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Remove Window Common Manager ads (Removal Guide) - Sep 2016 update

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

How dangerous is Window Common Manager virus?

If you have noticed that more and more ads are cramming your computer screen, Window Common Manager virus might have invaded your computer. No need to panic as this PUP is not considered to be a major threat but it operates as adware instead. This type of application is created in order to promote their products or the websites of affiliated domains. However, excessive advertising is not the phenomenon approved by the majority of the virtual community. Since now you know that this pest is residing on the device, remove Window Common Manager with the help of an anti-spyware application, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. If you think that the elimination can wait, be aware that the adware might secretly install other adware on the computer. Multiple futile applications are likely to affect the PC’s processing speed negatively. That is why we encourage you to perform removal of this adware immediately.

Questions about Window Common Manager ads

As there is a wide choice of legitimate application there is as many potentially fraudulent or simply useless applications. This adware might not pose a great threat to the functioning of the computer, but it sure fills your screen with Window Common Manager ads. They might come in the form of system error messages. Otherwise, the adware is likely to persuade you to install system scanners or security applications. Do not install any apps while this PUP sticks to your computer. Various PC optimizers and scanners often prove to be just scareware. They display fake messages about the infected system or the registry issues. The developers of the PUP seek to convince you into purchasing the full version of the program which might fail at Window Common Manager removal.

The illustration of Window Common Manager ads

Another negative aspect of this adware is its ability to redirect people to affiliate websites. This activity is typically initiated for trying to earn the money from advertising. However, due to Window Common Manager redirect activity, you can find yourself on a suspicious domain seeking to infect your computer via “missing updates”. Beware that notifications about needed updates do NOT show up when you are browsing the Internet. They should appear when you try to launch a program or simply turn on your computer. If you happen to fall for a fake ad, the risk of your PC getting infected with a complex virus levels up.

The distribution of the adware

The PUP is dispersed like any other adware. Most likely, it got on your computer when you inattentively installed a new application. Such rush deprived you of the ability to prevent Window Common Manager hijack on time. This adware which hid in a small add-on got installed along with the primary program. Not to repeat the same mistake again, make sure to change the usual sequence of the installation order. After launching the installation wizard, choose “Advanced” settings. They will disclose optional programs and you will be able to avoid the secret infiltration of PUPs.

Window Common Manager removal instructions

Fortunately, the elimination process is not complicated. You can remove Window Common Manager virus using manual guidelines or install malware removal utility. The latter method is more convenient since the application locates the adware and all its components faster. Moreover, the software is specifically created for detecting and removing well-disguised and deeply rooted files. In addition, you might also use an alternative solution. If you are willing to choose manual Window Common Manager removal method, be sure to pay attention. Do not miss any detail. Otherwise, the PUP might attack your device again.

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To remove Window Common Manager ads, follow these steps:

Remove Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager and related programs
    Here, look for Window Common Manager 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'

Erase Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager 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'

Eliminate Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Window Common Manager 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, Window Common Manager should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager 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 Window Common Manager removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

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  1. Darren says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Now these ads are getting frustrating. I cant normally surf the Web!

  2. emma says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Luckily, it is not a major virus.

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