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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Popcorn.net

Command or file name:svchost.exe

Threat type:Popups

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Even if Popcorn.net removal tools treats registry pointers ending in Popcorn.net removal Popcorn.net discharges anyway. Once running Popcorn.net audits if its registry HTML links are killed to restore them proving the dure necessity to remove Popcorn.net right away. As mostly of Windows system consumers have management privileges, programs they run (inclusive of Popcorn.net) have unprohibited admission to the system sometimes making Popcorn.net removal tools useless and necessity of Popcorn.net removal dramatic. If you don't wish to remove Popcorn.net or purchase Popcorn.net removal tool, you can lessen privileges of specific attackable WAD-facing procedurees such as Internet Explorer. Steve Gibson initiated in the new category of growing Popcorn.net removal tools. Popcorn.net removal tool can remove Popcorn.net which is by now in your computer that is the most popular way when performing Popcorn.net removal operation.


Popcorn.net intrusion method

Usually programs that cause Popcorn.net pop-ups in browsers come bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to install certain browser extension or software, that will then generate Popcorn.net pop-ups. Program related to Popcorn.net pop-ups copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is svchost.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Popcorn.net and value svchost.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with random name. Also, it can create folder with random name under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Popcorn.net pop-ups, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Popcorn.net pop-ups from your browsers below.


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How to remove Popcorn.net manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Popcorn.net, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Popcorn.net.

To get rid of Popcorn.net, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • apinstall_tiny.dll
  • entry.dll
  • err2.tmp
  • err3.tmp
  • err4.tmp
  • err5.tmp

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: AccessMedia.TinyInstaller
  • Key: AccessMedia.TinyInstaller\CLSID
  • Key: AccessMedia.TinyInstaller\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{2F003D51-39FD-4d18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}
  • Key: CLSID\{2F003D51-39FD-4d18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{2F003D51-39FD-4d18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{2F003D51-39FD-4d18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}\TypeLib
  • Key: TypeLib\{D9415DD2-FEF7-4550-8B03-D47D146E6787}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{D9415DD2-FEF7-4550-8B03-D47D146E6787}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}
    \InstalledVersion
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\Installing
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG\url2
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\install
  • Key: CLSID\{7BF58804-E672-4B96-8EEC-BFCCE6492C9A}\AppID
  • Key: TypeLib\{913422C5-C92B-4E4F-85AC-241FA700A971}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{913422C5-C92B-4E4F-85AC-241FA700A971}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{913422C5-C92B-4E4F-85AC-241FA700A971}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{913422C5-C92B-4E4F-85AC-241FA700A971}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{873209C1-1118-4246-BE69-1B903862E061}
  • Key: Interface\{873209C1-1118-4246-BE69-1B903862E061}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{873209C1-1118-4246-BE69-1B903862E061}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{873209C1-1118-4246-BE69-1B903862E061}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files/APInstall_Tiny.dll

    Value: .Owner
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\C:/WINDOWS/Downloaded Program Files/APInstall_Tiny.dll

    Value: {2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}

    Value: SystemComponent
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}

    Value: Installer
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}
    \DownloadInformation

    Value: CODEBASE
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{2F003D51-39FD-4D18-9016-95CF70B92ABE}
    \DownloadInformation

    Value: INF
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: mainip
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: Installing
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: install
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\UPDATE
    Value: Config
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: PROV
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: Provider
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: ProductFamily
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: TRAFFIC_TYPE
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: GUID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify
    Value: InstallTime
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\UPDATE
    Value: Module
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\UPDATE
    Value: Config
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: url
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: domain
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: tracker
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: updates
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: val1
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: val2
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: val3
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: val4
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: activity
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: last
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: freeze
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: domain
  • Key: SOFTWARE\notify\CONFIG
    Value: last
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\notify
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\notify
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\notify
    Value: Publisher
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\notify
    Value: DisplayVersion
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\notify
    Value: HelpLink

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Popcorn.net related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Popcorn.net entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Popcorn.net won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Popcorn.net under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Popcorn.net or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Popcorn.net
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Popcorn.net related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Popcorn.net related extensions from your browsers

Popcorn.net in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Popcorn.net. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Popcorn.net or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Popcorn.net removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Popcorn.net and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Popcorn.net removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Popcorn.net.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

Popcorn.net can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Popcorn.net before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"
  • Click the Advanced tab
  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.
  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage
  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.
  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.
  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.
  • Click the Reset Firefox button.
  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and create folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool.


How to block pop-ups in browsers


Pop-ups in browser can be caused not only by malicious programs and browser extensions, but also by malicious website scripts. Some sites do it on purpose, some sites can be hacked and compromised by hackers. If you see unusual ads on well-known websites, this can be a sign of malware infection of your computer or browser. If you see intrusive advertising on less-known web resources, you should make sure this website does not use low quality advertising scripts or low-quality advertising networks. There is a program, called AdGuard, that can prevent scripts-based bad ads, pop-ups and banners in any browser. You can download it here:


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