Can somebody help me to remove BoredPlay from my computer ? I don’t know when and how does it enter and start doing lots of unwanted activities. This alerts me that your computer is in infected with malicious threats and for technical support call on the given number. I am facing various other problems also in the system. It doesn’t let me do web browsing in a good way as it drops pop-up alerts and other notifications. Seriously, it makes me worried about the safety of my computer. Please suggest me any easy solution to get rid of all these problems. Thanks a Lot….
What is BoredPlay?
BoredPlay is classified as a precarious adware threat which is created with the only aim to perform unsafe actions on the infected system. It will displays many different coupons over the Internet especially when you are visiting online shopping websites. This adware threat automatically comes into your system without your authorization and makes you unable to access your system data files. Once it intrudes in your computer successfully, it will first alter the system registry entries from which it can be activated every time when your machine is launched.
Once infected by BoredPlay, it will take control of your web browser and display many ads, banners or sponsored links. It will harass you by making your PC slow, modifying registry, promoting frequent pop-up, generating BSOD errors, firewall settings, slow Internet connection and so on. Besides, certain suspicious pop-ups appear onto your system screen and cheat into downloading unknown security protection program. It is a nuisance that will send a bunch of disgusting ads to different websites. When you click on some ads, you might redirected to the unknown and unfamiliar domain. Thus, it is an annoying threat to any system and BoredPlay should be terminated from your PC immediately.
How BoredPlay manages to get inside your PC?
BoredPlay is really a tricky program which can invade your system through several ways. These types of threat are hiding in some hacked, malicious and adult website. There are many users who frequently visit these sites and they can get the threat also in that process. There also a big number of users who keep clicking on some ads and pop-up and these types of malicious program are linked with these kinds of ads and pop-ups. So clicking on them can bring this threat too in your PC. Apart form users should avoid downloading free programs from any site because those programs contains 1-888-543-5025 Pop-up and it get installed when you install the programs. Moreover, infected links, freeware, spam email attachments are some other sources of this threat to come in your PC.
BoredPlay is dangerous for your system
It silently strikes in your PC and perform unwanted tasks
It alter the default setting of your system without your knowledge
It covers your system with ads and create redirection
It install some other unsafe program in your system to make havoc on it
It wakens down the computer security and hackers use to steal your data
Note: To repair your browser settings and get rid of unwanted advertisements from search results or web pages, we suggest you remove the PUP as soon as possible. The guide below shows you how to delete it manually. Can’t wait to see the bothersome app disappear? Use a powerful tool to remove it now!
Removal instructions for BoredPlay:
Step1: Scan your computer with SpyHunter
SpyHunter is a tool that detects and removes malware including Trojans, rootkits, rogue programs, adware, spyware and so on with advanced technology. It can help find and clear all the malicious threats on your PC entirely and quickly. If your computer suffers from annoying pop-up ads caused by adware or other malware problems, we suggest you run SpyHunter to perform a scan of your system and ensure that your machine is free of viruses. With SpyHunter, the annoying adware will be erased within minutes. Follow the steps below to get rid of BoredPlay by using the tool.
When SpyHunter has finished downloading, please double-click on the spyhunter-installer.exe icon and start the installation
When the tool is installed, it will automatically run on your PC. Make sure it is up to date and this can help you detect and clear the cyber infections effectively.
To scan the PC, click on Scan Computer now button. SpyHunter will now start to search for adware and other malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
When the scan has completed, a screen showing the threats that SpyHunter has detected will appear in front of you. Below the threats are their brief introductions. To remove the malicious programs found, click on the “Fix Threats” button.
Note: If you haven’t purchased the full version of SpyHunter, a pop-up will ask you to register for the product first when you click on the “Fix Threats” button. Follow the instructions given to complete the registration and upgrade, you will be able to remove the threats completely.
Step2: Uninstall BoredPlay from Control Panel
- Click on the Start button in the bottom the taskbar or press the Windows key to open the Start menu.
- Click Settings in the menu.
- Click System on the Settings menu.
- Choose Apps & features from the left pane of the System menu.
- Select the unwanted program and click on Uninstall button.
- Confirm the software removal by clicking on Uninstall.
In Windows 7/Vista, click on the Start button and click on Control Panel. In Windows 8, right click on Start button and select Control Panel from the menu.
Click on Programs and Features or Uninstall a program under Programs depending on your view by: settings.
When all the programs installed on your computer are displayed, find BoredPlay and click on Uninstall button.
Note: If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Click on Start button and select Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- Highlight the program you want to uninstall and click on Remove button.
