marketing purposes or even sold, so we suggest you think twice before you decide that this program is safe to keep on the computer, because it definitely isn’t. Therefore, our team has prepared an easy-to-follow Kipuu.cn removal tutorial, which is provided below. Additionally, we recommend you to scan your PC with ReimageIntego when you remove Kipuu.cn related components.

Kipuu.cn virus in a web browser

How did I install this suspicious program?

Many people get attacked by browser hijackers[3] and can’t complain to anyone because potentially unwanted programs (at least the vast majority of them) are disseminated in legitimate ways and usually installed with user’s permission[4]. While some antivirus programs might be helpless, anti-spyware programs can block malicious attempts to hijack your browser or spam you with annoying third-party ads. However, you can try to block Kipuu.cn hijack by yourself, too. Simply be more careful when installing free software. No matter what programs you download, make sure you install them correctly. We strongly recommend you choose Custom or Advanced settings for the installation instead of Default or Standard because pre-selected options rarely ever provide an opportunity to decompose a software package. Free programs are often bundled with various third-party applications, toolbars, and similar useless software, so you have to untick the agreements to install them via Advanced or Custom installation settings.

How can I remove Kipuu.cn hijacker?

If your computer acts suspiciously due to Kipuu.cn virus existence, do not waste your valuable time and get rid of it. To stop this browser hijacker from bothering you, just remove Kipuu.cn using automatic spyware removal tool[5], or read instructions provided below and carefully carry them out to complete manual Kipuu.cn removal. In case you have any questions about this redirect virus or its removal procedure, do not hesitate and contact our support team.

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To remove Kipuu.cn virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall Kipuu.cn from Windows systems

You should check your system for recently installed programs and delete all suspicious ones. If you do not know how to find the list of recently installed programs, follow these instructions:

To remove Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn virus (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 Kipuu.cn from Mac OS X system

Remove Kipuu.cn virus from Applications folder:

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

Get rid of Kipuu.cn 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 Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn virus removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn virus-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

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 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

Eliminate Kipuu.cn 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 Kipuu.cn virus 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 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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

In case Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn virus removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove Kipuu.cn from Google Chrome

Open Google Chrome and go to Extensions. If you do not know how to find that section, follow instructions provided below. Make sure you delete all suspicious extensions, plug-ins, and reset altered browser settings.

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 Kipuu.cn virus 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 like Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn virus-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 Kipuu.cn virus removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Kipuu.cn 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 Kipuu.cn virus 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 Kipuu.cn 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: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

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  1. Elyse says:
    January 6th, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Finally realized whats the right way to uninstall it… Thanks guys – you rock!

  2. gougu38 says:
    January 6th, 2017 at 7:16 am

    great tutorial. I easily removed this browser hijacker, although I didnt have similar experience before.

  3. josepgh_x says:
    January 6th, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thank you – I couldnt get these instructions right at first, but finally i managed to remove the virus.

  4. kimmmye says:
    January 6th, 2017 at 7:16 am

    THANK YOU!

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