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Remove Olpair.com (Removal Instructions) - Nov 2020 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Olpair.com – a pairing service that can cause annoying popups after selecting it for video streaming

Olpair.com virus

Questions about Olpair.com

Olpair.com is a service helping Kodi users to pair their device with the Openload.co to stream video, music, and other content on Android, Windows, and other operating systems. Kodi is an open-source media player software that was initially released in 2002 and gained the popularity ever since. To stream content through the app, users have to use a third-party source, and one of them is https://olpair.com, which is quite popular among users. They need to visit the website, validate their IP address and then can stream for up to 4 hours. This is done for one, and only reason – developers want to monetize of the ads which are filling the pairing page. The side effect for users caused by Olpair.com virus is numerous ads and redirects to unfamiliar sites, such as Directlinkkpush.com or Cgg.peakexc.com. However, most importantly, security researches discovered that the website is used for crypto-jacking[1] while users watch videos, making the service even more dangerous.

Summary
Name Olpair.com
Type Adware
Related Openload.co
Main dangers Dubious redirect can lead to malware-laden sites
Symptoms Excessive and unsafe advertisement
Removal To eliminate Olpair.com-related pop-ups, use anti-malware software or check our manual removal instructions below
Optimization Malware might leave the computer system in a bad shape. Fix virus damage by using ReimageIntego.

By itself, the service is not dangerous, although some users might refer to it “Olpair.com virus” due to excessive and unsafe advertisement practices. The annoying ads and redirects on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari can be stopped by merely leaving the site. However, many users still prefer using the service for a free service that allows multimedia streaming.

Those of you who are tempted by the service should keep in mind that Olpair.com pop-up ads will be bombarding their browsers as long as they are using it. Furthermore, those who click on the content (purposely or accidentally) might install dangerous software on their device. In such a case, Olpair.com removal should be performed using sophisticated anti-malware software.

However, some malware does not show any signs or symptoms, as it enters machines using software vulnerabilities[2] or with the help of phishing campaigns induced by criminals. Thus, it is best to use security software with real-time protection function active at all times. Additionally, it might also prevent the dangerous Olpair.com notifications that can lead to drive-by download sites.

Since the dodgy service uses your IP address to pair the device, multiple other platforms, like tablets and phones can be affected by Olpair.com spam as well. Ads, banners, offers, deals, hyperlinks, auto-play videos and other junk will fill your browsers. Even accidental clicks can result in adware, browser hijacker or other PUP infiltration. Therefore, you should remove Olpair.com activity from Chrome and other web browsers.

You should employ automatic repair software ReimageIntego if you want to make sure your computer is in the best shape after a computer infection. PC repair program can bring all the settings corrupted by unwanted applications/malware back to normal.

Olpair.com pop-up adsOlpair.com is a pairing service for Kodi application, which itself was related to several malware attacks.

Ways adware travels in cyberspace

Adware is an annoying type of infection that can infiltrate computers of even computer-savvy individuals. However, there is a way to decrease the chance of infection by simply following these simple tips from experts:[3]

  • Employ anti-malware software;
  • Update all software on your PC as soon as patches are released;
  • Do not click on suspicious adverts;
  • Do not click on content in questionable sites;
  • Refrain yourself from visiting file-sharing websites;
  • Do not download cracked software;
  • Use reputable sources for your software downloads;
  • Always pick Advanced or Custom installation method during freeware and shareware installation.

Be aware that free streaming sites always try to gain revenue (often in shady ways). However, while one party is gaining benefit, the other one might suffer significant losses, including OS malfunction due to cyber infections or loss of personal data.

Remove Olpair.com ads virus from your PC

The difficulty of Olpair.com removal from your browser depends on many things. If your machine has not been injected with dubious applications, it is wise to leave the website and never visit it again. However, if you are one of those users who clicks on anything and anywhere, it is time to perform a full system scan to make sure that there is no adware hiding on the system. The second tip would be to reset Chrome, Firefox, and remaining web browsers.

If you are not sure if your machine is infected with a nasty PUP, you can also check the Control Panel (Windows), Finder (macOS) or Apps & Notifications (Android) for suspicious apps that were installed without your permission. Make sure you get rid of them without any regrets. Down below you will see detailed instructions on how to remove Olpair.com virus from your Windows and Mac device. If you have been dealing with unwanted popups on Android, follow this guide:

  1. Go to Settings app on your device;
  2. Go to Apps & notifications;
  3. Tap all apps you cannot remember downloading or seem suspicious and click Uninstall;
  4. If you can't see any apps, click See all apps or App info at first.

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 Olpair.com, follow these steps:

Get rid of Olpair.com from Windows systems

To eliminate Olpair.com pop-up ads, from Windows, follow these steps:

To remove Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com (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 Olpair.com from Mac OS X system

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

Remove Olpair.com from Applications folder:

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

Eliminate Olpair.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Make sure you reset IE after the PUP is eliminated:

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 Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com-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

Uninstall Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove Olpair.com from Google Chrome

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 Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com-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 Olpair.com removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of Olpair.com 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 Olpair.com 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

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

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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.

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