Friendly reminder: If the program isn’t listed, you need to check the information that came with the program and locate its uninstaller process. Then uninstall the program manually. If you find it difficult to find its folder, use a professional removal tool to help detect and remove the unwanted program quickly and easily.
Step3: Remove BoredPlay add-ons/extensions
Click on Tools or the Gear Icon located on the top right corner (for IE11), and then click Manage Add-ons.
Under Add-on Types, select Toolbars and Extensions.
Under toolbars and extensions, select the adware related add-on and click on Remove button to delete it.
Click the Firefox menu icon “≡” in the top left-hand corner of the browser window and choose “Add-ons” from the menu to open an Add-ons Manager page. Or you can click on “Tools” from the menu bar near the top of the browser window and choose “Add-ons.”
In the Add-ons Manager page, select Extensions on the left side.
Find any unknown or dubious add-on, click on Remove button to uninstall it entirely from Firefox.
Restart Firefox to complete the process.
Click the Chrome menu icon “≡” at the top right of the browser window, choose “More Tools” and choose “Extensions“.
A chrome://extensions/ page will open and all the extensions installed in Chrome will be displayed.
Find the extension related to the adware and click “Remove”(trashcan icon) to delete it completely.
Click on Opera at the top left corner of the browser.
Select Extensions from the drop-down menu and then select Extensions manager.
Find BoredPlay and remove it.
Select the Safari dropdown menu and click the Preferences button.
Choose the Extensions tab in the pop-up window.
Find the extension you want to remove, select it and click on Uninstall button.
Note: If you have trouble with removing any browser add-ons/plug-ins, try Max Spyware Detector, a powerful antispyware program that is able to detect, block and remove suspicious or harmful browser plug-ins and websites.
Step4: Reset your browser settings to defaults (Optional)
You can restore your browser settings if BoredPlay changed your settings without your knowledge. Browser settings including the default homepage, default search engine, new tab and so on will be restored to the original settings but your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- Click on Tools, and then select Internet Options from the menu.
- In the Internet options window, go to the Advanced tab and then click on Reset button.
- In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, check the Delete personal settings option and click Resetto confirm.
- When resetting browser settings is completed, please click Close and then click OK.
- Click on Help on the menu bar and then select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click on Refresh Firefox button in the Troubleshooting information page.
- When the Reset Firefox dialog box appears, click on Refresh Firefox button to confirm the changes.
- Click on the Google Chrome menu button in the top-right corner of the browser and select Settings from the menu.
- In the chrome settings page, scroll down to the bottom and click on Show Advanced Settings.
Click on Reset browser settings button at the bottom of the page.
- When the Reset Browser Settings dialog box pops up, click on Reset button. Then SecuriDex will be deleted from Chrome completely.
- Open Opera and type opera://about in the address bar.
- In the About Opera page, go to the Paths section.
Note the Profile and Cache values. In my case, they have following path:
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
C:\Users\winaero\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
- Close Opera and then delete these two folders: Profile and Cache.
- Now run Opera. All its settings will be reverted to their defaults.
- Click on the gear icon in the top right corner and click on the Reset Safari in the drop-down menu.
- When a warning dialog box appears, click on the Reset button to complete the process.
- Safari will restart automatically.
How to find out trojan horse detected on computer
BoredPlay is a very hateful and stubborn virus. It is implanted into junk email attachments. Once you click on those attachments accidentally, your computer will be infected. Moreover, you may not be aware of its existence in the computer because it is able to be hidden in the system. You begin to realize that the computer gets infected until you see something strange happening constantly in the computer. The virus changes your system settings in order to help cyber criminals to collect your personal information in the backdoor without letting you know. Therefore, BoredPlay needs to be removed as soon as possible.
How to avoid SecuriDex and other unwanted programs?
It’s annoying to receive lots of pop-up advertisements if your computer is infected with adware. But how to effective prevent them? Here are some suggestions for you:
Watch out for what you download from the web. If you surf the web and find other people are having problems with the program you attempt to install, you’d better give up the program to avoid those problems. It is not likely to be safe to install a questionable program. When installing a program, always choose the Custom Install or Advanced Install if there is because Custom Install allows you to cancel those unwanted items during setup. In addition, avoid going to sites with an excessive amount of advertising pop-ups to download software. If you click on one pop-up by accident, your systems may be infected.
Install antivirus software and a firewall. To effectively prevent adware like SecuriDex and other malware, we suggest you install a real-time anti-virus program and a good firewall on the PC. You can also install free pop-up blockers, so deceptive pop-ups, which may include potentially harmful links, won’t appear in the first place.