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Pohs2oom.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Pohs2oom.com – a pop-up redirect which overloads the screen with annoying adverts while browsing the web

Pohs2oom.com
Pohs2oom.com redirect - an ad-supported application which gathers browsing activity-related information and provides annoying adverts.

Pohs2oom.com is an ad-supported application[1] which performs lots of annoying activities. This potentially unwanted program can come like out of nowhere sometimes as people usually accidentally install it by skipping downloading or installing steps. Pohs2oom.com redirect provides numerous pop-ups and pop-unders which are very likely to show up whenever the user tries to browse the web via the infected browser. Furthermore, this adware can take you to developer-promoted websites or redirect you to other rogue pages. Note that such thing can relate in secret installation of malware. Nevertheless, Pohs2oom.com virus has even more irritative features which we are going to discuss further in this text.

Name Pohs2oom.com
Category Adware
Sub-category PUP
Possible dangers This unwanted program can redirect the user to a harmful page
Main purpose To display beneficial ads
Distribution Bundled freeware or shareware, questionable websites
Removal process Install Reimage to detect adware

If your computer is infected with Pohs2oom.com redirect, you might recognize this rogue program from these symptoms:

  • you are seeing more ads then ever before;
  • you are being redirected to suspicious pages frequently;
  • your web browser's homepage has been modified without asking for your permission;
  • browsers are operating slower than before.

All of these signs relate to an adware infection which needs to be removed, otherwise, the symptoms will get only worse. Pohs2oom.com can also collect information that is related to the user's browsing habits. This data can be pages you often view, bookmarks you have saved, and even IP addresses. Developers collect this type of data to be able to generate beneficial advertising posts.

Remove Pohs2oom.com virus as it might trick you into buying absolutely useless products or services. Some adware-provided ads promote products which do not bring any real value. You need to be able to identify what kind of services you can trust, and which you cannot. To avoid the possibility of being scammed, use reputable anti-malware tools such as Reimage to detect all adware components and remove them.

Perform the Pohs2oom.com removal or the advertising will only increase. If you do not get rid of the cyber threat and its annoying pop-ups soon, your browser might start crashing down even more and more. Later on, browsing activity will become very hard to maintain. If you are keen on using manual instructions for the virus elimination process, look at our guide which you can find below this article.

Bundling – the main adware spreading technique

According to cybersecurity experts from Virusai.lt[2], adware can be bundled with shareware[3] or freeware. In case for this not to happen, you need to make sure that you have selected the right installation option. Ensure that you have marked the Custom/Advanced settings. Here you will be able to see the list of all incoming downloads. Scroll down through the list and opt-out all programs and components you do not want to install on your computer.

Furthemore, there are two other ways to avoid adware:

  • avoid visiting questionable pages as you cannot know where a PUP might be hiding. Developers usually inject these programs into third-party websites and their hyperlinks;
  • get reputable antivirus software. Do not be afraid to invest in a truly reliable anti-malware tool. If taken care of properly, the program will protect your computer system from being infected by rogue apps and viruses.

Delete Pohs2oom.com redirect

If you are wondering how to remove Pohs2oom.com virus, we can offer you two ways. First, complete the elimination with an automatical computer safety tool, or you can get rid of the cyber threat by using our manual guide. The choice is up to you. Just remember if you choose the manual method, you will need to eliminate all unwanted browser-extensions[4] and add-ons from infected web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge.

However, if you use a reputable tool to perform the Pohs2oom.com removal, make sure you refresh all browsers, that were infected by the ad-supported program, afterwards. Note that the elimination requires full attention to be completed properly. Additionally, memorize all adware avoiding tips you have read as they might appear very useful in the future.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Pohs2oom.com, follow these steps:

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Eliminate Pohs2oom.com from Windows systems

Clean your Windows operating system from Pohs2oom.com adware by following these instructions:

  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 Pohs2oom.com and related programs
    Here, look for Pohs2oom.com 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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Uninstall Pohs2oom.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

Get rid of all adware-added browser extensions and plug-ins from Internet Explorer. If help is needed, follow these steps:

  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 Pohs2oom.com 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 Pohs2oom.com 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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Remove Pohs2oom.com 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, Pohs2oom.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Pohs2oom.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Use this guide to eliminate all PUP-related content from your Mozilla Firefox web browser:

  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 Pohs2oom.com 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 Pohs2oom.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Pohs2oom.com from Google Chrome

Clean the Google Chrome browser from unneeded components by using these instructions:

  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 Pohs2oom.com 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 Pohs2oom.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate Pohs2oom.com 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 Pohs2oom.com 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 Pohs2oom.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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