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Remove Money Viking ads (Simple Removal Guide)

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What can Money Viking do if it is running on your computer?

Money Viking adware can bring various inconveniences to your computer. It is so because this rogue application is an adware software. Besides, it is also assigned to the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This suspicious application may promise you to bring best online shopping deals for you, but in reality it just seeks to promote affiliate marketing. You should be very careful if you notice signs of this applications’ presence. You can realize that your computer has been infected with Money Viking if you keep seeing various pop-ups or banners entitled with these lines: “Money Viking ads,” “special deal for you by Money Viking,” “Money Viking deals” or “ads by Money Viking.” These ads claim that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) has appeared on your computer with or without your authorization.

Questions about Money Viking ads

Money Viking virus

There are several reasons why you should remove Money Viking adware as soon as you notice these ads. Firstly, Money Viking slows down your machine’s performance, because it needs to use computer resources to load its ads. Secondly, Money Viking ads are highly unreliable. You should not believe what this rogue program says – it is NOT supposed to advertise real deals. A very interesting fact about this program is that it uses a crafty technique to convince the user that Money Viking brings only the best deals. Money Viking tracks your activity on the web; that is why this program usually shows attractive and interesting ads. It reviews your browsing history, downloads, search queries, frequently used keywords and other browsing related information. Then it uses this data to generate specific ads for you, based on your interests and preferences on the Internet. You must avoid clicking on ads by Money Viking. Unfortunately, the majority of these ads are going to lead you to unreliable websites that can include suspicious links or suggestions to install “great programs” for free, Do not be deceived, because there is a great possibility to get an infectious file alongside with such programs. If you suspect that there may be an adware program on your computer, and if you see intrusive ads from time to time, you should check your computer with an anti-spyware program, for example, Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Money Viking hijack. How to avoid it?

Although Money Viking has its official website, you are not going to find much information on it. It is a shady application, and it is distributed in a rogue way. MoneyViking’s developers collaborate with other freeware marketers and tend to bundle these apps together; therefore, they build bundled software. Such software pack can be downloaded if you tend to download programs from unofficial or questionable sources. However, it is very easy to avoid installing undesired programs by performing a few security checks on the installation setup. You must read Terms of Use as well as Privacy Policy forms to detect possible statements about optional attachments – applications. Also, you have to select correct installation mode in order to see the suggestions to install bonus apps and to reject such offers. You have to opt for “Custom/Advanced” installation mode. This mode expands the setup window and shows a list of bonus apps suggested for you. All you need to do is to opt out the boxes near such suggestions.

Money Viking adware is an unpleasant software that can only initiate dubious activities on your computer. You should not fall for the ads that this PUP generates; almost none of these ads can help you to save money or time. If you have already installed it, please proceed to the second page and read a guide how to uninstall it from your computer.

Uninstall this rogue application from your system:

We suggest installing a professional PUPs’ removal tool to wipe Money Viking virus from your computer for good. It is essential to have such security program on your computer if you wish to maintain a good level of cyber-safety. However, we have also provided a manual removal option, and we have prepared the instructions for you. Follow the steps below to remove Money Viking manually:

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To remove Money Viking ads, follow these steps:

Remove Money Viking 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 Money Viking and related programs
    Here, look for Money Viking 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'

Uninstall Money Viking 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 Money Viking 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'

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

Delete Money Viking ads 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, Money Viking should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Money Viking 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 Money Viking 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 Money Viking removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Money Viking 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 Money Viking 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 Money Viking removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

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  1. Hogwartz says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Get rid of it as soon as you can

  2. Outkaz says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 3:25 am

    I thought these ads were supposed to deliver me best deals!! Now it turns out this app is a computer parasite. I am so disappointed!

  3. bobby says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:26 am

    I also thought that these ads are completely normal and that they are showing great prices…

  4. Suppermasive says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Dont get the point of this program – why show fake ads when you can show real ones and get money from trusted websites? Thats such a bad marketing strategy.

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