Unstopaccess.com (Tutorial) - Virus Removal Guide

Unstopaccess.com Removal Guide

What is Unstopaccess.com?

Never-ending problems that Unstopaccess.com virus causes

Unstopaccess.com virus is a computer infection that controls web browsers and causes redirects[1] to suspicious websites at random times. It is also known as AutoConfigurl virus, which modifies browser’s settings to employ WPAD.dat file as the Automatic Configuration Script[2] in computer’s Internet Options. As soon as the browser gets affected, all of the browsers installed on the target computer system will use instructions downloaded from a remote location to change important browser’s settings. Usually, LAN settings are targeted. The script is controlled by developers of adware, therefore affected browsers might begin to cause redirects and display pop-up ads at random times, which apparently makes the computer user annoyed.

Unstopaccess.com ads

As a result, your browser’s homepage might be changed without your knowledge(to secure-surf.net or others), your default search settings can be modified, and Unstopaccess.com ads will follow no matter what website you will try to visit. There’s no need to mention what other problems might arise as a consequence of this virus’ activity. Redirects to dangerous websites[3] can increase chances of installing malicious software[4], so we suggest you stay attentive and cautious. Ideally, scan the system with anti-malware software to exterminate all files associated with this bothersome computer infection. You can also try to delete the virus using instructions provided at the end of this article.

Unstopaccess.com redirect virus is just one of many identical ad-supported browser hijackers such as No-stops.net, Stop-block.org, Nonestops.biz and many others. All of them have identical-looking official websites that describe these programs as tools that allow users to “get access to any website and bypass blocked services with no geo-restrictions.” In reality, these websites function as a smokescreen to conceal the true purpose of these potentially unwanted programs. We must warn you that usually, victims find it hard to remove Unstopaccess, so we want to provide an alternative removal option for those who are not willing to waste time trying to find all components of this virtual parasite. You can clean the system and fix your browsers by running a full system scan with ReimageIntego software, or, if you prefer, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner software.

Unstopaccess.com virusUnstopaccess.com virus usually changes browser's settings without user's permission.

Peculiarities of Proxy URL virus distribution

Computer users usually do not realize that a Proxy URL virus has sneaked into their systems until they discover that annoying browser redirects and ads cannot be stopped by simply uninstalling suspicious programs and browser add-ons. It is so because these computer parasites are far more advanced and consequently it is harder to remove them. They do not usually leave files on the system, but they modify Registry entries and also browser settings. However, you can get infected with such programs after carelessly installing a different program such as game, video player, or file converter. When installing free programs, be attentive to details such as what installation settings are suggested for you[5]. Do NOT let the installer use Default or Standard settings because they are usually the ones filled with permissions to install extra and unnecessary programs such as Unstopaccess redirect virus that later turn out to be adware or browser hijackers. Refuse to install them by choosing Custom or Advanced settings and deselect all extra programs presented to you.

Verified ways to remove Unstopaccess ads

Users can remove Unstopaccess.com virus in two different ways. The infection can be eliminated either with or without anti-malware software, although we highly recommend using it. It simply makes the task easier and saves your time; however, if you are willing to try your best and delete this threat manually, please study this Unstopaccess.com removal tutorial we provide. The removal process requires configuration of Windows Registry, and if you accidentally do something wrong while in this panel, other programs might start to malfunction.

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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Getting rid of Unstopaccess.com. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

First of all, reboot your computer into Safe Mode.

  1. To do this, press down Windows Key + R and type msconfig into the Run window that appears. Click OK.
  2. Now, System Configuration window should appear. Go to Boot tab and under Boot Options select Safe boot. Click Apply and OK. Once your computer boots into Safe Mode, continue.
  3. Repeat Step 1 but instead of msconfig, type regedit.
  4. In Windows Registry, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder, then SOFTWARE, then Microsoft > Windows > Current version > Internet Settings. In this folder, you should find AutoConfigUrl Key. Right-click on it and select Delete. Click OK to finish.
  5. Now repeat 1-2 steps, but deselect the Safe boot option and then reboot your PC back into normal mode.

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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 the entry of the 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.

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

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

Remove 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 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Open Mozilla’s menu, go to Options > Advanced, then to Network tab > Settings.
  2. Remove check mark near Automatic proxy configuration URL.
  3. Refresh Firefox via about:support page.

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 unwanted plugin 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

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove 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 the unwanted program 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 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 unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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 Unstopaccess.com 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.

How to prevent from getting adware

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

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.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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